As Muhammad said, “War is deceit.” Note that Rouhani denounces “the baseless Islamophobic and Iranophobic campaigns by the Zionist regime.” People are suspicious of Islamic jihadists and the Iranian mullahs because of a Jewish conspiracy, doncha know.
“Iran and Islam not associated with violence: Rouhani,” Tehran Times, September 2, 2014:
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday ruled out any association between Islam and violence, saying, “No extremism has ever existed among Iranians and in Islamic rules.”
Rouhani said his initiative World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE), which was approved by the United Nations last year, demonstrated that despite the baseless Islamophobic and Iranophobic campaigns by the Zionist regime, neither Iran nor Islam seek violence or extremism.
Addressing a conference on World Mosque Day in Tehran on Monday, Rouhani said the Zionists’ propaganda against Iran and Islam is baseless since “we [Muslims] are moderate people and Islam is the religion of moderation; neither leaning towards left nor right.”
Rouhani said mosque is the best place for educating people to recognize right from wrong. He stated that “some mad, wild groups kill children and women, and destroy mosques or churches in the name of Islam. However, they are ruled by some mercenaries.”
He pointed to the occupation of the holy Al-Quds by the Israeli regime, saying Muslims would not let it remain under the Zionists’ occupation.
The president said Al-Quds was Muslims’ first qibla [a holy place towards which Muslims used to perform prayers. “Al-Quds is loved by all Muslims and it is our goal to perform prayers there.”
Rouhani also said, “We [Iran] will help Palestinians and we believe that Muslims will be victorious.”…