Muslim unity has upset arrogant countries: Iranian interior minister

TEHRAN — Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Friday that arrogant countries are deeply unhappy with unity among Muslims.

“Global arrogance is deeply upset by the unity among Muslim peoples, and therefore it always seeks to sow division and create hypocrisy among Muslim peoples in order to achieve its goals and objectives,” said Fars News quoting Vahidi.

The Home Secretary pointed out that the families of “holy shrine defenders” hold a high position in society, saying that “the rank of martyrdom is a sublime rank, and it has been won by the dear holy shrine defenders. , and in addition to their emigration, they also fought for the love of God and were therefore awarded the noble medal of martyrdom.

Defenders of the Holy Shrine refer to those who have fought against terrorist groups, including Daesh, in Syria.

Vahidi pointed out that the arrogant countries, the “devils of the earth”, do not appreciate all this jihad, this pride and these links between Muslim peoples.

“As the peoples of Iran and Afghanistan stand side by side with a slogan, a unity of speech and a unified demand, global arrogance seeks to sow division among Muslims to prevent their unity and cohesion,” he said. notice the Minister.

He pointed out that the love of Islam and Ahl al-Bayt has created special bonds between the Iranian and Afghan peoples.

“Today, terrorists are showing their wickedness and contempt in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif and other cities in Afghanistan, and they are killing innocent fasters and children for no other reason than to believe in the Islam and follow the school of Ahl al-Bayt, peace be upon them.

He said unbelievers view “purity, mosque attendance, fasting and worship as unpardonable sins”.

He considered that the unity between the peoples of Iran and Afghanistan stemmed from the religious beliefs of both nations.

The minister said that the agents of the arrogant countries are deeply dissatisfied with the unity among the Islamic countries and therefore commit such crimes, adding that such acts only increase the belief of Muslims and strengthen the solidity of the Muslims. Muslim peoples.

Afghanistan has recently become a hotbed of repeated brutal acts perpetrated by terrorist groups. In recent weeks, Sunni and Shia mosques have been the target of attacks that have injured and killed dozens of innocent civilians.

Iran has condemned the resurgence of attacks in Afghanistan and warned against plots to start sectarian wars.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh expressed Iran’s concern over the recent wave of explosions in Afghanistan.

He censured “indiscriminate terrorist acts” that took place during the holy month of Ramadan when more people attend mosques, describing the targeting of fasting worshipers as a “disgusting” act.

Referring to media reports that dozens of innocent people were killed and injured in one of the explosions in Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday, Khatibzadeh wished patience to the families of the victims of the attacks and health and recovery to the injured.

He also condemned the bomb blast at Mawlawi Sekandar Mosque in Kunduz province used by Sunni Muslims, wishing divine mercy for the martyrs and patience and divine blessings for the bereaved.

Khatibzadeh referred to a series of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan over the past few days and described the escalation in violence as a source of deep concern.

“The attack on the Sunni mosque in Kunduz province, which followed yesterday’s attack on the Shia mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, clearly shows the evil aims of terrorists serving as mercenaries for foreigners, who seek create a civil war in Afghanistan,” he said on Friday.

On Saturday, Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi issued a message on the growing wave of violence in Afghanistan, warning against the escalation of terrorist attacks against the Afghan nation and nations in the region.

Ayatollah Raisi stressed the responsibility of Afghan leaders in identifying and punishing those responsible for the recent attacks.

Betty K. Park