Authorities the world over, from Pope Francis to John Kerry to Ilham Aliyev and Jean-Francois Mancel, have to keep reminding us of this precisely because it is so contrary to what we see in every day’s headlines: jihad terror attacks and plots engineered by people who point to the texts and teachings of Islam to justify their actions and make recruits among peaceful Muslims. No number of admonitions from Jean-Francois Mancel or anyone else will make realistic people turn away from that evidence.
“Jean-Francois Mancel: As President Ilham Aliyev said Islam is religion of peace and solidarity,” AzerTac, January 15, 2017:
“As President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said Islam is a religion of peace and solidarity,” member of the National Assembly of the French Republic, President of the Association of Friends of Azerbaijan in France Jean-Francois Mancel told AZERTAC.
“We are very happy with President Ilham Aliyev`s declaring 2017 a Year of Islamic Solidarity in Azerbaijan. Islam is one of the most important issues in France. There are millions of French Muslims in our country. Azerbaijan is an example for world countries in terms of peaceful coexistence of people of different religions. France should benefit from the experience of Azerbaijan in this field.”…
He also highlighted the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, adding that the Friends of Azerbaijan has always stood in solidarity with the people of Azerbaijan.