The Muslim World League – File photo
CAIRO – 16 September 2017: The Muslim World League (MWL) is to hold an international conference on cultural communication among the United States of America and the Islamic World in New York City on Saturday.
The conference will witness the presence of representatives of Islamic institutions from various countries and their American counterparts, intellectuals and political participants from around the world.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the two-day conference will discuss a number of themes including the cultural contributions from the United States and the Islamic world, Reality and Aspirations, Islamic contribution to the promotion of world peace and Muslims in the United States of America and mutual exchange between the United States of America and the Islamic world, and other issues.
Distinguished group of academics and researchers will participate in the conference that will include mutual dialogue sessions between a group of Muslim and American students.
The Secretary General of the league Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa explained that the Association aims at recalling civilization of Islam and its pioneering historical experience in opening up to other civilizations.
The aim behind the conference is to emphasize the concepts of cultural exchange, introduce the view of Islam based on righteousness, justice, charity, good dealing and good exchange, as well as reviewing evidence of history on the Islamic highness to communicate with the peoples of the world.
Religious and intellectual extremism is an abnormal and isolated context, which the Islamic world fought before it fought others and harmed it before and more than others, Al-Issa added.
He also added that its popularity rate is only one to two hundred thousand, he claimed and that the impact of intellectual and military warfare terrorism and extremism are shrinking, in a clear and tangible way.
Al-Issa said that extremism will bet on anything in order to regain its strength and attract new elements such as betting on the provocations of counter-extremism or Islamophobia.
He pointed out that extremism is a general and comprehensive concept not only on extremism falsely attributed to Islam, as even current developments attest to this on several levels, whether in the religious, intellectual, political or racial aspects.