Sunday, March 25, 2007

New Islamic party seeks the center

Ramallah, West Bank -- A new Palestinian movement being launched today, March 21, is aimed at the moderate middle of Muslim politics.

Wasatia -- Arabic for "moderation" -- is the first Islamic religious party to advocate a peaceful, negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a tolerant, democratic society at home.

The new party is the brainchild of political science Professor Mohammed Dajani, director of the American Studies Institute at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem.
Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru. 

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