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King delivers a speech on the occasion of blessed Eid Al-Fitr
Published in Alriyadh on 08 - 08 - 2013

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered a speech on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr.
Following is the text of the speech delivered on his behalf on the media by Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohieddin Khoja, Minister of Culture and Information.
"In the name of God, most gracious, most merciful,
Prayer and Peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon his family and all his companions
Brothers all over the world
Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you
I congratulate you on the blessed Eid Al-Fitr, successful fasting of the month of Ramadan, and performance of its related post-evening prayers. I herewith address you from the holy premises of this sacred land, the cradle of the mission of Islam and Muslims Kiblah (prayer and call direction) from which the God's faith brightness have shined to show all mankind the way of good and peace and to form the most important tributary to human civilization and innovation, such goodness which was carried by the leader of the human kind Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) and which is sole objective is to come out with the human beings from the thickness of darkness and ignorance to the illumination of rightness, equality and fairness as well as raising high the flag of tolerance, co-existence, wisdom and rationalization and calling for unity that takes the humanity from the darkness of its ignorance and struggle to the light of its sole creator who guides to the correct path.
My Muslim and Arab brothers everywhere in this world:
Of course every soul feels sad and painful about the painful situation and the unknown fate our Muslim and Arab nations are experiencing, a situation that embodies unbearable struggles and slogans carried by enemies and those who wait to see their historical chance to legalize the killing of innocents, terrorize the secure, violate the sanctities citing intellectual terrorism that justified this according to its factual principles and political greediness using all kinds of interpretation and fraud through interpreting the texts of the holy Sharia according to their wishes, demands and objectives. This strange intellectual thought is wearing the dress of religion while the religion of God is innocent of that, but this is the result of coveted objects and greediness targeting a fertile environment which accommodates groups of ignorant who think that the religion of God is a subject that open for the tongue of irrationals. However, we believe that God is going to conquer those who used their grievance as a tool for terrorism and its corruption in an endeavor to demolish the high values of Islam. Of course, they will have an appointment to meet Allah Almighty's saying that "think not that God doth not heed the deeds of thsoe who do wrong. He but giveth them respite against a day when the eyes will fixedly stare in horror".They have disguised reforms to give lies and convinced the simple people to take them the wrong way. They were described by God in the following verse "But they (ever) strive to do mischief on earth. And God loveth not those who do mischief". However, they don't fear Allah when they raise their confusing slogans and they never care about the repercussions of their deeds and sayings.
No doubt that the deviant thought which was designed to stage a deep injury in the waist of the Islamic Ummah is more dangerous for our nation than the weapons of its visible enemies. However, this is Allah's rule for his creatures.
Our nation is heading for the good, God willing, and no tyrant will ever evade the ramifications of his own hands' deeds as per the holy verse 'And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take'.
I say this with deep pain and sadness as I see the situation in which our Islamic nation is experiencing: sedition and struggle leading to more bloodshed, demolition of achievements, defaming of values and principles, and ignorance of Islam's values which were based on co-existence, rightness and equality.
Faced with this sad status quo, we are obliged to make a firm standing and, firstly, self-criticism to rectify the affairs of our nation which starts with the reformation of oneself and then agreeing with others based on the holy Quran and Sunna (Prophet's deeds and sayings) and to steadfast against the callers for sedition, misguide and deviation who seek the defame of Islam which has inspired the hearts of Muslims and incubated the humanity and whose leaders' mentality was the cause of human civilization and advancement as testified by the world's scientific, cultural and civilizational minarets.
Amid such great challenges which face our Islamic and Arab nation, in particular, and the world at large, in general, we are seriously required more than any time before to stand stiff before terror thought by activating the international center for combating terrorism through hiring anti-terror experts and specialists in this facility so that experiences, and information could be exchanged at a speedy rate to either evade or cope with the incident in the beginning.
We have initiated the call to establish this center during the international center for combating terrorism conference held in Riyadh on 5 February 2005.
Fortunately, the call found a good response from the attendees who welcomed the idea and determined to put it into effect. In this regard, Saudi Arabia donated immediately $10 million but the following days did not reflect the same enthusiasm. On the contrary, some slackness on the other side to activate the initiative was witnessed. Whoever is sincere and candid to his people, nation and humanity as a whole would not accept any hesitation to carry out this international project with its humanitarian and ethical dimensions or become subject or affected by doubts in the sincerity of wills. This center is aiming at serving all humanity away of any religious, sectarian, ethnic or color segregation as its wide umbrella is for the whole humanity according to our religion.
We have to be aware that the danger of terrorism will not dash away or totally wipe out in a certain time. So, our fight against it might prolong and expand. And terrorism might become more fierce and violent as long as we get it besieged and suffocated. But we are confident that God Almighty will make rightness a winner over falseness as God says 'Nay, We hurl the truth against falsehood, and it knocks out its brain and behold falsehood doth perish'. Our belief is that any betrayer of his religion, nation and humanity will be defeated.
In this context, I announce the donation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of $100 million to support this center and work for its activation under the umbrella of the United Nations, calling on all other nations to take part in support of this center to get rid of the forces of grudge, extremism and criminality as this is the inevitable duty for whoever sees that terrorism is a demolishing tool that aims at threatening the world security and peace. I see that there is no way for anybody to follow doubts or get slacked to help solve this great issue as there are no half solutions and as we are not going to kill this evil unless we exert strenuous efforts and write the relevant charters and conventions to fulfill our historic responsibility towards safeguarding the world security and peace. We can cite numerous historical events and we can see what the following verse of the holy Quran says 'And fear tumult or oppression which affecteth not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong'.
Let me appeal to Allah Almighty to help us for the good of our cause, and grant us firmness and strength.
Walsalamu Alaykum Warahmatu Allahi Wabarakatu'.

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