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Tehran Hosts Conference on Countering Takfirism

Tehran Hosts Conference on Countering Takfirism

TEHRAN - The Iranian capital has started hosting an international conference to discuss means of countering Takfirism.
The two-day event kicked off on Wednesday, with more than 500 Shia and Sunni scholars from 90 countries in attendance.
It aims to discuss ongoing attempts by actors within and outside Muslim countries to divide the Muslim world and portray it in a bad light.
Such attempts have manifested themselves, among other things, in spreading Takfirism. The extremist ideology, which features branding people of other faiths as “infidels,” is mostly rooted in Wahhabism, the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia.
The conference began with a keynote speech by Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the chairman of the Islamic Awakening International Assembly. (Presstv)