Thursday, April 9, 2015

Erdogan:Islamic World at Risk of Disintegration; Due to Sunni and Shiite Sects Killing Each Other

The Islamic world is at risk of disintegration due to the current conflicts in the Middle East between Sunni and Shiite strands of the Muslim faith, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today (April 9, 2015).

Erdogan -- who is increasingly considering himself as the chief leader of the Muslim world -- said he would take steps to calm the tensions by meeting Islamic leaders.

The Turkish president -- a devout Sunni Muslim -- made the comments in a closed briefing to Turkish reporters today in Ankara.

"You can have a different denomination [of Islam] but if you seek to impose one denomination on another, you will break up the ummah [Islamic community]," Erdogan said.

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