HashimKamali

Religion not the root cause of conflicts

Monday, 13 February 2017 16:00
Published in Articles

Mainstream media tend to associate extremism and terrorism with Islam, but evidence shows otherwise. The root causes of most present-day conflicts have very little to do with religion even if they may appear to have religious implications. For instance, the Israeli-Arab conflict is about land, dispossession and the right of self-determination, even if some religious fanatics are exploiting the issue for their own ends. The conflict in Kashmir is also about the right of self-determination; it is not a Hindu-Muslim conflict.......... Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

In this two-part series on 'Extremism, Terrorism and Islam: Juristic and historical perspectives', Mohammad Hashim Kamali, founding CEO of IAIS Malaysia, discusses the various forms of religious extremism, and how they triumph wherever moderation is weak............ Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

Available in two-parts, Part I and Part II

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