10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference Meets in Malaysia

October 13, 2003

Source: BBC News


On October 13, 2003 the BBC News ran a story on the Islamic Summit Conference in Malaysia, "the biggest gathering of Muslim nations in three years," which said "the Islamic world faces 'unprecedented' dangers" in the current global situation: "[Abdelouahed Belkeziz, secretary-general of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference] said the 11 September attacks on the United States two years ago had caused the world to forget Islam's message of peace and tolerance and to focus instead on the violence perpetrated by extremists. He said that as a result, Islam itself was facing false accusations, while joint Islamic action was unable to secure the Muslim world's protection and pride."