The Third Conference for European Imams and Religious Advisers concluded Monday with a call for a better of understanding of Islam in order to defuse Islamophobia.
The final communique, read by head of the Authority of Muslim communities in Austria Anas Al-Shaqfa, called for addressing problems that were really posing as a threat to Europe, pointing out that Europeans should not be fearing Islam and should concentrate on finding solutions for current economic problems which were sweeping Europe.
The final communique called on Imams and religious advisers to spread the true message of Islam which called for co-existence with people of other faiths and religions, adding that Muslims in Europe should be working on the same page regarding shifting the image of Muslims there.
The three-day gathering, organized by the Islamic Religious Authority in Austria, explored ways to improve the situation of the Muslim communities in Austria and Europe at large.
The agenda also included how to clarify the Muslim positions towards current and future European issues, and how to build relations between European Muslims and their fellow citizens by promoting dialogue and peaceful social interaction.
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