Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said the Takfiri movement serves the objectives of hegemonic powers, including the United States.
“The Takfiri movement and the governments backing it fully move in line with the goals of the [global] hegemony, namely the United States and colonial European governments, as well as the Zionist regime [of Israel], and practically serve them under an Islamic guise,” the Leader said recently, addressing the World Congress on Extremist and Takfiri Movements in Islamic Scholars’ View held in the central Iranian holy city of Qom.
Ayatollah Khamenei then highlighted the significance of a full-fledged fight against Takfiris.
“In studying this dangerous movement, one has to bear in mind that the main issue is [to launch] an all-out campaign against the revived Takfiri movement, which goes beyond the so-called ISIL group, and the ISIL is, in fact, an offshoot of this evil tree,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader enumerated several cases which bear testimony to the fact that the Takfiri movement works to help hegemonic powers achieve their goals in confronting the Islamic world.
As a case in point, the Leader referred to attempts to derail the Islamic Awakening movement, saying, “The Islamic Awakening was a movement against the United States, against despotism, and the US’ puppets, but the Takfiri movement turned this massive anti-hegemony into a turf war and fratricide among Muslims.”
As an “unforgettable crime committed by the Takfir movement,” the Leader said, ” The frontline of Muslims’ struggles in this region was occupied Palestine, but the Takfiri movement changed this frontline and took it to streets and cities in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Libya.”
Another witness to the fact that Takfiris serve the interests of hegemonic powers, Ayatollah Khamenei noted, is that they “do not even frown upon the Zionist regime and even cooperate with the regime against Muslims,” and actively contribute to efforts to harm Islamic countries and nations.
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the destruction of the invaluable infrastructure of Islamic countries at the hands of the Takfiri movement as another example showing Takfiris work to serve the interests of the enemies of Islam.
“Another extremely evil act by the Takfiri movement is their tarnishing the image of Islam” as a religion of mercy, wisdom and logic, said Ayatollah Khamenei.
The resistance front being left alone during Israel’s 50-day summer war on Gaza and the US aircraft’s recurrent airdropping of equipment for the ISIL in Iraq were referred to by the Leader as further such examples.
“Despite these actions, the Americans ostensibly claim to have created an anti-ISIL coalition, which is a sheer lie, since the main objective of this coalition is to fuel the flames of war and conflict among Muslims, but, of course, they will not reach their goals.” Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution then said the scholars of Islamic faiths were obliged to create a “scientific and logical and comprehensive” movement to eradicate the Takfir movement.
The innocent youth, who have become ensnared by this evil movement, should be emancipated by a comprehensive scientific campaign to enlighten them, and to uproot the Takfiri movement, said the Leader, adding the responsibility falls on the shoulders of Muslim scholars.
The Leader also said scholars in Islamic countries are obligated to enlighten the people as to the role played by the US, the UK, and the Zionist regime in the revival of the Takfiri movement.