Jordan’s King Abdullah II has declared that Arab Christians “are an integral part of our past, present and future.”
According to details, Jordan’s King Abdullah II has declared Arab Christians an integral part of Jordan’s culture, he said that “right from the beginning have been an essential partner in building our culture and civilization and in defending Islam.” On December 22, King Abdullah II of Jordan said in a televised speech on Jordan state television while felicitating the Jordanian nation on the occasions of Christmas and the birth of the Prophet Mohammad.
During his televised speech, King Abdullah II laid great emphasis on the figurative value of the proximity between the two celebrations, particularly at a time when many countries “suffer from the spread of extremism and violence”, fed by those who betray “the true principles of Islam and Christianity.”
Moreover, on the Christmas Eve, King Abdullah II stressed that “Islam is a religion of compassion”, he added that Christians and Muslims are united by “common values” totally opposed to the practices of those he described as “outlaws of Islam.”
While speaking in this context, the Jordanian Monarch repeated the fact that all Jordanians “live under the umbrella of equal citizenship that binds us together.” King Abdullah during his speech said that since the time when the great battle of Mu’tah, was fought, Prophet Mohammad ordered his forces in the fight against the Byzantine army not to injure the Christians of Syria.
“Arab Christians have been an essential partner in building our culture and civilization and in defending Islam,” he said. The last time the birth of Prophet Muhammad and Christmas were celebrated together was 457 years ago.