Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, emphasized the importance of holding a serious, objective and bold dialogue that converges on the common and mutual interests of the Iraqi people, in order to contain the differences and take decisions and drawing up policies that lead Iraq towards harmony and peace, calling to privilege effective dialogue promoting unity and agreement and explaining that we all share the responsibility of what is happening in the country today and that terrorism and violence is targeting everyone without exception. His eminence stressed the need to stand firm against terrorism and the practices which impair or belittle religions and denominations and incite hatred in Iraq.
Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim called, during the World Interfaith Harmony Conference between religions, held in His Eminence's office in Baghdad, on Saturday, January 31st, 2015, to adopt the moderation that the Islamic religion orders, indicating that Iraq can only overcome its crisis when Iraqis believe in coexistence and that Iraq is above all crises and pain. His eminence also pointed out that it is not natural for Iraq to turn into a party in the crises occurring in its regional and international surrounding, as it should assist in finding the solutions and bring viewpoints closer together. He assured that the resolution of crises and problems in Iraqi must be made by Iraqis and that any solution conjured up by non-Iraqis will only lead to more complications and oppositions between the Iraqi citizens.
Furthermore, his eminence underlined that the world has to face today a real challenge by confronting people with extremist and pervert ideas, clarifying that there perversion and extremism are correlated and that this rule applies to all divine religions and sects, without exception. His eminence finally stated that no divine religion or sect calls for hatred, insisting on everyone’s responsibility to enable the moderate majority in the world to stand against the destructive and extremist ideas that offend religious sanctities.