The head of the Saudi-based Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammad Alissa, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day expressed “great sympathy with the victims of the Holocaust, an incident that shook humanity to the core, and created an event whose horrors could not be denied or underrated by any fair-minded or peace-loving person.”
Dr Alissa is the Secretary General, Muslim World League, and the President of the International Organization of Muslim Scholars.
He made the above comment in an official letter to Sara Bloomfield, director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and was was sent via email on January 22, 2018.
In the letter, he said that, “This human tragedy perpetrated by evil Nazism won’t be forgotten by history, or meet the approval of anyone, except criminal Nazis or their genre. True Islam is against these crimes. It classifies them in the highest degree of penal sanctions and among the worst human atrocities ever. One would ask, who in his right mind would accept, sympathize, or even diminish the extent of this brutal crime.”
A crime to distort history
The Muslim World League is entirely independent of any political aims, tendencies, or otherwise, he stated. “It does, however, express its opinion with utter neutrality; an impartiality that doesn’t carry any political tone at all. It looks at matters and judges them without prejudice and with transparency. We do not express our views on any dimensions other than absolute the human dimension: that of innocent lives. The latter have been protected and safeguarded in Islam, which decrees that anyone who assaults and kills an innocent soul will be held accountable as if he has killed all people.”
Dr Alissa stated: “Islam has, through long centuries, coexisted with all religions and respected the dignity of its followers. We are also aware that there are political slogans in all religions throughout history that exploit faith to achieve their goals and aspirations, however, religions are innocent of these schemes.”