Interviews with the Prresidents ofthe PUIC Conferences ( Morocco)

The following is responses of  H.E. Mr. Abdelouahed Radi President of Second PUIC Conference and Speaker of House of Representatives of Morocco

•    Demand International Protection for Palestinians
•    Catastrophic Conditions Prevail in World
•    Development of Islamic Strategy to keep pace with 21st Century


 During the Second Session of the PUIC Conference, held in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, on 9-10 Rajab 1422H (27-28 September 2001), His Excellency addressed in his speech, several important issues and concepts which affected, and continue to affect, the progress of joint Islamic action. Following are excerpts:
•    In an age characterized by the dissemination of  the values of democracy, freedom, equality, human rights and the rule of law, national and international efforts should have been combined to render justice to the Muslim Nation, which is  striving to bring attention to its just causes, legitimate claims and aspirations in terms of independence, dignity, peace and decent living.
•    We reiterate our demand that international protection be provided for the Palestinian people against the acts of violence and massacre to which it is subjected.
•    The world now is going through catastrophic conditions at various levels which threaten to bring about the destruction and disappearance of all the achievements made by humanity over centuries of hard work, strivings, and sufferings for the sake of political, moral, social, and scientific progress, for the purpose of establishing a culture of democracy and mutual respect, in order to regulate international relations on legal and civilizational bases, and also to build a modern economic model capable of providing conditions for human welfare.
•    Therefore, all peace-loving forces in the world, including executive as well as legislative bodies, NGOs and all moral authorities, should participate in halting the process of deterioration and  resist the attempt to regress into hatred, aggression, religious and racial wars, and the law of might. We should work together for the purpose of spreading peace, stability, and security.
•    The international community should, in the like manner, adopt a bold stance vis-à-vis all the causes, political, social, and economic, that constitute a threat to international security and peace.
•    Faced with such a reality, we have but one response, namely to  renew our attachment to our ideals and values, to double up the efforts we deploy in defending the values of peace, coexistence, tolerance, co-operation and solidarity; to fight against all  tendencies that aim at fostering hatred, confrontation and hegemony.
•    Our true Islamic religion calls for tolerance, co-existence and dialogue in our dealings with one another, which accounts for the progress and wealth achieved by Islamic civilization in the fields of literature, arts, philosophy and architecture, and for its successful interaction and cohesion with the various civilizations existing on other continents,  throughout the different periods of history. Our duty is to consolidate this trend by strengthening this dialogue, to service of a just and equitable peace, and to preserve stability and security in the whole world.
•    Another task is to ponder on one of issues that is most fundamental to the present and future of Islamic countries at the cultural, economic and social levels. This issue has to do with the impact of globalization on developing countries, including Muslim countries. Given that this phenomenon has become an  inexorable current sweeping unsparingly through the entire globe, Islamic countries are required to develop a global political, cultural, social and economic  strategy  that will enable them to keep pace with the 21st century, to make it possible for our peoples to benefit from progress made in all material and moral fields while preserving their identity, and to highlight their contribution to the human civilizational heritage and keep pace with its evolution.