Deputy Culture Minister: Islam contradicts with extremist moves

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) Islam totally contradicts extremist and terrorist behaviors and such concepts are promoted by the Zionists in Islamic countries nowadays, deputy culture and Islamic guidance minister said here Sunday.

“Unfortunately harsh and aggressive behaviors have plagued the Islamic countries and we intend to find effective strategies to confront the extremist trends by guiding and supporting the Islamic countries,” said Hossein Noushabadi in an interview with IRNA.

He added that in order to interact effectively and establish mutual understanding with the Islamic countries, as prerequisites for effective cooperation against extremism and terrorism, it is necessary to strengthen our cultural relations, and to strengthen our media ties.

“Another appropriate executive measure is the establishment of a strong Islamic world news agency, on which Iran has some useful viewpoints,” said the deputy minister.

On the ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) and their loathsome terrorist behaviors, the deputy culture minister for parliamentary affairs said that it is necessary for the Muslims of various Islamic schools of thought to announce clearly that they are categorically opposed to such terrorist acts, and stress that such Takfiri trends basically contradict with Islam.


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