when: december 28, 2007 at 12:00pm
IExperts Assembly Head Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani here Friday called on the world Christians and the Christian leaders not to allow certain groups to insult Islam and its holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Addressing the Eid-ul-Adha congregational prayers, Ayatollah Rafsanjani deplored desecration of Islamic sanctities in the West and said the sacrilegious practices are contrary to the spirit of divine religions.
"No Muslim would tolerate insult to Prophet Jesus (AS); So, one should not allow desecration of the divine religions," he added.
He said Muslims, based on Quranic injunctions, do not make any distinction among the divine prophets.
"I call on all the Christians, especially Christian ulema, to take commonalities of the divine religions into consideration," he urged.
He said Holy Quran has invited the divine religions to cooperate with Muslims on commonalities.
He insisted that commonalities of followers of divine religions are much more than their difference.