Geelani condemns Iran attack but says Tehran supporting murderer of innocent Syrians

Syed Ali Geelani

Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani – the top Islamist figure in Jammu and Kashmir – on Thursday said those who killed innocents in Iran in two bomb blasts were not humans. However, he cautioned Tehran against its support to Syrian president Bashar-ul-Assad.

At least thirteen people were killed in twin terrorist attacks when one suicide bomber entered Iran’s Parliament and another blew himself inside Mausoleum of Imam Khomeni. The injured numbered over fifty.

Hurriyat patriarch Geelani expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives.

Condemning the suicidal attack, the ailing All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) chief Geelani, however, urged Iran to reassess its aggressive policy in Syria and Iraq.

“Iran too is responsible for its oppressive approach and it does not match with human values,” he observed in a statement issued by the Hurriyat Conference (G).

Islam is the religion of tolerance, humbleness, generosity and patience, said Geelani. “Holy teachings of Quran lay stress that saving one life is as if saving whole of humanity.”

“We condemn human killings and whosoever is involved shall face the wrath of Almighty Allah,” said Geelani.

“Iran is supporting a despotic ruler in Syria, involved in brutal murder of innocent civilians. We need to be straight forward and Islam teaches us to respect and regard humans irrespective of their faith and association and asks us to snap ties and association with oppressor and killers,” he said.

Bashar-ul-Assad has been accused of sitting over genocide of thousands of people in Syria where he still holds the fort of power.

A man carries a child who was wounded after a jet missile hit the al-Myassar neighbourhood of Aleppo. (FPK Photo courtesy:

“Those involved in these blasts are not humans, instead (are) trampling (upon) all cherished values of humanity,” added Geelani.

Blaming these exoteric and radical groups for division and hatred among Muslim Ummah, Geelani said, “they are following Zionism and are desperate to imply imperialistic agenda.”

Blaming western countries for their ‘mischievous’ role, Geelani said, “these forces are sowing the seeds of hatred among different sects of Muslim Ummah, hence boost their trade of war weaponry among warring factions and countries.”

In his appeal to people, Geelani said, “we need to keep close vigil and distance from those fanatical preachers who spread hatred against other communities and sects and communities and divide Ummah on sectarian grounds.”

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