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News ID: 4110
Asia » Asia
Publish Date: 12:43 - 07 May 2014
Tehran, YJC. Clergy says disturbances in the Islamic world are not rooted in religious convictions.

Mohammad Mohsen Miri, faculty member of Jame’ah al-Mustafa al-Alamyiah and Head of Islam and Western Malaysia Research Center addressed latest developments in interview with Mehr News Agency.

"What can change things is better relations among regional states, Iran and Saudi Arabia in particular; as well as the Syrian government and the resistance to gain power, of which there are signs that have started to spring up,” he said.

Providing comments on Saudi Arabia’s policies and violence in south-eastern Asian countries, Miri said "People in those parts are naturally soft and tolerant. Their history doesn’t show religious conflict among Muslims as we see now. It is a pity that such violence epidemic has reached there, which is somewhat alarming.”

"A few months ago, for example, the then Head of Saudi General Intelligence Bandar bin Sultan traveled to Indonesia. It was after that that the disagreements which had started some time earlier gained momentum,” he clergy added.

He maintained that meanwhile the south-eastern Asian countries are economically dependent on Saudi Arabia, stating that the fact makes problems more complicated.

Also pointing to the Wahhabist influence in Saudi Arabia, he said "Wahhabists make 10-15 percent [of the country]; yet since this 10-15 percent enjoy press, power, and extensive relations, their voice is louder which enables them to do what they do.”

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