OIC Secretary-General strongly condemns killing of Jordanian pilot by Da’esh, calls for emergency meeting to curb terrorism

JEDDAH, 5th February, 2015 (WAM) — The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OIC, Iyad Ameen Madani, has condemned the ugly crime committed by the terrorist group Da’esh (ISIS) by burning alive the Jordanian pilot, Mo’az Al-Kasasbah, saying that this criminality “utterly disregards the rights of prisoners Islam has decreed, as well as the human moral standards for war and treatment of prisoners”.

The Secretary-General expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Al-Kasasbah family and to the Jordanian leadership, government, and people.

“It is profoundly saddening to see the depth of malaise parts of the Middle East Region has descended to, the intellectual decay, the political fragmentation and the abuse of Islam, the great religion of mercy and its great Prophet who said that his mission is above all a moral mission,” he said.

The Secretary-General added that the Secretariat of the OIC will call for an emergency meeting of its Executive Committee, comprised of the troika of the Summit, the troika of the Council of Foreign Ministers and the host country, to cement the OIC’s position and action to curb terrorism, extremism and hate speech and to dismantle the contexts that breeds, lead to and exploits them. The Secretariat will also call for an urgent meeting for the OIC’s International Islamic Fiqh Academy to further outline Muslim jurisdiction towards this phenomena, Madani said.