They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Monday, January 01, 2007

Ayatollah Khamenei: US/UK fomenting sectarian strife

George Bush and Tony Blair gave Iraq to Iran, rather than keep a tin-pot dictator locked away harmlessly in his cage, and this is the thanks they get, 3000 dead Americans and 127 dead Brits later.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei: "The irrational and malicious behavior of the West has helped awaken Muslim nations. Whether they like it or not, today a deep-rooted movement has begun in the Islamic world which will lead to the independence, dignity, and rejuvenation of the Islamic ummah," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

"This is a decisive moment in history. Scholars, intellectuals, and politicians have a heavy responsibility on their shoulders. Any weakness, spiteful actions, or negligence on their part will lead to disaster.

"The ulema should not remain silent in the face of efforts to foment sectarian strife. The intellectuals should not shirk from imparting the spirit of hope to our youth. The politicians and officials should not distance themselves from the people and must rely on them," Ayatollah Khamenei added.

He also urged Islamic governments to strengthen their solidarity and use the power of the people to overcome the threats of the hegemonic powers. Today the U.S. and British intelligence services in Iraq, Lebanon, North Africa, and wherever else they can, are spreading the virus of sectarian strife, the Leader said, adding, "The congregation of Hajj keeps us immune from this deadly virus."

Underlining the need for the emergence of a united Islamic identity, the Leader said the U.S. government, Western capitalism, and the corrupt Zionist lobby have begun to sense the living truth of the Islamic awakening, and by admitting that their military might is useless in the face of this truth, they are using all their might to carry out political tricks.

Muslims all over the world should realize that the time of humiliation and backwardness in the Islamic world is over and a new era has begun, he noted. Link