Mikati: Problem between Islam and West not religious

FEBRUARY 20, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Former PM Najib Mikati called for the necessity to go for “constructive, transparent dialogue between Islam and the West,” indicating that “the current problem between both has nothing to do with religion but is relevant to societal matters on one side and to the absence of dialogue on the other.”

Mikati’s words came Friday during a lecture about Islam and contemporary challenges, upon an invitation from the Islamic Center belonging to Oxford University.

“Islam always calls for dialogue and gathering to serve the interest of all people and the renaissance of societies,” said Mikati.