Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL) and president of the Association of Muslim Scholars, led a delegation of Muslim scholars and other religious leaders to the town of Srebrenica, the site of a massacre in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Muslims were subjected to a genocide in the 1990s.
Al-Issa stressed that all members of the delegation condemned the dreadful crimes that took place in the town.
“The Srebrenica Museum should be a center radiating peace, where one can learn from the past. The women who lost their husbands and children in that massacre told me that they’ve known great sorrow, but they do not bear hatred,” he said.
“We are certain that this duty of solidarity, which gathered leading Muslim scholars, thinkers and academics with many other religious leaders to visit the massacre sites in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Poland, reflects a form of brotherhood and a just attitude towards these horrific crimes,” he added.
The Srebrenica massacre claimed the lives of 8,372 men and boys in July 1995. It was carried out by Serbian forces, and the wider conflict led to the displacement of thousands of Muslims from the region. Historians consider the massacre among the most horrific war crimes on the European continent since the Second World War.