The takfiri phenomenon that has erupted in the Middle East and parts of Africa is the creation of the imperialists and Zionists and their puppets in the Arab world. Addressing the issue, the Rahbar Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei asked the assembled scholars to deconstruct this latest menace to unity in the Muslim world.
2014-11-25, 13:23 EST
Quoting extensively from the noble Qur’an, the Rahbar Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei condemned the takfiris for their brutal tactics such as beheadings and torture that are completely contrary to the teachings of the noble Book of Allah. He was addressing a gathering of more than 350 foreign guests on November 25 in Tehran following a two-day conference in Qom relating to the phenomenon of extremism and takfirism in the Islamic World. The Qom conference was the fourth in a series and the largest held so far. There were more than 600 participants at the conference where scholars deliberated over a wide range of issues.
The Rahbar said that the takfiris were created in order to turn Muslims away from supporting the Islamic Awakening movements that have gone on in the Middle East and to provide security for the Zionist regime.
The Rahbar said that the takfiris were created in order to turn Muslims away from supporting the Islamic Awakening movements that have gone on in the Middle East and to provide security for the Zionist regime. He asked why the takfiris have not fired one bullet against the Zionist occupying regime that is currently trying to usurp al Masjid al Aqsa yet they are busy killing and beheading innocent Muslims?
He was equally scathing in his criticism of the Arabian regimes that are financing and arming the takfiris but have remained silent about the threat to al Masjid al Aqsa and the slaughter of innocent Palestinians by the Zionists in July and August. The Leader of the Islamic Revolution paid rich tribute to the resistance of the Palestinians’ Islamic movements that stood up to the Zionist onslaught for 51 days.
Imam Khamenei said that the imperialist/Zionist attempt using the takfiris to undermine Muslims will fail just as their plots against Islam and Muslims failed in the past. He also referred to the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries saying that all their efforts to bring Iran to its knees have failed.
In fact, he said that the US and European countries were facing serious problems despite trying to bring down the Islamic Revolution for 35 years. “They are in decline and Islam is on the rise,” said the Rahbar to loud proclamation of takbir from the audience.
The Rahbar said the Islamic Republic is committed to the liberation of Palestine and Masjid al Aqsa from the Zionists.
The Rahbar pointed out that while the imperialists and Zionists and their Arab allies were trying to instigate sectarian hatred in the Muslim world, the Islamic Republic did not operate on the basis of sectarianism. In Iran, nobody is judged on the basis of whether he is Shia or Sunni. He provided examples of Iran’s practical help to Shia as well as Sunni groups. He said the Islamic Republic has supported the Hizbullah in Lebanon (a largely Shia group) but also supported Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine (that are Sunnis). The Rahbar said the Islamic Republic is committed to the liberation of Palestine and Masjid al Aqsa from the Zionists.
Imam Khamenei called on Muslim scholars to help uproot the takfiri current, which has diverted the Islamic world’s attention from the Zionist regime’s atrocities against the sacred Masjid al-Aqsa in Al Quds (Jerusalem).