ONLINE EXPANDED BOARD MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN MUSLIM FORUM 
MARCH 12, 2020

MEETING AGENDA

 

Session of Muslim leaders of Europe (9th Expanded Board Meeting of European Muslim Forum), March, 12, 2020

 

- Current situation with the rise of Xenophobia and far-right sentiments in Europe: Increasing Islamophobia and Antisemitism. Anti-immigrant hysteria. (Sir Iqbal Sacranie OBE, Founding Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, UK)

- An appeal for peace from the Muslims of Europe to the conflicting parties in three Muslim countries overtaken by war: Syria, Libya and Yemen. Readiness of European Muslims to become peacemakers in these conflicts. (Abdul Wahid Pedersen, Imam of Danish speaking Muslims / Danish Islamic Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark)

 

- Outlining the position of the European Ummah regarding Al-Quds (Jerusalem) and Palestine in the light of the recent events and the upcoming meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas. (Ruslan Kurbanov, University of Brussels, Belgium)

 

- Deterioration of the situation in India. Outburst of attacks against Muslims in India. Islamophobic policies affecting the 200-million Indian Muslim community. (Lord Nazir Ahmed, member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom. – Haji Syed Salman Chishty Gaddi Nashin – Dargah Ajmer Sharif Chairman – Chishty Foundation)

 

- Founding a European Islamic Bank with its headquarters in Luxembourg (Zia Amanullah, Fellow, Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, Luxembourg)

 

- On the necessity of creation of a centralized system of Halal and Kashrut certification, and a unified standard of animal slaughter in the European Union (Shaykh Romas Jakubauskas, Mufti of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania)

 

- Inclusion of new members to the Council and Executive Committee of EMF. Introduction of a role of EMF Advisers and inclusion of prominent European Muslims as Advisers. Online-conferences with new members of EMF team (Malik Ruiz, Head of Muslim community, Barcelona, Spain)

 

- Activity plan for the Spring/Summer 2020 and the conclusion of the Meeting results (Abdul-Vakhed Niyazov, President of EMF, Moscow, Russia)

Moderator of the Meeting (Aslan Mazukabzov, Secretary of EMF, Head of the Executive Committee of EMF, Tirana, Albania)