Islamic Summit Seeks Dialogue with Christian World

March 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Wire Service: Reuters

World Muslim leaders have condemned extremism and terrorism as incompatible with Islam and proposed a high-level international meeting to promote a "dialogue of civilisations" with the Christian world.

Leaders of the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which represents 1.5 billion Muslims from across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, made the "Dakar Declaration" after a two-day summit in Senegal's capital.