Friday, January 25, 2013

Iran: Raising Shia-Sunni dispute aims at sowing discord among Muslims- Ahmadinejad

Source: IRNA

Tehran, Jan 24, IRNA – Raising issue of Shia-Sunni dispute aimed at sowing discord among Muslims, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday stressing the need for strengthening solidarity among world Muslims.

Addressing the closing ceremony of the first ever Quran contest between armed forces of the Islamic countries, President Ahmadinejad said, "all disputes over ethnic, factional and tribal issues were caused by the Devil."

The President added, "Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the holy Quran belong not only to Muslims but also to all humanity and followers of different religions including Christians and Jews."

He further underlined that the World of Islam needed "unity more than ever."