Assad inaugurates the International Islamic Charm Center on confronting terrorism and extremism

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Publish Date: 12:34 - 21 May 2019
TEHRAN, May 21 - The Syrian President opened an international center of Al-Sham ul-Islami (International Center of Islamic Charm) to counter terrorism and extremism.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - In the openning ceremony held on Monday nght, Bashar al-Assad said that the Syrian army also was fighting terrorism that came out of extremism and that the scholars were combating the extremism that gives birth to terrorism.

Terrorism in Syria was not stemmed from Syrian traditions, but it came from outside, and it became a reality in Syria, so it is a social product, SANA said quoting Assad.

He added that religion needs an open-mind, because the closed-mind is narrow and its understanding is limited, but the religion is deep and wide, the open-mind takes from religion the essence while the closed-mind takes only peels.

The President affirmed that combating extremism begins in the true religion, but we can’t see the true religion except in the true society.

He added “the last point… all what I have said depends on one thing.. which is awareness, Man can’t be aware in a field and unconscious in another domain because awareness is related to thinking and thinking is related to dialogue”.

The Center of Islamic Charm qualifies the Imams and preachers in all cities, the International Institute for the Arab and Religious sciences for those who wish to study the religious sciences from countries of the Levant as well as the section of monitoring the extremist mentalities.

The center also includes a section on combating the extremist mentality, center of scientific Research, a library and a number of auditoriums.
Source: SANA


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