Imam Khomeini Denounced Extremist Ideologies

Imam Khomeini Denounced Extremist Ideologies

Imam Khomeini the founder of the Islamic Republic always strongly condemned the extremist Wahhabi ideology and all other forms of violence and terrorism.

The great Imam was champion of great unity among the all Muslim sects and called on the whole Ummah to confront the Wahhabi ideology which is being practiced by the ruling system in Saudi Arabia.


The great leader of the Muslim world believed that these types of violent approaches were being propagated by the Muslim opponents and could harm the Islamic societies.


The religious scholar believes that the Wahhabi ideologies have also lead to emergence of the militant groups such as al-Qaeda, ISIL and other terrorist organization. 


We bring this introduction to highlight the case of the Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr who is being targeted, persecuted and prosecuted by these Wahhabi extremists.  The human rights organizations have also slammed a recent attack on Shia Muslims during Ashura in Saudi Arabia


The protests are held in several countries for release of this prominent cleric.

This comes as People have held a protest rally in the British capital, London, to demand the release of prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr whose death sentence was recently upheld in Saudi Arabia, Press TV reports.

During the Friday rally outside Downing Street, the demonstrators raised their voices in solidarity with others around the world to shine a spotlight on the fate of the man they say is a pioneer for justice and a peaceful activist.

“It is completely horrendous to behead someone simply because of their freedom to express their views about a particular political ideology or regime,” a protester told Press TV.

Frank Gelli, an Anglican priest, also said, “All Sheikh Nimr wants is justice, a freedom for his people and reform, like any decent human being and indeed someone who is motivated by faith would actually demand, so what is happening is intolerable.”

The demonstrators also urged British Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene in the case of the Shia cleric.

“Hopefully David Cameron can actually find out what his people want in the UK, go to the Saudi Embassy and actually say 'you know what, this is wrong, what's happening, and you lot need to stop this,” another protester said.

The demonstrators promised to continue their call to action until Sheikh Nimr is released.

On October 15, Nimr’s death sentence was upheld by the Specialized Criminal Court in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. In reaction to the sentence, people took to the streets in the city of Qatif in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province to condemn the move. There have also been demonstrations in other countries.

The senior Saudi Shia cleric, who was attacked and arrested in July 2012, is accused of delivering anti-regime speeches and defending political prisoners.

Human rights activists say the sentence issued for Sheikh Nimr was politically motivated.

Amnesty International has called the death sentence “appalling”, saying the verdict should be quashed.

In a separate development, Prominent Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Issa Ghassem has strongly condemned the recent deadly terrorist attack on Muharram mourners in Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Ghassem said on Friday that there were no signs of religion, wisdom, or conscience in the terrorist attack.

He also urged certain Islamic countries, without naming them, to stop supporting terrorism.

On Monday night, masked gunmen stormed a mourning procession marking Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia imam, in the city of al-Dalwah in Eastern Province, and opened fire on mourners.

Seven Shia mourners, including children, were killed in the terrorist attack.

The Saudi Arabian government claims al-Qaeda was behind the attack.

Saudi Interior Ministry spokesman General Mansur al-Turki told the media on Wednesday that the attackers were “followers of the deviant ideology,” a term often used in Saudi Arabia to describe al-Qaeda.

The claim comes as there have been reports that Saudi Arabia has been supplying al-Qaeda-linked militants and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria with arms and money.

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