Islam is religion of holistic vision, not cherry-picking to suit political agenda — Jordanian King

‘Greater jihad’ is personal, internal struggle to defeat ego, share a world of peace, harmony, love — King

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah said that Islam is a religion of holistic vision, “not news_HM-king-Templeton-Prize-(8)the cherry-picking of verses to suit a political agenda”, stressing that all 1.8 billion Muslims around the world are working to defend Islam against the “malignant sub-minority who abuse our religion”.

In his speech at a ceremony in Washington, DC, as he accepted the 2018 Templeton Prize on Wednesday, His Majesty underlined Jordan’s historic privilege as the land of prophets and its role in maintaining and defending their message of peace and goodness, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty said that he accepts the award on behalf of all Jordanians, because all he is being honoured for “simply carries onward what Jordanians have always done”, and that is to live in mutual kindness, harmony and brotherhood.

FULL ARTICLE FROM THE JORDAN TIMES 

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