Israel is a “terrorist garrison” against Muslims and it is the “collective responsibility” and duty of all Muslims to fight against it, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said.
“Since the first day, the Zionist turned the usurped Palestine into a terrorist base. Israel is not a country, rather it is a terrorist garrison against the Palestinian nation and other Muslim nations,” Khamenei said in a televised speech on Friday dedicated to International Quds Day.
“The fight against this wretched regime is the fight agains oppression and the fight against terrorism. And it is a public duty to fight against this regime,” he added.
Calling the issue of Palestine “the most important” and relevant issue for the Islamic World (Ummah) today, Khamenei suggested that “the policies of the oppressive and cruel capitalism have driven a people out of their homes, their homeland and their ancestral roots and instead, has installed a terrorist regime and housed a foreign people therein.”
The supreme leader went on to accuse Western countries of “blindly” supporting the “Zionist regime,” and of using the faulty logic that because of the crimes of the Europeans against the Jews during the Second World War, “they believe that the oppression against the Jews should be avenged by displacing a nation [the Palestinians] in West Asia and by committing a horrible massacre in that country!”
Khamenei suggested that the “situation in the world today” has shifted from what it was 70+ years ago, when Israel was founded, and that now, “the balance of power has swung in favour of the world of Islam.”
“The electoral events in the US and the notoriously scandlous failures of the hubristic and arrogant elites in that country, the unsuccessful year-long fight against the pandemic in teh US and Europe and the embarrassing incidents that ensued, and also the recent poiltical and social instabilities in the key European countries are all signs of the downward movement of the Western camp,” he said.
The ayatollah called on Muslim countries to unite in cooperation around the issue of Palestine and the holy city of Jerusalem, saying such unity would be “an absolute nightmare for the Zionist and their American and European advocates.”
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