Sayyed Hasan Nasr’Allah,Secretary General of Hezbollah in Lebanon
We strongly condemn the Nice incident in France.Muslims and Islam condemn this incident because Islam basically forbids the killing of innocents.
Muslims don’t tolerate any insult to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH).French officials went to war with Islam and Muslims for illusory reasons.
Western countries must stop using takfiri groups(A takfiri is a Muslim who accuses another Muslim (or an adherent of another Abrahamic faith) of apostasy. The accusation itself is called takfir, derived from the word kafir (unbeliever), and is described as when “one who is a Muslim is declared impure.”).
When a Muslim or a Christian or a Jew commits a crime, we shouldn’t hold the religion or the prophet of that religion responsible for the crime. There is no such thing as Islamic terrorism or Islamic fascism, and whoever commits a crime is a criminal.
No Muslim considers American and European crimes in Algeria, Libya and Afghanistan to be Christian terrorism.
In order to respect Islam as a religion, it is necessary to avoid using terms such as “Islamic terrorism” and “Islamic fascism”. Terrorist acts and the destruction of churches and mosques are a great insult to Islam and the Prophet.
French and Western officials have blamed some actions, such as the attack in Nice, for their involvement in the Middle East conflict.
We have evidence that the French authorities suppressed freedom of expression in matters less sensitive than insults to the Prophet; French officials must convince Muslims around the world that their claim to support freedom is a valid one.
The French authorities have worsened the situation by declaring a kind of war and stubborn behavior.
Western countries have supported the takfiri-terrorist ideology that kills in our region simply because of differences of opinion.
The West provided all the facilities to the Takfiri terrorist groups to enter Iraq and Syria, and the West has provided arms support to these groups.
The West must first examine its responsibility for the emergence of takfiri groups.
There is no connection between the Prophet and the Islamic Ummah with the crimes of takfiri groups.
The abuse of takfiri groups by Western countries must stop