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Crown Prince Abdullah meets with Arab Americans

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz yesterday met in New York with Arab and Muslim Americans, and urged them to forge unity and garner strength. In response to a question on the possibility of Arab and Muslim Americans pursuing their studies at Saudi universities, the Crown Prince said this may be possible. He also welcomed the visit to the Kingdom of the delegation from the international law systems' studies center to consider the incorporation of Islamic Law into international laws. He also expressed satisfaction over the level coordination among Arab and Muslim Americans in the service of Islam. Commenting on the Kingdom's role in the cause of Al-Quds [Jerusalem], the Crown Prince reaffirmed that there is no give and take in this, and Saudi Arabia is with the Palestinians. Referring to the linking of Islam with terrorism, he stressed that we should all be frank about this situation. Terrorism, he said, is rejected by Islam as it is by other religions, but a minority of Muslims have embraced it, and they belong to Islam only in name. He pointed out that Islam is spreading in America and all over the world, and by the will of God, will not be stopped by any obstacle.