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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … Thank you

BLESSED is Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz for his endeavor to bring together Gulf nations, Arabs and Muslims beside the House of Allah in Makkah where 57 representatives of the Muslim world met.

This huge gathering would not have been possible if it were not for the Kingdom’s great status in both the Arab and Muslim worlds; and being the big brother of GCC countries reigning with affinity, love and cooperation.

The meeting took place in Safaa Palace. It was characterized by pure intent and stance in extinguishing the evil fire being ignited by a country which is supposed to adhere to Islamic principles of righteousness and justice.

Unfortunately, this country has fallen victim to a wicked group of people from the dark ages ruling a great nation like the people of Iran.

Three summits within three days would not have happened if the host does not adhere to his faith. He chose the most sacred month and place for Muslims to meet in order to exchange opinions, while extending hands of peace and cooperation to the one tearing the Muslim world apart.

These summits are in line with Quranic teachings: “And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that rebels until he complies with the Command of Allah; if he complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allah loves those who are equitable.”

“The summit happened near the place where about three million Muslims from every corner of the world meet to perform their religious rituals in this blessed month and blessed night; where leaders saw honest interpretation of the title, ‘Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,’ and the responsibilities it bears as well as that of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman.

They frankly and honestly discussed and declared their positions, ending with the performance of minor pilgrimage (Umrah) and returning to their respective countries while shouldering the responsibility of the historic position in preventing the aggressor from extending his aggression.

We all know that Muslim nations would not have endured this slander if the language of reason dominated the delusional regime that thinks it can fight against the world and impose its belief on everyone as if Islam is not their creed.

Due to this mentality, more than three trillion of dollars have been lost in the region. This money would have led to more development and progress if it were invested in its people.

Before 1979, Iran was under a reasonable king who realized the risk of toying with regional security. When there was a dispute between him and the people of Bahrain; he accepted the referendum through which Bahrainis took a historic position of accepting members of the Khalifa Dynasty as their rulers, and that Bahrain is an independent Arab and Gulf nation.

The Shah of Iran accepted the outcome of the referendum to avoid wars in which every participant is a loser. However, Khomeini’s mafias, who turned against the reasonable Shah, came to sound the war alarms; instigating sedition and igniting evil fire in the region.

Blessed is the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Everyone observed the King’s reception of leaders and delegations despite the difficulties of age, and how he presided over the three summits relentlessly. This could be achieved only through firm alternation of rule between his brothers who tirelessly shouldered the concerns of the region and the Muslim world for the sake of peace and stability.

Undoubtedly, the people of this region are tired of aggression, terrorism and evil which has coming from the same source for the last 40 years. These people have been living under pressure while the manufacturer of terrorism continues to spread evil in Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon, and almost destroyed Bahrain, eastern part of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Today, all bets are in the hands of leaders who met in Makkah. Therefore, thank you Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman; not only from us, but from everyone who visited Makkah and participated in the three summits which cemented their conviction over this proper management of the Two Holy Mosques.

Whatever the summit witnessed is more effective than the shenanigans being stirred by some from time to time. Whenever they fail to adopt the wise position of the Kingdom, they rush to suggest internationalization of the Two Holy Mosques. Their effort failed and it is now buried in the three summits.

The final communiqué of the three summits could only be issued by masters of politics who talk the talk and walk the walk. Perhaps, the wicked will listen and come to their senses before things fall apart.

By Ahmed Al-Jarallah

Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times

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