The head of the London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission says the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, led by late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, helped the revival of Islam across the world.
Speaking in an interview with Press TV on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, Massoud Shadjareh said the Revolution came to fruition at a time when Islam was viewed as an outdated religious ideology that only deserved to be taken into account in historical contexts.
“It (Islam) was never seen as a reviving concept, which overtakes every aspect of one’s life, including social, political and economic one,” he noted.
Shadjareh pointed out that back then, pundits could not even dream about such a development to happen, especially in Iran, which was regarded as the most pro-West state in the region at the time.
“It was like a tsumani which shook the world, not just the Muslim world but far beyond. I mean it was really after the [Islamic] Revolution in Iran that Islam became relevant to liberation. The liberation concept of Islam was put into practice in Palestine, Kashmir and everywhere else,” he said.
The human rights activists went on to say that the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran inspired nations worldwide, including peoples in South America.
Shadjareh added that Iran has now turned into a superpower, both in terms of military might and science, emphasizing that the Islamic Revolution is strong, on the right track and supported by people from all strata of the society regardless of all divisive attempts by colonial powers that have failed dismally.
He also said Western colonial powers have created terrorist groups like Daesh in order to undermine the purity of the Islamic concept of empowerment and governance -- a policy which has failed over and over.
Shadjareh then touched down on the 1980-1988 Iraq-imposed war, stating that the military onslaught was indeed unleashed collectively by much of the international community in order to undermine the Islamic Revolution as well as its aims and objectives. The bid was miserably unsuccessful though.
“Iran now depends on its own [homegrown] industry and its own power, which gives it independence and ability to grant empowerment to ordinary Iranians which is being demonstrated and celebrated today” in nationwide mass rallies, he said.