Muslim scholars calls for efforts to defend image of Islam

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Amman, April 10 (IANS) Muslim scholars here on Sunday called for more efforts to combat terrorism and protect the image of Islam.

At a conference organised here by the International Forum for Moderation in Jordan, Muslim scholars from several Arab and Islamic countries, like Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Sudan, called for more efforts to protect the youth from radical and extremist groups, Xinhua reported.

They stressed upon the need for forming strategies to combat the propaganda of terrorist movements that seek to take advantage of social networking sites, such as Twitter, to recruit fighters and tarnish the image of Islam.

The representatives called for consensus among all humanity from all religions and religious schools to foster cooperation and ensure justice for all.

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They also called for genuine efforts to attain peace and collaborative work for the advancement of mankind and removing all forms of oppression and injustice.

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