OIC rejects sectarianism

Manama, March 06 (BNA) -- Supreme Islamic Affairs Council today rejected sectarianism as it convened for its regular session chaired by Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalid Al-Khalifa.

It urged unity, fraternity and cohesion, which Islam advised us to do along with being crucial to overcome obstacles, build societies and shape desired future.

In a statement issued today, the council called upon scholars, clerics and Imams to preach the spirit of fraternity and tolerance and amity between fellow countrymen and foster and protect Bahraini society against destructive rhetoric and sectarian mantra.
Other issues on the agenda also came under scrutiny, including plans to support events and contests of the Holy Quran, in that context the council adopted the project of printing a number of Qurans dedicated to the Kingdom of Bahrain under His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa's name, as the first copy is expected to be printed by the end of 2012.
Other issues on the agenda included plans of building new mosques.