OIC criticises Malaysia’s Muslim summit
This handout photo taken and released on December 18, 2019 from Malaysia’s Department of Information shows Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani posing for photos ahead of their meeting in Putrajaya. — AFP pic
RIYADH, Dec 19 — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) yesterday mounted a veiled attack on a Muslim summit in Malaysia shunned by Saudi Arabia, saying such gatherings would weaken Islam.
Leaders of Muslim nations, including Saudi rivals Iran, Turkey and Qatar, will attend the summit this week in Kuala Lumpur, which analysts say is aimed at rivalling the OIC, a 57-member pan-Islamic body headquartered in the Saudi city of Jeddah.
Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dismissed those concerns in a phone call Tuesday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, insisting the summit was not intended to create a new bloc.
But in thinly veiled criticism of the four-day summit that started yesterday, OIC Secretary General Yousef al-Othaimeen said such gatherings would divide Muslims.
“It is not in the interest of an Islamic nation to hold summits and meetings outside the framework of the (OIC), especially at this time when the world is witnessing multiple conflicts,” Othaimeen told Sky News Arabia, without directly naming Malaysia.
He added that “any weakening of the OIC platform is a weakening of Islam and Muslims.”
Malaysian officials say King Salman was invited to the Kuala Lumpur meeting but was not attending.
In his call with Dr Mahathir, the king insisted that issues pertaining to the Muslim world should be channelled through the OIC “in order to achieve unity”, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.
In a sign that Riyadh was unhappy about the event, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan cancelled his attendance after a recent visit to Saudi Arabia, reportedly to assuage his ally’s concerns.
With the president of the kingdom’s arch-rival Iran and the emir of Qatar — under a two-year Riyadh-led blockade — in attendance, there has been speculation the forum could be used to counter the kingdom’s influence.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Naturally Saudi is mad as hell, because her bête noires Iran and Qatar are attending, whereas Pakistan has kuai-kuai absent herself, wakakaka.
But Saudi might not know that Mahathir has this meeting, the so-called 'summit' (preposterously misnamed as the Big Kahuna is not even there) when it is all about Mahathir's Muslim prestige and thus his domestic political interests.
The Malay Dignity Congress was similarly held to impress Heartland voters of Mahathir's Malay credentials
But as mentioned, eff the Islamophobia as it's Mahathir's need to impress the local Heartland voters of his wannabe-Kahuna Muslim prestige.
Poor Toonsie....he has no more friends.ReplyDelete
He is certainly not King Plus or King Multiply. Not even King Minus.
He is King DIVIDE.
Everything he touches he splits and divides. Locally and now overseas.
Locally he divides the Malays, Chinese, Indians....all communities...everybody fighting each other.....
Overseas now he is dividing the Muslims, OIC in particular. He invited more than 50 Islamic countries to a Summit in KL but only three leaders are here: Turkey, Qatar and Iran. All three are in the bad books of someone or other: Saudi Arabia, USA etc. Imran Khan and Jokowi chickened because King Salman is cross. Saudi may cut their Haj quotas.....Aramco may not sell any of their IPO shares to Toonsie.
Well, there is always Israel to talk about at the Summit. Nothing like some Jew-bashing to unite the Muslims.
Well done Old Man, what next will you be DIVIDING and DESTROYING......?
At this Summit Toonsie must expound his "Compassionate Islam" philosophy, how Muslims must show compassion and share wealth with non-Muslims.ReplyDelete
EXpound how this has been "successfully" done in Malaysia. Then Islamophobia will disappear. Everyone will love and appreciate Islam. Oppressed Muslims will no longer seek refuge in non-Muslim countries. They will seek refuge in Malaysia.
And Toonsie can be given full credit for this wonderful achievement.
The horrifying Saudi war on Yemen - much, much, much, much, much, much worse than anything Israel had done in 70 years , as well as Crown Prince MBS' likely culpability in the killing of journalist Jamal Kashoggi in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey has exposed Saudi as virtually a rogue state.ReplyDelete
Outside of closet (and not so closet) Wahabis, Saudi Arabia is no longer taken as a respected leader of Muslim countries.
The others who remain silent on the Saudis are largely trying to avoid displeasing the Saudis financial clout - which unfortunately has also been significantly clipped due to weak oil prices.
family nownow billions well safeguard, the old man wants to build up his legacy n name before god call. msian hv to suffer a then thief n now a extravagant n grandiose thieves king.ReplyDelete
Big event at Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru tomorrow, after Friday prayers...Jibby swearing to give up smoking....Sumpah Taknak....maybe all the Muslim Summit 2019 attendees can go give him moral support, KLCC Convention Centre is just round the corner...ReplyDelete
Rumour has it Jibby will lafaz Talak 3 against Rosmah , as his last ditch line of defence in his on-going court cases.Delete
This rumoured to clear the path for him to lay blame on Rosmah colluding with Jho Low for the many dishonest transactions that occurred over SRC and 1MDB during his time.
What happens when Azilah does the same, so you have two competing Sumpah Laknak....let the two Sumpahs duel it out....wakakakaka..Delete
One two zom...Delete
Jibby will chicken out in his Talak 3 of Roastmah Lard Pok.Delete
He received through the grapevines that the Hermes-crazed Witch has photographic evidence of his past peccadilloes, the most important of which is the one with the name of Altantunya aka Aminah, the exposure which will cook his goose sampai hangus. As the saying goes, the wife always have the last say, hehe
The last time Jibby was at the Kampung Baru mosque in 1987 he was UMNO Youth leader, he whipped up the crowd into a frenzy and Operation Lalang happened soon after, Toonsie 1.0 was in charge then of course...and today Toonsie 2.0 is in charge...so watch out....ReplyDelete
I never ever trusted Jibby as a person after the 1987 incident. The incitement to racial violence that Jibby carried out was the closest incident to May 13 1969 we have had since then.Delete
In the subsequent 30 years, I have not seen any evidence that he has improved as a person.
Does iran know we arbitrariky harrass, persecute, oppress snd suppress, subjugate and in one case i know, made one shiite disappear?ReplyDelete