Pak Islamic Scholars denounce Trump’s remarks against Saudi Arabia, pledge support

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Lahore – Pakistan’s Islamic scholars on Thursday have denounced the derogatory statements of Donald Trump against Saudi Arabia that ‘Saudi can’t survive for two weeks without US support’.

The scholars addressed a conference, convened by Sheikh Taher Mahmoud Al-Ashrafi, president of Pakistan Scholars Council, in cooperation with Pakistan Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah Federation.

The conference, under the theme of “Unity of the Islamic Ummah” was held to mark the 88th Saudi National Day at the Lahore Press Club on Thursday.

Trump made derogatory remarks against Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, and South Korea in his election campaign in Southaven Mississippi on Tuesday.

Qatari and Iranian press agencies highlighted the harsh remarks against Saudi Arabia to make it appear mockery of the Kingdom.

They pledged support to Saudi Arabia since the Kingdom is pivotal to the Islamic Ummah.
“Saudi Arabia is a strong country that does not need anyone to defend it. Moreover, the Islamic Ummah would stand by the Kingdom to ensure the security of the Two Holy Mosques.”

Moulana Ashrafi detested the attempts of the Houthi militias to target the security of the Two Holy Mosques as part of an international Iranian conspiracy aimed at undermining the security and unity of the Islamic Ummah.

“The Islamic Ummah would stand with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman whom it considers as its leader and supports his decisions.”

They praised the heroic efforts and bravery of the Saudi armed forces in defending the Kingdom, which is hosting the Two Holy Mosques.

Trump’s remarks drew harsh criricisms on social media but no country has responded officially.