Terrorism phenomenon that in this time Takfiri groups represent it in the region, should be analyzed in two levels of “process” and “project”. In this definition, the "process" means infrastructure and "project" is synonymous with the superstructure:
1. Infrastructure of the Takfiri groups’ thought refers to Wahhabism which is indeed begotten of the thought of Ahmadi bin Abdul Halim Ibn taymiyyah harrani in 700 years ago. We could find footprint of some takfiri ideas before Ibn Taymiyyah, however it was scattered, non-institutionalized and non-ideological, and lacks stability. Taking advantage of Hanbali fiqh’s teachings, Ibn taymiyyah laid the first brick of Takfir building and offered it as systematic thinking. His teachings centers on Tawhid (Unity of Allah) and Shirk (polytheism) which has been defined in a rare form and completely banns Islamic teachings such as Tawassol (invocation), Shafa'ah (intercession) and Taqlid (Immitation). In the reign of "Mohammed Abdel Wahab", Ibn taymiyyah’s defined scope of Takfir was expanded and Abdel Wahab’s followers, resorting to the surface of traditions and with a little excuse, used to excommunicate Islamic Communities.
After Al-Saud’s alliance with the Abdel Wahab’s school of thought, this deviant idea found a way to the rule and, consequently, got influence and was spread. As a result of this ominous integration, today Takfir and Wahhabism has become a system with intellectual, media, propaganda, military and economic dimensions and Takfiri beliefs are officially and systematically taught in schools and scientific fields. Takfiri thought is clearly visible in positions of Scholars and religious leaders in Saudi Arabia and some Persian Gulf countries, including Bahrain, UAE and Qatar. So, Takfir is a native belief and its infrastructure potentially have existed in the region.
2. After reviewing the process of Takfir, now we can examine its project and superstructure. Takfi’s project is Imperialism’s exploitation of the widening gap between Wahhabism and other Islamic schools of thought and providing grounds and capabilities for its operation in order to realize its Imperialistic hegemony. The desired project of the hegemonic system is "The New or The Great Middle East”; its Platform, mechanism and capacity is Takfir; and its title is “Sunni-Shiite war”. Accordingly, when the Sunni-Shiite conflict gets high, and its consequences reaches to other areas, the title changes to other name called "War with the Islamic Caliphate" and "countering its consolidation”. This war, for example, in Iraq calls “Sunni-Shiite conflict”, in Yemen names “Shiite Zaidis’s battle against followers of other religions”, and in Syria titles “Alawite Bashar Asad’s fight against Sunnis”. In other areas, including in Libya, Egypt and border areas of Tunisia and Algeria where Shiite population are not present, there are Islamic Caliphates and anyone, including Shiites and opponents, who does not swear allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in their view, is an infidel.
The very important point is that this design is product of the triangle of America, Mossad and Wahhabism. In othe
r words, the idea of Takfir was unearthed and after dusting, became a modern tool to pursuit the goal of Caliphate. It is interesting that despite the west’s role in management and command of this groups, one can’t find any modern or western common words in their literature. American officials deployed these groups in different regions with specific missions and special titles. For example, they emerged as Taliban and then Al Qaeda. At the time of bin Laden, their aim was announced combating the influence of neo-colonialism in the region but it became clear that they were following something quite different. Then in Iraq, with the rise of Abu Musab Zarqawi, Abu Hamza Muhajir, Abu Omar Baghdadi and Abu Bakr Baghdadi, The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan was formed. In the next step, the “Iraq and the Levan” was also removed and a map was announced with the name of Islamic caliphate. If you remove the European part of this map, it will be clear that this is the same map of the new Middle East that White House officials had announced several years ago. In other words, this map is the Takfiri version of The New Middle East, a plan which the US was not able to achieve with western formula and literature and now by offering a new interpretation of Islam and religious war seeks to fulfill it. However, execution of that Plan was not as easy as the hegemonic system was presumed and was faced with serious obstacles. Their calculations in Iraq, Syria and Yemen became wrong because they had not reflected seriously about the Challenges to this map. The designers of This map, in order to confront the challenges, are prescribing division of the country to the Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish Regions. However, this strategic deception operation was opposed by clerics, Iraqi officials and Shia and Sunni communities across the country. Also in Syria, the country’s breakdown had been on agenda, but, the recent big victories failed them.
Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader in his statements about terrorism, especially Takfiri terrorism, always analyzes this phenomenon in the two level of process and project. In his view, fighting terrorism through soft war and exposing terrorist thoughts are supplements for hard war. Ayatollah Khamenei’s recent letters to western youth should be analyzed in this context; In the two letters, firstly the true Islam has been portrayed and then West’s hidden hand in informational and logistical support for Takfiri groups are reviewed. Now, with the disclosure of some evidence about the West’s designing for the region, the nature of this roadmap has been easier and more intuitive to the general public and it is upon the elites to expose this plan in both hard and soft fields.