The Rahbar’s message to the youth of Europe and North America was enlightening and full of wisdom.
In light of the intensification of Islamophobia in the West--Europe and North America--the Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has issued the following message to the youth there. We reproduce it in full for the record.
Slaying innocent non-combatants violates every tenet of Islam. Those that indulge in such conduct are going against the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the noble Messenger (saws).
The US House of Representatives has secretly passed a new bill that increases state surveillance powers without any court oversight. The US has become a police state.
China is reviving the old Silk Road idea that will integrate Central Asia, Russia and Europe in the west and, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia in the east into its rapidly growing economy.
The US-led ‘unipolar’ world is dead. A multi-polar world is emerging but what role will Muslims play in it?
Russia and the West are heading towards Cold War type rivalry, especially in Central Asia that Moscow considers its sphere of influence.
Turkey has a new president in Recep Tayip Erdogan, hitherto Turkey’s prime minister. Our correspondent reports what he saw before, during and after the election in Turkey. After spending half a month during and after the latest presidential election in Turkey, a Crescent International correspondent shares his observations and analysis.
Western regimes that trumpeted the ‘liberation’ of Libya with so much fanfare are now silent as rival militias, former military officers and others battle it out for control. The country is so dangerous that most western diplomats have fled.
Neither the West nor Russia is able to achieve their objectives in Ukraine resulting in a stalemate but greater suffering for the people.
The US and its Western and Arabian allies are determined to intensify the conflict in Syria. Recent reports suggest the Saudis are planning to supply missiles to the takfiris in Syria in a bid to turn the tide of war. The net result will be more bloodshed and the suffering of Syrian people.
The tyrannical regimes in the Middle East are a bundle of contradictions. They are not sure who their friends or enemies are. While they are fighting each other, there are major contradictions in their relations pointing to extreme opportunism rather than policies based on principles.
The hysteria over the use of chemical weapons in Syria, wrongly accusing the Syrian government of using them, has inadvertently focused spotlight on the West’s own use of poison gas and chemical weapons. The West’s record is horrible.
The IAEA has lost its credibility by becoming a tool in the hands of western intelligence agencies. Its role as an apolitical technical agency has been subverted by powerful players to be used for their nefarious agendas.
The unipolar world so loudly proclaimed by the US after the demise of the Soviet Union is dead. A multipolar world has emerged, as witnessed at BRICS fifth summit in Durban, South Africa.
Mali is being targeted as much for its mineral wealth as to keep China from developing close links with Africa. The struggle for influence between the west and China is being fought on the backs of the African people.
Is this the beginning of the west coming to grips with reality?
Afflicted by widespread racism and inner contradictions, the Zionist state may not last until 2020.
Muslims have been at the receiving end of western aggression long before the events of 911 that the west has used to justify its wars on Afghanistan, Iraq and other Muslim countries.
The Internet can be used as well as abused so Muslims have to be wary of how they approach it.