Maybe if Muslims would stop threatening and menacing people exercising their freedom of speech, calling for barbaric punishments, and murdering innocent people in cold blood in the name of Islam, the Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri would find this “negative propaganda to destroy the Islamic world” becoming scarcer.
But although he makes a cursory acknowledgment that Muslims are responsible for Islam’s negative image (an acknowledgment quite rare among Muslim leaders), he calls not for reform of the elements of Islam that lead Muslims to commit acts of violence and subversion, but for greater Muslim manipulation of the media.
“Senior Shia Cleric: Negative propaganda used for destroying Islam,” from the Ahlul Bayt News Agency, June 7:
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – “The arrogant world use [sic] negative propaganda to destroy the Islamic world,” said head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought.
” The arrogant world try [sic] to cover up the crimes committed by the regime of Israel and endeavored to destroy the Islamic world,” said head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri adding that they use negative propaganda against Islamic world to reach their malignant goals,”. [sic]
“In the case of expanding Islamophobia, the Islamic world is also responsible,” the grand Ayatollah said.
That makes Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri one of the only Muslim leaders in the entire world to acknowledge that.
“Islamic World did not introduce Islam as it deserve to the world, “the senior cleric underlined.
“For introducing Islam to the world, we should have enough media in European countries, “Ayatollah Muhammad Ali Taskhiri underlined.
“European people want to know more about Islam, “said senior cleric stating that it is the duty of Muslims to show the real face of Islam to them and do not let the enemies mislead those who are seeking to recongnize [sic] Islam.
“We also should consider that the wrong behavior of Muslims in European countries such as diversion, week points, corruption which damages Islam,” head of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought underlined.
“Believers should do their best to obviate misunderstandings via different ways such as making movies, publishing and compiling books,” the grand Ayatollah mentioned.