January 24, 2020
Just days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary General Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa and American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris led a groundbreaking joint visit of Muslims and Jews to Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi German death camp.
Al-Issa, who is based in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, led a delegation of 62 Muslims, including 25 prominent religious leaders, from some 28 countries on several continents. The mission is the most senior Islamic leadership delegation to ever visit Auschwitz or any Nazi German death camp.
Below is a sampling of press this historic event has received.
The New York Times: Saudi Arabia sends an envoy, a Muslim cleric, to Auschwitz.
The Associated Press: Islamic leaders make ‘groundbreaking’ visit to Auschwitz
Deutsche Welle, the German equivalent of the BBC: Muslim world leaders visit Auschwitz in 'strong signal' of interfaith
The Times of Israel: 25 Muslim faith leaders make ‘groundbreaking’ visit to Auschwitz
JTA: Senior Saudi leader and Muslim religious leaders visit Auschwitz