IRGC commander: West nurturing Takfiris to prevent spread of Islam

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned of the western states’ plots to stop the spread of Islamic beliefs by supporting the Takfiri groups which commit crimes in the name of religion.

“The emergence of Takfiris is the West’s scenario to undermine Islam’s attractiveness and create hatred and stop the spread of Islam in the West,” General Salami said, addressing an IRGC forum in the Western city of Khorramabad on Saturday.

In relevant remarks in May, Undersecretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Reza Seifollahi blasted certain western countries for creating and supporting the terrorist groups in a bid to discredit Islam and Muslims.

“There is no relation between terrorist groups and Islam,” Seifollahi said on Wednesday, addressing a meeting of high-ranking security officials in Grozny, Chechnya.

He called on the world countries to join hands to fight terrorist groups throughout the world.

Also in May, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan lashed out at Washington and Tel Aviv for supporting the terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.

“What is happening in Syria and Iraq today is a deep-rooted US-Zionist conspiracy that has triggered war in the Muslim territories,” Brigadier General Dehqan told reporters at the time.

The Iranian defense Minister reiterated that the Takfiri terrorists have tainted the image of Islam, and said, “Takfiri terrorists are not affiliated to Islam in terms of faith and conduct and their approach is reprehensible.”

By Fars News Agency