venerdì 14 agosto 2020


 At the invitation of the Italian government, the President of the EML participated in the memory of the 43 victims who tragically died from the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa. Here Alfredo Maiolese greets the Italian Prime Minister Hon. Giuseppe Conte.

giovedì 4 giugno 2020


The Rabbi of Albania Dr. Yisro Finman had a visit today in the Inter-Religious Cooperation Center.
Rabini was introduced with the activity of the Center and its role in the society in terms of dialogue, tolerance, culture and interfaith in Albania.
Rabini had also a meeting with the Envoy of European Muslim League in the State of Albania Dr. Arben Ramkaj.

domenica 3 maggio 2020


The Presidency of European Muslim League, the President Amb Alfredo Maiolese, the Secretary General Dr.Yvonne Ridley, together with all the members of EML, are glad to announce the nomination of a new Ambassador of Peace in the Republic of Singapore. Congratulations to Dr Mrs Nazhath Faheema for this important role in her Country.

lunedì 20 aprile 2020


The academy was born to strengthen and develop within the organization the important notions of the Islamic religion. The team of EML members scattered around the world is made up of Mufti, Scholars, University Professors in Islamic Studies and connoisseurs of Sharia and the more heterogeneous aspects of Islamic doctrine. The courses are reserved for members only and held in rotation by the various teachers under the supervision of the board of directors in charge at that time. They change in rotation every 12 months. Topics concerning current issues in the field of Sharia are also covered and are carried out to remove barriers. The courses are conducted using the new methods offered by the internet. Professors and students have the privilege of enriching notions and studies, exchanging experiences and knowledge.

venerdì 17 aprile 2020


The Presidency of European Muslim League, the President Amb. Alfredo Maiolese, the Secretary General Dr.Yvonne Ridley, together with all the members of EML, are glad to announce the nomination of a new Ambassador of Peace in the Republic of Guinea Conakry. Congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Bintou Keita for this important role in his Country. In this difficult moment, EML is strengthening its presence in the various continents.

venerdì 10 aprile 2020


An important agreement of collaboration was signed between the International Council for Cooperation and Peace, agency of European Muslims League (ICCP- EML) and the Harward Humanitarian initiative of Harward University.
With this protocol the EML by its hand ICCP, continues its presence to support the capacity of humanitarien professionals in understanding the needs and vulnerabilities of civilian populations, and the protection of civilians.

martedì 7 aprile 2020


We are all in this together
It is now four months since a deadly pneumonia was detected in Wuhan, China and in that time our whole planet has changed along with our way of life.
Normal is no longer a word we use in our vocabulary, instead phrases like social distancing, self isolation and lockdown are in daily usage.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rip through our communities without mercy there is no end in sight to the heartbreak and misery it has caused on all points of the compass.
One of our greatest concerns at the European Muslim League - along with the spread of the virus - is the spread of misinformation, fake news and hoax stories which are emerging on the social networks.
These lies and distortions, news of false cures and miracle medicines serve no purpose at all other than to fuel more conspiracy theories and spread fear through uncertainty.
We at EML would respectfully remind our brothers and sisters in Islam of this verse in our Holy Qur'an: "O you who believe! If a Faasiq (evil person) comes to you with any news, verify it, lest you should harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful for what you have done" [al-Hujuraat 49:6].
Similarly our co-religionists in Christianity and Judaism have similar advice in the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament: "Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. [Psalms 34, verses 12-14].
In this uncertain world there is only one certainty, and that is that we are all in this together regardless of our personal beliefs. Covid-19 moves without mercy targeting people of all backgrounds and all faiths; from princes to paupers, prime ministers, pensioners, health workers and celebrities. We are all targets.
At EML we have in place a great team of ambassadors of peace working from their own countries and regions to allay fears and protect others by delivering sound advice. If you are in doubt or need information seek their advice or check with other trusted authorities such as the World Health Organisation (WHO).
We can only deal in facts and what we know. This virus is changing our way of life, possibly forever. We are told there is no silver bullet. Masks alone cannot stop the pandemic. Countries must continue to find, test, isolate and treat every case and trace every contact, says WHO.
The advice is simple: keep your distance, clean your hands, cough or sneeze into your elbow, and avoid touching your face.
We know the closure of mosques, synagogues, churches, temples and other places of worship around the world have caused consternation but we need to balance our faith with logic and reason in these troubled times.
Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, peace be upon him, issued sound advice back in the 9th century when faced with the equivalent of a pandemic. He said: "If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place."
He also said: "Those with contagious diseases should be kept away from those who are healthy." In other words he was advocating self isolation.

While those of us who believe in God also put our trust in God it is worth recalling another hadith or story involving our beloved Prophet, peace be upon him. He noticed a Bedouin man leaving his camel without tying it and asked: "Why don't you tie down your camel?" The Bedouin answered, "I put my trust in God." The Prophet responded: "Tie your camel first, then put your trust in God."
In other words it is wise to take precautions and, in the case of Covid-19, that means self isolating and safe distancing.
Vaccine research is underway and more than 70 nations have joined WHO's Solidarity Trial to accelerate the search for an effective treatment which should be shared equitably with all countries and their citizens.
In Europe alone are capital cities have fallen silent. Hotels, restaurants and our cafe society have closed. Schools and community centres are locked and entire families are self isolating behind sealed doors. There are similar stories elsewhere in democracies where curfews and lockdowns are alien to lifestyles.
Every single one of us needs to play our part, whether we are on the front lines as health workers fighting Covid-19 or simply staying at home.

As part of our service, EML plans to bring you facts and information from the frontlines on a regular basis. We will only use trusted sources and verified information.
Stay safe and stay blessed.
* At the time of writing this article EML learned that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who went into self isolation ten days ago when he began to show mild symptoms of Covid-19 was admitted to an NHS hospital in London on Sunday evening. We understand he was moved to an intensive care unit as his symptoms worsened by Monday afternoon at St Thomas' Hospital. Our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family in these difficult times as they are with all of you who have been blighted by this virus.

giovedì 2 aprile 2020


The Presidency of European Muslim League, the President Amb Alfredo Maiolese, the Secretary General Dr.Yvonne Ridley, together with all the members of EML, are glad to announce the nomination of a new Ambassador of Peace in the State of South Korea. In this very difficult moments, the EML supports worldwide peace and the union with all human beings, hit, by this invisible enemy. Congratulations to Dr. Abdu Haq for this important role in his Country.

martedì 31 marzo 2020


COVID 19: EML endorses calls for universal ceasefire in war and conflict zones
Our world is in the grip of a common enemy which has no care or thought for faith, nationality, culture or gender.
The coronavirus has shown it will strike anywhere and target the most vulnerable in our midst including the disabled, old and infirm.
The thought of it rampaging through the thousands of refugee camps around our troubled world is indeed a fearful prospect.
That is why we at the European Muslim League welcome the call for an immediate global ceasefire made by the
UN Secretary General, António Guterres.
EML is not alone in its views; our global peace ambassadors also fully endorse the call for an international cessation of all conflicts and welcomed similar calls made by the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.
Speaking at his weekly blessing, delivered from the official papal library instead of St. Peter’s Square because of the lockdown here in Italy, he singled out the call for a global ceasefire so the world can focus on fighting the coronavirus pandemic and specifically mentioned the appeal Guterres had issued.
Despite some encouraging news in some parts of the world, it is clear the coronavirus epidemic is far from over, according to the World Health Organization.
While the United States recorded its deadliest day yet on Monday, with another 540 deaths taking its fatalities past 3,000, infections have now exceeded 770,000 cases worldwide. America, Italy and Spain have all overtaken mainland China in confirmed cases.
EML President Alfredo Maiolese said: "Parallels on the social effects of the pandemic have been made with World War Two and the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak which killed an estimated 50 million. Therefore we welcome the call by Mr Guterres and the endorsement by His Holiness, Pope Francis to bring an end to all wars so we can focus on this battle against Covid 19.
"It is vital that the UN is allowed to succeed in mediations for peace in the world's conflicts especially those in the Middle East. Humanitarian aid is already over stretched in countries like Syria, Yemen and Libya."
EML Secretary General, Yvonne Ridley added: "Millions across the Muslim word depend on aid for their existence and the arrival of this pandemic in the refugee camps and war zones will undoubtedly bring about the collapse of the already fragile health systems in place.
"Covid-19 is our common enemy and unless the world unites as one fighting this pandemic will be all the more difficult. The only way to respond is by bringing about a universal ceasefire in all wars so we can can use our energies, instead, to end this deadly pandemic."

giovedì 26 marzo 2020


The European Muslim League (EML), and all it's Ambassadors around the world are deeply saddened and condemn the attack on Sikh worshippers in Kabul on the 25th of March 2020. The attack took innocent lives, which goes against the practice of any religion known to mankind. As the world deals with COVID-19, a virus that is not seeing race, religion, class or creed, it is unfortunate that we have human beings concertedly working on spreading hatred and violence. EML stands in solidarity with the Sikh community all around the world. We have much to learn from the Sikhs around their principles and practices when serving humanity. We hope EML can continue to use our inter/intra-faith and pluralism approaches to build a world where peace is afforded to all, particularly minority communities. A particular thanks for our Ambassador in New Zealand Tayyaba Khan who is very active in this days in Auckland to meet and convey the condolences to the Sikh community of N.Z.

martedì 17 marzo 2020


EML urges everyone to deal in fact and not fake news over Covid 19

These are indeed unprecedented times and the European Muslim League is urging everyone to remain calm and responsible in the face of the biggest health challenge which may come to define the 21st century.

It is with frustration and sadness that EML notes harmful propaganda, fake news and false hopes is also growing alongside the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

It is difficult to know the origins of this misleading propaganda but those of us of faith and no faith are being equally challenged and tested. No doubt, human nature being what it is, we will all be facing this test in different ways, but it is vitally important we are able to disseminate facts from fiction.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the majority of governments are working closely to make sure the most reliable information and guidance is released.

We all have a key role to play in minimising the likelihood of transmission and impact on communities and while some measures may seem drastic, only bold and effective action can reduce the risks to us all whoever we are, however we pray or don't.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging a whole-of-society approach to respond to COVID-19 and we all need to play our part and act like responsible citizens. This is going to be very much a case of people-before-politics  as governments come together in a coordinated effort to combat this pandemic.

While heads of states are coming together we, as individuals, must act from the grassroots accordingly. Facts and details can be accessed from local government and health websites and these are the places where EML recommends individuals go for essential and reliable information.

False hopes and propaganda will always flourish in a climate of fear. We saw this when HIV/AIDS emerged in the 1980s with rumours spreading that anyone could be contaminated simply by sharing toilets, swimming pools and even touching door handles used by sufferers.

Much of the fear back then was whipped up by the arrival of 24 hour news channels. Today we have the social media networks, fake news and smart phones which can see false information go viral within seconds.

It is the duty of each and every one of us to act in a responsible manner and deal only in the facts as they reach us from official, reliable sources.

Covid19 is not a common cold, nor is it a device to crash stock markets or cull the elderly. It is a deadly virus, a killer in our midst - but so is ignorance and we must do our utmost to guard against both.

venerdì 6 marzo 2020


Our Ambassador of Peace to Venezuela and coordinator for Latin America, Dr. Ven  Kassem Tajan, had been received by H.E.  Dr. Naser Elanzi Ambassador of Kuwait to Caracas. Kuwait has always shown attention to our activities, in favor of peace and the protection of human rights.

giovedì 5 marzo 2020


We at the European Muslim League can not begin to imagine the heartbreak caused to pilgrims who have had their trips to Makkah cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

For millions of Muslims the chance to perform umrah or hajj is a once in a lifetime opportunity, an event which is often a life-changing or reaffirming commitment to Islam.

The decision by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah to temporarily suspend entry to the kingdom to prevent coronavirus spread can not have been an easy one to make. Travel has also been suspended to Prophet Muhammad's mosque in Medina.

However at EML we and all of our global ambassadors of peace are united in the view that this was the only course of action open to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"This virus is complex but it can spread quickly wherever there are large gatherings. In order to combat coronavirus and contain it, it is essential we all co-operate with the advice of health officials in our localities.

"My thoughts go out to the would-be worshippers who were looking forward to performing their pilgrimage to Makkah," said EML President Alfredo Maiolese in a letter to concerned Muslim groups.

The coronavirus has already had a dramatic effect on Islamic worship across the Muslim world and in Iran there has been a cancelling of Friday prayers in major cities.

The virus has now spread to more than 25 other countries around the world including the US, the UK, Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak an international health emergency.

Coronavirus is no respecter of boundaries, faiths, nationalities or culture. We are all at risk and to this end we must act in a calm and panic-free manner to overcome this global public health emergency.

giovedì 20 febbraio 2020


Hate will not win says EML President following German shootings

Today dawned with the horrific news that at least 11 people have been killed in what appears to be a far right-inspired shooting.

Our thoughts are with the families of those who died and with the survivors following the incidents at shisha bars in the German town of Hanau 25km east of Frankfurt.

German counter terrorism prosecutors have now taken over the investigation into what is being described as a xenophobic attack.
The perpetrator, according to various media, expressed extreme rightwing views in a letter of confession he left behind.

The shisha bars are known to be patronised by members of the Turkish and Kurdish communities, but at this stage little is known about the victims of this horrific attack.

However, regardless of the victims' faith, culture or identity EML offers the deepest sympathy to all of those affected by this horrific incident.

EML President Alfredo Maiolese, a leading figure in Europe's interfaith community, said: "The horrific scenario emerging from Hanau has shaken all of us to the core. Our thoughts are with every family which has been affected by this heinous crime.

"It makes those of us in EML, including our global network of peace ambassadors, more determined than ever to continue to promote our messages of love and understanding between all people of faith and none."

EML Secretary General Yvonne Ridley added: "The motives behind the attack are still being investigated but credible information emerging shows this hate crime was rooted in the rise of the far right.

"There is too much hate in the world today but our message of peace and mutual respect will continue because it will always be far more powerful than the hate which fuels the fire of xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-semitism and other forms of hatred."

mercoledì 19 febbraio 2020


The President of EML Amb. Dr. Alfredo Maiolese and Secretary General Dr. Yvonne Ridlley and the entire Board of Directors, are delighted to announce the appointment as EML Ambassador of Peace to the United Nations of Dr. Dianko Lamine, Italian citizen of Senegalese origin. Amb. Dianko boasts a large experience in human rights, education of children, defence of Women and had partecipated many times at the Ecosoc conferences hold in Usa , Switzerland and Austria. With this nomination, the European Muslim League has therefore the possibility to access and to partecipate steadily to United Nations conferences. Eml and our ambassador can use the office inside United Nations, given to ONG in Geneva, Vienna and New York. Amb Dr. Dianko Lamine, leaving in Geneva, can follow the daily needs of our organization, being present at ONU offices. 

martedì 18 febbraio 2020


The President of European Muslim League Amb. Dr. Alfredo Maiolese, attended at the International Conference held at the United Nations Office,  on youth education in spreading the values ​​of pluralism and respect for religious and cultural diversity, supporting the culture of diversity.

domenica 9 febbraio 2020


Eml representative in Albania Dr. Arben Ramkaj, supported a very important iniziative.
The conference "Safe Internet as part of education for a modern  society. This conference brought together specialists, university professors, school leaders, teachers, parents, students, NGO representatives and State Police and the media. Elbasan District Prefect Mr. Maksim Malaj welcomed the organizers and praised the conference as a wonderful space to exchange messages for safe use of the Internet. The participants expressed their views on concrete ways of education as we cannot stop accessing the internet but prevent the risks through education.

lunedì 27 gennaio 2020


The Apostolic Nuncio in Tirana received the representatives of EML , respectively dr. Arben Ramkaj, exchanged views on the newly established Institute for Religious Studies and Cooperation. Nunci expressed appreciation for the work so far of EML in collaboration with QBNF and agreed with our new idea. He expressed the Holy See's full support for these undertakings with outstanding contributions to the peace and religious harmony in the country and the regio

giovedì 16 gennaio 2020


EML Envoy in Portugal, Dr. Imran Mohammed partecipated on invitation of Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, in collaboration with Science Academy of Lisbon to an International Conference. Many diplomats and leaders, were present. Envoy Dr. Imran Mohammed presented the program of EML and convey the greetings of our President Amb. Dr. Alfredo Maiolese and spoke to the Apostolic Nuncio of Vatican,  H.E Prof. Ivo Scapolo, of the role of EML in Europe and worldwide to prevent clash of religions and to support the interfaith dialogue.