Ayatollah Hakim : Shias Main Victims of Extremism

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SHAFAQNA – “What is happening in today’s world, is religious extremism whose symbol is the ISIL, and Shias are the main targets of such extremism,” Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Sa’id al-Hakim said in a meeting with visiting Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri in Iraq on Wednesday as reported from Tasnim news agency .

He further said that the international community, the UN and UN Security Council are not willing to accept that Shias have been attacked and massacred by extremists and terrorists.Ayatollah Hakim made it clear that Iran and Iraq are two strongholds of the Shias and are needed to raise the issue of ongoing “oppression” against Shias in the international bodies.The Iranian vice-president, for his part, pointed to the plots hatched against Shias, and said, “I hope that all of us will be able to fulfill our historic duty and defend the rights of Muslims, Shias in particular.”

Source :Tasnim news agency .

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