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Passion Islam I August 2008 ORLD NEWSW I 15
Madinah University to host global
conference against terrorism
Dr. Mohammad Al Oqla, tackle the malicious campaign
director of the Islamic being waged against Islam,
University in Madinah, its Prophet (peace be upon
announced that Custodian of him) and its holy book, he
the Two Holy Mosques King said, adding that there will be
Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has a serious attempt to present
granted his endorsement the true picture of Islam and
to the university to hold an Muslims. The Makkah-based
international conference Muslim World League (MWL) is
against terrorism. Several also holding a global interfaith
key figures, including leading dialogue conference in Madrid
Islamic scholars, thinkers and next month. The MWL has
intellectuals from various parts extended invitations to some
of the world will be invited. 200 prominent religious
Dr. Al Oqla told reporters that figures representing Islam,
the conference “is aimed at Christianity and Judaism from
spreading the values of mutual around the world to attend
understanding and a spirit the conference. The call for
of tolerance, and promoting a dialogue conference was thoughts through analyzing intellectually together with
a culture of dialogue and made by King Abdullah after the position of Islam, which is security operation to root out
peaceful coexistence.” The he won the backing of leading a religion of moderation and terrorism as well as to drain its
Madinah conference is aimed Islamic scholars from around tolerance, Dr. Muhammad Al financial sources.
at exerting efforts to root out the world at the International Oqla said. “The conference will highlight
terrorism as well as to drain Islamic Dialogue Conference “The Madinah conference the moderate stance taken by
its financial sources, said Dr. in Makkah this month. will be a serious initiative in Islam on all issues and will
Al Oqla. The Kingdom is making every this regard. The conference counter effectively the wrong
The conference is also part effort to address religious is aimed at exerting all efforts notion of linking Islam with
of Saudi Arabia’s initiative to extremism and deviant to address this problem terrorism,” he said.
Jeddah airport gets face lift
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After a year of work on “I expect the next phase to Ruhaimy stated that 80
serve.... You don’t
developing and modernizing the be even more advanced,” he percent of the work on the
King Abdul Aziz International said. Southern Terminal, which
have to know the
Airport, passengers were be The prince noted that a is popularly known as the
second theory of
able to see the difference last number of development Saudia Terminal, had been
month. projects in Jeddah would also completed.
thermodynamics in
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled be announced soon by the He said that by the end of this
Al-Faisal, who was on an municipality. month, the final touches would
physics to serve.
inspection tour of the airport’s Khaled Al-Mulhim, director be put on the new airport’s
You only need a
Southern Terminal, praised the general of Saudi Arabian design. The project consists
development, saying, ‘There Airlines, Abdullah Ruhaimy, of 24 stages and the work on heart full of grace.
will be a visible improvement president of the General other stages will begin this
in airport services. The airport Authority of Civil Aviation year. He said the new airport
A soul generated
lounges will be different and (GACA), Saleh Al-Turki, would be operational by 2012.
by love.
facilities will be upgraded.” president of the Council of The Haj Terminal is also
Prince Khaled pointed Saudi Chambers of Commerce undergoing an expansion and
out that this was a vital first and Industry, along with other 40 percent of the work will be
Martin Luther
step, the next one being the top officials accompanied the completed before this year’s
construction of a new airport. prince during his visit. Haj. King Jr
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