Sunday - 19 May 2024 | 10:12:13 Home  |  Sitemap  |  RSS   
 Gerasimov: Russia calls on SCO countries to participate in Syrias reconstruction   ::::   Damascus International Fair to witness wide international participatio   ::::   Ryabkov: UNSC to hold emergency session to discuss situation in Idleb   ::::   US-led coalition admits responsibility for killing 77 civilians in Raqqa last summer   ::::   Jubata al-Khashab in Quneitra is clear of terrorism   ::::   Lavrentiev: Moscow stands by Syria sovereignty Russian forces are there to combat terrorist organizations   ::::   Final statement of Astana 10 round affirms preserving Syrias sovereignty and territorial integrity   ::::   New batch of displaced Syrians return from Lebanon   ::::   Army liberates 8 towns and villages in al-Yarmouk basin, moving closer towards ending terrorism in Daraa countryside   ::::   As the Syrian army liberated Quneitra of terrorism, it will restore the occupied territory   ::::   South Ossetias President concludes his visit to Syria: Enhance aspects of cooperation with Damascus   ::::   Moscow: Consultations underway to lift unilateral economic sanctions on Syria   ::::   Zakharova: White Helmets involved in fabricating lies and criminal acts   ::::   Families of Russian Martyrs visit Syria, affirm joint war against terrorism   ::::   Presidents al-Assad and Bibilov affirm importance of launching bilateral relations between Syria and South Ossetia   ::::   46 buses carrying hundreds of terrorists on board exit from Quneitra countryside   ::::   Lavrov underlines importance of helping Syria in reconstruction   ::::   National flag hoisted in Naseeb town paving way for return of state institutions   ::::   Russian air defenses down UAV in Hmeimim   ::::   Terrorists who refused to join reconciliation in Mahajjeh town in Daraa northern countryside evacuated to northern Syria   ::::   Syria condemns the new Jewish racial law   ::::
Home » Latest news
Share |
Grand Mufti: Syria Is Paying Price for Supporting Resistance

Grand Mufti of the Republic, Dr. Ahmad Badr-Eddin Hassoun, said that Syria is paying the price for embracing and supporting the resistance and the Palestinian cause and rights, warning that the Islamic world is at a crossroads as it is threatened with losing some of its countries.

"The the events in Syria are not aimed at a regime change as they claim but at destroying a country which has embraced and supported the resistance and sacrificed a lot for its sake," said Hassoun in his speech at the 26th International Islamic Unity Conference, which kicked off in Tehran on Sunday.

The Grand Mufti wondered "Were the factories of Aleppo stolen and its mosques destroyed in order to change the regime? Dose the regime change by destroying the mosques and stealing factories? Are the Patriot missiles directed against the regime in Syria or against the rockets of the resistance?"

He called on all Muslims to reconsider these weak allegations, stressing that Syria has never threaten Turkey, but it has embraced the resistance for more than 40 years.

"If we want to change the regime shall we kill, displace and arm the Syrian people to kill each others?" Hassoun also wondered, lashing out at the attempts at dividing the Syrian people on a sectarian basis by more than 40 satellite channels "whose mission is to tear the Islamic world apart."

He said that President Bashar al-Assad is ready to step down if the Syrian people wanted that, but he knows that it is not a matter of presidency as the presidents of other countries left while their countries live in poverty, fragmentation and weakness.

Hassoun affirmed that the Syrian leadership has extended its hand to the opposition for dialogue, but it is the opposition which has rejected the language of dialogue and refused dialogue in Iran and chose to go to the colonial Western capitals in London and Paris.

"I wish this conference was held in Damascus or Aleppo for the world to get acquainted with what they have done to the Syrian people," the Grand Mufti said.

"They are slaying Muslims under the flag of Islam," he added.

"The Islamic world is at a crossroads where it is losing some of its countries as the West is working day and night to dismember the Islamic world," Hassoun warned, citing what the West is doing in Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria.

He stressed that the reason behind the West's boycott of Iran is not the Iranian nuclear issue but Tehran's support for the Palestinian cause and the resistance.


"If Iran abandoned the resistance and gave up on Palestine, they would build nuclear reactors as a gift for it," the Mufti said.

He highlighted the necessity for the Islamic countries to unify their ranks and adhere to the true principles of Islam, calling for the establishment of a 'Scholars of Resistance and Rapprochement Union'.

"Let's our union be one of rapprochement and resistance and not one of surrender…We won't allow the dividing of Jerusalem to the last one of us," Mufti Hassoun stressed.

President Ahmadinejad: Humanity Enemies Destroy Countries under Pretexts of Freedom and Democracy

Earlier, the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, stressed in a speech during the opening of the 26th International Islamic Unity Conference that the West, on top of which the USA, is working on making the nations in destitution and complete inability in order to compensate for the U.S. economic deficit through continuing to plunder the resources of these peoples.

He called for making concerted efforts to unify the Islamic world and build the future its states.

The Iranian president clarified that humanity enemies claim that they are leading the world through mottos of freedom and democracy , as they destroyed countries such as Pakistan and Iraq under such pretexts and now they are trying to destroy Syria.

Also, Mohsen Araki, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, expressed hope that the participants in the conference could comes out with solutions to the crises and problems of the Islamic world, particularly the dispute and war among Muslims.

He stressed the need for finding solutions to the crises in Syria, Bahrain, Pakistan, Iraq and other Islamic countries through dialogue.

Araki called on the Muslim scholars to exert efforts to unify the Islamic nation and overcome the problems of the Islamic world.

More than a thousand Iranian scholars and prominent religious figures from 102 countries, including Syria, take part in the 2-day conference.

The conference discusses means of settling the crises of the Islamic world, including the crisis in Syria, and establishing a 'Scholars of Resistance Union'. Issues related to attempts at offending Islam and rapprochement among religious doctrines will also be discussed by the conference.

For his part, Chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council in Iraq, Ammar Al Hakim, said that the challenges that are facing the Muslims are attempts to dismember them through sectarianism.

 Al-Hakim stressed that the responsibility requires returning to dialogue in Syria to restore stability, achieve the people's demands and confront sedition to halt violence in the country.

Sun 2013-01-27  |  10:38:06   
Back Send to Friend Print Add Comment
Share |

Would you like to comment on the subject ? 
: Your Name
: Country
: Subject
: Comment

: Code
Copyright - All rights reserved
Powered by ©