In Isfahan as part of his provincial tours, President Hassan Rouhani attended a meeting with clerics, and seminaries scholars where he said one of the West's accusations was to introduce Islam as a religion of violence.
The truth however is that the West is itself the source of violence, he asserted.
The Iranian president said"Today, we have to see extremist groups burn alive or behead people and film them in the name of religion, which urges us to show the true Islam to the world.”
Leader’s letter to the youth showed the world that true face of Islam is different from what the West falsely imposes to the world as interpretations of Islam, Rouhani noted.
He stressed that his government has heralded fight against violence and extremism in the UN. "when I decided to propose the idea of a ‘world free of violence’, some people told me not to raise the issue, however, I put my trust in God and sought help to raise the flag of violence-free world.”
Rouhani further said that even those who rejected the idea, were silent when the idea was proposed to the United Nations General Assembly.
He emphasized that we should demonstrate to the world that religion is the governing power and is far distant from violence.