The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people.
In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
To the Youth in Western Countries,
The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again, moved me to speak to you young people. For me, it is unfortunate that such incidents would have to create the framework for a conversation, however the truth is that if painful matters do not create the grounds for finding solutions and mutual consultation, then the damage caused will be multiplied.
The pain of any human being anywhere in the world causes sorrow for a fellow human being. The sight of a child losing his life in the presence of his loved ones, a mother whose joy for her family turns into mourning, a husband who is rushing the lifeless body of his spouse to some place and the spectator who does not know whether he will be seeing the final scene of life- these are scenes that rouse the emotions and feelings of any human being. Anyone who has benefited from affection and humanity is affected and disturbed by witnessing these scenes- whether it occurs in France or in Palestine or Iraq or Lebanon or Syria.
Without a doubt, the one-and-a-half billion Muslims also have these feelings and abhor and are revolted by the perpetrators and those responsible for these calamities. The issue, however, is that if today’s pain is not used to build a better and safer future, then it will just turn into bitter and fruitless memories. I genuinely believe that it is only you the youth who by learning the lessons of today’s hardship, have the power to discover new means for building the future and who can be barriers in the misguided path that has brought the west to its current impasse.
It is correct that today terrorism is our common worry. However, it is necessary for you to know that the insecurity and strain that you experienced during the recent events, differs from the pain that the people of Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan have been experiencing for many years, in two significant ways. First, the Islamic world has been the victim of terror and brutality to a larger extent territorially, to greater amount quantitatively and for a longer period in terms of time. Second, that unfortunately this violence has been supported by certain great powers through various methods and effective means.
Today, there are very few people who are uninformed about the role of the United States of America in creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors. Besides this direct support, the overt and well-known supporters of takfiri terrorism- despite having the most backward political systems- are standing arrayed as allies of the west while the most pioneering, brightest and most dynamic democrats in the region are suppressed mercilessly. The prejudiced response of the west to the awakening movement in the Islamic world is an illustrative example of the contradictory western policies.
The other side of these contradictory policies is seen in supporting the state terrorism of Israel. The oppressed people of Palestine have experienced the worst kind of terrorism for the last sixty years. If the people of Europe have now taken refuge in their homes for a few days and refrain from being present in busy places- it is decades that a Palestinian family is not secure even in its own home from the Zionist regime’s death and destruction machinery. What kind of atrocious violence today is comparable to that of the settlement constructions of the Zionist regime?
This regime- without ever being seriously and significantly censured by its influential allies or even by the so-called independent international organizations- everyday demolishes the homes of Palestinians and destroys their orchards and farms. This is done without even giving them time to gather their belongings or agricultural products and usually it is done in front of the terrified and tear-filled eyes of women and children who witness the brutal beatings of their family members who in some cases are being dragged away to gruesome torture chambers. In today’s world, do we know of any other violence on this scale and scope and for such an extended period of time?
Shooting down a woman in the middle of the street for the crime of protesting against a soldier who is armed to the teeth- if this is not terrorism, what is? This barbarism, because it is being done by the armed forces of an occupying government, should not be called extremism? Or maybe only because these scenes have been seen repeatedly on television screens for sixty years, they should no longer stir our consciences.
The military invasions of the Islamic world in recent years- with countless victims- are another example of the contradictory logic of the west. The assaulted countries, in addition to the human damage caused, have lost their economic and industrial infrastructure, their movement towards growth and development has been stopped or delayed and in some cases, has been thrown back decades. Despite all this, they are rudely being asked not to see themselves as oppressed. How can a country be turned into ruins, have its cities and towns covered in dust and then be told that it should please not view itself as oppressed? Instead of enticements to not understand and to not mention disasters, would not an honest apology be better? The pain that the Islamic world has suffered in these years from the hypocrisy and duplicity of the invaders is not less than the pain from the material damage.
Dear youth! I have the hope that you- now or in the future- can change this mentality corrupted by duplicity, a mentality whose highest skill is hiding long-term goals and adorning malevolent objectives. In my opinion, the first step in creating security and peace is reforming this violence-breeding mentality. Until double-standards dominate western policies, until terrorism- in the view of its powerful supporters- is divided into “good” and “bad” types, and until governmental interests are given precedence over human values and ethics, the roots of violence should not be searched for in other places.
Unfortunately, these roots have taken hold in the depths of western cultural policies over the course of many years and they have caused a soft and silent invasion. Many countries of the world take pride in their local and national cultures, cultures which through development and regeneration have soundly nurtured human societies for centuries. The Islamic world is not an exception to this. However in the current era, the western world with the use of advanced tools is insisting on the cloning and replication of its culture on a global scale. I consider the imposition of western culture upon other peoples and the trivialization of independent cultures as a form of silent violence and extreme harmfulness.
Humiliating rich cultures and insulting the most honored parts of these, is occurring while the alternative culture being offered in no way has any qualification for being a replacement. For example, the two elements of “aggression” and “moral promiscuity” which unfortunately have become the main elements of western culture, have even degraded the position and acceptability of its source region.
So now the question is: are we “sinners” for not wanting an aggressive, vulgar and fatuous culture? Are we to be blamed for blocking the flood of impropriety that is directed towards our youth in the shape of various forms of quasi-art? I do not deny the importance and value of cultural interaction. Whenever these interactions are conducted in natural circumstances and with respect for the receiving culture, they result in growth, development and richness. On the contrary, inharmonious interactions have been unsuccessful and harmful impositions.
We have to state with full regret that vile groups such as DAESH are the spawn of such ill-fated pairings with imported cultures. If the matter was simply theological, we would have had to witness such phenomena before the colonialist era, yet history shows the contrary. Authoritative historical records clearly show how colonialist confluence of extremist and rejected thoughts in the heart of a Bedouin tribe, planted the seed of extremism in this region. How then is it possible that such garbage as DAESH comes out of one of the most ethical and humane religious schools which as part of its inner core, includes the notion that taking the life of one human being is equivalent to killing the whole of humanity?
One has to ask why people who are born in Europe and who have been intellectually and mentally nurtured in that environment are attracted to such groups? Can we really believe that people with only one or two trips to war zones, suddenly become so extreme that they can riddle the bodies of their compatriots with bullets? On this matter, we certainly cannot forget about the effects of a life nurtured in a pathologic culture in a corrupt environment borne out of violence. On this matter, we need complete analyses, analyses that see the hidden and apparent corruptions. Maybe a deep hate- planted in the years of economic and industrial growth and borne out of inequality and possibly legal and structural prejudice- created ideas that every few years appear in a sickening manner.
In any case, you are the ones that have to uncover the apparent layers of your own society and untie and disentangle the knots and resentments. Fissures have to be sealed, not deepened. Hasty reactions are a major mistake when fighting terrorism which only widens the chasms. Any rushed and emotional reaction which would isolate, intimidate and create more anxiety for the Muslim communities living in Europe and America- which are comprised of millions of active and responsible human beings- and which would deprive them of their basic rights more than has already happened and which would drive them away from society- not only will not solve the problem but will increase the chasms and resentments.
Superficial measures and reactions, especially if they take legal forms, will do nothing but increase the current polarizations, open the way for future crises and will result in nothing else. According to reports received, some countries in Europe have issued guidelines encouraging citizens to spy on Muslims. This behavior is unjust and we all know that pursuing injustice has the characteristic of unwanted reversibility. Besides, the Muslims do not deserve such ill-treatment. For centuries, the western world has known Muslims well- the day that westerners were guests in Islamic lands and were attracted to the riches of their hosts and on another day when they were hosts and benefitted from the efforts and thoughts of Muslims- they generally experienced nothing but kindness and forbearance.
Therefore I want you the youth to lay the foundations for a correct and honorable interaction with the Islamic world based on correct understanding, deep insight and lessons learned from horrible experiences. In such a case and in the not too distant future, you will witness the edifice built on these firm foundations which creates a shade of confidence and trust which cools the crown of its architect, a warmth of security and peace that it bequests on them and a blaze of hope in a bright future which illuminates the canvass of the earth.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
8th of Azar, 1394 – 29th of Nov, 2015
Read Ayatollah Khamenei’s first letter to the youth in the west here.
The comments of Sayyid Ali Khamenei are so true and so profound… But who in the western world is ready to listen? It seems to me that the current wave of violence can only be extinguished by fire.
The youth are playing 1st person shooter games and texting on their iPhones while listening to rap music, the message to them has to be shorter.
i disagree with you, i see lies all over the place in this letter and hatespeech too and false religion also.
So,which statement in the letter do you find “untrue”. I can’t see a single one that isn’t well know by almost the entire World.And for “goodness sake” where in that letter could you see “hate speech”. It was as mild of a rebuke as I’ve ever seen. I as a Christian,could have filled a letter like that with far more ,”hate speech”,as you call it. As for “false religion”? There wasn’t a single word in that letter on the intricacy of Islamic religious doctrine.Other than using the word “Muslim” he could have written that letter with no names and it would have been the same. To claim he used “false religion”,I’d think he would at least need to speak about “religious doctrine” for you to reject. Unless of course,anything said by a Muslim you object to. In that case then his letter was probably addressed to people thinking that way.
Well i give you one for example:
The letter starts with “bismillah” in the name of allah, the god of islam, wich is a false god, or better no god at all, and islam is a lie, the quran teaches to fight the people of God and let them convert to this false religion, or pay a ransom, or die. It is not for nothing that specifically islam creates this massive wave of terrorism, this the way of mohammed, this is the sunna of the false prophet, you can not speak the truth in name of a lie, because that is a trick to justify evil.
The “God” of Christianity,Islam,and Judaism, is the “same” God. If you are a Christian (or one of the others) how can you think there is more than one God. Christians in the Arab World use the word “Allah” when talking of our word “God”. So that word has no “sinister” meaning to it. And as a Christian,would we not agree that God was , “the Beneficent, the Merciful” .So what objection would you have to that term? Nothing in the letter spoke to the differences in doctrine between the faiths. All three religions accept the beginnings of the common religions. Its only events and doctrinal issues of later periods they disagree on. Some people like to bring up the past (taxing non-Muslims). But in that same period in Christian countries you were forbidden on “pain of death” to not be Christian (because of Church doctrine Jews were sometimes exempt from that.But sometimes not). ISIS,wants to bring those past times back. But that today is an Islamic heresy,and not accepted in most Muslim thinking Worldwide. It appears to me, that to you, the very fact of being a Muslim you consider terrorist. That is horrifying thinking in itself. And is the “mirror image” of the ISIS thinking on us. I’m not Muslim or Jewish (nor other than Christian). But I respect the faiths of other people. They have as much right to their faiths as I do to mine.
You can try this fairy tale on your christian brothers that are imprisoned and abused and murdered and left to rot in iranian prisons, islamic terrorism by the iranian state with the blessing of khamenei in the name of moderate islam.
The God of the universe, the triune God that answers my prayers adressed to Him in the name of His eternal Son Jesus Christ, is not the god of islam, islam has no god and islam rejects the Son of God wich means they reject God Himself as the bible teaches.
You name yourself christian and defend a lie calling lies truth and truth lies i can only disagree with that.
See the real matrix at work. You’ve been conditioned to hate anything Islam. Thus you overlook the facts and automatically and psychologically revert to your conditioned state. What you are actually saying is this: This is all their (muslims) fault. Never mind that we (the west) have always attacked first and then blame the victims. Napoleon (read Napoleon’s Egypt) actuall did lay the blame on the egyptian muslims who he was attacking for not appreciating his efforts to modernise them!!
Hatespeech? Please quote and explain. False religion? On what criteria? Can anyone here prove Christian’s claim as the true religion or any religion for that matter? No you cant. Indeed we know what you will say: “according to …. verse…” Thats not proof. Thats a statement. Same goes for any other religion. so, Please do understand that people here are of way above your usual MSM intelligence. Upgrade
Russia under attack.
First the Ukropian offensive against Donbass.
Now, a US warplane has struck at the SAA enclave of Deir Ezzor, killing four soldiers, and destroying 2 tanks. At the same time, ISIS launched an offensive in perfect coordination with their US masters.
Please always source your news.
US-Led ISIS Coalition Hits a Syrian Army Camp in Deir Ezzor: 1 Soldier Killed
The US says it can not find any IS targets so it targets those who are fighting IS.. Typical American style.. Bet if there were some US special forces it would have been bombed instead as that would get more points.. Vee Bee Exceptional… It could also be to check Syria’s reaction.. When ever something like this happens, it is always to massage their computer programs with new data..
Beautiful words spoken with compassion but largely ineffective.
I should hold my tongue but I’m getting impatient. Why am I so stupid to hold my peace when I can see the cause of war like the back of my hand as I type? Why don’t old men say something that is real?
Like killing animals for meat eating. This is a violent action that has a direct connection to men killing men. I ate meat for most of my life and thought nothing of it. My friends and relatives do it, so why can’t I? They’re all nice people with pleasant smiles and manners. I’ll bet there are folks in this vineyard who do the same, and have unassailable reasons for it.
Stupidity supreme. A child could connect dots better. But what good does it do to rant when reason is such a warm comforter? So a lot of blood gets spilled in slaugherhouses. Let the cows, chickens and pigs complain as long as I don’t see it.
Let men’s blood run and their pain rise as long as I don’t feel it. Oh Lord, let me live in my stupidity rather than suffer from unwelcome knowledge.
Maybe if I’d stayed in the priesthood and honed my craft I could have been a patriarch like Sayed Ali and spoken better bromides. I sure would not have said what I’m saying now to the consternation of blogger etiquette.
“Somebody’s got to tell the tale
I guess it must be up to me”
“The time is out of joint. O cursed spite
That ever I was born to set it right’
“If religion can’t do it, maybe art can. If politics can’t, maybe passion can. If nobody else can do it, maybe I can. The least I can do is try. I need to do my bit to save the earth and thereby myself. If that makes me a deluded fool, so be it.”
this is a great piece of writing – so much food for thought for example
“One has to ask why people who are born in Europe and who have been intellectually and mentally nurtured in that environment are attracted to such groups? Can we really believe that people with only one or two trips to war zones, suddenly become so extreme that they can riddle the bodies of their compatriots with bullets? On this matter, we certainly cannot forget about the effects of a life nurtured in a pathologic culture in a corrupt environment borne out of violence. On this matter, we need complete analyses, analyses that see the hidden and apparent corruptions. Maybe a deep hate- planted in the years of economic and industrial growth and borne out of inequality and possibly legal and structural prejudice- created ideas that every few years appear in a sickening manner.”
I guess he’s talking about Europeans (youth) that go and fight for Daesh….he has not mentioned one thing that I think should be mentioned…that is drugs….
drugs in the modern western culture always go along with crime…they are brought into our cultures via financial government apparatus…see for instance ‘Dark Alliance’ by a no longer living great independent journalist….and yet these imported drugs have been criminalized by the youth, that gets ‘hooked’…and thereby has created a criminal subculture within our societies in the west for the past century….
I was one of the youth that got caught in this web is deceit…its a sticky web….and the young people that I ‘hung around with’ – many were budding criminals, even though they were from middle class families. And many became addicts and are no longer among the living.
Drugs are a huge ‘doorway’ into all the other mutations of our society today, including ISIL Daesh.
And I’ve heard that drug consumption both in the ME and in Ukraine is phenomenal amongst these sick mutations of humanity…Nazis and Daesh…
Drugs allow in all kinds of subversive elements, spiritual and physical and psychic….they really are a door way into the sub culture of humanity
Anonymous, your comment (submitted on 2015/12/07 at 3:47 am) that begins “There appear to be only three major documentable fundamental ways for humans to function both as individuals and collectively-socially:………” is very, very long.
I don’t have the time to read through it now, so it will take some time before I know if it can be approved by Saker’s rules . Sorry about that.
Anonymous, I have decided to not approve your comment at the moment, I want to discuss it with webmaster and/or the Saker.
Your comment is roughly 200 lines long. It is not OT, but simply too long. Here is a sentence from the comment:
“…But from the Christian viewpoint, our ultimate mission must be to reduce and eliminate the influence of ways which oppose and rival the way of the kingdom of heaven succinctly defined as the humans functioning through creativity in liberty and peace within oneself and with others, as against functioning through predatory rage and reactive fear, and/or against functioning through idolatry, exalting some idol for the sake of which humans sacrifice other humans all the way to killing others and also killing themselves, thereby generating maximal rage energies and fear energies in worship to the given idol…”
Even if some of the readers here would like to read your comment, the question is about where to draw the line, so that the comment section will not be too diluted, and the moderators overburdened.
If what they write is so important let them write a book.
There are several commenters here who will write 50 lines, then add a link.
10 lines relevant to the link is sufficient in my opinion.
Very important point Ann.
I would also add the legalization of porn – the filmed kind. It has progressively become more and more violent, with correspondingly psychopathic attitudes becoming normalized.
As the stuff produced by the mainstream fails to give the same ‘hit’, the addict moves to consume ever more transgressive forms. It is no accident that child p*rn has increased exponentially with the mainstreaming of ‘adult’ porn.
Now we have the UN proposing extra funding for the ‘medical needs’ of the LGBTs who suffer ‘disproportionately’ from AIDs. They classify the biggest risk group, MoM sexual relations as starting at ten..
So here you have an insidious attempt – one of a many – to classify ten year old boys in the same category as adult men. It is pdophilia-by-stealth. Of course, this is all driven by Big Pharma in pursuit of profit-enlargement, by expanding their market through legalized child abuse..
And where better to get a steady supply of parentless, isolated children than from perpetual conflict? Or to establish ‘baby farms’ like Nigeria to manufacture them through enslaved surrogate women..
And that’s before we get into the revival of the ‘master race’ project through genetic splicing/engineering and ‘three parent’ ‘
products (with the Anglo-Saxon Establishment heavily invested in it.,)
Much of Western evil is intimately intertwined with Big Pharma.
Hi Eimar, yeah, porn gets into the insane…its hard for me to even relate to it…it has not touched my life…but there was a video I watched last year..I posted it here many times…of a top US intelligence official’s wife whistleblowing and there seems to be a cult within the highest ranking Military officials of a boys club….so no one who does not participate in their parties ‘gets in’….
If this is true, then we really are on the road to insanity…many in the world experience this from the ‘other side’ ie as victims. The whole of the ME is experiencing this now.
The AZ Empire are using the same template which they used during WW2. Although then they used the Germans to battle the Russians/USSR whereas today they are using NATO against Russia.
During WW2, the Germans considered themselves the ‘Master’ race. The US consider themselves to be the ‘Exceptional’ ones. You only need to replace like words and you still end up with the same fascist meanings and objectives.
Unfortunately, the only way to end WW3 (if this is what Syria is about) is to nuke the US mainland (that I can see).
Please tell me that the US will back down, if I am wrong.
IMHO both were used and abused: the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were “made” to fight each other to the great advantage of the AZ-Empire.
» During WW2, the Germans considered themselves the ‘Master’ race. «
What do you base this hilarious nonsense on? Do you speak German? What would have been the term used in German propaganda for “Master Race”? Because we surely didn’t speak English, right? Where have you encountered that term? What corpus of authentic German wartime propaganda have you perused to arrive at your statement?
The term I believe was “Herrenvolk”. One quite used in that period to closely translate to the “master race” term. Thought I think a better translation might be “Master folk” or Mister folk” (I believe the formal word Mister started out as meaning “Master”.
Here is a bit more: ” The modern concept of the master race in general derives from 19th-century racial theory, which posited a hierarchy of races based on darkness of skin color. This 19th-century concept was largely initially developed by Count Joseph Arthur De Gobineau. Gobineau’s basic concept, as further refined and developed in Nazism, places the black Indigenous Australians and Equatorial Africans at the bottom of the hierarchy, while the white Northern and Western Europeans (consisting of Germans, Swedes, Icelanders, Norwegians, Danes, British, Irish, Dutch, Northern French, etc.) were at the top; tan skinned white Southern Europeans (consisting of the Southern French, Portuguese, Spaniards, Italians, Romanians, and Greeks, i.e., those of what is called the Mediterranean race, which was regarded as another sub-race of the Caucasian race) in the upper middle ranks; and those of the Semitic race and Hamitic race (supposed sub-races of the Caucasian race) in the middle ranks (it was because the Jews, being Semites, were clever that they were so dangerous—they had their own plan for Jewish world domination, a conspiracy that had to be opposed by all thoughtful Aryans, declared the Nazis). Slavs such as Poles and Russians weren’t considered Aryans; and those of the yellow Mongoloid race (including its offshoots the Malayan race, the American Indian race) and mixed-race people such as Eurasians, the bronze Mestizos, Mulattos, Afro-Asians, and Zambos in the lower middle ranks. However, the Japanese and Chinese were considered honorary Aryans.
In attempting to scientifically prove the racial inferiority of Slavs, German (and Austrian) racial scientists were forced to gloss over their findings which consistently found that Early Slavs were dolicocephalic and fair haired, i.e., “Nordic”, while the South Slavic “Dinaric” sub-race was often viewed favourable. Nazis used the term “Slavic race”, and considered Slavs to be non-Aryan The concept of a Slavic “Untermensch” went alongside the political goals, and was particularly aimed at Poles and Russians. Germany’s ultimate goal was to realize their Drang nach Osten to conquer in Europe, Ukraine’s “chernozem” (black earth) soil being a particularly desirable zone for colonization by the “Herrenvolk” (master race).”
And: “Nazi policy stressed the superiority of the Germanic Ubermenschen (superhuman) Nordic race, a sub-race of the white Caucasian race European population defined by anthropometric models of racial difference. The Nordic race was said to comprise only the Germanic peoples: Scandinavians and the rest of the Nordic countries (Norwegians, Swedes, Danes, Icelanders, and Faroese), ethnic Germans (including Austrians, Banat Swabians, as well as Sudeten, Baltic and Volga Germans), Alemannic Swiss, Liechtensteiners, Luxembourgers, the Dutch, Flemings, Afrikaners, Frisians and the English.
Nazi racial theorist Hans F. K. Günther first defined “Nordic thought” in his programmatic book Der Nordische Gedanke unter den Deutschen. That Germans were not purely Nordic was indeed acknowledged by Günther in his book Rassenkunde des deutschen Volkes (1922) (“Racial Science of the German People”), where Günther recognized Germans as being composed of five Aryan subtype races: Nordic, Mediterranean, Dinaric, Alpine, and East Baltic, while asserting that the Nordics were the highest in a racial hierarchy of the five subtypes. Most official Nazi comments on the Nordic race were based on Günther’s works, and Alfred Rosenberg presented Günther with a medal for his work in anthropology.”
It actually looks like the hierarchy of the races was based on the ability or perceived ability of the given racial group to 1) master higher mathematics and to design and build the best machines and
2) to be have majority of big strong individuals capable of effective combat, of prowess in warfare.
For instance, in European science fiction all sorts of bizarre outright non-human species and races tend to be given respect and even acknowledged superiority to any human Nordic, provided the
alien species or race is superior in designing and building the better machines and/or is superior in war-making prowess.—As far as why it was mostly in Western Europe among the British, French, Germans and actually including Serbs-Slavs like Nikola Tesla, that there arose this sudden spurt
of discoveries in higher mathematics, this special language enabling the design and construction of the better machines and also the best weapons,—that remains a mystery. For thousands of years the Europeans were not the most advanced peoples, and back then everyone else would just laugh at their claim to racial superiority. Countless fundamental prototypes like Arabic numbers and invention of the zero, or invention of social control by civilian bureaucracy were pioneered and invented by non-European Arabs or the Chinese, but the spurt of advanced development of those prototypes among the Europeans of the 19th century scrambled some brains into believing that the cause must have been genetic, by some activation of latent genes
harbored only among the Europeans.—The ranking of Nordic as superior among white Europeans suggests an eerie concept of “beauty” and “looks” and nothing much else, stimulated probably by the influence of the heavily homosexual and pedophiliac classical Greek culture with emphasis on perfection of the male human body.
But isn’t that what fascism is? About believing that a race is superior and more worthy than another race? The survival of the fittest?
If the NAZIs were not fascists, then why did they conquer Europe and choose to go to war with the USSR? Why did they kill as well as displace millions of innocent people?
This is a positive approach (and not for the first time) by TheSaker.is in publishing occasionally thoughts, messages and suggestions originating or being issued from and by the prominent figures from the islamic world. Either way, it can only help the better understanding among the different cultures and civilisations.
Having said that, I would like to suggest to Saker and his team to publish similar efforts by sunni scholars and prominent personalities, in order to avoid false oversimplifications and generalisations, which only lead to further polarisations in the relations of different groupings – political, religious etc.
My suggestion should by no means be considered as islamic propaganda, as I believe that publishing the speeches of His Eminence Sayed Ali Khamenei of Iran or Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah of Lebanon is not considered as such.
A very important document which should be more advertised is (in my opinion) „Open letter to Baghdadi“ and his followers, signed by 126 most prominent sunni schollars of islam, from which the readers can get a much more comprehensive understanding:
Those unfortunate 126 scholars have just set themselves up to be tracked and murdered, maybe
dealt with by Daesh the way they dealt with that eminent scholar of antiquities in the Palmyra area
of Iraq,—remember? They hung his body out for the dogs to eat, and lopped off his head, presumably to maybe kick it around like a ball in a soccer field, or whatever.—That is how Daesh
puts scholars “in their place”.—You cannot appeal to reason with people who are influenced and/or possessed by powerful demonic emotional organisms whose very essence is boundless predatory rage energies and nothing else.—Al Baghdadi making statements inviting critical commentary about him was merely setting bait to flush out his critics, so they could be identified, tracked and killed.—Baghdadi and Daesh would have no intention of reversing policies by which they take a moral and spiritual high ground of judging, torturing and executing all the rest of what in their eyes is the imperfect sinful world.—Of course, Lord God can always work miracles, but such special miracles are rare.
IMO….Sayed Ali Khamenei’s Letter makes 100 % sense.
However, one has to take into account that too many North Americans are way too provincial in their thinking.
To contribute more to their ignorance, the media lies blatantly and by omission. Most American get their information from the “Crazies in the Basement” ( Israel Firsters Neocons) the same ones that dictate what the media says.
Americans in general are not a bad people. Personally, I have found them to be generous and compassionate, but they are not informed nor savvy enough to figure things out on their own.
They are not known to travel aboard much either.
Americans are a people that live by the “knee jerk reaction” and this is due to the misinformation they receive daily or/and lack of digging deeper to find the truth.
Though I’d never attribute to Americans the title of –deep thinkers, I believe them to be a compassionate people, and quite generous. With truthful leaders and true information, they can be led to condemn what is truthfully wrong and to praise what is truthfully right.
This is why TheSaker’s work is so important, because it leads people to THINK.
Carmel by the Sea
See this video, pertaining to realizing when one is wrong:
“AFGHANISTAN 1979-1992. American jihad (Chapter 53 of ‘Killing Hope’ by William Blum)”.
“When the CIA bore the beast of Islamic fundamentalism. February 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan, receives, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, under the portrait of George Washington, the leaders of the so-called “Freedom Fighters”, Islamic fundamentalist radicals funded and armed by the CIA, the mujahideen (or muyahideen), in Islam fighters of jihad (holy war). It was the origin of Al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban, which eventually would turn against US. Ronald Reagan said in that official meeting where future Taliban were present: “They have the same moral level as the founders of the United States parents.”
You can find link to the English chapter in the presentation of this translation in Spanish, but I recommend at least checking out the photos of the good times in Afghanistan which provide these Spanish comrades.