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‘Respect, Decency – Basis For EU Counterterrorism Alliance With Muslim States’ – 20 January 2015

RT logoA coalition between European and Muslim countries to jointly fight extreme Islamism is only possible based on mutual respect, humanity and absence of insults to anyone’s religion, Hani al-Basoos, professor at the Islamic University of Gaza, told RT.

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RT: The EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says combating terrorism needs a broader coalition of European and Arab countries. Given that some Muslim countries blame Europe for provoking the kind of terrorism that we saw in Paris recently, what would such a coalition look like?

Hani al-Basoos: I think the fact we have to look at from the beginning – the incitements made by the newspaper and incitement made by cartoonist portraying Prophet Mohamed, peace be upon him, to be something else. We have to understand the fact that such a figure for all Muslims is respected whether Muslims are moderate or extremist. All have demonstrated against such cartoon and cartoonists because such depiction is giving a bad image of Muslims.

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