PM Modi: Violence in name of religion is attack on religion itself


Emphasising on the need to contain extremist ideology, King Abdullah said that it was our "shared responsibility" to make a concerted effort to "mute" voices of "hate" so to "build a better future" for the entire world, especially focusing on the future generations.

King Abdullah II, along with his wife queen Rania has tried to promote peaceful, moderate forms of Islam which is simultaneously in sync with modern values at a time when Islam is increasingly associated with terrorism.

"Those who commit crimes against humanity perhaps do not know that they are harming the very religion that they claim to stand for", he stated.

There is hardly any tension between the Muslims of India and its other major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

Jordan's King had arrived in India on February 27, 2018, on a three-day state visit. King Abdullah endorsed this point, while speaking of radicalization. India has given the idea of "Vasudev Kutumbakam" - which means that the whole world is our family.

King Abdullah II Al Hussein of Jordan Thursday promised a liberal regime for visiting Indians and business persons and offered to solve any challenge faced by the visitors that was brought to the notice of the Indian embassy in Amman.

"Islam is not about radicalisation, faith inspires both our countries", King Abdullah said adding, "Humanity unites all religions".

Modi stressed his mission is to take the entire country along as India's prospects are linked to every citizen's progress.

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In his speech, the Jordanian king said the current global war against terror should not be viewed as a fight between religions.

"There is keenness on both sides to take this cooperation further and we are in the process of exploring avenues for enhancing our cooperation", he daid.

The event, organised at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan for the two leaders on the theme "Islamic Heritage: promoting understanding and moderation", was attended by hundreds of Islamic scholars, and clerics, with leaders of every school of Islamic faith and all eight schools of Islamic Jurisprudence present.

The Vice President said that India is moving ahead with the Prime Minister's slogan of - Reform, Perform & Transform.

"What is heard in the news and what is shown about religion is what separates people", he said.

"The fight against terrorism and extremism, against radicalization is not a fight against any religion".

Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Commerce and Industry, in his remarks, spoke of the age-old civilizational ties with Jordan and said, "We consider Jordan as a friendly, welcoming and forward-looking country capable of building bridges with other countries".