Declaring that there was “no contradiction between Islam and democracy,” political and religious leaders of the European Union have called for more religious tolerance in Europe and its neighboring countries.
European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, European Parliament President, Jerzy Buzek, European Commission President Manuel Barroso and representatives from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim communities gathered at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday for an annual meeting at which freedom of religion and religious tolerance were the main topics.
.... Christian minorities in the Middle East are facing political and security challenges. They have been targeted in Iraq and forced to flee from Baghdad to Syria, Kurdistan and Europe. The Coptic Christian minority in Egypt is also being targeted by Islamist groups.
[COMMENT] "No contradiction between Islam and democracy"? Really. Muslim countries, nearly without exception, are devoid of Western, liberal values. To declare otherwise is wishful thinking. Time will tell what will become of the Arab Spring. The price of PC is its blatant disregard for truthfullness. [Al Arabiya News] Read more