Islam is a religion of peace, say some bearded gnomes called ‘scholars’

Abu Dhabi: Islam is a religion of peace and it is the duty of Islamic scholars and thinkers to spread its original teachings in the face of extremists who are using the religion for their own violent goals, experts said at a major peace forum on Tuesday.

Some of Islam’s top scholars gathered in Abu Dhabi for the second annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies held under the patronage of Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The aim of the three-day forum is to come up with solutions to dispel misconceptions of Islam as well as extremist interpretations of the faith…