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Uphold The Value Of Wasatiyyah To Counter Islamophobia: PM

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PUTRAJAYA: Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today urged those who uphold the value of Wasatiyyah (moderation) to share their views with the rakyat.

He told the ‘Rakan Wasatiyyah’ (Friends of Moderation) to play their roles in helping the community to understand the Wasatiyyah concept which could be effective to counter terrorism.

Najib also said the moderation concept was the key to solve many issues by Muslims especially when their faith was being torn apart by negative visuals shown by global mainstream media and even in the video games industry.

“There were studies that said Islamaphobia was an industry that can generate USD200 million (RM717.6 million),” he said at the small gathering of ‘Rakan Wasatiyyah’ which saw about 50 friends of Wasatiyyah who had the skills and talents to share the Wasatiyyah concept to the rakyat.

The prime minister added the negative visuals on Islam would not make it easy to uphold the faith especially with the violent and extreme actions of few who had strayed far from the true teachings of Islam.

Najib said the Muslim world was being bombarded with challenges that would need Muslims to have the right mental framework to face them.-NST



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