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Supreme Leader of Islamic Ummah: Regional Uprisings Aimed at Reviving Islam, Fighting Zionists

17 September 2011 11:37

The Leader of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei lauded the regional nations’ uprisings and revolutions in recent months, and said the nations of the region started these movements in a bid to revive their national honor, hoist the flag of Islam and fight back the US hegemony and the Zionist regime.
Addressing the First International Conference on Islamic Awakening here in Tehran on Saturday, The Leader of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei elaborated on the root causes of the ongoing uprisings and revolutions and lauded people’s strong presence on the scenes as the most important feature of the recent developments.

Supreme Leader of Islamic Ummah further noted the principles shared by the recent popular uprisings and revolutions in the Middle-East and North of Africa, and said people sought to “revive their national honor and dignity” that has been damaged by their corrupt dictatorial regimes.

The Leader of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei further pointed to the Islamic nature of the popular uprisings in the region, and cited “hoisting the flag of Islam” as another principle of the recent revolutions in the region, reminding the deep roots of Islam in the regional nations’ beliefs.

The Supreme Leader added that people also revolted against their rulers since they wanted to stand up to the hegemonic policies of the US and Europe as the United States and Europe have inflicted many damages on the regional people and humiliated them in different ways.

The Leader of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei further described campaign and opposition to the occupying and fake Zionist regime as another principle and cause of the recent revolutions, reminding that the Zionist regime acts as a tool for the continued practice of the hegemonic policies of the colonialist powers.

Since the beginning of 2011, the Muslim world has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions similar to what happened in Iran in 1979.

Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.

Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.

In Libya, while the euphoric Libyan revolutionaries seized control of most of Tripoli on August 22 in a lightning advance, they are still inches away from final victory.

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