Middle Eastern media has reported that the 21st International Islamic Unity Conference was held in Tehran on May 4-5. One report described the conference as follows:
The 21st International Islamic Unity Conference opened here on Sunday with participation of a number of intellectuals and scientists and distinguished scholars from 45 countries including Kuwait.The conference is scheduled to discuss strengthening unity in the Islamic world, finding solutions to the problems of Muslims and bringing closer the scientific and cultural views of Muslim clerics.The two-day conference, organized by the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thoughts, will also review thoughts and convergence of morals and cultures.Participating countries include Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Qatar, Jordan, Oman, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, in addition to Islamic figures from the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Sweden.
Although a list of participants does not seem to be currently available, it should be noted that Sheikh Ayatullah Muhammad `Ali At- Taskhiri, the current Secretary-General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thoughts, is also the Vice-Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars headed by global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi. In addition Taha J. Alwani, a prominent leader of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, is a member of the Iranian-based World Forum.