Grand Mufti of Syria says “we must create states on a civil basis, not a religious basis”

Turning to education, Dr [Ahmad Badr Al-Din] Hassoun said, “Let us teach our school pupils that what is sacred in the world is man” since “man is the creation of the creator”. If we want peace, starting for example with Palestine and Israel, he suggested that rather than building walls, “let us build bridges of peace”. He also argued that “we must create states on a civil basis, not a religious basis”, adding “I don’t impose my religion on you, nor do you impose your religion on me”.

The Grand Mufti also spoke on the subject of women, saying that in his country women were valued and respected, though they may face injustice because of the actions of men. Still, he maintained, women participate in activities at all levels of society.

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2 Responses to “Grand Mufti of Syria says “we must create states on a civil basis, not a religious basis””


  1. 1 brnaeem January 17, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    AA-

    Interesting post.

    ” He also argued that “we must create states on a civil basis, not a religious basis””

    I would be greatly interested in his motivations behind this type of statement – I wonder what affect his being a very public government employee of a staunchly secular state had to do with it…


  1. 1 Grand Mufti of Syria says “we must create states on a civil basis, not a religious basis.” « Religion, Politics, & Medicine Trackback on January 17, 2008 at 8:32 pm

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