Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, maintained that terrorism has no religion and no place, and while its priorities are to target the followers of Ahl al Bayt (Peace be upon them), they develop at any moment into other priorities. According to him, the terrorists will try to have wider existence wherever they are and they will do away with anyone who disagrees with them in the regions where they are and in their “incubators”. This is what’s going on today, Sayyid al-Hakim said, considering the conflict in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya as not a sectarian conflict between Shia and Sunnis, but attempts of extension, calling for forming a wide regional front to confront terrorism, while warning that should the formation of such front is delayed, we’ll have each day a surprise and another state will be under terror
This came during the 11th night of Ramadan held at his Eminence’s office in Baghdad on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.
His Eminence also noted that terrorism is not limited to the region or the Islamic and Arab states; rather, it will extend out to the European and western countries, as it happened in France and other countries, and will happen down the road. He said this is a great danger we have to confront, explaining that first, we have to confront the extremist thought those are trying to spread among people through thousands of (Islamic) institutes and to counter tens of thousands of platforms where people are incited and motivated with sectarian ideas to hate each other. Here, he reiterated his warning for the region and the world against the failure to deal with that extremism. In his opinion, terror will extend out to other fragile places not well-prepared to face it by means as those used in Iraq unless the world forms a wide, clear and serious regional front to face it and unless it is repressed and nipped in the its major buds in Iraq and Syria. Sayyid al Hakim reminded of the fatwa issue by the supreme reference and the tens of thousands of our doctrinal loyal young believers who quickly got in motion and praising the serious advices offered by the Islamic Republic which is familiar with that kind of tactics and all the countries that stood and raised the ISIS confrontation slogan.