Leader: US in a fight on Islam, Iran, Shias
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is currently in a fight against Islam, Iran and Shia Muslims.
“Today, the definite American policy is to fight Islam, Iran and Shias,” the Leader told a group of state officials and Muslim ambassadors in Tehran on Thursday.
In his speech on the occasion of Eid al-Mab'ath celebrating the divine revelation to Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to declare his Prophethood, the Leader said US leaders see Iran as a hurdle to their policies.
“Lately, the Americans have announced that Iran’s policy in the region is a cause for sanctions and confrontation, meaning ‘you, the Iranian people who are vigilant and aware; you have to back down and let us do our work’.”
“This is ignorance,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, using the word Jahilliyah or "days of ignorance" which refers to the barbaric condition in which Arabs found themselves in pre-Islamic Arabia.
US threats of sanctions, the Leader said, are rooted in Iran’s opposition to the “expansionist policies” of the Americans in the region and the “corrupt moves of the world powers.”
Ayatollah Khamenei described Iran as a “front-runner” in the fight against “the current of ignorance led by the US,” saying the most important duty for Muslim nations is to join this campaign.
The Leader said, “The Islamic movement, which became stronger and deeper with the establishment of the Islamic system in Iran, will continue on its path and definitely achieve victory.”
“The ultimate victory of Islam and Muslims is definitive,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.
Corrupt Takfiri groups committing the worst and most heinous atrocities in the name of Islam are being supported by Western powers, the Leader said.
“The Westerners have formed an anti-Daesh coalition on the surface but they are in fact the sponsors of this current and in line with their fight on Islam, they are referring to the group as the 'Islamic State' in order to tarnish Islam’s image.”
Ayatollah Khamenei described the current world order a satanic system which is controlled by the Zionists.
“The current world situation is the result of the domination of a vast network of Zionist capitalists which has influence even over America and controls it,” the Leader said.
“And the rise to power by political parties and groups is tied to following and toadying to the Zionist current,” the Leader added.