Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi on the execution of a group of Christians by the ISIL
In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful
Yesterday, some horrible News, regarding the decapitation of twenty Christians by the ISIL barbarians, was broadcast in the world, which left all the intellectuals of the world, from various religions, extremely heartbroken.
We strongly condemn this hideous crime and, at the same time, we warn the West to stop all their aids to this atrocious, barbaric group, otherwise everyone will suffer the consequences.
When one hears an Israeli rabbi saying on the News “ISIL is a gift for us from God, with which to annihilate the enemies of Israel” or when one witnesses a famous American diplomat stating “the best choice is to let ISIL gain control of Baghdad and slaughter all Shiites” it will no longer be difficult for one to realize who has been nurturing this dangerous pet for themselves and that they have not, yet, realized that it will turn to its owners one day.
We hope that the murderers of these Christian people would be captured and severely punished for their crimes and that the followers of all divine religions would come together to fend off this vicious group.
In the beginning there was only the news of murdering the Shiites, then it continued to the assassination of the Sunnite scholars and now the brutal killing of the Christians and, tomorrow perhaps other people will be afflicted by it.
I hope that everyone would awaken and think wisely.