Activists to start Syria peace movement from Iran

A group of international peace activists has arrived in Tehran to start a movement aimed at providing humanitarian aid to Syrians and the establishment of peace in Syria, Press TV reports.

The convoy, dubbed “Pilgrims of Peace,” includes activists from countries such as Britain, Canada, Germany, Lebanon, Australia, Pakistan, India and Iran. The initiative is supported by various international human rights and anti-war organizations.

“We don’t come as powerful politicians with any great political agenda beyond the call for peace. We come as ordinary people representing ordinary people across our own countries. Our desire is simply to join hands with the people of Syria in the work of reconciliation and peace and the rebuilding of their country after the strife is over,” Father Dave, an Austrian priest and a member of Pilgrims of Peace, said during a press conference in Tehran on Saturday.

In a statement released on Saturday, Pilgrims of Peace underlined that they are not affiliated with any of the parties involved in the Syrian conflict, support peace and oppose violence in Syria, and believe that peace can only be achieved in Syria through dialog and negotiations.

“Media are presenting to the world a version of what is happening in Syria that is deceiving,” Agnes Mariam, a member of the Support Team for Syria Reconciliation, commented.

“We visited the refugee camps. We visited many people in Syria itself. And we were shocked by the tremendous sufferings of the Syrian people, both inside the country and in the neighboring countries,” Mairead Maguire, a Noble Peace Prize laureate, said.

The peace activists also condemned any foreign intervention in Syria, and stressed that only the Syrian people must decide about their future. They also denounced the crimes committed in the name of religion by Takfiri extremists operating inside Syria, urging regional countries to stop sending arms and financial aid to these groups.

The group is scheduled to leave Iran for the Syrian capital, Damascus, on April 9.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Some sources say over 130,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by Western-backed militants.



Categories: Arab World, Asia, Iran, Syria

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    From my observation years, I strongly believe that the main key of a permanent peace in Gulf States or in Middle East countries is in th e hand of King Abdullah, where Islam was born.

    I am not Muslim Shia, I am not pro Iran either I am pro Human Right. Muslim Shia is minority, and sunni is Majoriy in Syria. Majority should lead Government in democratic system.

    As long as King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia do not treat religious minorities FAIRLY and KINDLY,Muslim Shia in Syria will be afraid if extremist Sunni will lead government and then Majority Sunni will treat religious minorities UNFAIRLY like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, all Gulf States and Asia.

    Therefore, Muslim Shia will fight for their life, for their children,and for their beliefs, including Jews, Christian atheist.

    If A group of international peace activists ask King Abdullah,of Saudi Arabia to accept Human Right laws in Saudi Arabia, Government of Saudi treat 2 Millions Muslim Shia, Christian, Jews Atheist etc fairly,and kindly, Justice for all, I strongly believe all Gulf States will follow Saudi Arabia to treat Muslim Shia fairly and kindly.

    If King Abdullah can follow Prophet Muhammad (saw ) as ROLE MODEL to treat all people fairly and kindly as Prophet said in Al Quran as followings;


    1.O ye who believe! stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest ye swerve, and if ye distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do. (QS. 4; 135.

    2. Allah enjoins to do justice and to adopt good behavior and to give relatives (their due rights), and forbids shameful acts, evil deeds and oppressive attitude. He exhorts you, so that you may be mindful.
    QS 16;(90)

    3. Allah does not forbid you as regards those who did not fight you on account of faith, and did not expel you from your homes, that you do good to them, and deal justly with them. Surely Allah loves those who maintain justice. QS 60;8

    4. O you who believe, be steadfast for (obeying the commands of) Allah, (and) witnesses for justice. Malice against a people should not prompt you to avoid doing justice. Do justice. That is nearer to Taqwa. Fear Allah. Surely, Allah is All-Aware of what you do. QS 5;8.

    JUSTICE FOR ALL PEOPLE is the core of Prophet Muhammad (saw) teaching.

    Hopefully, After A group of international peace activists go to Iran and then go to Saudi Arabia, it will be excellent result, may Allah will open both Leader to accept different interpretation, and respect LOVE each other.Ameen

    I URGE also Muslim Ahmadiyah and Moderately educated Muslim around the world will speak up loudly ,and never stop till our voice be heard, till a permanent peace will be achieved successfully.

    All love

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