Historic Muslim declaration

Ground-breaking document bans religious violence in the name of Islam.

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February 3 2016A meeting of more than 250 Muslim leaders in Morocco has released a document calling for full religious freedom for Christians and other religious minorities in Muslim-majority countries and urging Muslim nations to defend Christians against persecution.

The ground-breaking document, called the Marrakesh Declaration, draws on the language of Muhammad’s Charter of Medina and bans religious violence in the name of Islam, the US magazine Christianity Today has reported.