Publishe Date: 6:58 PM - 12/2/2013 | Print

Senior Iranian MP: Rift among Muslims Serves Israel's Objective

Politics - Muslims, including the Shiites and the Sunnis, should be aware of the plots hatched by the enemies to create a rift among them, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said, adding that the main beneficiary of Muslim disunity is the Zionist regime of Israel.

“Enemies of Islam and the Muslim nations are not pleased with friendly ties among Muslim countries in this sensitive region,” Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Sunday.

He said religious discord is the enemies’ most important plot, serving interests of the Zionist regime.

Last week, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined the necessity for strengthening unity among the regional countries to minimize the effectiveness of enemy efforts to create rift among Muslims.

“Regional states will not allow certain countries to target regional security by means of terrorism and…to cause religious and sectarian strife,” Shamkhani said in a meeting with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Tehran on Tuesday.

He further urged the “free and independent” countries to strengthen unity and cooperation to play a leading role in international developments.

“Iran will proceed with its principled policies and approaches to supporting the (anti-Israeli) resistance, establishing peace and calm in the region, and expanding amicable relations with neighbors,” the senior Iranian security official added.

In November, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim Ummah (community) to increase vigilance as enemies of Islam are hatching increasing plots to stir sectarian strife among them.

“A major problem of the Muslim World today is the imposed, intentional and wicked problem of kindling differences among the Muslim Ummah and (Islam’s) religious sects,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Supreme Leader said that the global arrogance and colonialist powers are fully experienced in igniting sectarian strife among Muslims, adding, “Hajj’s capacities should be used for confronting (and defusing) these plots under the present conditions.”

“The confrontation (that the enemies are trying spark) among the religious sects will not be limited to the Shiite-Sunni confrontation and if the enemies of Islam can institutionalize these confrontations, they will put on their agenda sparking internal differences inside the different Shiite sects and Sunni sects,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
 

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