Saudi Arabia is leading the fight for true Islam, says Shoura Council speaker

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, the chairman of the Saudi Shoura Council, being interviewed by media during the 10th plenary session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in Istanbul on Nov. 21.
Updated 23 November 2017

Saudi Arabia is leading the fight for true Islam, says Shoura Council speaker

ISTANBUL: Saudi Arabia is playing a key role in supporting developing countries, promoting peace and stability in the world, and leading the fight for the true Islam that is far from extremism, said Shoura Council Speaker Abdullah Al-Sheikh during the 10th plenary session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in Istanbul on Nov. 21.
“This meeting calls for peace and development in Asia, and the Kingdom has always been an influential country in this domain and is almost the No. 1 country in supporting developing nations,” he added. He also pointed out that Saudi Arabia calls for peace, and is a source of Islam that is based on peace.
The Turkish Parliament Speaker, Ismail Kahraman, on Tuesday launched APA’s 2nd Executive Council meeting and the 10th plenary session of the APA.
In his speech during the opening ceremony, Kahraman highlighted the importance of APA’s role in supporting peace, security and stability for Asia, its countries and people, and the importance of Asian parliaments’ roles in achieving these goals.
Burhan Kiaturk, leader of the Turkish delegation, welcomed the participating delegate from member countries and highlighted the importance of the meeting, which was organized under the title “Sustaining Peace and Development in Asia.” He also extended his thanks to the chairman of the 2nd Executive Committee, Nguon Nhel, and to Cambodia for heading the assembly during the past two years.
The APA was established in 1999 and currently consists of 42 member parliaments from across Asia.


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 8 min 36 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.