2003 News Story

Makkah symposium calls for moderation and resisting extremism

At the conclusion of the symposium in Makkah on the impact of the Holy Qur'an on achieving moderation and resisting extremism, the participants called for adherence to the directives of the Holy Qur'an in this respect. They stressed that Islam is innocent of the trend of terrorism; urged that there be a consensus among all nations and civilizations on the definition of terrorism; and called on Muslims to live together and have good dealings with non-Muslims as is required by Islam's moderate outlook. They went on to highlight the Kingdom's efforts in fighting extremism; and condemned the sinful terrorist acts that have targeted innocent people in Saudi Arabia. The symposium was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call, and Guidance, convened as part of the activities of the King Abdulaziz International Competition for memorization, recitation and interpretation of the Holy Qur'an.