“Today, the world of Islam is suffering from insecurity: moral, spiritual and political insecurity. The main factor behind this is our negligence and the brutal invasion of the enemies. We Muslims have not carried out our religious and our rational duties in the face of the invasion of the vicious enemy. We forgot to be both Strong against unbelievers and Compassionate among one another; Holy Quran, 48: 29,” said Khamenei.
“The result of this is that the Zionist enemy is provoking sedition in the heart of the world of Islam’s geography while by ignoring the definite duty of saving Palestine, we Muslims are busy with domestic wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain and with confronting terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the like,” added Khamenei.
“The heads of Islamic countries and political, religious and cultural personalities in the world of Islam have heavy responsibilities on their shoulders: the responsibility of creating unity and preventing everyone from tribal and denominational conflicts, the responsibility of informing nations of the enemy’s methods and the treachery of arrogance and Zionism, the responsibility of equipping everyone for the purpose of confronting the enemy in the various arenas of hard and soft wars, the responsibility of urgently preventing catastrophic incidents in Islamic countries – the bitter example of this today being the affairs in Yemen which are a source of sorrow and protest- the responsibility of offering determined support for the oppressed Muslim minorities such as in Myanmar and other such minorities, and most importantly the responsibility of defending Palestine and offering unconditional cooperation and assistance to a people who have been fighting for their usurped country for nearly 70 years,” said Khamenei.
Iran’s Press TV asked for comments on Khamenei message from Kevin Barrett, PhD, and Shabbir Hassally (listen below).
American academic, writer and author Kevin Barrett said that the wars, regime changes and terrorism in the Middle East is part of Western plot to “redrawing the map of the Middle East to essentially allow Israel to continue to expand without hindrances.”
Barrett said: “Israel in collaboration with the United States is trying to carry out the Oded Yinon Plan for promoting sectarian divisions in order to dismember the Middle Eastern countries and pave the way for the Zionists to take advantage from instability in the region.”
British Islamic scholar and activist Shabbir R. Hassanally said: “The Muslim world has been remarkably negligent because we (Muslims) have allowed the fallacy of Takfirism also known as Wahhabism to come along and infect us and to pit Muslim against Muslim for reasons which have no basis in reality.”