OIC calls for UNSC emergency meeting on Al-Aqsa
The Organization has already cautioned Israel of 'dangerous consequences' for acts of sacrilege in the holy compound emphasizing that any damage to the mosque could lead to "unpredictable consequences" for international peace and security.
The 57-member body condemned Israeli regime's sporadic violations against the holy site which started on September 27 after it closed the compound and deployed thousands of police forces to secure a Jewish religious ceremony in the masque.
Clashes renewed in the holy site last week after Israeli police closed down the site.
Security forces fired stun grenades to disperse crowds of hundreds of Palestinian protesters. Twenty-four Palestinians have been wounded in the clashes in and around the holy compound.
OIC Secretary General dubs OIC creation as embodiment of Islamic solidarity spirit
Meanwhile the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, emphasized that the creation of the OIC in 1969 embodies the most significant development in the contemporary history of the Muslim world. The birth of the OIC, he affirmed, came as a realization of the aspirations of the Islamic Ummah [nation] to set up an umbrella institution that reflects Islamic solidarity.
The Secretary General indicated in a speech delivered at the 'Cultural Days of Kazakhstan' ceremony that kicked off on Wednesday 28th October 2009 in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that the OIC serves as the engine for progress and prosperity in the Muslim world. The OIC, he pointed out, is the rallying assembly for Muslims, where Muslim leaders meet to discuss their affairs and elaborate their common decisions to better secure and serve their interests and concerns.
The Secretary General stressed that being inspired by its new Charter, the OIC strives to build a new Muslim Man equipped with a new vision through the merger of past Islamic heritage and the positive aspects of the present and the prospects of the future.
Last Updated (Monday, 02 November 2009 10:51)