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Jews and Muslims Unite in Fight for Religious Freedom in Europe

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Source: Arutz Sheva Jewish and Muslim religious leaders from 18 European countries will gather in Paris to discuss increasing religious prohibitions in Europe.

By Rachel Hirshfeld

Jewish and Muslim religious leaders from 18 European countries will gather in Paris this week to discuss the increasing prohibitions against religious practices in Europe.

The “Second Gathering of European Jewish and Muslim Leaders,” will be hosted by the European Jewish Congress (EJC) in cooperation with the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the Great Mosque of Paris, The European Jewish Press (EJP) reported.

During the event, which will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, the leaders will discuss, among other things, effective strategies to combat extremism.

Jewish and Muslim communities in Europe have become increasingly anxious over recent attempts to prohibit religious practices, including circumcision and religious slaughter.

“The recent attacks against our religious practices in Europe are an assault on all people of faith and they are indeed an attack on freedom of expression, the very basis for a free, democratic and tolerant European society,” said President of the European Jewish Congress Moshe Kantor, according to EJP.

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Posted by on September 3, 2012. Filed under Europe,ISLAM,Israel,Middle East,Religion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.