OIC CHIEF: EXTREMISTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HIJACK ISLAM


OIC CHIEF: EXTREMISTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HIJACK ISLAM

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The visiting OIC chief made the statement after holding meetings with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque

Iyad Ameen Madani, secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, has said Muslims cannot allow extremists interpreting Islam from a “narrow perspective” to hijack the religion.

The visiting OIC chief made the statement after holding meetings with Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque in Dhaka yesterday.

Terming Islam as a religion of tolerance, Madani said: “We cannot allow ourselves to be taken away by literal translation of narrow minded extremists.”

The secretary general arrived in the capital yesterday on a three-day official visit. He is leading a five-member delegation on his first visit to Bangladesh.

Terming the conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims, and Sunnis and Sunnis, a sectarian violence, Madani said the OIC would not get involved in the domestic politics of any country.

Regarding Bangladesh’s January 5 general election, he said the OIC welcomed the results and looked forward to working with the new government.

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MARCH 10, 2014

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