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Luxembourg imams join voices in call for peace
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Luxembourg imams join voices in call for peace

08.12.2014 From our online archive
Condemning violence in the name of religion, Luxembourg's imams have extended their solidarity to victims of bloodshed and persecution, appealing to Muslims in the Grand Duchy not to let themselves be manipulated by radicals.

(CS) Condemning violence in the name of religion, Luxembourg's imams have extended their solidarity to victims of bloodshed and persecution, appealing to Muslims in the Grand Duchy not to let themselves be manipulated by radicals.

“We appeal to your reason and your responsibility,” a statement issued Monday said, calling on young Muslims to join the community in the fight for excellence in education, work and good behaviour, advocating working for the prosperity and good of society.

“We caution you […] against these websites aimed at manipulating you and pushing you to go to war,” the imams, the Shura and the board of the Muslim association commented

The Shura argued that Islam's message is one of peace and tolerance, adding that the “hateful acts of murder and oppression of religious minorities constitute an aberration of religious teaching, human values and ethic principles, and cannot be justified or tolerated under any circumstances.”

The joint statement will be read during prayer on Friday, with mosques not associated with Shura also invited to join the call for peace.

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