Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies calls on Qatar to review stance, restore Gulf ties

ABU DHABI — The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies has called on Qatar to review its stance, and restore its ties with other Gulf countries.

The Forum issued a statement that said, “The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, which includes dozens of scholars, was established in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, a place of tolerance and reconciliation, to call for peace, compassion and sympathy between the inhabitants of the Arab and Islamic region and the whole of humanity, to combat extremism and terrorism.

“During its annual gatherings and various initiatives, the Forum always calls for solidarity and co-operation between all governments, scholars and intellectuals, as it believes that terrorism can only be defeated through solidarity and co-operation.”

The Forum continued, “We are following, with much concern, the Qatari government’s actions to undermine Arab unity and its ties with the Gulf region and contradict the tolerance of Islam, by supporting terrorist groups in stable countries and fuelling sectarian conflicts. This has led to a series of procedures by the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, and some Arab and Islamic countries to prevent the damage caused by the behaviour of the Qatari government, which threatens the stability and security of the region.”

“The Presidency and General Secretariat of the Forum are asking Qatar to revisit its stance, restore its ties with other Gulf countries and correct its mistakes by returning to the Arab and Islamic alliance, to combat terrorism and promote stability and unity,” the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies concluded.

Source: Emirates News Agency