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SG of MWL: G20 Interfaith Forum Translates Saudi Arabia's Efforts to Inculcate Moderation and Counter-Extremism Values

His Excellency the Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Chairman of the Muslim Scholars Association, and the civilizational communication forums, with the membership of thousands of scholars and thinkers around the world, Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, affirmed that the Islamic world shares unity with the human world, and said, "We all share moderate voices loving for all and rejecting all forms of hatred, racism, discrimination and marginalization".

This came in the context of the speech delivered by Dr. Al-Issa at the opening session of the G20 Interfaith Forum 2020, hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Forum is organized by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), and the Global Partnership Alliance (GPA).

In his speech, His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman - may Allah preserve them - for their global efforts to inculcating the values of moderation and combating extremism and terrorism, as well as their global human services, pointing to their series of historical actions that, by the grace of Allah, have turned into a global source of inspiration, including the major global platforms to confront the extremist ideology, and their initiative and sponsorship of the most important document in Islamic history after the Constitution of Medina, which is the Makkah Document.

The Secretary General of the Muslim World League clarified that the story and making of true peace do not come by mere words, illogical theories, calls and slogans that complicate matters or dialogues that are not preceded by sincere and faithful intentions, but rather the tangible impact that actively contributes to the benefit of humanity by preserving its security, coexistence and cooperation and enhancing its brotherhood, saying, "All followers of religions and cultures are our brothers in humanity, and we will deepen this brotherhood to make more real peace efforts with it".

Dr. Al-Issa reviewed some of the MWL's Islamic and human positions which he considered to be the core of the Islamic and moral duty towards building peaceful, secure and conscious societies to promote the culture of love and respect especially for future generations, including his response to the Sri Lankan President's request for help to end tension and mutual hatred among followers of religions after the terrorist bombings in the capital, Colombo. He pointed to the positive results that came out after efforts and lengthy discussions and dialogues, and everyone's re-rally and praise of that achievement in a historic celebration in the presence of diverse religious and political leaders.

Dr. Al-Issa referred to the MWL's effective initiatives to confront all forms of racism and hatred, and the marginalization of the role of women around the world. He also referred to the MWL's work in the face of poverty around the world as it is deemed the greatest threat to human security, and its humanitarian aid to millions of individuals, families, widows and orphans around the globe, without discrimination, and enhancement of this aid under the Covid-19 pandemic.

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