Text of Resolution - Ihtiram-e-Mazahab Conference
“Ihtiram-e-Mazahab Conference” organized under the banner of Directorate of Interfaith Relations of Minhaj-u-Quran International and Muslim-Christian Dialogue Forum drew a broad-based participation from the leading figures of Muslim, Christian, Sikh and Hindu communities. Those who attended the moot included Faiz-ur-Rehman Durrani, Amir of MQI, Dr Raheeq Ahmad Abbasi, Secretary General of MQI, Father James Chanan of UR International, Dr Badir Muneer Saifi, Pastor Chaman Sardar, G.M. Malik, Mirza Ayub Baig, Noubahar Shah, Revered Joseph C. Lal, Revered Majeed Abel, Dr Kunwal Feroz, Amjad Hussain Raheemi, leader of JUI-F, Syed Tahir Sajjad Kazami, Bishop Rafan Masih, Pastor Malik Javed Masih, Mehndi Hassan of Jamia Al-Muntazir, Tahir Malik of National Peace Committee for National Peace, Ijaz Chaudhry, vice president of Tehreek-i-Insaaf, Pastor Francis Emunal of Internatioanl Gospel Mission, Francis Nadeem, Coordinator of Interfaith Dialogue, Pastor Noor Masih, Bishop Pervez Joseph, Revered Baber George, Pastor Shahzada Khurram, Akram Masih, member of National Assembly from minorities, Javed Khan of NouLakha Church, Aslam Masih Pervez of PML-Q, Ch. Riasiat Kokhar.
The participants unanimously adopted a Resolution on the occasion.
Unanimous Communiqué of the Conference
- The leaders of all faiths strongly condemn the desecration of the Holy Quran at the hands of so-called Pastor Terry Jones in the U.S. State of Florida.
- Such acts are designed to damage global peace and an environment of harmony and understanding among the followers of different religions.
- The participants demand of the U.S., U.N., and international human rights organizations to legislate without any further delay to stem the repeat of such acts.
- The sacrilege of the founders of all religions and desecration of the holy Books should be declared as criminal offence and the government of Pakistan should play effective role at the international forum.
- The followers of all religions especially the members of the Christianity community living in Pakistan have unanimously condemned this act and demonstrated solidarity with the Muslims. The Muslims express their tribute to them for their clear-cut stand.
- The participants also condemned the desecration of Bible and other Christian symbols by some malicious elements in Pakistan.
- The Conference asks the UN to try Terry Jones on the charges of violation of the UN charter, violation of human rights and terrorism so that repeat of such acts is checked.
- The participants also condemn the killing of Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti and demand of the government of Pakistan to bring his killers to justice.