Sheikh al-Habib has strongly condemned the "terrorist and cowardly" arson attack perpetrated by a Nasibi criminal on 'Imam Ridha (peace be upon him) Mosque' in the Belgian capital, Brussels, which left the Imam, Abdullah Dadou (May Allah bless his soul), dead due to smoke inhalation.
The mosque belongs to the Moroccan Shia community in Belgium, which is believed to have been receiving continuous harassments from groups hostile to Shia Muslims, followers of the holy household of the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him and his pure family).
Sheikh al-Habib said: "certainly, this is a fear based message attempting to scare and intimidate Shia Muslims into impeding their continuous resolution in rooting-out false beliefs and guiding the nation "back" to Muhammad and his pure family (peace be upon them)".
Sheikh al-Habib has demanded the Belgian authorities the maximum penalty for the "terrorist" arsonist and those who hired him, encouraged or mentally supported him to commit such a heinous crime. This indeed, requires the Belgian authorities to take a serious and assertive stance against all terrorist cells and work to weed them out and save our communities from such "evil".
In addition, his eminence has called on all Shia Muslims living in Belgium and elsewhere in Europe to unify their efforts to thwart such attacks. This certainly requires a high degree of responsibility and self-esteem. He asked Allah the Most Exalted to protect all followers of Muhammad and his pure family (peace be upon them) under the shadow of our Master, the Imam of our time (May Allah hasten his reappearance).