In the opening of his fiqh course Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi expressed, “Foreigners, westerners and the Americans insist to name it the Islamic State in order to ruin Islam’s name.”
He said, “Unfortunately, even some Iranian writers use the term Islamic state, why? They are a group of wild terrorists who don’t have a government and do nothing but abuse the wives and daughters of Muslims, destruction, insurgence, fear, and have nothing to do with Islam and its teachings. This title has a bad impact on Islam and Muslims.”
Commenting that they commit the worse kind of vice, in the name of Jihad al-Nikah, he reminded, “The great Mufti of Saudi Arabia has recently announced that they are out of the realm of Islam. This terrorist group has caused so much disgrace that even they excommunicate them, yet unfortunately, some people in the state media still call it the Islamic State.”
Pointing out to the alliance against ISIS, his eminence said, “It’s strange that the criminal has been changed to be the judge.”
He added, “They have been raised by yourselves and you have supported them in every way possible. Helping crime is itself a crime. Now you have declared yourself the judge and ruled that they are criminals. The government of Turkey has said that it will not take part in the alliance because they need ISIS, and it is unfortunate that there is news that the ISIS has an office in that country and it has been clearly announced.”
He said, “in addition, you have created this group in order to enter Syria and Iraq, which international organization has permitted you to do so?”
His eminence asserted, “These people recognize no law, they have gathered a couple of their affiliates around themselves and allow themselves to enter any country they want, this is how it is proven that the only thing which is important for the westerners is their personal benefits and everyone else is sacrificed for it.”
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi expressed, “In such a world one should be careful not to be tricked with their words, I hope God (swt) will save the world from their evilness.