Salafism has been introduced by some so-called radical Sunni theologians who have wrong understanding of thoughts of theologians such as Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. Extremist Salafism is a deviatory and shallow cult that stands poles apart from the spirit of Islam’s life-giving teachings, has spewed nothing but discord, destruction, ruin and corruption among the Islamic Ummah. This cult has a weak belief base and offers shallow interpretations from Qur’an and narrations. To rule and expand their evil and dark domination, imperialism and colonialism has always sought to pave grounds for their rule.
To destroy the firm barrier and fortress of Islam and its culture, colonialists resorted to various ploys including direct confrontation and military attacks – such as crusades and occupying Islamic countries like Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Algeria.
Direct cultural confrontation included distorting Islamic laws and finding fault with its sacred things, and indirect confrontation by spreading promiscuity among Muslims in order to make them indifferent towards Islam, provoking strong and nationalist emotions in order to create discord among people and groups in Muslim countries. Creating sects and various cults among Muslims, including some deviatory branches among Sunni Muslims and Bahaism among Shias, are other points.