It is so inconvenient when news events contradict one’s taqiyya. “‘Islam seeks maintaining world peace,'” from the AhlulBayt News Agency, April 18:
(AhlulBayt News Agency) – Iran’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance highlights the Islamic Republic of Iran as a manifest of religious tolerance and fraternity between Shia and Sunni saying Islam is the religion which seeks maintaining peace in the world.
In the presser held on the sideline of the spring meeting of the World Bank Group in Washington, Seyyed Shamseddin Husseini was questioned about the long time opposition between Shia and Sunni and his proposal to alleviate the tension.
Iranian Minister of Economic Affair and Finance said, “Islamic Republic of Iran is a good example of the countries where Shia and Sunni have been living in peace for hundreds of years in peace.”
“The commonalities of Shia and Sunni is so much that they have to be highlighted especially when some pour out their problems on Islam by setting Qur’an on fire,” said the official, pointing to the Florida church Terry Jones Qur’an burning which angered world muslims. …
Whoops: “Iranian Sunni protesters killed in clashes with security forces,” by Saeed Kamali Dehghan in the Guardian, April 18 (thanks to Twostellas):
At least 12 people who are believed to belong to Iran’s Sunni minority have been killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in the south-western city of Ahwaz since Friday.
On Monday, Shirin Ebadi, Iran’s Nobel peace prize laureate, wrote a letter to the UN high commissioner for human rights, in which she said “more than 12” Sunni protesters had been killed in Iran’s oil-rich province of Khuzestan, home to many Arabic-speaking Sunni Iranians.
According to Ebadi, hundreds of people in Ahwaz had gathered for a peaceful demonstration against the Islamic regime’s discrimination towards its Sunni minority.
“During these clashes, more than 12 people were killed, around 20 injured and tens of protesters have been arrested,” Ebadi wrote in her letter.
She criticised Iran’s treatment of the Sunnis and said: “In the 32 years’ history of the Islamic Revolution, Arabic-speaking Iranians have suffered from inequality and an extensive discrimination.”…