Tunisia’s President Kais Saied and Qatar seek to promote dialogue between Muslims and the West to prevent anti-Muslim backlashes following extremist attacks, he said during a visit to Doha on Sunday.
Tunisia's President Kais Saied and Qatar will seek to promote dialogue between Muslims and the West to prevent anti-Muslim backlashes following extremist attacks https://t.co/7T3da8YOQS
— The New Arab (@The_NewArab) November 16, 2020
The initiative appeared to be partly in response to the French president’s s remarks that Islam is in crisis following several Jihadist attacks in the country.
Last month, President Macron also revealed plans to defend the French territories and it ‘s secular values against “Islamist radicalism”, which sparked criticism from across the Muslim world.
Nauseating to see Baroness Uddin accusing French politicians of "hateful incitement".
Emmanuel Macron's target is Islamist separatism, radicalism and terrorism. As Macron himself points out, Muslims are often the first victims of Islamist extremism.https://t.co/1tbeo3s9rE pic.twitter.com/bivBUQfGux
— Stephen Evans (@Stephenmevans1) November 12, 2020
Saied stressed that the Western-Islamic conference‘s “aimed at achieving greater understanding and also to avoid confusing Muslims with those extremists who claim to be Muslims.