Iran Revolution owes victory to Islam: Leader
Press TV -(Mon Sep 9, 2013) Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran found victory because of absolute independence and adherence to Islam.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution made the remarks on Monday in a meeting with Iranian Friday Prayers leaders.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that during the colonial era, the West expanded its economic, political and cultural dominance over the East and Muslim world, and portrayed itself as the center of all global calculations because of its scientific and technological achievements.
The Islamic Revolution in Iran worried the West and therefore caused their plots to become more intricate, the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that Westerners tried to counter political Islam and the Islamic Awakening movement from the beginning.
“Government, authorities, politicians, diplomats and people must have a correct and inclusive view [regarding regional developments], otherwise, we will not see the truth and aside from being duped, we will also suffer,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei described lying and pretentiousness as two characteristics of Western politicians, saying when it is in their interest they will have no issue killing innocents.
“One must stand strong against the Western world because they have shown they have no compassion for anyone and contrary to their human rights claims and pretentious displays, the death of millions of humans does not trouble their conscience,” the Leader added.