Caucasian Muslims Office chairman: Advisory council for religious affairs to be established within UN
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 17 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
The advisory council for religious affairs will be established within the UN in future, Chairman of Caucasian Muslims Office Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade met with BSU students studying journalism.
"No voice of religious leaders is heard from the UN rostrum. Billions of people have the freedom of conscience. While making decisions on any country, politicians do not take into account the religious factor, freedom of conscience," Pashazadeh said.
The Advisory Council for Cultural Affairs was established under UNESCO. Muslims from Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia are represented in this organization, " Pashazade said.
"The same Advisory Board will be established under the UN at the second stage. The Advisory Board, established under UNESCO, must be rearranged here (to the UN)," Pashazade said.
While making decisions on world countries, political leaders must take into account the issue of freedom of conscience, Pashazade said.
"While making decisions on such countries as Iraq, Afghanistan, politicians are not aware of the existence of the religious factor. People of those countries suffer from their decisions. Their freedom of conscience is violated. Political leaders can not express their views on these issues as experts. It would be nice if experts, representing different religions, would express their opinions on the matter, " Pashazade said.
He said that the views, expressed by religious leaders, do not have political nature. They are not mandatory.
"These views are taken into account, recorded in the book, and history. These views will rather affect solving of the problems," Pashazade said.