The International Conference for Fatwa, Thursday 19 October- Amr Moustafa
CAIRO, Sept 15 (MENA) - The President of the High Islamic Council in Cameroon lauded his country's ties with Egypt.
In statements to MENA on the sidelines of a conference hosted by Egypt's Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs which will start later on Sunday, he termed the relations between both countries as good and distinguished in various domains.
He lauded Egypt's unlimited support to his country especially in religious fields, citing its dispatch of scholars and Arabic language professors to spread the right teachings of Islam and teach Arabic.
He urged Al Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry to increase the number of scholars sent to his country to educate its Muslims, who represent 40% of the total population, about the correct, basic tenets of their faith.
He pointed out to the suffering of his country because of Boko Haram terrorist group which he accused of aiming at destroying the society.
He asserted the importance of spreading the values of peace, justice and tolerance.
He also shed light on the role of the scholars, intellectuals and educational institutions to build the state and the Islamic community via teaching the people the values of cooperation and tolerance and setting aside violence and extremism.