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Jordanian government official: ISIS is not Islamic, mockery of Allah is not Christian

February 03, 2015

Jordan’s minister of religious affairs has said that Christians, Muslims, and Jews betray the principles of their own faith when they give offense to others.

Speaking at a conference on inter-religious affairs, Hayel Dawoud said that the violence of the Islamic state has “nothing to do with Islam,” while satirical cartoons mocking Muslims “have nothing to do with Christianity.” He added that Jewish settlements established in the Palestinian territories “have nothing to do with the Jewish faith.”

Dawoud said that the three great monotheistic faiths share a commitment to tolerance and respect for others, so that “followers of these religions who reject these concepts do themselves incur shame, rather than their religion.”


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