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September 27, 2016

WCC Invites Israel-Hating Conspiracy Theorist to Interfaith Event in Switzerland

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This is his Excellency Professor Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam and Shayk of al-Azhar University. Tayyeb, who has said nasty things about Jews, will be speaking about interreligious dialogue and "peace" at an event organized by the World Council of Churches. (Wikimedia Commons.)

The World Council of Churches, a Christian ecumenical institution with a long history of beating up on Israel while giving jihadists and killers like Syrian President Bashar al Assad a pass, has invited an antisemitic conspiracy theorist to lecture at an upcoming celebration of interfaith dialogue at an event held near the WCC’s headquarters in Switzerland.

The event will take place at the WCC’s Bossey Institute, located outside of Geneva. The speaker is His Excellency Professor Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Grand Imam and Shayk of al-Azhar University.

His lecture, titled “The Responsibility of Religious Leaders for Achieving World Peace,” will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday October 1, 2016.

Tayyeb’s talk is part of the Bossey Institute’s celebration of 70 years of interfaith dialogue at the institution which describes itself as the “international center for encounter, dialogue and formation of the World Council of Churches (WCC).”

For a man asked to speak about the role religious leaders can play in promoting "peace" Tayyeb has said some pretty hateful things.

In September 2014, Tayyeb declared in reference to ISIS that “fundamentalist terror groups, whatever their names, and their backers are colonial creations that serve Zionism in its plot to destroy the Arab world." Earlier in 2014, Tayyeb dishonestly accused Israel of committing genocide in the Gaza Strip.

And in February 2015, The Telegraph quoted Tayyeb as follows:

“We face major international plots targeting Arabs and Muslims,” he said. The plots wanted to break up society “in a way that agrees with the dreams of the new world colonialism that is allied with world Zionism, hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder.

“We must not forget that the only method used by new colonialism now, is the same that was used by colonialism in the past century, and its deadly slogan is 'divide and conquer’.”

In 2013, Tayyeb complained to an interviewer in Egypt that "Since the inception of Islam 1,400 years ago, we [Muslims] have been suffering from Jewish and Zionist interference in Muslim affairs. This is a cause of great distress for the Muslims."

More recently, Tayyeb has declared apostasy a crime punishable by death.

After Tayyeb gives his talk, conference attendees will break for dinner and then listen to Gregorian chants and bible readings.

Posted by dvz at September 27, 2016 02:01 PM

Comments

Christians everywhere ought to remember that Jesus was a Jew and never anything else. All the hullabaloo about immaculate conception, saints, etc. came long after he was dead and most likely would not have met with this approval.
As to the Muslims, they show their true face the way they treat each other: murderers.

Posted by: Francoise Farron at September 30, 2016 10:48 AM

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