Israeli president Shimon Peres meets with Imams in Paris FranceBy Mason White 11:36 AM March 11, 2013
|President Peres meets Muslim leaders in Paris|
By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) The president of Israel has met several high ranking Muslim officials in Paris, France, in order to initiate inter-religious dialogue, according to press reports in France.
The Israeli President, Shimon Peres, met with representatives of the Muslim Union operating near Paris, in the context of an interfaith peace meeting in Paris.
The Muslim terror attack on a Jewish school in the Toulouse province in France, that killed three Jewish people including a child by Mohammed Merah was discussed at the meeting.
“Toulouse was a turning point as death showed its terrible face over there,” President Peres, said.
“March 11 was a bad day when heinous crimes were committed. Jews were killed by Muslims. Our battle is against all forms of violence and fundamentalism,” Hassen Chalghoumi, the imam of the Mosque of Drancy in Paris, said.
Chalghoumi pointed out that France leads Europe in Muslim population with 5 million Muslims.
“Human life is more sacred than Mecca. We have not received any additional news of conflict between Muslims and Jews in France. We have to export this peace to other places,” Chalghoumi, said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view