As Christians and other religious minorities flee extremism across the Middle East, hundreds of Muslim scholars are meeting in Morocco this week to discuss the protection of non-Muslims living in their communities.
The summit is said to be the first of its kind and is expected to attract more than 300 Islamic leaders from Muslim majority nations such as Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan and Iran. Religion News Services reports, “An example of the charter’s principles is Article 17: ‘No Jew will be wronged for being a Jew.’”
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of Zaytuna College (the first Muslim liberal arts college in the U.S.) will be attending the summit, and says that Muslims must uphold their true teachings on tolerance. “The prophet was religiously persecuted, so he knew firsthand what it was to experience religious persecution,” says Mr. Yusuf. “His religion ensured the rights of religious minorities.”