The Muslim World League Welcomes the Appointment of a United Nations Special Envoy to Combat Islamophobia

The Muslim World League Welcomes the Appointment of a United Nations Special Envoy to Combat Islamophobia
The General Secretariat of the Muslim World League welcomed the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of a resolution on measures to combat Islamophobia, and the appointment of a special United Nations envoy to combat 'Islamophobia.'
His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) and Chairman of the Organization of Muslim Scholars, affirmed that under the current international circumstances, the world is witnessing a disturbing rise in hate speech, including its slogans and methods, which threatens global peace and the harmony of its societies.
Dr. Al-Issa called for remedial measures, including the enactment of effective national and international legislations that criminalize Islamophobia and classify it as a threat to both national and international stability. He also warned against the phenomena of impunity, the absence of accountability, and the escalation of concepts of a clash of civilizations. Furthermore, he advocated for combating these issues by engaging in preventative measures at the levels of the family, education, and influential platforms.
He also confirmed, “Islam is the religion of mercy, kindness, justice, and peace, as supported by texts of jurisprudence and the biography of our Prophet, peace be upon him. This path is the one that Islamic moderation has adopted throughout its rich and long history.” Moreover, he added, “Islam is not represented by those who have deviated from its principles and values, nor by those who distort the meanings of its texts to justify their extremism and violence.”
He reaffirmed the support of the MWL, including its global councils, bodies, and assemblies, for all international efforts aimed at combating extremist ideas and promoting the values of peace, coexistence, and mutual respect among followers of different religions and civilizations.

Saturday, 16 March 2024 - 12:01