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Muslim World League chief calls for rejection of all forms of extremism

arab news-JEDDAH: The Muslim World League (MWL) is using all of its academic and ideological resources to confront the evil forces that threaten the global safety of humanity, according to Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the organization’s secretary general.

Saudi-based Muslim Body Rejects Holocaust Denial

Haaretz- A Saudi-based Muslim group rejected Holocaust denial in a letter to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “History is indeed impartial no matter how hard forgers tried to tamper with or manipulate it,” said the letter sent Jan. 22 to the museum by Mohammad Al Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League, five days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “Hence, we consider any denial of the Holocaust or minimizing of its effect a crime to distort history and an insult to the dignity of those innocent souls who have perished. It is also an affront to us all since we share the same human soul and spiritual bonds.”

Anne Frank’s diary is now a comic book; animated film will follow

The Times of Israel- In a bid to preserve interest in the Holocaust by future generations, the Basel-based Anne Frank Foundation unveiled the first authorized comic book based on the teenager’s famous diary written in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam.

French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirms France’s responsibility in the Vel d’Hiv Roundup

AFP- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahou was present at the 75th anniversary of the Roundup of the Vel' Hiv ceremony in Paris on Sunday, July 16, 2017, alongside President Emmanuel Macron, several representatives of the Jewish community, survivors and descendants of survivors.