The commander of Iran’s Basij (mobilization) Force highlighted US hostilities toward Muslims and said the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group, as the “brainchild” of Washington, aims to demonize Islam.
What has been against Islam is the United States’ evil deeds and there is enough evidence for that,” Brigadier General Gholam Hossein Gheibparvar said in a speech in Tehran on Sunday.
“Today, there is no doubt that Daesh is the brainchild of the Americans,” he said, adding, “Takfiris have risen up to fight Islam under the direct guidance of the US.”
The commander further pointed to the martyrdom of Mohsen Hojaji, an Iranian military adviser who was recently decapitated by Daesh terrorists in Syria, and said the martyr “created a revolution” by himself.
Hojaji, a holy shrine defender, was taken hostage by the Daesh Takfiri group near the Iraqi border on August 7 and was beheaded two days later.
The shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, a sister of Imam Hossein (AS), the third Shiite Imam, is located in Damascus, Syria. Iranian military advisers have played a decisive role in the protection of the holy shrine against terrorist attacks.
In recent years, the Middle East has been plagued with Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh that are believed to have been created and supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.
The terrorist groups, which claim to be Islamic but whose actions are anything but, have been committing heinous crimes not only against non-Muslims, but mostly against Muslims in the region.