Meeting in Marrakesh, Moracco, 120 Islamic leaders affirmed a document that is 1400 years old, called the Medina Charter. this assures all religious minorities of Muslim countries, fair and just treatment and the right to practice their own religion. What is great move forward for the Islamic tradition. They stated that the terrorist groups have  “alarmingly distorted Islam’s fundamental principles and goals.” I find this to be a great development. The leadership of the Islamic tradition had to speak out loudly against the terrorists. I only hope this will be picked up by the media. It has not so far! The declaration was make on Jan 27, 2016!!!!

Pray hard and often for peace!

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