Kyrgyz, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Tatars, Russians, Indians, Afghans, Pakistanis, Dungans, Koreans, Bashkirs, Dargins, Iranians and Ahıska Turks attended the iftar program held in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.
Palestinian dishes were also included in the program, in which the famous dishes and desserts of each nation were brought and served in order to promote their national dishes and establish friendly relations.
Kadir Malikov, in his speech here, drew attention to the fact that the attacks on Masjid al-Aqsa became continuous during Ramadan.
Emphasizing that the Palestinian people are at the center of the attacks, Malikov said that the Palestinian people are terrorized on the basis of ethnic and religious differences.
Malikov said that there are illegal settlements and land occupations in Palestine and that the sacred values of Islam are attacked, and that Muslims in other countries also face anti-Muslim attacks.
Calling on Muslims to be more careful about threats such as racism and double standards in the world, Malikov stated that every Muslim should have knowledge, be spiritually rich and just.
Gathered for the second time in solidarity with the Palestinian people
Meryam Satarova also stated that the “Friendship Iftar” program, organized for the second time this year, is unique and said that they aim to strengthen unity, solidarity, dialogue, mutual understanding, peace and friendship among peoples.
Stating that they brought together members of different peoples in the program, Satarova said, “The food on the table in the middle of the hall combines our cultures. The participants attend the iftar program with their national clothes. They pray together and have iftar together.” she said.
Satarova underlined that they dedicate the “Friendship Iftar” program to the brotherly Palestinian people under occupation.
Attacks against the Palestinian people condemned
Politician and writer Tursunbay Bakiruulu condemned the attacks against the Palestinian people by shouting the slogan “Freedom for the Palestinian people” in three different languages.
Bakiruulu underlined that the right to self-determination and statehood, given by the United Nations’ decision in 1947, should be recognized for the Palestinian people.