OIC warns of exploiting Islamophobia phenomenon

Updated 12 November 2012
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OIC warns of exploiting Islamophobia phenomenon

Jeddah: Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said today that it will present its 5th report to Islamophobia Observatory during the 35th meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers to be held in Djibouti on Thursday.
The OIC Secretary General Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu warned in a press statement today that the West has been witnessing a process of institutionalization and legitimization of the phenomenon of Islamophobia in a systematic process over the past five years.
The report cautioned of the exploitation of religion for political purposes which may threaten global peace and security, noting in this regard the incident of burning the Holy Qur’an in Florida, the United States of America, and the film which offended the Prophet and broadcast on ‘YouTube’ as the most prominent violations against the Islamic religion.
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Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast

Updated 22 April 2018
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Saudi aid agency steps up relief work on Yemen’s west coast

  • KSRelief has carried out more than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen
  • Yemeni government bewails world silence on abuses committed by Iranian-backed Houthi militia 

JEDDAH: King Salman Relief and Humanitarian Aid Center (KSRelief) has distributed 2,000 bags of wheat to displaced people from the western coast of Hodeida governorate to Aden as part of welfare operations in Yemen.
Yemen’s Minister of Local Administration and Higher Relief Committee chairman Abdul Raqeeb Fatah said KSRelief was seen as a beacon for humanitarian work.
More than 200 relief programs and projects had been carried out by the center in Yemen.
The Yemeni government condemned the silence of the UN and the international community on abuses committed by Iranian-backed Houthi militia against people in the Al-Hima area of Taiz governorate.
Rebels had continued indiscriminate shelling of Hima’s villages, forcing people from their homes, Fatah said. Fatah said the militia’s crimes in Taiz districts were contrary to international law. He called on the global community and humanitarian organizations to take a firm position on all Houthi crimes.
Yesterday, KSRelief distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.