‘France reaped what it sowed in Paris attack’
Tehran Friday Prayers of this week was led by Ayatollah Khatami who commented on Paris terrorist attack.
The terrorist attacks of Paris are vehemently condemned by Islamic teachings, said Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami in his second sermon of weekly ritual of Tehran Friday Prayers.
The interim Friday Prayers leader made the remark in the beginning of his five points about Paris tragedy.
The ISIL and other extremist terrorist groups are the outcome of an intention to distort Islam and the time of their appearance coincided with the Islamic Awakening that was a time of rise for Islam, asserted the top cleric as the second point of his comments on the attack.
The same way we condemn the crimes committed by the ISIL, we also condemn crimes against Muslims, like setting mosques on fire and offending Muslims, noted the Grand Ayatollah.
For the fourth in his list of notes on Paris Attacks, Ayatollah Khatami blamed the French politician for wrong policies in dealing with terrorism and the ISIL.
The misery and insecurity felt in Paris over the past week is a tiny sample of what the Westerners have created for Syrians over the past five years, stressed the cleric saying that, ‘the French have homed anti-Iran terrorists like Mujahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO) for many years, those who assassinated Iranian President Rajaei, Prime Minister Bahonar, and Ayatollah Beheshti along with his 72 colleagues.’
Those snakes you brought up in Syria, now are biting you, said the Ayatollah referring to a Persian proverb.
The fifth point made by Khatami was the double-standard approach of Westerners in dealing with terrorism.
Prior to Paris attacks a suicide bomb in Lebanon killed hundreds of civilians in a crowded market, but the act was not condemned, but the attack to Paris was vehemently condemned; do they have good and bad terrorism?’ elaborated the Grand cleric referring to terrorist attacks against Muslim countries mainly organized by the Israeli regime.
He advised the Westerners and undercover supporters of the ISIL to stop hypocrisy in war on terror and undertake sincere measures against the heinous phenomenon.