PressTV – Takfiris stooges to incite division, Islamophobia, says analyst

Takfiri* terrorist groups operating in the Middle East are enemy stooges to sow discord among Muslims and incite Islamophobia across the globe, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“These groups have been created, supported and financed by outsiders of our religion for two reasons. One to divide the community and Muslim community and secondly is for creating such a bad image of Muslims as a whole…,” said Massoud Shadjareh, head of the Islamic Human Rights Commission from Tehran, in a Monday interview.

“I am in no doubt that this was created to serve the purpose of Israelis and those who actually want to create havoc in the area,” he noted…

*Takfir:In Islamic law, takfir or takfeer (Arabic: تكفير‎ takfīr) refers to the practice of excommunication, one Muslim declaring another Muslim an unbeliever or kafir (pl. kuffār). The act which precipitates takfir is termed the mukaffir.

This declaration may be made if the alleged Muslim declares himself a kafir, but more typically applies to a judgement that an action or statement by the alleged Muslim indicates his knowing abandonment of Islam. The sentence for apostasy (irtidad) under Sharia is traditionally interpreted as execution but alternately might be amputation or expulsion.