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Insurgents Won’t Win Battle To Divide Shias and Sunnis: Ghani

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said insurgent groups will fail in their attempt to create a divide between Shia and Sunni Muslims in the country as the Afghan people remain united against terrorism and extremism. 
 
Speaking at a gathering of religious scholars and members of the public on the eve of the Night of Revelation of the Holy Quran in Kabul, Ghani also touched on the role of religious scholars in promoting peace and stability in the country.
 
“You (terrorists) are targeting our mosques, I assure you that every Sunni Muslim is ready to safe these mosques,” said Ghani, referring to a recent attack by Daesh on a Shia mosque in west of Kabul.
 
Ghani said religious scholars are well-respected in society and can play a significant role in promoting peace and solidarity among the people. 
 
He said that over 150 religious scholars were killed in the country last year. 
 
“There is a need that our scholars use their strong voice against ignorance, seduction and misguidance,” added Ghani. 
 
The remarks come on the heels of a string of recent attacks in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and in some other cities in the country. On May 31, one of the deadliest attacks in the past 16 years took place in Kabul when a truck bomb was detonated – killing over 150 people. 

Afghanistan

Insurgents Won’t Win Battle To Divide Shias and Sunnis: Ghani

The president also urged religious leaders to play a positive role in promoting peace and stability in the country. 

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Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said insurgent groups will fail in their attempt to create a divide between Shia and Sunni Muslims in the country as the Afghan people remain united against terrorism and extremism. 
 
Speaking at a gathering of religious scholars and members of the public on the eve of the Night of Revelation of the Holy Quran in Kabul, Ghani also touched on the role of religious scholars in promoting peace and stability in the country.
 
“You (terrorists) are targeting our mosques, I assure you that every Sunni Muslim is ready to safe these mosques,” said Ghani, referring to a recent attack by Daesh on a Shia mosque in west of Kabul.
 
Ghani said religious scholars are well-respected in society and can play a significant role in promoting peace and solidarity among the people. 
 
He said that over 150 religious scholars were killed in the country last year. 
 
“There is a need that our scholars use their strong voice against ignorance, seduction and misguidance,” added Ghani. 
 
The remarks come on the heels of a string of recent attacks in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and in some other cities in the country. On May 31, one of the deadliest attacks in the past 16 years took place in Kabul when a truck bomb was detonated – killing over 150 people. 

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