TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, in a meeting with Fars News Agency Chief Seyed Nezamoddin Moussavi in Damascus, said that his house in Aleppo had been ransacked in a recent attack by armed Salafi and Wahhabi groups.
A group of 50 armed Salafis attacked my house in Aleppo, they broke the doors and stole my properties,” the Syrian grand mufti said in the meeting with FNA managing-director, elaborating on the situation in Syria.
He reiterated that the Wahhabi school of thought is seeking to damage Syria’s reputation; they (Wahhabis and Salafis) have only put on the mask of Islam, but their behavior is similar to that of blasphemers.
The Syria’s grand mufti has been the target of several assassination attempts and abduction since unrests began in Syria in March 2011.
His son, Saria Hassoun, was killed by the terrorists in an ambush in October 2011. He was shot near Ibla University on Idlib-Aleppo highway.
The Grand Mufti believes that the retarded Arab states of the region are seeking to stir sectarian strife in Syria to promote Wahhabism.
FNA Managing-Director Nezamoddin Moussavi visited Damascus last week to inaugurate FNA bureau there.
He also met with high-ranking Syrian officials, including the country’s parliament speaker and information minister, during his stay in the Syrian capital.
On Friday, the FNA managing-director signed a memorandum of understanding with head of the Syrian news agency (SANA) on mutual cooperation.
On Wednesday, Moussavi discussed the current developments in Syria in a meeting with Iran’s Envoy to Syria Mohammad Reza Sheibani in Damascus.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes. The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey along with the US, have been supporting terrorists and rebel groups in Syria and have practically brought a UN peace initiative into failure to bring President Assad’s government into collapse.
Source: Fars News