Muslim World League Secretary-General Al-Issa calls for lessons of Srebrenica to be learnt

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Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa led a delegation of Muslim scholars and other religious leaders to the town of Srebrenica. (SPA)
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Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa led a delegation of Muslim scholars and other religious leaders to the town of Srebrenica. (SPA)
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Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa led a delegation of Muslim scholars and other religious leaders to the town of Srebrenica. (SPA)
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Updated 10 February 2020

Muslim World League Secretary-General Al-Issa calls for lessons of Srebrenica to be learnt

  • Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa: The Srebrenica Museum should be a center radiating peace, where one can learn from the past
  • The Srebrenica massacre, carried out by Serbian forces, claimed the lives of 8,372 men and boys in July 1995

SREBRENICA: Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL) and president of the Association of Muslim Scholars, led a delegation of Muslim scholars and other religious leaders to the town of Srebrenica, the site of a massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Muslims were subjected to a genocide in the 1990s.

Al-Issa stressed that all members of the delegation condemned the dreadful crimes that took place in the town. 

“The Srebrenica Museum should be a center radiating peace, where one can learn from the past. The women who lost their husbands and children in that massacre told me that they’ve known great sorrow, but they do not bear hatred,” he said.

“We are certain that this duty of solidarity, which gathered leading Muslim scholars, thinkers and academics with many other religious leaders to visit the massacre sites in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Poland, reflects a form of brotherhood and a just attitude towards these horrific crimes,” he added.

The Srebrenica massacre claimed the lives of 8,372 men and boys in July 1995. It was carried out by Serbian forces, and the wider conflict led to the displacement of thousands of Muslims from the region. Historians consider the massacre among the most horrific war crimes on the European continent since the Second World War.


Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

Updated 47 min 23 sec ago

Saudi authorities arrest coronavirus curfew violator after posting haircut video

  • Saudi prosecutor warned of legal consequences earlier
  • Violators could be fined up to $796,880 and jailed for up to 5 years

DUBAI: Saudi police arrested a man in Al-Qassim who violated coronavirus regulations by bringing a barber into his home, state news agency SPA reported.
Videos circulating on social media showed the man as he asked a barber to come into his house after authorities temporarily closed down barber shops and salons to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The Saudi public prosecutor has previously warned that anyone posting content on social media, including photos or videos showing curfew violations, or the flouting of any rules enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 face prosecution.
In a message posted on Twitter, the bureau said that perpetrators will be charged under Article Six of the Information Crime Prevention Law, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $796,880. 
The punishment will be applied to violators but informers will not be questioned, it added.