Rafsanjani urges epic turn-out on Quds Day
Influential Iranian cleric Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani has called for an epic turn-out on al-Quds day to foil world power's plot to sow discord among Muslims.
"World powers are ready to add to their crimes by taking advantage of weak alliances among Muslims, their ignorance, and especially the disputes between Palestinian fighters themselves," Rafsanjani said in a statement, Press TV reported.
The recognized cleric pointed out that the al-Quds day rallies throughout the world would be a "never-ending warning call to those who have gone astray."
"God forbid that al-Quds day, which the  Islamic Revolution's wise old leader called the day of Islam's awakening, be forgotten because of these disputes," added the cleric addressing Iranians and Muslims worldwide.
"God forbid that that the rifts (among Muslims) provide an opportunity for the enemy to make a gain- an enemy which has waited years in the hope of erasing the true Islamic identity of al-Quds," he said.
Ayatollah Hashemi-Rafsanjani issued the statement on Monday night, four days before the last Friday of Ramadan.
The last Friday of Ramadan is the day that Muslim's hold al-Quds Day rallies each year, heading a call by the late leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for demonstrations in support of Palestine.