Chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani expressed regret that the terrorist activities and savage crimes of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are impairing the face of Islam.
“All the ISIL terrorist activities which is a clear example of an extremist criminal group are committed under the name of Islam and this is a serious threat to the Muslim world’s reputation,” Rafsanjani said in a meeting with a number of anti-drug officials in Tehran on Tuesday.
He further cautioned that the interests of all the world nations are threatened by terrorism, illicit drugs, tyranny and arrogance today, implying that a serious global move is need to confront these phenomena and stop their growth across the world.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam condemned the crimes committed by Takfiri groups in Iraq and Syria supported by Tel Aviv and Washington, saying that the three are seeking to impair the face of Islam and true Muslims.
“Today, the Takfiri streams have been unmasked as they carry out terror and violence with the support of the arrogant and Zionist countries in the name of Islam,” Ahmadi Moqaddam said, addressing a ceremony in the Western province of Kurdistan.
“At present, the triangle of terrorism, Zionism and the US is tarnishing the face of Islam in the name of Islam,” he added.
Ahmadi Moqaddam reiterated that the Takfiri groups are a main component of these triangular moves.