World Bulletin/News Desk
The 22nd Congress of the International Union of Muslim Communities began with the theme "A New World and the Just Order." A large number of guests from Turkey and abroad attended the meeting in Istanbul organized by the Economic and Social Research Center (ESAM). During the Congress, which addressed the issue of occupation, persecution of political crisis in the Muslim world, an emphasis was laid on "A New World Order and the Fair" in the solution of problems.
During his opening speech, ESAM President Recai Kutan noted that blood and tears were not lacking in the Muslim world, and that the Western civilization contributed to this. He noted that the Muslim world is faced with a historic test, and that Muslims will either “establish an Islamic civilization and bring rights and justice to the land, or follow after Westerners and deal with unending problems.
President of the Pan-Malaysia Islamic Party Abdul Hadi Awang noted that the Muslim world is undergoing many crises due to not being able to carry the trust, or rather preferring not to. He stated that Muslims have begun to awaken from the distress experienced during the colonial period. But he expressed that “despite being freed from colonists, we have not been delivered from Western ideas” and that “political, economic and military wars continue over Islam. Efforts to extinguish the Islamic awakening are in progress.
President of the Tajikistan Nahda Party Muhittin Kabiri noted that Tajiks maintained their Islamic causes despite 70 years of oppression under Soviet rule during which people under the age of 18 were not permitted to enter mosques. He said that the success of the administrations in Tunisia and Egypt would affect Tajikistan.
Secretary General of the Iraqi Islamic Party Ayad al-Samarrai emphasized that a just order must be one with a humane axis which did not remain confined to simply an order, but also impacted people’s everyday lives. He noted that, “by remaining under the Western influence and copying the democracy there, it is as if we apologized to them.
Chair the Afghan High Peace Council and the Jamiat-e Islami party Salahadin Rabbani said that the Muslim community had encountered opportunities as well as hardships during the 21st century, and that in order for us to achieve restoration, Palestine must gain its wellbeing.” He also mentioned the Islamophobia of the media.
Deputy Chairman of the Moroccan Tawheed and Reform Movement Muhammed Hilali said that Muslims must “refute the oppressive ideas forced upon them, and stand against notions casting doubt ideas on Islam.” He argued that the only thing lacking was a system in which “Islamic movements unite and deliver their own messages, and progress a just order against injustice.”
Deputy Chairman of the Tunisian Nahda Movement Abdulfettah Mourou noted the need to be strong.
Secretary General of the Sduanese Islamic Movement Sheikh Zubair Ahmed Hassan mentioned the threat of Zionism and the need to join together in preventing the dirty plans against the potential of the Arab Spring and the establishment of a new world order.
Deputy Chairman of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Mahmoud Izzed stated, “The Muslim community has one duty. This duty is the establishment of a fair order. A just order starts with one’s self."
Secretary General of the Turkish Saadet Party noted that all Muslim countries today are either under the direct occupation, or indirect control, of global imperialism and racist Zionism which strive to divide the Muslim world into micro nations. He warned that Muslims knowingly and unknowingly also lend support to the global imperialism and racist Zionism which endeavor to divide them.
Former Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi said that the world order is founded on selfishness and interests, and on the exploitation of manpower. He noted that Muslims must also address their own faults on these issues.
Guardian of Jerusalem Raed Salah stated, "If the Islamic caliphate had continued, there would be no Zionists. There is need for a caliphate symbolizing the unity of the Muslim commmunity (ummah). The Palestinian cause is not only for Palestinians, in the same way that the Iraqi cause is not just for Iraq. What we need is an Islamic union.”
Lebanon Jamaat-i-Islami President Abraham Misri said that there must be a union against the common adversary of Zionism, and that "the West does not want Islamic-minded rules administrating their countries.”
Secretary General of the Sudanese Muslim Brotherhood Ali Muhammed Ahmet Javish explained “We must continue the jihad. Jihad is not war. Jihad is patience and brotherhood.”
The conference is scheduled from May 23 to 25 in Istanbul.Last Mod: 26 Mayıs 2013, 13:27