Many international conflicts seemingly rooted in questions of faith are actually the result of political mismanagement, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community His Highness The Aga Khan has said.
In an interview on NDTV's Walk The Talk show, the founder and chairman of The Aga Khan Development Network told Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express Shekhar Gupta that such conflicts have a "faith dimension attached".
Such a dimension to conflicts accords quick mobilisation of people, even though an analysis of such issues often leads to the conclusion that they were generally political issues.
The spiritual leader admitted, however, that there remains a widespread feeling among Muslims of being targetted.
"... I think the Ummah feels targeted — and targeted essentially for 9/11. And the Ummah as a body of millions and millions of people around the world had nothing to do with that," he said.
He also spoke on Egypt and Syria, calling the struggles there "the manifestation of the civil society" with people saying they want a free environment.
Updated Date: Oct 08, 2013 16:18:05 IST