The World Islamic Congress started a five-day conference on the Middle East situation in Amman yesterday (Saturday).
Parliament building; conference in progress.
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Background: The World Islamic Congress started a five-day conference on the Middle East situation in Amman yesterday (Saturday).
The conference chairman is the former Mufti of Palestine, Haj Amin Al-Husseini. He told the gathering of 50 delegates from 20 countries that they were meeting to urge Moslems to join forces in, as he put it, rescuing holy places in territory occupied by Israel.
The Secretary-General of the conference, Mr Inaamullah Khan, said there would also be discussion on the possibility of convening a Moslem summit conference.
The chief Jordanian delegate, Sheik Abdullah Ghosheh, warned the conference that what he called Jewish usurpation of holy places would lead to a holy war by Moslems to regain their sanctuaries.
Today (Sunday) the conference had its first closed working session. Mr. Khan said that the session was set aside for discussing views on the conference agenda, and that the first resolutions would be drafted tomorrow.