Basij commander: Enemies plot to weaken Muslims by stirring religious war

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said enemies are seeking to weaken the Muslims by stirring sectarian strife among them.

“The enemies of Islam have worked out this formula that the only way to confront Islam and the progressive move of Iran’s Revolution is using faiths against each other and this is the enemy’s last bullet,” Naqdi said in the Western province of Kurdistan on Sunday night.

He said that the enemies have hired a number of terrorists who don’t believe in any religion and don’t see any difference between adolescents and children and kill everyone in the regional states.

Naqdi described undermining unity among Muslims as another goal of the Takfiri groups fighting against the regional nations, and said weakening the Islamic front is among the other objectives of the enemies, “but they cannot materialize their ominous goal”.

In relevant remarks in June, Naqdi said the recent attacks by the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq are a new US plot after Washington was defeated in its confrontation with resistance groups in the region.

“Today the enemy has targeted us in multiple soft-war fronts, because it knows that it cannot combat us in a battlefield,” he said, addressing a Basij forum in Tehran.

Naqdi said the US has experienced defeat in its confrontation and plots against Iran’s allies in Palestine, Lebanon and Syria, and now “they have started the same experience in Iraq”.

“Once they attacked Iran, but the powerful Basij and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) were created and established as a result of that attack; they attacked Lebanon but a faithful resistance group was formed which is now among the regional powers; then they attacked Palestine which gave birth to a mighty and powerful resistance, and then they attacked Syria which also led to the formation of a powerful popular Basij (volunteer group),” he said.

He said the enemies have experienced all these failures in the Middle-East, but they have not received any lesson and they are now repeating another mistake in Iraq by orchestrating ISIL raids against the Iraqi people, “and again a huge popular force has rushed to the scene in the country which will foil their ominous plots”.

The General said these popular forces created in the regional nations have now grown into a chain stretching across the Middle-East.

By Fars News Agency


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