His Majesty Abdullah,
~ the King of Jordan
The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Abdullah II of Jordan spoke eloquently and from his heart: "I am here today as a father, someone who wants peace, and wants this children to have peace."
"This is in danger today, from the outlaws of Islam, outlaw gangs.They distort the word of God to justify the most attrocious of crimes. These forces must be defeated."
"What if they are not defeated? Can we tolerate a future of mass murder, slavery, persecution, a world where humanity's cultural treasures are destroyed?"
"This crisis is a Third World War, we must respond. We need a global collective action on all fronts. The more important war is the war we waged on the hearts and minds of people. Four years ago we helped create the UN's Harmony Interfaith week. The UN has a central role. All of us as individuals must build the road ahead."
His Majesty also outined the seven steps that he felt the world must take:
"First, we need to get back to basics, and have deep values of love, peace and compassion. My mercy embraces all faiths. We all need to act upon our beliefs. That's more than praying or fasting. we need to integrate our values on everyday life, by loving our neighbour, showing respect to those dfifferent to us, and be kind to our children."
"Amplify the voice of moderation, extremists voices use media to propagate extremem ideas. Do not let our media be monpiised by them, we must purity of moderation."
"We must recognise the thief - the motives of extremists hide hunger for power, people and land. they use religion as a mask. Is there a worse crime than that of usuing Gods word to promote your interest. They are only a drop in the ocean, but a drop of venom can poison a well."
"Let us be intolerant of intolerance.
Todays global fight is not between communities or religions. It is between moderates and the extremists. The world has an obligation to find solutions and find relief for millions of refugees in my region."
"We are haunted by the images of thousands of refugees, seeking hope far away from their homes.".
"In Jordan we have faced this challenge since the beginning of the Syrian crisis. Refugees constitute 20% refugees. It is high time that the entire international community acted collectively to face this criises."
"We must act collectively for the future of our world. Compassion and hope should be connected eto everything we do, and keep connected together for the good of all."