Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Giving a speech at the “Meeting to Support Peace against Invasion,” the President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş said, “Some person and groups who have a discourse and action of betraying to Jerusalem by considering only their personal interests in the Islamic World must leave this treason immediately”
The President of Religious Affairs Prof. Dr. Ali Erbaş gave a speech at the “Meeting to Support Peace against Invasion” which was organized by the State of Palestine Department of Justice against the “Annexation Plan” of Israel for some regions in the West Bank which has been under invasion.
During the meeting which was held by the video conference system, stating that Jerusalem spent the most judicious and tolerant years under the rule of Muslims, the President of Religious Affairs Erbaş said “Jerusalem had been an exemplary city where different beliefs continue to survive with respect to each other in the judicious and tolerant rule of Muslims.” Pointing out the fact that today Jerusalem has lost this character with the violence and hate policies of the invaders, the President Erbaş talked as “The Invaders desire to legitimate the invasion of Jerusalem by violating all moral and legal principles. With illegal and inhuman practices, they prevent Muslims even from worshiping at their own temple. They damage religious and cultural heritage and destroy the Muslim identity of the city.”
Emphasizing that all humanity is responsible to oppose the invasion and defend Jerusalem, the President Erbaş used expressions as “Jerusalem is the trial of law, morality and conscience of the humanity altogether. Jerusalem is the trial of iman and brotherhood of the Islamic Ummah. Jerusalem is the common concern of all Muslims, not just Palestinians or Arabians. Jews who have mercy and consciousness should also oppose the oppression in Jerusalem.”
“Muslims all over the World must consider the Palestine Issue as their own more”
Calling for the Islamic World, the President Erbaş continued his words as follows:
“Some person and groups who have a discourse and action of betraying to Jerusalem by considering only their personal interests in the Islamic World must leave this treason immediately. Muslims all over the World must consider the Palestine Issue as their own more. Muslims must avoid vicious conflicts based on ethnicity and sects and solve their own issues in the spirit of togetherness and relation of brotherhood.”
“The Islamic world has the sources to bring goodness and justice to the whole World”
Drawing attention to the fact that the way to prevent the invasion and oppression in Jerusalem is through Muslims acting in unity and solidarity, the President Erbaş evaluated as “We all know that the Islamic world is strong. The Islamic world is rich. The Islamic world has the sources to bring goodness and justice to the whole World. Unfortunately, the Islamic world is not aware of this. They do not use their sources the way it should be because of the internal conflicts, sedition and division.”
Stating that Turkey is always side by side with all Muslims and the oppressed all over the World, the President Erbaş talked as “We bring our Jerusalem issue to the agenda on every platform. On this occasion, I express that we are with the oppressed Muslims of Palestine who have been the guardians of the Masjid al-Aqsa for years despite all kinds of invasion and oppression, and that we will continue to provide them with all kinds of support.”
The meeting was attended by the General Secretary of International Union of Muslim Scholars Ali Karadaği, the President of Administration of Muslims of Caucasus (KMİ) Allahşükür Paşazade and representatives from various Islamic countries.