MNA – Akmal Kamil, Deputy Head of Research and Education at Islamic Cultural Center Jakarta, believes that Iran is a role model for uniting Muslim countries around the world.
Touching upon the importance of the annual Islamic Unity Conference, he said that it is a great opportunity for finding solutions to problems of Islamic countries like Palestine and Yemen.
Kamil made the remarks in an exclusive interview with Mehr News Agency on Monday on the sideline of the 32nd Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran.
Here is the full text of the interview:
I wanted to know your general opinion about the conference and the role of Iran in uniting Muslim states around the world.
First of all, I want to congratulate the birthday anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq to all Muslims and especially to the Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran.
In my opinion, this conference is very important. The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought and the Islamic Republic of Iran can play important roles to make Muslim people closer to each other and to share their opinion about how to solve problems of the Islamic world. We cannot deny that today we have many problems from Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Iraq and also other places in the world like Rohingya. And in this conference, scholars have gathered and try their best to find the solution for these problems. So this conference is very important because scholars at least meet with each other once a year. Iran plays a role model in this regard.
Regarding the issue of Palestine, what will be the results of the US illegal decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem? And how can Islamic countries counter this kind of measures?
First of all, leaders of Islamic countries have to strongly condemn this decision adopted by the United States President. It’s crucial for Islamic countries not to follow this measure. The government of my country, Indonesia, severely criticized Australia when they announced that they want to move their embassy to Jerusalem. This issue was so important that the Indonesian President himself condemned Australia’s decision.
So first, leaders of Islamic countries should condemn this kind of hostile measures. And then, the Muslim community all over the world should put their hands together and be united against these actions.
What do you think is the ultimate solution to Palestinian crisis?
As the Leader of the Islamic Republic suggested, holding a referendum will be the solution where Palestinians will decide for their country.