Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured. (Screenshot)
Updated 08 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

  • Muslim World League said the attack was 'a horrific crime'

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Muslim World League (MWL) condemned the attack in Florida that killed three and injured several others on Friday.  

The shooting by a member of the Saudi military took place at the US naval base in Pensacola, Florida. The attacker, who had been an aviation student at the base, was shot and killed by police.

The OIC issued a statement stressing that the shooter did not represent the tolerant Islamic values of the Saudi people and all Muslims who believe in “tolerance and moderation.”

The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL) Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa said that the attack was “a horrific crime” that “represents only the criminal inclinations of its perpetrator, and that Islam and all Muslims are innocent of it.”

He added that criminal behaviour does not have a religion or nationality, and that the attack has upset everyone. He also said that the the American nation is respected and held in high esteem. 

The secretary-generals of the OIC and the MWL offered their condolences to the families of the victims and said they hoped those injured would get better soon.

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.