Leader Warns Muslims about Enemies’ Divisive Plots
Fars NA - TEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday warned Muslim nations about the plots hatched by enemies to sow discord in the Islamic community.
Addressing a group of Iranian officials and the foreign participants of the 26th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei felicitated birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and stated that unity among the Islamic community was the main mission of the Holy Prophet.
The Leader pointed to the wave of the Islamic awakening in the Muslim World, and reiterated that the world arrogance targeted the Islamic Awakening movements and aims to divide the Muslims pitting them against each other.
“Therefore, the main duty of the elites in the Muslim world is to help expose the enemies’ plots and take serious efforts to materialize the motto of Islamic unity,” the Leader underlined.
Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei said the West has launched a new campaign to expand its presence in the African continent.
As the French-led assault against the rebels controlling Northern Mali entered its third week, aid workers have warned about a growing food crisis for civilians.
Hundreds of thousands of Malians, mainly Tuaregs, are escaping rebel-held areas in the North fearing a backlash.
Refugees have been fleeing to the Malian-Mauritanian border, and the UN expects as many as 700,000 civilians will be displaced by the fighting.
France swept to the aid of the weakened Malian army on January 11, as the rebels pushed South towards the capital Bamako.