Lahore (December 08, 2017): Jamaat-e-Islami and Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen have announced to hold nationwide protests today against the decision of Trump administration to accept sacred city Jerusalem as capital of Israel.
According to the details, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Siraj-ul-Haq has called for countrywide protest on Friday against the recent decision of United States president Donald Trump of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Siraj-ul-Haq said that Trump’s statement added fuel to the fire and that he has also put international peace at stake. The senator further requested all Muslim leaders to unanimously stand against the Trump’s plan.
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Announcing the protest chief of JI Senator Siraj-ul-Haq urged the heads of Muslim nations to formulate a joint strategy to reject the US decision.
In the statement released from the JI headquarters from Mansoora here Siraj called Trump’s decision akin to throwing fuel on fire which poses threat to the world peace.
Warning the US decision have serious repercussions Siraj added that Islamic world holds Jerusalem the most sacred site after Mekkah and Medina and Muslims revere Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque Masjid in Jerusalem.Lauding Turkish President Tayyeb Erdogan and President of Palestinian Authority Mahmood Abbas for rejecting President Trump’s decision Siraj added that no ruler of the Muslim world could support the unholy plan. The world community and the justice-loving nations in the West and Europe should also condemn it to send clear message to the US that any such move by Trump is just unacceptable and thus could not be supported.
Demanding Muslim world in general and Pakistani government in particular to strongly condemn American decision Siraj asked them to utilize all resources to foil the nefarious designs on the international level.
Whereas, Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Chief Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jaffery has announced countrywide protests and to observe America Murdabad Day (Day to condemn America) today in the wake of US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.MWM provincial Secretary General Allama Maqsood Ali Domki said in an emergency meeting that any conspiracy against Al-Aqsa will be considered as announcement of war against the Muslims. He said that condemned the US President Donald Trump’s decision to recongnise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The MWM provincial Secretary General was of the view that the Trump’s decision was against the international laws. Allama Maqsood Ali Domki said that the Nation will hold protest demonstrations today on the appeal of MWM Chief Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jaffery.
Earlier, Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.
Trump’s defiant move, making good on a core campaign pledge, ended seven decades of US ambiguity on the status of the Holy City, which is vociferously claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.America’s leader appeared further isolated, as allies and foes alike denounced his decision and Palestinians questioned whether their dream of statehood, as part of a peace deal brokered by Washington, was still possible.
But the US president claimed this marked the start of a “new approach” to solving the thorny Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital,” Trump said in a speech given from the White House.
“It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” he said, urging calm and “the voices of tolerance to prevail over the purveyors of hate.”
Meanwhile, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Trump’s “deplorable and unacceptable” move signified America’s withdrawal as a sponsor of the peace process.