Palestinian ambassador to Iraq Ahmed Eql said, “The Islamic world has continually been attacked, and Karbala is a good place for the world’s liberals; Muslims and non-Muslims, to meet.”
Eql said his statement during the 15th Martyrdom Spring International Cultural Festival that he attended in response to an invitation sent to him by the Imam Hussein and the al-Abbas Shrines.
He added that the festival indicates that Islam, as a religion, is receptive, for it enjoys intellectual diversity, and Karbala is the most welcoming city of its visitors who from all over the world.
He added that the festival is a message of peace sent from near the Imam Hussein Shrine to the whole world.
Eql called for unity in order to face the extreme attacks on the Islamic countries, noting that Iraq, which has destroyed ISIS, in compliance with the edict the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority issued, is able to make a major change.