In an address via a video link from the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah said attempts to tarnish the image of Islam have entered a new phase, stressing that all Muslims bear the responsibility of denouncing the atrocities and making it known to the international community that the crimes are not linked to Islam, Press TV reported.
Takfiri militants perpetrating heinous crimes across the Middle East and North Africa have no connection to Islam and the religion’s most revered figure Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), he underscored.
He added that the ideology behind extremism stems from Wahhabism, and that Wahhabis have turned a blind eye to the critical issues of Muslims, particularly the Palestinian cause.
He reiterated that all Muslims all over the world ought to condemn the barbarity based in Wahhabi ideology.
The Hezbollah chief further condemned attempts to link Daesh or any other terrorist group to Islam, terming such bids as part of a scenario against the divine religion.
"Our religion and our prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have been greatly abused within the last years. Takfiris are those who have been abusing our religion and our prophet, because they are committing their crime in the name of this religion and this prophet. Takfiris’ atrocities are real massacres on the humanitarian and cultural level,” Nasrallah said.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he said the Syrian government’s victory in Aleppo could pave way for a political settlement to the conflict, describing the battles in Syria’s second city as one of the harshest combats the region has seen in years.
In a statement on Thursday, Syria’s General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said the Arab country’s forces have returned security and stability to Aleppo.
The return of security to the city is a strategic development and a milestone in the fight against terrorist groups and their supporters, the statement added.
This victory underscored the power of the Syrian army and its allied forces and an end to the campaign against terrorist groups and a starting point of a new stage to defeat terrorism on Syrian soil, according to the statement.