Islamic Revolution’s Ideology Diametrically Opposed to Takfirism: Iran’s Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani denounced Takfirism (extremism) as part of the West’s policy to spread Islamophobia and said the ideology of the Islamic Revolution is the opposite of Takfiri thoughts.

Addressing a conference on Takfiri terrorism in Tehran on Tuesday, Shamkhani described the 1979 Islamic Revolution as a “role model” for the Islamic Awakening movements that is “diametrically opposite” to Takfiri thinking.

The Islamic Revolution, led by the late Imam Khomeini, established a new political system in Iran based on Islamic values and democracy.

Shamkhani further emphasized that the West is using Takfiri terrorist groups, like Daesh (ISIL), as a tool to pursue its policy of spreading Islamophobia.

The objective behind Islamophobia is to undermine the holy status of Islam and its progressive rules and justify secularism in the region and the world, the Iranian official stated.

Daesh, as a Takfiri group in Iraq and Syria, is believed to be supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.

The terrorist group has been committing heinous crimes against all ethnic and religious groups, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others in Iraq, Syria and several other countries.