The conflicts in the Arab world have taken a sectarian form. This is alarming and adds to the already existing divisions created by years of political strife. What is more alarming is that this phenomenon is spreading, fueled by an irresponsible media and extremist clerics despite several initiatives to stop its spread.
Reformers in the Muslim world need to take a more active role in combating extremism and tribal racism, and political and sectarian conflicts which continue to threaten the social fabric.Samar Fatany
King Abdullah stated that sectarianism and sedition are extremely dangerous trends because they divide Muslims and lead to clashes and conflicts. He urged eminent scholars to always keep pace with the changes of our times and offer the best solutions in compliance with the Islamic Shariah by taking advantage of the flexibility of our religion which is based on moderation, warning that not doing so would lead to bloody fighting among Muslims.