Global Imam’s Council Condemns Iran Attack on Israel

From the Global Imams Council Governing Board

April 14, 2024

The complete letter follows below.

The Governing Board of the Global Imam’s Council (GIC) denounced Iran’s April 13 attack on Israel in a statement released on April 14, 2024.

“By the authority vested in The Global Imams Council by the Islamic Seminaries of The Holy Islamic Cities of Najaf and Karbala, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack conducted by the un-Islamic regime occupying the Iranian Republic on the 13th of April 2024.”

GIC Governing Board

The GIC statement went on to point to the danger posed to the region by the actions of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), as well as specific targets in the Holy Land. The letter goes on to refute the IRI’s rationale for the attack, pointing to a variety of malign actions perpetrated by the IRI over its four decades in power, including that “the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been the main source of Islamist terrorism in the world.”

“The Global Imams Council urges all democracies yet to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization to do so promptly in response to this egregious attack.”

GIC Governing Board

The statement was signed by 295 Imams who are members of the GIC, representing 38 countries, in addition to endorsements from the GIC Governing Board, GIC Senior Imams Committee, GIC Advisory Committee and the Members of the GIC General Council.

The GIC indicates that its united Sunni-Shia Muslim scholars place it is “in a unique position of officially representing the wider interests of the Muslim world,” that the Council “opposes all forms of sectarianism” and “provides democratic governments and leading organizations with expert advice on matters related to: national security, Islam, the Middle East, minorities and human rights. In October 2020, the GIC Collaborated with the United States Department of State to become the first Imams Council to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.”

Public Statement Condemning Iran’s Terrorist Attack: