JEDDAH – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, greeted the people of Saudi Arabia and Muslims around the world on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan.
They also sent and received cables of greetings from several kings, heads of state and leaders from the Arab and Muslim world.
In their Ramadan greetings, read out by Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja, the King and Crown Prince reiterated that the Kingdom would follow its moderate policy with full conscience about its responsibility and message toward the Muslim world and the entire humanity as well.
“As such, the Kingdom would never allow extremists as well as mischievous people to misuse religion as a garb to hide behind it in order to serve their own interests. These people are doing harm to the sublime image of Islam through their overt practices and wrong interpretations,” the statement said.
The King and the Crown Prince emphasized that Islam rejects division in the name of one ideology or the other.
They also warned against parties that move in the midst of darkness and calculate in the midst of sedition that they are for a cause.
“Therefore, the Kingdom announces that it will never accept under any circumstances anyone in the country to be part of or affiliated with any parties.”
They also prayed for lifting the tragedy that befell the Syrian people and urged the international community to take up their moral obligations. – SPA