IS Has Nothing to Do With Islam

IS Has Nothing to Do With IslamIS Has Nothing to Do With Islam

Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani said Takfiri terrorist groups are motivated by extremist Wahhabi ideologies, stressing that Islam can never give rise to such "trash" as Daesh.

A Takfiri accuses followers of some Islamic sects of heresy. Daesh is the Arabic acronym for the so-called Islamic State terrorist group.

"The driving force behind Takfiri and terrorist groups is the Wahhabi extremist ideologies, which have been created and developed by colonialism," Amoli Larijani said on Monday, according to Tasnim News Agency.

"True Islam, which is based on spirituality, ethics and divine values, is impossible to give rise to such trash as Daesh."

The judiciary chief added that terrorist groups such as Daesh are directly and indirectly created and supported by the US.

"The linkage of colonialism and hegemony with the most underdeveloped communities that know nothing about democracy and real Islamic governments has led to the creation of extremist ideologies," he said.

Last month, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called for the formation of a coalition of Muslim countries to fight terrorists sponsored by the US and certain regional states.

"The issue of Daesh and [other] terrorists who are scattered across the region in the name of Islam is not normal and natural," Ayatollah Khamenei said on November 24, adding that the terrorists have been created and are being supported by certain countries.

IS militants, who mainly operate in Iraq and Syria, are backed by some regional countries. The terrorist group claims as an independent state the territory of Iraq and Syria, with implied future claims intended over more of the Levant, including Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus and southern Turkey.