Iraqi Official: Political Goals behind Efforts to Stir Sectarian Rift among Muslims
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iraqi deputy minister of culture cautioned that the ongoing efforts to stir sectarian conflicts in the Islamic world are politically-motivated, and described the unity of Muslims as the best remedy for the Islamic world’s vulnerabilities.
Speaking in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency on Saturday, Jaber al-Jaberi, the deputy Iraqi minister of culture, stressed that the sectarian discord among Muslims has always emanated from the political goals pursued by the rulers who have sought to dominate the Islamic countries.
“The vast majority of the Islamic cults have been created due to political events, not due to the thought and beliefs,” Jaberi said.
The Iraqi official noted that the political rulers are adding fuel to the flames of sectarian strife among Muslim people in order to retain power.
Jaberi went on to say that unity among followers of Islam can very well block the influence of enemies on the Islamic world, and added that Iranian officials are aware of the vital role of unity to strengthen the Islamic community.
Earlier on January 19, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei also placed great emphasis on the issue of unity in the Islamic world in the present era, and warned that the enemies have zeroed in on sowing discord among the Muslim people.
“Today, unity is the most important issue in the Islamic world,” Ayatollah Khamenei said at the time.
The Leader further described enemies’ plots to block the prosperity of Muslims as “complicated and multi-dimensional”, and added, “Creating rift among Muslims is the main axis of the arrogance’s plot.”