Not that any Muslims are responsible for that linkage. Oh, no. “Iran: Extremists aid West’s plots against Islam,” from Press TV, November 14:
Larijani, who was speaking to a group of Sunni clerics on Friday, said that the US was seeking to ‘propagate’ a distorted image of Islam in the Middle East.
“Over the past few years, the US and a number of its allies in the Middle East have been seeking to propagate a fake [interpretation] of Islam and to tarnish its image by linking it with terrorist moves.”
“All Islamic sects should make every effort not to fall into US-Zionist trap,” Larijani said, adding that any division among different Islamic sects has been brought to the region by the intelligence services of foreign forces who seek to gain a foothold in the region.
Larijani’s plea for unity among Muslims comes as on Wednesday the al-Qaeda leader in Saudi Arabia urged Sunnis to confront Shias.
In an audio recording posted on the internet, Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman al-Rashid, accused Shias and Iran of trying ‘to take over Muslim countries’ and ‘to annihilate Sunnis’.
The al-Qaeda leader said “their(Shias) threat to Islam and its people is much bigger than that from Jews and Christians….