Tartous, SANA- Islam is innocent of all crimes committed by terrorists whom they attribute to in order to harm the Christian-Islamic coexistence in Syria, Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed said on Friday.
” Islam is the religion of amity, coexistence and peace,” Al-Sayyed said during a meeting with Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East Gregarious III Laham and members of the International Peace Activists group delegation.
He affirmed that the reason behind targeting Syria is harming the supreme meanings of amity and coexistence between Islam and Christianity Syria has lived throughout history.
The Minister appreciated the visit of World Peace delegation, saying it shows the world’s solidarity and sympathy with Syria towards events taking place in it and presents a massage of love to the Syrian people and the Syrian Arab army.
Patriarch Laham, in turn, stressed the importance of enhancing the values of amity, peace, citizenship and reconciliation against extremism, violence, terror, killing and destruction.
For her part, chairwoman of the delegation and Nobel-Peace-Prize winner Mairead Maguire said that the visit expresses the delegation’s rejection of the Takfiri terrorism against the Syrian people, calling for unifying the peace-making efforts and spreading the culture of tolerance.
Meanwhile, Chairwoman of Mar Jacob Monastery, Mother Fadia al-Laham said that the delegation visit is a message for the whole world showing support to the Syrian people, asserting that the delegation will visit a number of Syrian provinces.
Earlier, the delegation visited Virgin Mary Mosque in the city, where patriarch Laham called upon all the Syrian people, Islam or Christians, to work together for modern Syria.
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