IS pursuing Islamophobia scenario: President Rouhani

IS claims that it represents Islam while the noble religion of Islam is against acts of terror, President Rouhani said.

President Rouhani has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Lebanon and France along with the downing of the Russian passenger plane by the IS terrorists, and said their main goal is to create a wave of Islamophobia.

“The IS terrorists with the aim of creating a wave of Islamophobia in the world are trying to claim that they represent Islam while the noble religion of Islam is against acts of terror,” President Rouhani said Tuesday at a meeting of the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council.

“Islam is the religion of peace and mercy and these attempts, especially in Europe and the US where many Muslims live, should not be allowed to result in increasing Islamophobia,” the president said.

President Rouhani expressed regret that innocent children, women and civilians have been the main victims of these terrorist acts and said global will and unity is needed to confront the crimes.

“Iran, as a country that is a victim of terrorism itself, condemns terrorist acts and massacre of innocent people and it will seriously confront these terrorist acts,” he added.