Cameroonian Islamic center inaugurated

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Under the directives of King Salman, Adviser at the Royal Court Sheikh Dr. Saad Al-Shathri inaugurated the expansion in the city of Yaoundé. (SPA)
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Under the directives of King Salman, Adviser at the Royal Court Sheikh Dr. Saad Al-Shathri inaugurated the expansion in the city of Yaoundé. (SPA)
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Under the directives of King Salman, Adviser at the Royal Court Sheikh Dr. Saad Al-Shathri inaugurated the expansion in the city of Yaoundé. (SPA)
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Under the directives of King Salman, Adviser at the Royal Court Sheikh Dr. Saad Al-Shathri inaugurated the expansion in the city of Yaoundé. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019

Cameroonian Islamic center inaugurated

  • Sheikh Dr. Saad Al-Shathri noted the Saudi government’s numerous charity projects aimed at serving Islam and Muslims around the world

JEDDAH: The opening of the largest expansion of the Islamic Center of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques on Friday took place in the capital of Cameroon.
Under the directives of King Salman, Adviser at the Royal Court Sheikh Dr. Saad Al-Shathri inaugurated the expansion in the city of Yaoundé.
Al-Shathri noted the Saudi government’s numerous charity projects aimed at serving Islam and Muslims around the world.
He said that the center played a major and pioneering role in Cameroon and neighboring countries in spreading moderation and rejecting extremism.
The ceremony concluded with a documentary tracing the Yaoundé center’s history. Established in 1997, it provides linguistic and Shariah courses to more than 700 students and includes a mosque and two institutes to educate and raise awareness among housewives. The center annually provides meals for the fasting, feeding up to 3,000 people per day.


DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

Updated 29 October 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

  • The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, recently visited the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh.

IMCTC Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi received the EU diplomat and the accompanying delegation. Al-Moghedi briefed the visiting dignitaries about the coalition’s goals, achievements and the initiatives it has taken to fight terrorism in different forms.

He said the coalition represents an integrated system of intellectual and media initiatives and also aims to fight terror financing to effectively root out this menace. The IMCTC chief said the coalition aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among member states.

Simonnet said the EU looks forward to enhance cooperation with the Islamic military alliance in different fields.

Al-Moghedi also presented the EU ambassador with a memento.

The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

In coordination with the relevant authorities in the member countries, it promotes best practices, advances legal, regulatory, and operational frameworks, and facilitates information sharing to curb terror financing.

It also aims to assist member countries to enhance their military capabilities to fight terrorism.

The intellectual aspect specializes in preserving the universal message of Islam, promoting the values of moderation, tolerance and the preparation of targeted messages to counter radical ideology.

The media side is based on producing digital, media and other informative content to refute the rhetoric and claims of terrorist organizations and extremists.