Manama, Jan. 31 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) Chairman Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa.
The meeting affirmed His Majesty the King’s support to the council’s efforts in serving Islam and highlighting its tolerance and raising awareness based on Islamic moderation, while joining religions and cultures to achieve peace and coexistence.
The chairman confirmed HM’s support as a key success in serving Islam religion and pledged to HM to carry out the SCIA religious and national duties and responsibilities.
The council praised the Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration in Rome that expressed the support of HM King Hamad to various religious and humanitarian issues.
The council said that the document is an added achievement to the series of global and humanitarian accomplishments of HM in the fields of coexistence, tolerance and peace.
It congratulated the 55 anniversary of the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) and the 26th anniversary of the National Guard, and praised the national achievements in highlighting the country's security and stability.
The Council condemned the extremists' burning of the Holy Qur'an, and stressed the heinous act was a serious violation and offensive to Muslims around the world and hinders efforts to promote peace between the East and West.
The Council called on the international community to take a strong stand against religious abuse.