European Muslims appeal to the world and European leaders, including NATO, USA, EU, Ukraine; CSTO, Russian Federation, Belarus.
We, the Muslims of the European continent, are alarmed by the aggravation in relations between the main forces that ensure security in Europe (NATO and CSTO). Today the world has been brought to the brink of potentially the most devastating war since 1945.
Today, Muslims, like no one else, are aware of the bloody price of war. It is the Islamic world that is bleeding, bearing the brunt of interventions and civil strife, deprivation and destruction, broken destinies, destroyed economy - these eternal companions of war.
Millions of Muslims have been expelled from their homes, eking out a refugee existence, as their countries have been unable to recover for decades after the military upheavals. It is certain that the prolonged conflict will sweep away social infrastructure and may sow political chaos to last for decades.
Therefore, securing peace is an absolute imperative. Under no circumstances should we allow Europe to be drawn into madness, that will surpass the two of the world's most terrifying tragedies with their colossal human losses. In these circumstances of having to wake up to war every day, we should act swiftly and realistically and seek for the most attainable solutions.
We call on the sides of the conflict to stop military actions and act towards reaching fair agreements!
For our part, European Muslims, as an inalienable part of the European society, are ready to contribute to this goal and to devote ourselves and our resources towards achieve these most important tasks.
And we conclude our appeal with the traditional Muslim formula, which is so relevant today:
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
“Peace, God's mercy and blessings be upon you!”
President of European Muslim Forum Brussels, Belgium
Sir Iqbal Sacranie OBE
Founding Secretary General, Senior Advisor of the Muslim Council of Britain, Member of the Board of the European Muslim Forum, London, UK
Imam of Danish speaking Muslims Danish Islamic Centre, Member of the Board of the European Muslim Forum Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark
Mufti Romas Jakubauskas
Mufti of Lithuania, Member of the Board of the European Muslim Forum, Vilnius, Lithuania
Mustafa Cerić, Ph.D.
Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia-Herzegovina President of the World Bosniak Congress Member of the Knowledge Board of the European Muslim Forum Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Dr. Nader Akkad
Imam of Islamic Centre in Trieste, Co-President of the International Marian Muslim Christian Commission in the International Pontifical Academy of Mary, Member of the Board of the European Muslim Forum Rome, Italy
Dr. Karim Ifrak
Director of the French Institute for Academic Studies, Member of the Board of the European Muslim Forum Paris, France
Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri
Chair, Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council, Chief Imam, Islamic Centre Ireland Member of the Council of the European Muslim Forum, Dublin, Ireland
President of Danish Council for Relations, Member of Council of the European Muslim Forum, Copenhagen, Kingdom of Denmark
Imam of the Central Mosque of Lisbon, Member of the Council of the European Muslim Forum, Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Mevlüd Dudić
Grand Mufti, President of the Meshihat of the Islamic Community in Serbia, Member of the Council of the European Muslim Forum Novi-Pazar, Serbia
Mufti Yusuf Muurat
Mufti of Romania, Member of the Council of the European Muslim Forum Constanta (Dobruja region), Romania
President of Muslim Association of Greece Athens, Greece
Vice President of Muslim Association of Greece Member of the Council of the European Muslim Forum Athens, Greece
Muhammad Rafiq Pallarès
Founding Member of "Comunidad islámica en España" and vice president of the "Fundació mesquita de Barcelona", Kingdom of Spain