Web
	Analytics Made Easy - StatCounter
Rasa News Agency - Religious leaders gather in Karbala to denounce spread of sectarian propaganda
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Service : > World > Asia
Time : Wednesday, October 10, 2018
News ID: 440943
 
Religious leaders gather in Karbala to denounce spread of sectarian propaganda
Rasa - Religious leaders from around the world have met in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to speak out against religious extremism and the spread of sectarian propaganda by the Western media.

RNA - Scholars, journalists and politicians attended the Fifth Tarateel Sajjadiya International Festival, organized by Imam Hussain Holy Shrine from October 5 to 7. The festival aimed at providing a platform for hearing anti-extremism voices.

 

Sheikh Abdul Mahdi Karbalai, the representative of Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, was one of the keynote speakers at the conference, which included several plenary sessions.

 

He talked about the success of Iraqi forces in the fight against the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group and how Iraqis of all sects fought side by side against the terror outfit.

 

“As the Shia gave blood against Daesh, so did the Sunni,” said Sheikh Karbalai, adding, “We have been fighting Daesh since day one. All Iraqis stood together to fight, so we could all achieve victory together.”

 

Not long after Daesh overran Iraq in 2014, Grand Ayatollah Sistani issued a religious decree, calling on the Iraqi people to “defend the country, the honor of its citizens, and its sacred places.”

 

The ruling, known as a fatwa, led to the formation of the pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces, also known by their Arabic name the Hashd al-Sha’abi.

 

The Hashd al-Sha’abi recruited thousands of Iraqis from all sects and religious groups to support the Iraqi army in its fight against Daesh and to liberate captured cities from the grips of the Takfiri group.

 

Sheikh Karbalai also stressed that scholars must “fight the international media” that seek to divide the Muslim community.

 

Many Western media giants have regularly referred to the Hashd al-Sha'abi as a Shia militia group.

 

Another key speaker was Mohammad al-Nuri, a senior Sunni sheikh from the Iraqi city of Fallujah. He passionately defended the Hashd al-Sha'abi and lambasted the Western mainstream media’s lies about the nature of Iraq’s war against Daesh.

 

“The sectarian narrative is a lie,” he said, adding, “And whoever says Iraqis are sectarian is a liar.”

 

He went on to say that “the sons of Karbala (a Shia majority city) mixed with the blood of sons from Fallujah (a Sunni majority city). Victory happened because of this blood that we all gave.”

 

Fallujah was captured by Daesh in 2014 but was later liberated by a joint military operation by the Iraqi army and the Hashd al-Sha’abi.

 

Sheikh al-Nuri himself fought as a fighter for the Hashd al-Sha’abi during a battle that led to the liberation of his home city Fallujah.

 

“We gave 300 martyrs in the fight to liberate my city,” he added.

 

The conference organizers also hoped to educate the attendees about the written evidence which proves Islam is a religion of peace, centering on the Treatise of Rights, written by the fourth Shia Imam and great-grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, Ali ibn Hussain Zayn al-Abidin.

 

Pearl Emmanuel, an adviser at the French Prime Ministry, also delivered a speech, saying that the rules of the Treatise of Rights correspond with some of the pacts of the United Nations.

 

Emmanuel also said that religious writings combat violence, noting that rules written as part of the Treatise of Rights ordain that religious minorities must be respected. He also called for religious tolerance.

 

The adviser of the president of the Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Abdullah Hassan, who was also at the conference, said that “as leaders of countries, missionaries, scientists and thinkers, we need this Treatise of Rights to combat extremism, terrorism and the Takfiri ideology that distorted the true image of Islam.”

 

Source: Press TV

 

847/940

Share
Send Comment
Name :
E-mail:(Optional)
Comment Text:
Send
Comments
Thursday, October 18, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724001198
Khashoggi Is a Classic Case of Murder and Saudis Should Be Held to Account
Rasa - Desperate to dispel further international backlash and outrage, the Saudi regime is reportedly preparing to admit that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during interrogation at its consulate in I...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577186/Rouhani-Qatar-Netherlands-Persian-Gulf-ambassadors-credentials-JCPOA
Iran wants full security, peace in sensitive Persian Gulf: Rouhani
Rasa - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic demands the establishment of complete security and peace in the sensitive Persian Gulf region.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577152/Interview-US-MilitaryIndustrial-Complex-Arms-Sales-Weapons-Manucaturers-Trump-Scott-Rickard
Corrupt military-industrial complex pushing US pro-war policy: Analyst
Rasa - America's pro-war foreign policy is basically being dictated by the corrupt military-industrial complex, according to a former US intelligence officer.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577141/Iran-Mirjaveh-terrorists
Terrorists abduct several Iranian forces near Pakistani border
Rasa - Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says terrorists have kidnapped a number of Iranian forces in the southeastern Province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan, which borders Pakistan.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000776
Iran Able to Destroy Enemy's Interests Anywhere
Rasa - Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined the Iranian Armed Forces' capability to ruin the enemy targets in any place and any time....
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577138/Saudi-Arabia-Khashoggi-investigation-consulate-United-States
Investigators end search for evidence in Khashoggi case at Saudi consulate
Rasa - Turkish and Saudi investigators probing Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance have ended their search of the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, where the Saudi dissident journalist was last seen.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000982
Israeli Bulldozers Enter Palestinian Bedouin Village Ahead of Demolition
Rasa - Israeli forces entered a Palestinian Bedouin village Khan al-Ahmar under imminent threat of demolition in occupied West Bank with heavy equipment and at least three bulldozers, local media repo...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/15/577121/Khoshroo-Iran-US-Sanctions-UN
Iran says US unilateral sanctions to violate basic human rights
Rasa - Iran’s envoy to the United Nations has slammed Washington’s ‘morally wrong’ measures against other countries, saying that unilateral sanctions amount to collective punishment and violate basic ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000854
Iran Fully Ready to Secure Arbaeen Pilgrimage
Rasa - Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli announced on Tuesday that Iran has taken all necessary steps to have the safest Arbaeen Pilgrimage this year.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577122/Saudi-Yemen-famine-hunger
UN warns 12mn Yemenis may face worst famine in 100 years
Rasa - The UN’s food agency has urged Saudi Arabia and its allies to stop their devastating war on Yemen, saying the conflict has put millions of Yemeni people on the brink of the worst famine in 100 ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000664
Leader's Top Military Aide: Trump's Unilateralism Doomed to Failure, US No Longer Superpower in 2035
Rasa - Top Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi underlined that the US' withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and its pursuit of unilat...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577187/US-Saudi-Arabia-Pompeo-King-Salman-Khashoggi-Riyadh-meeting
Pompeo meets King Salman, son over Khashoggi, thanks them for ‘strong partnership’
Rasa - US State Secretary Mike Pompeo has met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to discuss the mysterious disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as both sides face international pr...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000663
Iraqi MPs Rap US for Anti-Iran Unilateral Sanctions
Rasa - A host of Iraqi Members of Parliaments condemned US’ unilateral sanctions against the Iranian nation, and called for strengthening Iran-Iraq friendship groups in both parliaments.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577172/Israeli-policewoman-shoot-seriously-injures-Palestinian-for-fun
Israeli policewoman shoots, seriously injures Palestinian for ‘fun’
Rasa - An Israeli policewoman has been arrested on suspicion of opening fire at a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank, and critically wounding him as a “dubious form of entertainment.”
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000610
US Unilateralism Obstructing N. Disarmament in World
Rasa - Iran's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Eshagh Al Habib rapped the US unilateralism as the core obstacle on the way to nuclear disarmament in the world.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577179/Saudi-Arabia-is-the-centerpiece-of-US-Empires-Mideast-foreign-policy
Saudi Arabia is the centerpiece of US Empire’s Mideast foreign policy
Rasa - Saudi Arabia has been the centerpiece of the American Empire’s foreign policy in the Middle East region for ever, according to Daniel Patrick Welch, an American writer and political analyst.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000328
Israeli Forces Raid Slain Palestinian’s Home
Rasa - Israeli forces raided on Tuesday the family home of Elias Yasin, 22, in the town of Bidya, West of Salfit, North of the occupied West Bank, searched it thoroughly, ransacked it and interrogated...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/10/16/577173/Khashoggi-Saudi
Saudi rejects allegations of wrongdoings, deflect guilt onto Iran, Qatar, and Turkey
Rasa - Since prominent Saudi journalist and former intelligence official Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate earlier this month, never to be seen again, voices have risen hot with anger again...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000618
Israeli Forces Detain 15 Palestinians from West Bank
Rasa - Israeli forces detained on Tuesday 15 Palestinians, including three minors, from several cities in the occupied West Bank, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) in a statement.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13970724000198
March of Return Will Continue Despite Israeli Threats
Rasa - Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas on Monday said that Israel's latest threats will not intimidate the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, but instead, they will encourage them to escalate the...