Religious leaders have duty to “protect believers from bigotry”

28 September 2016

Religious leaders of all faiths have a duty to protect believers from bigotry and extremism, according to an Imam based in Italy, who recently visited the United Nations.

Imam Yahya Pallavicini, from the Italian Religious Islamic Community, was at the UN to participate in a discussion on the "indispensable" role of religious leaders in preventing atrocity crimes.

Extremist groups, such as ISIL, are increasingly using religion to recruit young and impressionable followers.

Mustafa Al Gamal asked the Imam how religious leaders from different backgrounds could work together to combat the rise of religious extremism.

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