2002 News Story

MWL delegation in Washington DC

Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmohsin Al-Turki held a press conference in Washington DC today during which he gave a briefing on the MWL delegation's current tour of the United States. The delegation, he said, had two messages for the American people: "The first stresses the Muslims' concern for cooperation in the service of mankind and global peace through mutual international responsibility. The second is that the people of the world face a common crisis, and to deal with this, programs of cooperation are required." He cited the elements of this crisis as violence, poverty, health issues, and wealth differentials.

During a visit on Friday evening to the headquarters of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) he advocated coordination among Muslim organizations in the United States. Expressing MWL's readiness to offer assistance in the promotion and coordination of Islamic works, he announced plans to set up a commission for this purpose. The MWL delegation also visited the Islamic Center in Washington DC and was briefed on its activities by its director Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammad Fowaj.