An Iranian lawmaker says continued heinous crimes committed by the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group have raised concerns for Western countries.
Kazem Jalali, the head of Iran’s Majlis Research Center, said in a meeting on Thursday that the ISIL was created as a result of the wrong policies adopted by the US and certain Arab countries in the Middle East, urging an unbiased global campaign to confront the terrorist group.
He said the ISIL was based on an anti-Islamic ideology.
“The ISIL fights against Islam, and the recruitment of Western operatives for this terrorist group has raised concerns for the West as well,” he said.
The Iranian lawmaker said the massacre of Muslims, including Shias and Sunnis, by the ISIL is a clear example of the group’s anti-Islamic attitude, adding that the cult follows a policy of intimidation to achieve its goals.
Jalali also expressed hope that the US-led so-called international coalition against ISIL would be sincere in fighting the terror group and not pursue political gains.
The ISIL militants control large swathes of Syria’s northern territory. The ISIL sent its fighters into neighboring Iraq in June, quickly taking control of parts of the Arab country spanning the border between the two countries.
In a nationally televised address on Wednesday night, US President Barack Obama said the United States will join “our friends and allies to degrade, and ultimately destroy, the terrorist group known as ISIL.”
“Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy,” he said.
The Takfiri militants have committed heinous crimes and threatened all communities in their terror operations in Syria and Iraq.