Time: 11 June, 2020
- “Fighting antisemitism is a religious obligation and a moral obligation,” Al-Issa said
- He vowed that the MWL would “keep on until there is no more antisemitism and racism”
RIYADH: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa sees combatting anti-Semitism as a religious duty, an approach which saw the head of the Muslim World League awarded this week by Jewish groups.
Al-Issa was given a prize by the Combat Antisemistism Movement and the American Sephardi Federation, in a virtual ceremony on Tuesday celebrating Muslim leaders tackling anti-Semitism and racism.
“Fighting antisemitism is a religious obligation and a moral obligation,” Al-Issa told AFP from the Saudi capital Riyadh.
The former justice minister vowed that the Muslim World League would “keep on until there is no more antisemitism and racism.”
Political conflicts have led to tensions between Islam and Judaism, Al-Issa said, calling on people to put such differences aside.
“Political outlooks change over time but our values, our morals should never change,” he said.