The Saudi Press Agency has reported that the Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Abdullah Al Turki, held talks in September with Dr. Esam bin Ahmed Al-Basheer, secretary general of the International Center for Islamic Moderation in Kuwait:
During the meeting, they discussed a number of topics such as convening joint conferences and Islamic cultural forums, as well as distribution of books that focuses on the concept of moderation in Islam. Al-Basheer pointed out that the International Center accomplished a number of achievements in the areas of publication of books in addition to holding of Islamic conferences and seminars that focused on the themes of moderation, advocacy and Islamic culture and Ifta. He also expressed his desire to continue cooperation with the MWL in spreading the concept of moderation in Islam and in establishing common cultural activities. On his part, Dr. Al Turki said that the MWL is ready to cooperate with the World Center for Islamic Moderation in disseminating the principles and values of Islam around the world and introducing justice, peace and cooperation as stated in Islam.
Dr. Basheer (aka Issam El-Bashir) has held numerous positions associated with the global Muslim Brotherhood including as a former director of the UK charity Islamic Relief, a member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and as a former Minister of Religious Affairs in the political party of Hassan Al-Turabi, formerly closely tied to the Brotherhood. The International center for Moderation has recently held a number of conferences that included many global Muslim Brotherhood leaders. The Muslim World League was established in 1962 as a means for the propagation of Saudi “Wahabbi” Islam.