Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah calls for united stance against terrorism
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah urged religious leaders on Friday to take a united stance for justice to prevent terrorists from highjacking Islam and slammed the international community’s “indifference” to what he described as “war crimes” being committed in the Gaza Strip.
In a statement, King Abdullah said the Muslim world was “going through a historic and vulnerable phase.”
“The terrorists think that their … backbones have been strengthened but they are delusional,” the king said.
“It is shameful what they are doing in the name of religion and killing people, an act that is forbidden by God.”
He said Islam was “innocent” of the acts of “traitor terrorists.”
In an apparent indirect reference to Israel, King Abdullah said “terrorism has many manifestations, the most dangerous being state terrorism.”
He also highlighted how “the blood of our brothers in Palestine is being spilled,” saying both groups and countries alike were committing acts of terror.
“All of this occurs under the eyes and ears of the international community, including human rights organizations,” the king said, adding that “war crimes” were being committed in Gaza.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah also criticized the “indifference” of the international community over disturbing events in many Muslim countries.
“This silence has no justification,” he said, warning that “this will bring forth a generation that does not believe in dialogue but in a clash of civilizations.”