Muslim society should open to the west: Grand Mufti
Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam - YOUM7/Sami Waheeb

CAIRO: Muslim society must open to the West, while observing its identity and culture against Islamophobia, said Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawky Allam, in a Wednesday meeting with Mokhtar Omar Ibrahim, the senior advisor of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU,) Youm7 reported.

“Western societies should realize that Muslims are not trying to be separate from Western society, but Muslims should also have their rights as citizens without laws that discriminate against religions,” the Mufti stated.

Mokhtar Omar Ibrahim said that “Egypt plays a major role to rectify the image of Islam, reject violence and fight terrorism,” and added that Al-Azhar and Dar Al-Iftaa have a “big mission” to protect youth from extremism.

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