Muslim Scholars Tackle Afghan Violence – IWPR

Conflict deemed as un-Islamic by experts in Indonesia summit.

The ongoing violence in Afghanistan has been condemned as illegal under Islamic law by religious scholars in a conference convened by the Afghan government.

However, observers say that although such initiatives might build stronger links between regional religious experts, more forceful political action was needed to make any substantive difference to the ongoing violence.

The summit was held in Bogor, Indonesia, on May 11 and attended by 60 religious scholars from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Indonesia. The conference followed an April visit by Indonesian president Joko Widodo to Pakistan and Afghanistan this year.

There have been a number of other summits in recent months aiming at invigorating peace talks between the Afghan government and …. Read More on IWPR