The International Moderation Foundation gave an Award of Recognition to President Abdulla Yameen for his work in fighting terrorism and spreading Islam.
He was conferred the award in a ceremony held at the President’s Office. While speaking at this ceremony, the president expressed profound thanks to the International Moderation Foundation of Jordan’s organising body, noting that the award gave him an additional incentive in countering terrorism and enhancing modernisation in preaching and practicing Islam in Maldives.
President Yameen said “we have reason to unite together and relinquish the common threat faced by the Muslim Ummah today, to counter debilitating forces from within and outside that tarnish the good name and true teaching of Islam; and those framing Islam as a cult-like deity that espouses violent revolt. He also stated that we have a duty to help our Muslim brothers and sisters who are displaced around the word.
Talking about Maldives, President Yameen highlighted that Maldives has made great progress in, “implementing substantial measures to foil radical thought, terrorism and violent extremism.” He pointed out that the establishment of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in 2016, and the enactment of the Prevention of Terrorism Act in 2016, to be great millstones achieved by the country.
Additionally, he said that it is an ethical responsibility of the world leaders to enhance the power of modernisation and tolerance in the Islamic word and to establish effective communications with all the countries.
The International Moderation Forum promotes the true message of Islam based on humanity, and advocates combating against the global issue of terrorism, through a moderate Islamic vision. Previously, this award has been given to the late king of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.M. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Former President of Mauritania, H.E. Mohamed Wildhu Abdulaziz.