Lebanon

Hezbollah Deputy Chief: Takfiri Ideology Not Related to Islam

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The Deputy Leader of the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement, Sheikh Naim Qassem, lashed out at the western countries for supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists, stressing that the Takfiri ideology has nothing to do with Islam.
“Some people say that Takfirism is a misinterpretation of Islam, while it is not related to Islam in any way,” Sheikh Qassem said, addressing the 28th Meeting of the International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on Wednesday.

He reiterated that confronting the Takfiri currents which have been created to defame Islam is a priority of the Hezbollah Movement.

“We should confront the Takfiri currents in a hostile manner and treat them like terrorists,” Sheikh Qassem said.

He also underlined the need for drawing a comparison between the wrong and violent behavior of the Takfiri terrorists and the teachings of the genuine Islam.

In September, Sheikh Qassem said Hezbollah forces “are fully ready to fight the terrorist Takfiri groups upon an order by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

“The world arrogance managed to activate the Takfiri groups through cooperation with al-Qaeda and if we study the situation in North African states, we will find out that most of their revolutions have been stolen,” Qassem said in an interview with the Arabic-language monthly, ’42’.

He blamed the world arrogance, Zionism and their advocates for the current differences and sedition in the Muslim world, and said, “We know that enemies always prepare a ground for striking a blow at the resistance and one of Hezbollah’s most important missions is to study the current situation and prevent the legitimization of minor differences among Islamic faiths.”

On the resistance movement’s plans for fighting the terrorist Takfiri groups, Qassem said, “We announce clearly that Hezbollah forces are always on the alert and all people should know that we are ready to obey the orders of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei” to hit the Takfiri terrorist groups once a relevant order is issued by the Supreme Leader.

The ISIL has seized parts of Northern Iraq and Syria so far. The terrorist group has been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including the mass execution of civilians.

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