Bush statement on ethnic and religious communities hailed. J. Salik.
22 Sep 2001
Islamabad September 19, 2001
The Convenor of the World Minorities Alliance and former federal minister of Pakistan J.Salik has asked the United States President George Bush to help defuse the current world crisis in a statesman like manner otherwi
In a letter J.Salik said "the World Minorities Alliance takes this opportunity to felicitate you on your wise and timely step in visiting Washington central mosque to quell a surge of anti-minority incidents in the United States.
"You were right to state that "there were millions of U.S. Muslims who make ``an incredibly valuable contribution to your country. The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam." This sagacious statement of yours is true of all faiths around the globe.
"You did well in removing your shoes before entering the mosque to respect the Muslim tradition. Your support to cultural tradition of minorities is commendable and will contribute to upholding minorities' customs all over the world.
"Your lead will go a long way in assuaging anti-minority feelings among your compatriots.
"The world today faces a very deep crisis, which if not defused in a statesman like manner as you endeavors reflect, this may lead to catastrophic conflict between to great civilizations.
"As you may be aware the World Minorities Alliance did not lag behind anyone in condemning and expressing grief over acts of terrorism New York and Washington the other day and condoling with the bereaved families.
"The World Minorities Alliance stands for safeguarding the rights of minorities all over the globe irrespective of caste or creed. This alone can guarantee world peace. This is our belief."