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BRUSSELS, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Muslims in Europe took another important step Saturday to preserve their identity and to present the correct image of Islam to Europeans. The European Assembly of Muslim Imams and Spiritual Guides ( Al-Tagammu Al-Urubi Lillaimah val Murshideen) was formed today in the presence of over 100 Imams and preachers from all over Europe following a meeting in a central hotel of Brussels today. "The Assemblys aim s to provide an organizations that combines and coordinates the efforts of Imam and Spiritual Guides in Europe," Shakib Benmakhlouf, President of the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) which established the Assembly told KUNA in an interview. The goal is to preserve the Muslim identity and prepare Muslims to play a distinguished and civilizing role in there European homelands, he noted.

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