Conference in Syria’s Qamishli aims to liberate religion from radical ideas

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, a member of the Preparatory Committee for the International Conference of Religions and Beliefs of Mesopotamia said the aim of the conference is to restore religion to its right track. 

Under the title “Together we spread peace,” the activities of the conference began today on the campus of Rojava University in the city of Qamishli, northeast Syria. 

“The people of the region of different religions, beliefs and doctrines believe that the religion should be restored to its right track,” the deputy co-chair of the Democratic Islam Conference, Abdurrahman Badr Khan, told North Press. 

“Many followers of religions have made religion a means to achieve their own goals of the power and tyranny,” he added.

“Some countries have supported radical groups and opened their airports and borders for them to reach the region to wreak havoc in it,” he said.

“These factions and these radical ideas have greatly affected the people of the region. They displaced people of the region, killed their children and even captivated their women with strange fatwas about religion,” he noted.

The conference is being organized with the aim of rebuilding trust and restoring bridges of love and peaceful coexistence among the people of this region. 

Many religious, intellectual figures and social influencers from Europe, Egypt, Morocco, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as many religious and social figures in Syria, were invited to the conference. 

Reporting by Aso Ibrahim