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Kashmir, Palestine to win freedom; can’t be suppressed by force: Alvi Paigham-e-Islam conference rejects extremism, sectarian violence


President Dr Arif Alvi Sunday said both Kashmir and Palestine would win freedom one day as no community or religion could be suppressed by force.
“My heart beats with Palestine. My heart beats with Kashmir… Pakistan will continue extending moral and political support to Kashmiri people,” the president said addressing ‘Paigham-e-Islam (Message of Islam) Conference’ held by Pakistan Ulema Council here.
The event was attended by visiting Imam-e-Kaaba Dr. Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al Juhany, Minister for Religious Affairs, Pir Nurul Haq Qadri, Chief Justice of Palestinian Shariat Council, Mustafa Al-Tawil, Saudi Ambassador in Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, Allama Tahir Ashrafi, representatives of Saudi Ministry of Religious Affairs and religious scholars from across the country.
The conference started with the mesmerizing recitation of Surah Rahman by Imam-e-Kaaba, who had also led Friday prayer at Faisal Mosque. Wearing the Palestinian-flag themed scarf, the president said the Jews must remind that use of force could not eliminate them in the 20th century. Similarly, the freedom movements in Kashmir and Palestine could not be ended forcefully.
He advised the religious scholars to spread the message of social revolution from the pulpit that had been the platform for social messaging since the early days of Islam.
Meanwhile, a joint Declaration issued at “4th International Message of Islam Conference” underlined that teachings of Islam has nothing to do with terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence. Islam being a religion of peace and harmony condemns killings of innocent people and also denounces violence in the society. The joint declaration of the “4th International Message of Islam Conference” also pinpointed that Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance and forbearance. Elements responsible for fanning terrorism, extremism and sectarian violence are enemies of Islam and Muslims. The conference also announced to constitute an Islamic Idelogical Allaince to contain the mantra of Islamphobia at world level.