Trans-sec­tional, cul­tural har­mony tops OIC agenda: Madani

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

BAKU, AZER­BAI­JAN—At the net­work­ing ses­sion on pro­mot­ing mul­ti­cul­tural per­spec­tives to pre­vent vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism held on the side­lines of the 7th Global Fo­rum of the UN Al­liance of Civ­i­liza­tions (UNAOC) in Baku, Azer­bai­jan, the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, stressed that the for­mu­la­tion of a new par­a­digm for in­ter-re­li­gious, in­ter-sec­tar­ian tol­er­ance for pro­mo­tion of un­der­stand­ing and mod­er­a­tion through di­a­logue and said it re­mains high on the OIC agenda.

“Build­ing bridges and en­cour­ag­ing con­sul­ta­tions among the fol­low­ers of dif­fer­ent schools of thought to pro­mote mu­tual re­spect and recog­ni­tion is es­sen­tial to pre­vent the grow­ing dis­sen­sion in the Mus­lim so­ci­eties,” stated the OIC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral in his mes­sage to the ses­sion, which was de­liv­ered on his be­half by the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Research Cen­ter for Is­lamic His­tory, Art and Cul­ture, Dr. Halit Eren.

He stated that the rise of vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism, rad­i­cal­iza­tion, sec­tar­i­an­ism and ter­ror­ism fig­ure high among the fac­tors threat­en­ing in­ter­na­tional and re­gional peace, se­cu­rity and sta­bil­ity. “Th­ese evils have af­flicted hu­man­ity for cen­turies but as­sumed global di­men­sion only af­ter the 9/11 tragedy.

To­day it tran­scends all bound­aries, deeply im­pact­ing the po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic and se­cu­rity en­vi­ron­ment of all so­ci­eties,” he said at the Ses­sion, which was or­ga­nized by IRCICA, a sub­sidiary or­gan of the OIC.

The Sec­re­tary Gen­eral re­minded that the OIC has con­sis­tently been at the fore­front of fight against ex­trem­ism and ter­ror­ism and was among the first to for­mu­late its prin­ci­pled po­si­tion and is­sued a Code of Con­duct on Com­bat­ing In­ter­na­tional Ter­ror­ism.—Email

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