Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr warned the European countries to stop propaganda against Islam, warning of the danger of the spread of terrorism.
"If attempts to make hostile moves against Islam continue, it will result in the growth of extremist groups and it will be a start for the spread of terrorism in all European countries," al-Sadr said in a statement on Sunday.
"It is an invitation from me to them (Europeans) to show open arms to the moderate Islamic groups before it is too late," he added.
His remarks came after Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli blasted the western countries for supporting terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, and warned against the spread of heinous phenomenon of terrorism to the European countries.
"All countries, including the European countries, should strive for the elimination of the threat of terrorism as this heinous phenomenon is on the verge of spilling over to the West," Rahmani Fazli said in a meeting with visiting Polish delegation headed by Anna Maria Anders in Tehran in January.
Rahmani Fazli voiced his country's readiness to set up a specialized anti-terrorism committee.
The Iranian interior minister expressed concern over the spread of terrorism to all countries, and said that all-out cooperation is needed to establish peace and security in all states, specially in Iraq and Syria.