‘Extremists follow in footsteps of opressor Yazid’


Qom Seminary instructor, Hojjatol Islam Val Moslemin Seyyed Hussein Momenie likened extremists’ path to that of the tyrant in Imam Hussein’s (PBUH) time, Yazid Bin Moaweya who martyred the infallible Imam and his companions, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).

Addressing a religious gathering, Hojjatol Islam Val Moslemin Seyyed Hussein Momenie stressed, “Extremists follow in footsteps of tyrants in Imam Hussein’s time.”

“Islam religion allows none of the oppressions and atrocities perpetrated by extremist groups,” pointed out the Qom Seminary instructor.

The religious cleric stressed the infallible Imam Hussein (PBUH) set an example of freedom, humanity and justice for all the people, Muslims and non-Muslims, worldwide

Every year Muslims from around the world hold religious mourning ceremonies for the third Shia Imam who was martyrdom in the desert of Karbala.

Following the copious invitations sent by the people of Kufa to Imam Hussein, he headed for that city to rule them. However, they betrayed him and left him alone facing the army of Yazid, the self-proclaimed Caliph of the time, who sought to win his allegiance by force. In the inequitable war that ensued, the army of Yazid killed Imam Hussein and 72 of his companions ruthlessly and took their families hostage.

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