Statement released by Qom seminary scholar's community condemning the French government's proposed bill to restrict Islamic activities and de-Islamization

                                                       

Date: 10/Oct/2020

 

In the name of Allah the all compassionate the most merciful

 

The recent anti-Islamic remarks of the President of France are biased and full of inversions of the reality and distortion of Islam by the policy of spreading hatred when instead of recognizing the depths of the real problems of French society and reflecting on them, Macron has aimed his hatred at Islam claiming is fighting against Islamic separatism

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The Qom seminary scholars' community, while condemning any anti-religious and anti-Islamic action, calls on Western societies to return to religion and spirituality and declares: Islam and the religion taken from the divine teachings of the great prophets and infallible Imams (PBUT) is a comprehensive religion that it pays attention to the prosperity of the world and the hereafter and holds the flag in the fight against extremism and terrorism.

American Islam, born of Zionist ideologies that have been theorized with dollars and euros donated by Western governments and their affiliates and are now portrayed as the original face of Islam in the Western Medias, is today the real source of extremism in European countries. France's efforts to eliminate, reject, or even modify Islamic ideas will fail, and as the Supreme Leader said in a letter to the youth of the West, the truth-seeking youth will seek Islam away from stereotypes and imagery and will know its truth. .

The problem that has plagued France and other Western societies is the idea of laicité and ​​secularism, which seeks to separate religion and spirituality from human life.

France is wandering in its self-made vortices and is now foolishly looking for solutions to its problems in consolidating secularism and anti-Islamism, and in playing with words, calling terrorism Islamic and beating the drums of the fight against it.

How has a government that, intoxicated by the smell of petrodollars, strengthened its ties with the promoters of Takfiri violence and Wahhabism and irrigated the roots of terrorism with the blood of the oppressed Syrians, Yemenis and Iraqis, now claims to be fighting extremism? Terrorism and extremism are condemned, but Macron's claims are nothing but projection and show off.

We strongly condemn the French President's biased and racist remarks that hurt the feelings of about two billion Muslims, and see the dual standards of the West in dealing with terrorism and extremism as the root of the problem. Pure Muhammadi Islam is a guide for overcoming crises; thus how can religion and spirituality be introduced as obstacles and crises.

Thinkers and scholars must come up with a plan to lay the foundations for a proper and honorable interaction between religions. Such uncivilized and hateful statements about Islam will lead to the formation of racist groups and the spread of bloody and vindictive violence against Muslims, and will lead to insults to the sacred. Far from the hypocritical political actions, Religion and spirituality should be introduced to solve the social problems of societies, in scientific forums and meetings.

 

Mohammad Yazdi

Chief of the great council of Qom seminary scholars' community