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Fight against terror isn't war on any religion or on Muslims: Jordan King

He added that around the world, suspicions are inflamed by what different groups don't know about others

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Jordanian King Abdullah II
Jordanian King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein addresses a conference on 'Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’ in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: PTI

Visiting Jordanian King on Thursday said that the global war against was not a fight between different religions but between moderates and extremists.

"Today's global war against is not a fight between different religions or people. It is between moderates of all faiths and communities against extremism, hate and violence," the King said while addressing a conference on 'Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation' here in the presence of

"What is heard in the news and what is shown about is what separates people," he said.

He added that around the world, suspicions are inflamed by what different groups don't know about others.

"Such ideologies of hate distort the word of God -- to stir up conflicts and justify crimes and

"We need to take these things seriously...they should never be allowed to distract us from the truth that faith should draw humanity together."

He said faith inspires countries like and Jordan where different religious and ethnic groups have lived together.

"It is faith that brings together different civilisations together. Compassion, mercy, tolerance are values shared by billions of and non-around the world."

"These values put us together to act for our coming future," he said.

The Jordanian King arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day state visit. Earlier this month, King Abdullah had hosted Modi in Amman.

First Published: Thu, March 01 2018. 17:02 IST
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