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Muslim World League expresses concerns over US congress bill

The bodies fear the US will include them as part of a list of ‘global sponsors of terror’

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The Muslim World League and its affiliate World Organization of Muslim Scholars have expressed deep concerns regarding the US Congress issuing of legislation known as the “Justice law against sponsors of terrorism” bill.

“It clearly and frankly contravenes with the UN Charter and the principles of international law and as such act is contrary to the basis of international relations based on the principles of equal sovereignty, immunity of the state, mutual respect and non-imposition of domestic laws of any state on the other state,” a statement published on Saudi Press Agency read.

The Secretary of the League, who is also the Chairman of the affiliate body of Muslim scholars and Vice President of its General Conference Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, asserted that the issuance of such a law would threaten the stability of international systems, cast doubt on international transactions, in addition to what it may bring of global economic damage, and will have many negative consequences, as it would set a dangerous precedent, in relations among nations, he added.

Al-Issa has expressed hope that the Muslim World League and the Organization of the Islamic scholars would not be included by US legislative authorities in the bill itself.

“[This] will open the floodgates for other countries, for the issuance of similar laws, which would negatively affect the international efforts to fight terrorism, without prejudice to a grave breach of established international principles, based on the basis of sovereign equality and immunity of the states,” he said.

WML statement
WML statement