RNA – Speaking during his jurisprudence class at Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi condemned the terrorist attack which occurred in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on September 22nd.
The revered source of emulation called the attack a “crime” and prayed for the quick recovery of those wounded in the attack.
He also called for more vigilance and care from security officials and related organizations to prevent such incidents from occurring again.
It is worth mentioning that Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi, along with seminary students attending his class, prayed for the forgiveness of those martyred in this attack and recited Surah al-Fatihah for the recovery of the wounded.
On Saturday, terrorists opened fire at a crowd of people during a military parade held to mark the invasion of Iran by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Husyan during the 1980s in Ahvaz, killing 25 military personnel and civilians — including women and children — and wounding at least 68 others.
The Saudi-backed al-Ahwaziyah terror group, which is based in Europe, has claimed responsibility for the assault.
The renowned scholar also issued a message condemning the attack, the full text of which is as follows:
We strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Ahvaz, which led to the martyrdom of a group of soldiers and dear members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, ordinary people, and even a young child and injured many others and we hope that, with the efforts of the authorities, the perpetrators will be brought to justice with a strong response and that they will succeed in eradicating this terrorist group.
This blind terrorist attack was neither heroic, nor brave, nor was it a struggle, but it was one hundred percent due to foolishness, such that it led to hatred, not just among all the people of the country, but rather among all of the free people of the world, especially the brave, self-sacrificing and believing people of Khuzestan.
The surprise here is how do they say that we were the cause of this incident and that they are buying all this hatred and humiliation for themselves?
This spontaneous incident demonstrated that all officials must increase their vigilance and prevent the repetition of such incidents. We sincerely offer our condolences to all the families who lost their loved ones in this incident and we are urgently praying to God to grant the wounded a quick recovery.