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Jan 23, 2020
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Islamic Scholars Visit Auschwitz; Dr. Ahamd Abadi of Morocco: We Must Learn the Lesson of the Holocaust to Prevent such a Tragedy from Repeating

#7755 | 02:37
Source: Al-Arabiya TV (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Arabia's Al-Arabiya Network aired a report on a visit to Auschwitz by a delegation of the Muslim World Leagues on January 23, 2020. The delegation of senior Islamic scholars was led by Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Dr. Muhammad Issa. According to the report, the purpose of the visit was to express the Muslim World League's message against violence, hatred, and extremism. Dr. Ahmad Abadi, Secretary-General of the Mohammadia League of Scholars in Morocco, who was a member of the delegation, was interviewed from Auschwitz. He said that no one in the "extended human family" is immune to the "virus of hate," which penetrated into the scholarly German nation. Dr. Abadi added: "We should learn this lesson […] so that we do not repeat such a tragedy anywhere on our planet." Dr. Abadi stated that this visit can refute the "widespread belief that Muslims can accept crimes against humanity." The visit took place in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation.

 

Anchor: "A high-level delegation of Muslim scholars from various denominations, headed by the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Dr. Muhammad Issa, visited the site of the genocide of the Jews – known as the Holocaust – in the Auschwitz area in Poland. The delegation visited the museum that documents the history of the Jews, in order to express their religious sentiment towards the crimes committed by the Nazis and to emphasize the message of the Muslim World League against violence, hatred, and extremism, and its position about the Holocaust, which cannot be accepted by any religion. It should be noted that this is the first time that an Islamic organization has visited the Nazi Auschwitz camp. About a year ago, the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and talked about the horrors of the Holocaust.

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"From Auschwitz, Poland, the site of the Jewish Holocaust, we are joined by Dr. Ahmad Abadi, Secretary-General of the Mohammadia League of Scholars in Morocco."

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Dr. Ahmad Abadi: "What one can see in Auschwitz and its surroundings is the extent of barbarity that underlined these genocidal crimes against humanity. One can only stand amazed at how the virus of hatred penetrated a scholarly nation like the German people of that time. Many of the German elites were involved in this [Nazi] rhetoric and they accepted – and some of them were even involved – in those crimes. Therefore, no one in the extended human family is immune to this virus.

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"We should learn this lesson, because we are an extended family, so that we do not repeat such a tragedy anywhere on our planet.

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"This visit is a groundbreaking initiative that may refute the widespread belief that Muslims can accept crimes against humanity. There is not even the smallest indication of this in our true religion, which forbids harm, especially since the people who were attacked had done nothing to justify it."

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