Muslim World League chief on mission to wipe out extremist ideology

Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa
Updated 26 November 2017
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Muslim World League chief on mission to wipe out extremist ideology

PARIS: Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa, head of the Muslim World League (MWL), told Reuters during a European tour that his organization will no longer sit by and let Islam be taken hostage by extremists.
The push for a more moderate Islam underscores Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s efforts to modernize the Kingdom.
“We must wipe out... extremist thinking through the work we do,” Al-Issa said. “We need to annihilate religious severity and extremism which is the entry point to terrorism. That is the mission of the Muslim World League.”
He said the MWL will be much more hands-on now, and aims to tackle any sign of extremism wherever it is found, including schools, centers and mosques.
He added that part of his work is to address the difficulties Muslims may have in adapting their religion to non-Muslim nations.
“We want to offer the real interpretation of the sacred texts that have been taken hostage and interpreted in a wrong way,” Al-Issa said.
“We have a common objective to end hatred. The Muslim World League really believes that we can accomplish that, and religions are very influential in doing that.”


Saudi Electricity Company services resume after bad weather

Updated 19 October 2018
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Saudi Electricity Company services resume after bad weather

RIYADH: The Saudi Electricity Company confirmed Friday that electricity has been restored to all customers who were affected by a power outage in northern Saudi Arabia on Thursday due to adverse weather conditions.
The company said that it worked to restore its electricity services to customers within half an hour after the outage and continued to work through the night until services were restored. It also said that power lines that had been struck by lightening had been tested for safety purposes.
The Saudi Electricity Company added that teams on the ground will remain on call and ready to respond to any emergencies during any changes of weather in the Kingdom in order to maintain a high level of service, and reduce the length of any further power cuts.
The company also apologized for the power outage.
Meanwhile, the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection forecasted thunder, rain, and sand storms in the region of Najran.
Najran’s Directorate General of Civil Defense called on citizens and residents to exercise caution and to avoid valleys, bodies of water, areas close to trees, open spaces, and elevated areas.