Perpetrators of ideology of hatred and racism must be confronted: Muslim World League chief

Perpetrators of ideology of hatred and racism must be confronted: Muslim World League chief
MWL Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa speaks at the second Media Forum of the Union of OIC News Agencies. (SPA)
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Updated 22 August 2020

Perpetrators of ideology of hatred and racism must be confronted: Muslim World League chief

Perpetrators of ideology of hatred and racism must be confronted: Muslim World League chief

RIYADH: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, has stressed the need for promoting coexistence among followers of different faiths and cultures. 

Speaking at an online forum of the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA-OIC), he called on everyone to confront perpetrators of the ideology of hatred and racism to achieve lasting global peace.

He said Islam promotes peace and harmony and respects diversity. In this regard, the MWL chief cited the “Covenant of Madinah” drawn up by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), which embodied the principles of coexistence in Islam, celebrated civic values, and preserved the legitimate rights and freedoms of all members of society.

Al-Issa also referred to the Makkah Declaration signed last year and endorsed by 1,200 muftis and 4,500 Muslim scholars representing different schools of thought. He said the declaration reiterated the Islamic principles of equality, human rights, and coexistence.

Condemning all elements bent on driving a wedge between different cultures and religions, the MWL chief said peaceful coexistence is the only way forward and promotion of peace is a religious, moral, and humanitarian duty. 

The UNA-OIC is keen on hosting international organizations and opening doors for discussion to promote peace and harmony to ensure global peace.


Officials in Saudi Arabia hold meetings on Diriyah development for local community

Officials in Saudi Arabia hold meetings on Diriyah development for local community
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Officials in Saudi Arabia hold meetings on Diriyah development for local community

Officials in Saudi Arabia hold meetings on Diriyah development for local community
  • A range of economic, heritage, and cultural schemes aim to transform the “Kingdom’s Jewel” into a global tourist destination and regional gathering place

RIYADH: Officials behind a major Saudi urban development have been holding progress meetings with members of the local community.
The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) staged the information briefings over two days in an effort to bring local people up to date with the latest projects and activities. A range of economic, heritage, and cultural schemes aim to transform the “Kingdom’s Jewel” into a global tourist destination and regional gathering place.
The meetings, which concluded on Thursday, highlighted development, infrastructure, and design projects that respect original Najdi architectural standards, as well as heritage and environmental sites in historic Diriyah.

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The Diriyah Gate Development Authority staged the information briefings over two days in an effort to bring local people up to date with the latest projects.

Specialists pointed out the development’s objectives designed to raise quality of living standards for residents of the region while preserving its historical identity and they also hailed the authority’s efforts to preserve the natural environmental features of the city.
An introductory tour of the DGDA’s headquarters was organized for attendees following each meeting during which a full explanation was given on the various projects by reviewing the master plan for development activities and officials also fielded questions from residents about the development.
The DGDA launched the urban code more than two months ago to raise the quality of architectural designs, urban planning regulations, building organization, and land use.
The authority also aims to create a distinctive and sustainable environment to serve Diriyah’s community, meet local aspirations, and enhance its historical importance.