Idea of US coming to terms with Islam, wrong: Leader
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:33AM
Wherever Islam and Islamic movements are present, the US will make every effort to eliminate them.” Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali KhameneiLeader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the notion that the US may come to terms with Islam and Islamic movements is a mistake. In a meeting with hundreds of scholars, academics, thinkers and researchers participating in the International Conference of Muslim University Professors and Islamic Awakening, Ayatollah Khamenei said that ‘any notion that the global arrogance, led by the US, may come to terms with Islamic movements is wrong.’ “Wherever Islam and Islamic movements are present, the US will make every effort to eliminate them.” Referring to the violence in Syria, the Leader said, “Those who are driving Syria toward civil war and fratricide are to blame.” Ayatollah Khamenei added that all the demands of the Muslims must be resolved peacefully.
Hailing the Palestinian people as well as the resistance movements of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the Leader said no one could believe that in a war between the Gazans and the Israeli regime, “the Palestinian side would be the one to set conditions for ceasefire.”“The enemies are afraid of the phrase Islamic Awakening and try not to use it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding that the enemies also fear an Islam which is practiced by large numbers of people. The two-day International Conference of Muslim University Professors and Islamic Awakening began in Iran’s capital, Tehran, on Monday with the theme of advancing justice and religious democracy. MYA/HMV/HJL