Syrian President Bashar al Assad said that terrorism is not an Islamic product, indicating that Muslims do not seek testimony of good behavior from the West.
Assad stressed during his participation in the expanded periodic meeting held by the Syrian Ministry of Endowments, on Monday, “We are not looking for a certificate of good behavior from the West… Terrorism is not an Islamic product”.
Assad asserted that “there is an attack on the language of the Qur’an and that language cannot be separated from the Syrian society,” indicating that terrorist organizations distorted the texts of the Qur’an to justify their attack on state institutions.
Assad explained that “there is no connection between secularism and the separation of religion from the state,” adding, “We are living in a crisis of identity and belonging since the Ottoman occupation”.
The Syrian President Bashar al Assad participated this afternoon in the extended periodic meeting held by the Ministry of religion for scholars and scholars, at the al Othman Mosque in the capital, Damascus.