Just before the opening of European Football Championship The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europecame up with the Declaration, in which they mentioned the merits of the Governments and nations of Ukraine and Poland in preparing this football festival.
They called this championship “a valuable opportunity to deepen knowledge of two European countries distinguished by their cultural richness, progress, and prosperity, and to contribute to the promotion of understanding and mutual respect among the constituents of the European peoples”.
The Muslim Federation noted, that Euro-2012 is not only a significant sports event, but “ a reminder that all people are brothers and sisters in the common human family, sharing the same concerns, and that diversity, which is a feature of human societies, must be considered a gain that necessitates achieving mutual knowledge and understanding between the constituents of the rich human reality”.
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe urged all parties in the fields of sport, education, religion, culture, media, politics, and the economy, to reinforce ways of communication, understanding, mutual respect, and solidarity between the constituents of European societies. They also asked everyone to “grasp the opportunity of this grand sporting occasion to address expressions of racism, prejudice, and stereotypes, in favour of the spirit of openness, mutual exchange, and friendship that is embodied by sport”.
The Federation, as it praises the sporting spirit, which unites humans from diverse cultural, religious, and social backgrounds, encourages Europe's Muslims to develop their constructive cooperation with partners in citizenship, to embody these noble human dimensions in the various spheres of life.