Ambassador ‘Abd al-Ra’ūf al-Rīdī suggests a draft law to prevent insulting religions.
Ambassador ‘Abd al-Ra’ūf al-Rīdī, president of the Egyptian Council for External Affairs, suggested the idea that Arab and Muslim countries present a draft law for the United Nations that would prevent insulting religions. "We are facing a fierce attack from certain bodies in the West against Islam and Muslims," al-Rīdī said."We need a new kind of dialog that would face such attack," he added, "there are people in the West that describe Islam as Fascist; something that we, as Muslims have to refuse because Islam is a moderate religion that believes in diversity and respects other religions."Dr. Yāsīn al-‘Aiyūti, councilor of international law, called for the necessity of facing attacks on Islam through rational dialogs. He also suggested that this dialog should be held by the language of the West. This could be done through training future preachers at the Azhar in English so that to be able to converse with Westerners and talk to them about Islam.