Enemies of Islam want to create rifts among Muslims: Ayatollah Khamenei
Today, we have certain problems within the world of Islam. We are suffering from the bloodshed, and there are deadly confrontations today. Yemen serves as an example. These issues should receive more attention.
The truth is that today, the Islamic Ummah is suffering from numerous problems. Certain wounds have been and continue to be inflicted upon the body of the Islamic Ummah. The deepest wound is the one caused by discord. Enemies of Islam are trying to create discord among Muslim groups with different methods. They want to create rifts and enmities among them, by means of ethnic and denominational differences, based on geographical disputes of territorial and border issues. Tools for carrying out these methods are available to them [those involved in disputes], and the enemy is, unfortunately, using them. We, officials of Islamic governments, have ignored this measure that the enemy has adopted.
When I think to myself, I feel that we should be extremely concerned that some American congressman – who is opposed to the very essence of Islam, an enemy to Islamic countries – expresses his “concerns” about the problems of a Sunni community, pitting people against Shi’a. We should be ever more vigilant upon hearing such rhetoric. An enemy, who is opposed to the essence of Islam, has now expressed his support for a certain Islamic group against another! Is this anything other than malevolence, conspiracy and enmity? As it so happens, this behavior unfortunately exists. We should ponder on it; we should understand this ploy.
All Islamic countries lose from discord, and all of them profit from unity. Unity among Islamic countries, their closeness to one another, and their refusal to use force against one another are merits that can be used to their own advantage; we should understand that these qualities are to the advantage of Islamic countries. This is a divine logic: it is Islamic logic. Unfortunately, this logic does not receive enough attention.
Today, we have certain problems within the world of Islam. We are suffering from the bloodshed, and there are deadly confrontations today. Yemen serves as an example. These issues should receive more attention. The issues of Syria, the issues of Iraq, the issues of North Africa and, the numerous issues that one witnesses in the world of Islam are all signs of discord and conflict. These conflicts serve as a disadvantage towards Islam; moreover, this is a disadvantage for the entire Islamic Ummah. We should resolve these problem.