TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The enemies are busy looking for new ways to deal blows to Islamic countries after the fall of the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group, a Muslim scholar from Kosovo said, emphasizing the necessity for Muslim vigilance and concerted action to counter Islamophobia.
In an interview with the Press Shia News Agency in Tehran, Ikballe Huduti, professor of Albanian culture from Kosovo, warned against the rise of Daesh in new shapes.
“We are really happy that ISIS and all (other) terrorist groups have fallen,” the Muslim scholar said about the situation in Syria and Iraq, but warned that the enemies “are not sleeping”.
The enemies of Muslims are strengthening themselves and trying to find new ways to support terrorism, spread Islamophobia, and portray a wrong image of Islam, she cautioned.
Accordingly, Muslims should remain vigilant, be more active and join hands to figure out how they can stop evil acts of enemies, she stressed.
The Kosovan professor also voiced concern about constant attempts to link terrorist attacks, suicide bombings and violence to Muslims.
She then touched on the return of the European members of terrorist groups from Syria and Iraq, stressing the need for plans to deal with that threat.
Young Kosovan nationals returning from Syria are afraid of being jailed, the professor added, proposing that the government should set up camps near prisons to provide those people with special “psychological treatment”.
Asked about the conditions in which Muslims live in Kosovo and the general political situation, Huduti said her country is a new state that is under the influence of the US.
Politicians in Kosovo do not have enough experience of leading a society in comparison with other European governments, she said.
Mrs. Huduti was among more than 500 Sunni and Shiite scholars from 94 countries attending the International Conference on Lovers of Ahlul Bayt (AS) and the Takfiri Issue in Tehran.
The event, held by the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, came a few days after Daesh was flushed out of its last stronghold in Syria’s Al-Bukamal. The city’s liberation marked an end to the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate it had declared in 2014.
Daesh militants had made swift advances in northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing large areas of Syria.