Int’l Conference on Dangers of Takfirism, Extremism Opens in Iran
QOM (Tasnim) – An international conference on threats posed to the Muslim world by extremist and Takfiri groups started work on Sunday in Iran’s central holy city of Qom with a large number of Muslim scholars in attendance.
Muslim scholars from various sects, including Shiites and Sunnis, and from 83 countries have gathered in the holy city of Qom Sunday to take part in the international conference from November 23 to 24.
The conference, which is chaired by Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, is aimed at countering the sedition of Takfiri groups and calling for peace, friendship, brotherhood and interaction among different faiths.
The gathering also aims to study and examine the threats posed to humanity, Muslim societies in particular, by Takfiri movements and also to find solutions to end the phenomenon of Takfirism.
The conference also aims to shed light on the West’s plots against Islam given the westerners' support for Takfiri groups.
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is one of the Takfiri group which is active in Iraq and Syria and is believed to be supported by the West and some regional Arab 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, occupied Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, and Southern Turkey.