Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on Muslim nations to pursue “specific aims” to achieve unity, saying putting an end to Zionism should be among the goals of unity.
“Under circumstances that the corrupt, uncultured and murderous Zionists are occupying and killing oppressed people, we should not sit idly by,” President Ahmadinejad said in an address to the 26th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on Sunday.
He added that Muslims should unite against the evil and bullying powers and noted that monotheism, justice and love for humans are among other objectives of unity among Muslim nations.
The Iranian chief executive censured the existence of dissension among Muslims and stated that an incomplete understanding of the Holy Quran and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is the reason behind such differences.
Ahmadinejad further criticized the ongoing economic system in the world, saying the global economic system transferes the assets of nations to the pockets of certain powers.
The 26th International Islamic Unity Conference started in Iran’s capital, Tehran, with the presence of Shia and Sunni thinkers from 102 countries. The participants are scheduled to discuss the issue of unity among Islamic Ummah and the existing problems of the Muslim world during the two-day event.
The 25th International Islamic Unity Conference was held in Tehran in February 2012. A major part of the conference revolved around the topic of Islamic Awakening and the popular uprisings in the Arab world.
The Islamic unity conference provides an opportunity for scholars to share views and review problems facing Muslims while presenting solutions.