Unprecedented Meeting in Mecca Rejects Extremism

SAUDI ARABIA - It is perhaps Saudi Arabia that has moved most aggressively — not simply to confront Iran, but to shift its foreign and domestic policies into alignment with Israel and the United States. Just as concerned as the United States and other nations about Iranian threats to shipping in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, the Saudis are working hard to guarantee freedom of navigation. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih met recently with US Energy Secretary Rick Perry to discuss strengthening cooperation with the United States generally, and to defeat threats to oil markets in particular.

Saudi Arabia also convened an extraordinary series of summit meetings in Mecca at the end of May to consider the threat posed by Iranian aggression and to coordinate a united front among Arab nations in the region to confront it. Present were member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League, and their message to Iran could not have been more clear.

The language of the “Charter of Makkah,” unanimously endorsed on May 28, 2019, by an unprecedented meeting in Mecca of leading Muslim scholars from 137 nations, is dramatic. The Charter offers Muslims around the world guidance on concepts that speak to the true meaning of Islam, and that are orientated around core principles...

"All people, regardless of their different ethnicities, races and nationalities, are equal under God. We reject religious and ethnic claims of 'preference'." In addition to the Charter, the strategic impact of the coordinated actions of the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia is hard to exaggerate.

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While this is very interesting, we must keep in mind the Muslim mind set.

This was summed up a few years ago by Turkish President Erdogan.

First - on Islam: "There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it."

On democracy: "Democracy is like a streetcar. You ride it until you arrive at your destination and then you step off."

This last quote typifies the attitude of Islam in general – they use the system until they get what they want. The real tragedy is – the leaders of the West are blind... like “silly doves”!

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The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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