Cleric raps extremist Shia for confrontation with Sunni Islam
Enemies of Islam masterminded extremist British-style Shia whose main priority is confrontation with Sunni Islam rather than Zionism.
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Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, attended the major conference on “British-style Shia” held in the Iranian city of Tabriz warned of soft warfare against Islam and Iran denouncing different sectarian and militant groups have been launched to tarnish the image of Islam in the world, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
He said,” Different militant and religious groups including Taliban, Bahaism, al-Qaeda and Wahhabism among many others were all masterminded to misrepresent Islam as an extremist and violent religion to the world people.”
The cleric referred to his close encounter with British strategies to spread extremism in Shia and Sunni Islam and denounced dominance of Saudi Arabia and Wahhabi ideology over all mosques in Europe saying,” Wahhabi clergies trained scholars to launch extremist British-style Shia whose main claim is that confrontation with Sunni should be prioritized over countering Zionism.”
The cleric warned that British-style Shia excommunicates Sunni Muslims while over 80 per cent of the Sunni community are loyal to Ahlul Bayt (AS) and respect the 12 Shia imams.
Ayatollah Araki also alluded to the holy Qur’an warning of division as the most serious threat for all religions.