Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has underlined the need for the Muslim world to unite against the West which has launched an open war on Muslims.Addressing a group of Qur’an scholars attending the 30th edition of the Tehran International Qur’an Competitions on Saturday, the Leader said "unity and agreement among Muslims is an urgent duty." Ayatollah Khamenei added that the Holy Qur’an invites Muslims to remain united and avoid division, and is against the colonialist way which creates discord among Muslims and fuels religious prejudices. The Leader said discord among Muslims would result in “bloodshed, blind terrorism and its horrible consequences” and serve the interests of the Israeli regime, urging Muslims and Islamic governments to keep vigilant in facing such threats. Pointing to the Islamophobia wave launched by the West, Ayatollah Khamenei said Western enemies have waged an open war on Muslims and therefore the Muslim world needs to strengthen its internal capabilities. The Leader emphasized that unity, solidarity and focusing on commonalities can further empower Muslims.