Source: Jordan Times – March 2, 2018
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Thursday underlined that the global anti-terrorism war is not a fight between different religions or peoples but one between moderates of all faiths and extremists “whose faith is hate and violence”.
Giving a speech at the conference “Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation”, which was held in New Delhi in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several Islamic, religious, intellectual and political figures as well as students, the King noted that compassion, mercy and tolerance lie at the heart of the true essence of Islam and other faiths, adding, “these values require us, together, to act for our common future.” (See his Majesty’s full speech)
“And the truth is that today’s global war against terror is not a fight between different religions or peoples. It is between moderates, of all faiths and communities, against extremists whose faith is hate and violence.”
His Majesty stressed the need for joint work among followers of all faiths to pinpoint and reject the deviant ideologies of extremist groups and safeguard the young people against their influences, a Royal Court statement said.
“We need to recognise and reject the misinformation such groups promote about Islam, or indeed, any other faith. We need to take back the airwaves and the Internet from the voices of hatred — those who have victimised our world, not only with bombs and terror, but with ignorance and lies.”