Jakarta (ANTARA) - Secretary General of the Muslim World League or Rabithah Al Alam Al Islami Sheikh Dr Mohammad Alissa plans to visit Indonesia in February 2020 to deliver a speech to leaders of several Islamic organizations.

News on Alissa's visit to Indonesia, scheduled in February 2020, was known after a delegation of the Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) members met him in Saudi Arabia on Monday (Dec 23), MPR Deputy Speaker Jazilul Fawaid stated.

During his visit, Dr Alissa is scheduled to deliver his speech at the MPR building and to visit the Maulana Malik Ibrahim Islamic State University in Malang, East Java, he noted in a statement received by ANTARA here Tuesday.

Fawaid revealed that the university will bestow an honorary doctorate award on Alissa. ANTARA attempted to confirm information pertaining to conferment of this honorary doctorate award on the university authority, but it had yet to receive any response.

At the meeting with Alissa, both parties also echoed a common ground in response to the problems of religious violence and discrimination against Muslims.

The Muslim World League (MWL) and MPR shared a commitment to rejecting all forms of religious violence and discrimination against all adherents of religions, including Muslims.

The two parties pledged to fortify their pledge to rejecting all forms of violence committed on religious grounds and to assisting Muslims facing acts of discrimination and violence, Fawaid emphasized.

Founded in Saudi Arabia in 1962, the MWL essentially focuses on promoting and clarifying the true message of Islam, combating perceived conspiracies against Islam, and deliberating on all problems relevant to Islam.

As published on its official website, this international non-governmental Islamic organization remains concerned over a war on terrorism.

The MWL views ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death as a triumph in the battle against terrorism and the justified end to a person involved in undue and unwarranted deaths and destruction.

However, MWL believes that the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi alone will not be able to "solve the problems of terrorism and extremism". To this end, this organization, based in the holy city of Makkah, "believes a holistic approach to terrorism eradication is required".

On behalf of the Indonesian government, President Joko Widodo has cautioned of terrorism and radicalism remaining notable challenges for the National Police to secure and preserve Indonesia.

Indonesia has become the target of terrorist attacks since 2000, and the spread of extremism and terrorism continues to threaten the country. (INE)

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Translator: Abdu Faisal, Rahmad Nasution
Editor: Azis Kurmala
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