|Sayyed Fadlullah: An International offensive raised against Islam while Muslims are preoccupied with their sectarian differences|
His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, stressed that all Islamic groups should voice their opposition against occupation and the Takfiri parties whose only concern is to accuse Muslims of unbelief and kill them. He pointed out that an international campaign is waged against Islam, while the Muslims are preoccupied (in their conferences) with taking about the threat of Shiites represent on the Sunnis and the threats of Sunnis on Shiites.
His Eminence received a delegation from the Muslim Scholars’ Gathering and discussed with them the state of Muslims in the world and the responsibility of religious scholars and Islamic unity groups in confronting the attempts to incite strife. The delegation also briefed the Sayyed on the preparations for the celebration the Gathering will hold next Monday on the occasion of the anniversary of the fall of the 17th of May accord.
Sheikh Ahmad el-Zein, the head of Trustees Council of the Gathering spoke on behalf of the delegation and said: The meeting with His Eminence Sayyed Fadlullah, is an occasion to underscore our appreciation and respect to this unifying Islamic personality that has Islam and especially the unity of Muslims as its top priority. On this occasion, we would like to emphasize that we will continue to work in accordance with the policies and strategies of Islamic unity set by Sayyed Fadlullah.
Sayyed Fadlullah praised the Gathering, pointing out that it was able through this vanguard of Shiite and Sunni Muslim scholars to deepen the roots of Islamic unity both on the grass root level and the level of religious scholars.
He added: When we study the Islamic reality of today, we notice a big offensive targeting Islam, in its ideological and doctrinal structure. It also targeted the most honorable Messenger(p.) through the distortion campaigns of cultural and informational western centers, with direct or indirect links with international Zionism. The Muslims, on their part, are preoccupied with the talk in their conferences about the dangers the Shiites pose on the Sunnis and the dangers the Sunnis represent to the Shiites.
They do not talk about the Zionist danger against the entire Muslim and Arab nations, and they do not shoulder the responsibility of defending Islam which is being subjected to an all-out offensive that wants to uproot it.
His Eminence emphasized that the Islamic unifying gatherings should be the first to reject occupation, and the Takfiri groups that it produced whose only concern is to kill Muslims and whose future is a bloody one that kills civilians and innocent people, whether in Iraq or other countries.