In his speech to this International Congress, president Rouhani emphasized that all of us need to learn a lesson from the infallible Imams (Peace be upon them), to behave in a balanced way, with moderation, at all times, and to avoid extremism. President Rouhani pointedly added: “Courage in peace is rated more highly than courage in war”. He said in peacetime we should bear in mind our objectives and ideals, and he noted that these objectives and ideals may not be obvious to some people.
Referring to the second Imam of Shiite Muslims, Imam Hassan Mojtaba (PBUH), President Rouhani said: “Peace was established by the Imam who could see clearly what was behind the curtain, but many people are not aware of what goes on behind the curtain, and many of them can’t even see what is in front of the curtain” !
Turning to deplorable events which are happening in the Muslim world today, President Rouhani said it is very sad and painful to watch those who thirst after the blood of innocent people, those who cut off children’s heads, those who kidnap young girls and use them as slaves, those who destroy Muslim homes, those who are irreverent, blasphemous and sacrilegious towards the Prophets of God (PBUT).
President Rouhani went on to say that today, is unfortunately, a sad day for Muslims, and a day of celebration for Zionists , since the Zionists are behind recent bitter events in this region, their footprint is quite visible, and they are the ones who have pitted Muslims against Muslims, and are enjoying the killing of innocent Muslims.
The Iranian president emphasized that Zionist are pitting Muslims against Muslims in order to have a free hand to kill more Palestinians, to torture them, and to destroy the Gaza Strip.
President Rouhani added: “Today, more than any other time, the Islamic world needs unity and solidarity. All religious scholars, intellectuals and academics, especially the great religious scholars of Shia and Sunni Islam, must come together and initiate a movement that transcends religion, a movement which stands up firmly to the barbaric extremists and militants who are engaging in violent murder of innocent people in the Muslim world”.