Islamic body urges Syria to stop “excessive force”

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The world’s largest Islamic body urged Syria on Wednesday to “immediately stop the use of excessive force” against its citizens to avert the threat of foreign intervention.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), told a news conference in the Red Sea City of Jeddah that foreign ministers attending an OIC meeting called on Damascus to quickly enter into a dialogue with its opponents and rejected foreign intervention in Syria.

“The executive committee (of the OIC) … urges the Syrian authorities to immediately stop using excessive force against citizens and to respect human rights,” a final statement said.

Syrian security forces have been using lethal force to crack down on demonstrations that began in March against 41 years of rule by Bashar al-Assad’s family. Assad says his forces are confronting saboteurs inspired by foreign powers.

Wednesday’s OIC meeting came after the Arab League suspended Syria and imposed sanctions over its violent crackdown on eight months of protests.

The League has demanded that Damascus allow a 500-strong monitoring mission into Syria.

A technical committee of the Arab League is scheduled to meet in the Qatari capital Doha on Saturday to discuss and announce what sanctions will be imposed on Damascus.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem left after the end of the meeting on Wednesday without speaking to journalists.

NO TO OUTSIDE INTERVENTION

Ihsanoglu earlier said the 57-member body wanted to try to resolve the crisis in Syria within the OIC without foreign intervention, saying the group opposed any plans to take the issue to the international community.

“We are keen to preserve Syria’s safety, security and stability, and insist on rejecting the internationalization of the Syrian crisis and on working towards resolving it within the broader Islamic family as represented by the OIC,” Ihsanoglu said at the start of the meeting.

“We need to reiterate our stand against any internationalization of the Syrian crisis,” he told the meeting.

But at a news conference after the session, Ihsanoglu warned that Syria’s failure to heed calls for a peaceful resolution would make internationalization inevitable.

“If this problem is not solved within this family, it will go to other places … We think and Syria thinks that it is better to solve the problem within this framework,” he said.

Asked if the OIC had considered expelling Syria from its ranks, Ihsanoglu said that was not considered.

“Even in the Libyan crisis lately, the organization did not take such a decision because expulsion does not achieve any goals but cuts lines of communication,” he said.

Syria’s biggest trade partner Turkey suspended all financial credit dealings with it on Wednesday and froze its government’s assets, joining the Arab League in isolating President Bashar al-Assad over his military crackdown on opponents.

United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan said he was still hoping Syria would admit observers and avoid sanctions.

European and Arab diplomats say the top United Nations human rights forum will paint a grim picture of events in Syria at a special session on Friday which is likely to condemn the Syrian government for crimes against humanity.

A U.N. report said on Monday Syrian forces have committed murder, torture and rape against pro-democracy protesters.

Reuters

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50 responses to “Islamic body urges Syria to stop “excessive force””

  1. antar2011 Avatar

    the last body to pay attention to the massacres i syria….unfortunatelyy…it shold be the first one.

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    the last body to pay attention to the massacres i syria….unfortunatelyy…it shold be the first one.

  3. Sebouh80 Avatar

    I just want all the viewers of Ya Libnan to view this extreme violent political talk show that was done yesterday in Jordan. The topic was about Syria.
    Have a look and enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rHIkAc79tc&feature=youtu.be

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Nothing like body-language … hahahahahha

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    I just want all the viewers of Ya Libnan to view this extreme violent political talk show that was done yesterday in Jordan. The topic was about Syria.
    Have a look and enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rHIkAc79tc&feature=youtu.be

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      Nothing like body-language … hahahahahha

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      hahahahahahahahah
      that is better then Aloush and shokr episode

      hahahahahah i cannot stop laughing. hahahahahahah

      my God! Syria thugs are everywhere ticking pple  off

      hahahah
      but the chair idea was better eh?

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        The real thug was that Islamist Sheikh Mohammad Tamimi in the show. He represents the so called Tayyer al umma.

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          He simply responded to the caller and inquired as to why the regime is Sectarian, why under this very family the Golan was lost and the massacres by the regime. He did not say anything factually false.

          I have seen a very interesting pattern in your last few comments. Your comments have never been so vindictive or poisonous regarding Wilayat al Fikr? (which define themselves as Islamists!) 
          Why do you hate people that chose to follow Islam or any religion? 
          Who are you to define what is extreme and what is not? 
          I dont know If you have noticed but it is not Islamists/Capitalists/Jews/Muslims/Christians that are massacring the innocent. 
          The killing and destruction done by the SECULAR SOCIALIST regime of Bahsar al Assad in the last 8months alone has exceed by many magnitudes that done by Al qaida/Khomeinists/Jews/Capitalists/Americans(or imperialist ?!?!?!!)/Husni Mubarak/Ben Ali/ killer bee’s/liban1’s poems have in the past 12months

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          sebouh i don’t care who was the thug or who wasn’t, all i care is that this segment was funny…regardless if you were with Bashaar or against.

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        Electric Chair!

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          Hello Ziad,

          Listen I have to admit that I really enjoy reading your posts from time to time they are very enlightening. Now allow me to clarify my view point in this respect. On the personal level, I have absolutely no problem with those following the teachings of Islam as a matter of fact most of my close friends whom I love and respect are Muslims. However, I do have a problem with those ideological extremist conservative elements like Wilayat al Fakeh in Iran and their couterparts in the Arab world like Muslim brotherhood and other Salafist groups who have long used religion as a tool to rule and have shown no tolerance towards women and other faiths. Besides the infamous Muslim Brotherhood did not even participate earlier this year in the Egyptian uprising which forced the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. The ones who took action were the youth and workers of Egypt.
          Now moving on to Syria,
          The Syrian regime, no less than those of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, deserves to perish. It has been built on decades of repression and the impoverishment of its people, with fully 32 percent of the population living on $2 a day or less. But the question of questions now posed point blank to the masses is: what will replace Assad?
          A sectarian regime installed at the behest of Ankara, Riyadh, and Washington would represent not a step forward but a step backward for the working class, in Syria and internationally. After the installation of a Western puppet regime in Libya, it would represent a further victory in the imperialists’ counter-revolutionary onslaught against the Middle Eastern revolution.

  5. Fauzia45 Avatar

    The problem is getting bigger and bigger day after day and it will be more and more difficult to solve!!

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    The problem is getting bigger and bigger day after day and it will be more and more difficult to solve!!

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    The problem is getting bigger and bigger day after day and it will be more and more difficult to solve!!

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    The problem is getting bigger and bigger day after day and it will be more and more difficult to solve!!

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    The problem is getting bigger and bigger day after day and it will be more and more difficult to solve!!

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    The problem is getting bigger and bigger day after day and it will be more and more difficult to solve!!

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    The problem is getting bigger and bigger day after day and it will be more and more difficult to solve!!

  12. 5thDrawer Avatar

    A little ok … Nothing excessive …

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    A little ok … Nothing excessive …

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    A little ok … Nothing excessive …

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    A little ok … Nothing excessive …

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    A little ok … Nothing excessive …

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    A little ok … Nothing excessive …

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    A little ok … Nothing excessive …

  19. MeYosemite Avatar
    MeYosemite

    I don’t want to sound pessimistic, is there a country in this world with a majority islamic population without a heavy political/ social/constitutional challenge? If there is one, why? Can we learn from them how they did it. Buying peace with oil doesn’t count in this query.

    1. Hannibal Avatar

      Nada… None… Zip… Zero but now one would interject that el 7aq 3al gharb lol

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    I don’t want to sound pessimistic, is there a country in this world with a majority islamic population without a heavy political/ social/constitutional challenge? If there is one, why? Can we learn from them how they did it. Buying peace with oil doesn’t count in this query.

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    I don’t want to sound pessimistic, is there a country in this world with a majority islamic population without a heavy political/ social/constitutional challenge? If there is one, why? Can we learn from them how they did it. Buying peace with oil doesn’t count in this query.

    1. Nada… None… Zip… Zero but now one would interject that el 7aq 3al gharb lol

  22. “stop the use of excessive force” against its citizens to avert the threat of foreign intervention.”???
    is that the only thing fear that motivated this body to have a consicence attack? not months of suffering and the attrocities?

    why is outside interference so offensive? was it arabs that spear head saving kuwait? and saudi arabia next on saddams list? 
    everyone knows how shitty dictators are to their own people and this body is so worried about offending the offender that they cite outside inetrference as a bad thing but not the deeds of bashar and other mofus alike.

    mr Ihsanoglu what effort have you made within the broader Islamic family  to end the suicide  bombing  of fellow muslims in iraq? in schools? supermarkets? mosques? bakeries? funerals? weddings?

     stand up  and speak loudly EVERY DAY  and everywhere as every sensible moslem should and shed light on the bloodshed of tens of thousands of moslems killed by moslems via bogus martyrdom and suicide destruction.

  23. “stop the use of excessive force” against its citizens to avert the threat of foreign intervention.”???
    is that the only thing fear that motivated this body to have a consicence attack? not months of suffering and the attrocities?

    why is outside interference so offensive? was it arabs that spear head saving kuwait? and saudi arabia next on saddams list? 
    everyone knows how shitty dictators are to their own people and this body is so worried about offending the offender that they cite outside inetrference as a bad thing but not the deeds of bashar and other mofus alike.

    mr Ihsanoglu what effort have you made within the broader Islamic family  to end the suicide  bombing  of fellow muslims in iraq? in schools? supermarkets? mosques? bakeries? funerals? weddings?

     stand up  and speak loudly EVERY DAY  and everywhere as every sensible moslem should and shed light on the bloodshed of tens of thousands of moslems killed by moslems via bogus martyrdom and suicide destruction.

  24.  “stop the use of excessive force” against its citizens to avert the threat of foreign intervention.”???
    is that the only thing fear that motivated this body to have a consicence attack? not months of suffering and the attrocities?

    why is outside interference so offensive? did  the arabs that spear head saving kuwait? and saudi arabia next on saddams list? 
    everyone knows how shitty dictators are to their own people and this body is so worried about offending the offender that they cite outside inetrference as a bad thing but not the deeds of bashar and other mofus alike.

    mr Ihsanoglu what effort have you made within the broader Islamic family  to end the suicide  bombing  of fellow muslims in iraq? in schools? supermarkets? mosques? bakeries? funerals? weddings?

     stand up  and speak loudly EVERY DAY  and everywhere as every sensible moslem should and shed light on the bloodshed of tens of thousands of moslems killed by moslems via bogus martyrdom and suicide destruction.

  25. @Sebouh80:disqus It is not for me to defend political parties religious or otherwise.
    A few quick points:

    Religious ideologue are not more or less justified in their crimes than atheist, “moderate” or secular ones.

    An image that stuck with me from the Egyptian revolution, was observing the demonstrators praying whilst being guarded by Christians &vice versa during Christian prayer. This was to me a clear statement of the unity,tolerance and love Egyptians have for their faith and their countrymen.

    Syria is indeed heading into the unknown, however fear of what will come is not a good enough reason to continue supporting a failed, brutal and sectarian regime. Syrians take an enormous risk when they go out to protest, & it is not our place to question their loyalty, patriotism or arabism. Syria Existed before Assad and Syria will prosper long after inshallah.

    Syrian revolution started as a chant for the release of children that had been tortured and brutalised for scrawling grafitti. It was the regime that morphed this relatively small case into a popular revolution that they have chosen to respond to by killing imprisoning and torturing. The main reason Syria is heading into the unknown is the brutality and sectarianism of the regime especially that of the its security apparatus. 

    For many months while we were being told about “unnamed terrorist groups”(to which evidence was only recently presented, evidence that was refuted even by pro Assad sources) the violence was overwhelmingly if not exclusively by the regime against the people. 

    The regime or those that support it have no credibility when it comes to human rights, let alone woman’s or minority rights, Sectarianism or puppet regimes or any form of imperialism. Thus far all we have seen from Syria regime is blatant Lying and talk of conspiracies.

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    @Sebouh80:disqus It is not for me to defend political parties religious or otherwise.
    A few quick points:

    Religious ideologue are not more or less justified in their crimes than atheist, “moderate” or secular ones.

    An image that stuck with me from the Egyptian revolution, was observing the demonstrators praying whilst being guarded by Christians &vice versa during Christian prayer. This was to me a clear statement of the unity,tolerance and love Egyptians have for their faith and their countrymen.

    Syria is indeed heading into the unknown, however fear of what will come is not a good enough reason to continue supporting a failed, brutal and sectarian regime. Syrians take an enormous risk when they go out to protest, & it is not our place to question their loyalty, patriotism or arabism. Syria Existed before Assad and Syria will prosper long after inshallah.

    Syrian revolution started as a chant for the release of children that had been tortured and brutalised for scrawling grafitti. It was the regime that morphed this relatively small case into a popular revolution that they have chosen to respond to by killing imprisoning and torturing. The main reason Syria is heading into the unknown is the brutality and sectarianism of the regime especially that of the its security apparatus. 

    For many months while we were being told about “unnamed terrorist groups”(to which evidence was only recently presented, evidence that was refuted even by pro Assad sources) the violence was overwhelmingly if not exclusively by the regime against the people. 

    The regime or those that support it have no credibility when it comes to human rights, let alone woman’s or minority rights, Sectarianism or puppet regimes or any form of imperialism. Thus far all we have seen from Syria regime is blatant Lying and talk of conspiracies.

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