Imam Achmad Cassiem’s paper on the Islamic position against racism, prepared for the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Durban, South Africa, August 2001.
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The paper emphasizes the urgency with which the problem of racism and oppression must be tackled, and the need to accurately identify the problem in order to provide a solution. Imam Achmad Cassiem suggests that there are factual, attitudinal, and conceptual problems that need to be addressed in order to understand and resolve the issue of racism and oppression. The paper questions the role of Zionism in the problem and asks whether it is the cause or a symptom of a larger problem such as colonialism, imperialism or religious bigotry.