Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jordan’s king warns UN Assembly that both Islamophobia and Islam ‘outlaws’ threaten world

20 September 2016 – King Abdullah II of Jordan today decried both Western Islamophobia and the terrorist “outlaws” who sully the name of Islam, warning the United Nation General Assembly that both threaten the future of society.

When others exclude Muslims from fulfilling their role, by prejudice or ignorance of what Islam is – or on the other hand, when the ‘outlaws’ of Islam, the khawarej, attempt to mislead some Muslims, by deforming our religion through false teaching - our societies' future is put at risk,” he told the Assembly’s annual general debate on its opening day.

“When the outlaws of Islam, the khawarej, murder; when they plunder; when they exploit children and reject the equality of women before God – they abuse Islam. When thekhawarej persecute minorities; when they deny freedom of religion – they abuse Islam. Islam teaches that all humanity is equal in dignity. There is no distinction among different nations or regions or races,” he stated.

The king called for non-traditional means to confront this non-traditional – a new mindset, new partnerships, and reformed methodologies, stressing that for Muslims it is a fight for the future with all elements having a role, not only mosques and religious centres, but media, schools, and community leaders.

The international community also faces a fight for the future, highlighting the need to open up new channels between continents and nations reforming the way we communicate and share information.- More, UN
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