Sunday, January 09, 2005

Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani says world arrogance sowing discord among Muslims

Description of Selected News: "EC chairman says world arrogance sowing discord among Muslims


TEHRAN (IRNA) -- Chairman of the Expediency Council (EC) Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said here on Sunday that the world arrogant powers use all kinds of propaganda to sow seeds of discord among Muslim nations, saying the Islamic countries should be vigilant to confront such propaganda.

Addressing a gathering of Islamic professors and managers of 'Training and Research Institute of Islamic Religions', he underlined making use of scientific principles in religious debates as the most important means to forge understanding among followers of Islam.

A scientific approach to Islam, free of bias and insult, could prevent discord in the world of Islam and bring about a real unity among Muslims, he added.

The Islamic centers should create appropriate ground for constructive cooperation among Islam and other divine religions, he added. He attached importance to thinking about the issues facing the world of Islam, saying, "We have to make use of our capitals to introduce Islam, Shia and the Islamic Revolution to other nations.""