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Extremists seem to employ or utilize gender inequality, gender and sex discrimination, human rights violations, violence, racism, prejudice, corruption, animal cruelty and poverty to their advantage; is this true, and what can be done against this; what needs to be done to tackle this issue more effectively and what can people do in their daily lives? We need to promote universal human rights more assertively; the UDHR is a great collective human undertaking that should be celebrated. We need to celebrate the oneness of humanity, and recognise that colour, ethnicity, language, tribe and religion should be a source of enriching diversity and variety, not an excuse for peddling hate and violence. One of the last revelations of the Qur’an was “O humanity! We have created you from male and female, and made you nations and tribes that you may learn to know each other.” (49:13) All religions can be divisive, and all can be inclusive also. We must stress the inclusivist interpretations of all religions; the alternative is exclusivist interpretations that sow conflict. ■ OCT 2015

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