Jordanian clerics to arrive in London to spread tolerance and forgiveness in the name of Islam
Jordan's King Abdullah II called on Tuesday for cooperation between Muslims and the West in promoting Islam as a religion of respect and tolerance which rejects all forms of terrorism.
The king told British Home Secretary Charles Clarke on a visit to Amman that "True Islam is a religion of moderation and forgiveness," the AFP said, quoting the Petra news agency.
Abdel Fattah Saleh, Jordan's minister of religious affairs, explained that "Islam respects all human beings, regardless of their beliefs and religions, and it respects as well people's opinions as long as they do not undermine the freedom and beliefs of others."
Jordan in 2004 launched a campaign of Islamic tolerance, called the "Amman Message."
As part of the project, Jordan hopes to send Muslim clerics to Britain to spread the message of moderation, tolerance and forgiveness in the name of Islam.
In August, Britain signed an agreement with Jordan which will likely allow for the extradition of London-based Jordanian cleric Abu Qatada, charged in Jordan for planning terrorist attacks.
Qatada has strong alleged ties to Europe's Al-Qaeda network.
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