Iran’s Assembly of Experts has called on Muslim clerics and scholars across the world to take action against the deviant views and criminal acts of Takfiri Salafi groups.
“We call on scholars of the Muslim world, the scientific and academic centers and the elites to deal with the Takfiri Salafi current, which is heresy in religion and is not in conformity with Qur’an and Islam … and to condemn this current and any form of fratricide,” the Assembly of Experts said in the concluding statement of its 14th biannual session.
Iranian scholars also condemned the ongoing violence in Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bahrain and other parts of the Muslim world and called for vigilance against the “plots” hatched by the “enemies of humanity.”
“We reiterate that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never wanted to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries,” the statement pointed out, adding, “We warn the US, Israel and European governments not to be the starters of a new disaster in the Middle East and not … stain their hands with the blood of innocents and if they are [truly] the advocates of freedom and democracy, let the people of countries freely determine their own fate.”
The statement comes against the backdrop of the escalation of war rhetoric against Syria, the ongoing internal strife and sectarian violence in Egypt and the continued bomb attacks across the Middle Eastern countries, including Lebanon, Iraq and Pakistan.
By Press TV
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