Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

OIC Session Urges United Stance to Resolve Problems of Islamic World

OIC Session Urges United Stance to  Resolve Problems of Islamic World

ISTANBUL  - The statements accusing all Muslims after the Paris attacks is neither acceptable, nor contributing to the counter-terrorism efforts, said the representatives of Muslim countries here on Monday.

"No one can accuse all the Muslims due to the names of the terrorists, the symbols they use, the statements they make," said Turkey's parliament speaker Cemil Cicek at the 10th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States.

Cemil Cicek called on politicians, intellectuals, religious scholars and journalists to refrain from any statement that would blame any religion.

During the meeting, the participants appealed the Islamic countries to cooperate against increasing Islamophobic incidents and terrorism around the world.

"As the parliamentary union of the OIC member states, it is important to adopt a united stance and to resolve the common problems of the Islamic world," Cicek remarked.

In that context he drew attentions to the importance of dialogue between religions, between civilizations and asked the same sensibility to be expressed for any terrorist attacks around the globe like in Nigeria, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.

In Tuesday's session Pakistan proposed a resolution against publication of controversial caricatures by a French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

According to Pakistani media "Dawn," the resolution wrote, the freedom of expression should not be misused as a means to attack or hurt public sentiments and religious beliefs.

"In this regard it is against Article 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Clause 2 of Article 10 of the European Union's Convention on Human Rights," it added.

The three-day conference will mainly address the regional developments, terrorism and the Western anti-Prophet press campaigns.

Based in Tehran, capital of Iran, the Parliamentary Union of the OIC was established in 1999. (Xinhua)