Rabbis to attend Morocco panel on religious minorities

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January 22, 2016 00:59

 
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Top rabbis will attend a historic conference in Morocco on safeguarding the rights of religious minorities in Muslim countries, The Jerusalem Post learned Thursday.

Organizers of the January 25-27 conference in Marrakesh include the government of Morocco and the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, which hope to formulate a new declaration rooted in the Prophet Muhammad’s Medina Charter, which articulates how Islamic law calls for the protection of religious minorities.

Prominent Muslims scholars, jurists, religious leaders and government officials will also attend.

Only good governance can protect minority communities, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, co-founder of Zaytuna College in California and vice president of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, said in a conference call.

He said the Jewish community in Morocco and those that have emigrated have acknowledged the protection the government gave them.

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