ISESCO Director General condemns German Vice-Chancellor’s false and misleading accusations to KSA

Rabat: 6/12/2015

ISESCO Director General condemns German Vice-Chancellor’s false and misleading accusations to KSA

The Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, has disapproved the false and misleading accusations of the German Vic-Chancellor, Mr Sigmar Gabriel, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in which has said that Wahhabi mosques all over the world are financed by the KSA and that many Islamists who are a threat to public safety come from these communities to Germany.

Dr Altwaijri refuted Mr Gabriel’s allegation as absolutely fallacious, explaining that through its broad relations with a large number of Islamic centers and associations in Europe, Latin America, South-East Asia and Africa, ISESCO has never noticed any aspect of extremism or breach of law by those Islamic centers and associations which are largely supported by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and several ISESCO Member States. Those centers and associations have mosques and schools testifying to their moderation, middle stance and respect for cultural and religious diversity, Dr Alrwaijri argued.

ISESCO Director General said he was surprised by Mr Gabriel’s unfounded accusations to a nation that fights extremism and terrorism, strongly cooperates with the international community for fostering world peace and security, and generously contributes to the promotion of intercultural and inter-faith dialogue, and to the development process in a large number of countries around the world.

In the same vein, Dr Altwaijri explained that extremism is a reaction to the arrogant and unfair policies backed by some Western countries and sectarian groups, which are particularly against the Palestinian and Syrian peoples, as well as to the Islamophobic movements offending to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)), and to the Holy Quran. the Director General went on explaining that Western countries continue to turn a blind eye to such trends under the pretext of freedom of expression, let alone the exclusion, marginalization and racism against many Muslims of Europe.

The Director General called on the German government to apologize for such false accusations to an ISESCO Member State that is a pioneer of joint Islamic action and an active member of the international community.