In response to the Israeli rocket attack that martyred a number of Hezbollah commanders, Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani demanded Hezbollah chief Seyed Hassan Nasrallah and the Hezbollah military forces to “fight with them until there is no persecution.”
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani condemned the terrorist attack against a group of senior Hezbollah members in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights saying “Hezbollah and Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah warned that they will not be silent in the face of this crime.”
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani stated that “We from the Islamic Seminary of Qom have a message for Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and the forces of Hezbollah: ‘Make war on them so that God may punish them by your hands and humiliate them, and help you against them, and heal the hearts of a believing people’ [Quran 9:14] and ‘And fight with them until there is no persecution…’ [Quran 2:193] We believe that they [Hezbollah] must rise up, and God-willing, they will completely finish off the Zionists.
The Grand Ayatollah made the remarks during his Ba’th al-Kharij (advanced jurisprudence class) at Qom’s Masjid al-A’dham (Grand Mosque).
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani also condemned the insults made against the Noble Prophet Muhammad by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and described the ongoing wave of insults and attacks against the beloved prophet of Islam as a form of “modern ignorance.”
He explained that the triangle of infidelity, hypocrisy and Zionism will always stand against true Islam. “Like it or not, these enemies exist and we must always be vigilant against them,” His Eminence stated.
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani described the West’s claims of freedom of expression as nothing but a lie and cites these claims as examples of the clear hypocrisy of the sayings and actions of the West.
Addressing the West, he stated: “You insult and abuse the sanctities of Muslims and the Prophet of Islam and call it freedom of speech. While if have freedom of speech, why you do not allow research into the Holocaust? If anyone expresses the smallest doubts in this regard, you find them guilty and imprison them. The freedom of expression and human rights which you claim are nothing but lies!”
Describing the West’s obvious double standards over their false human rights claims, His Eminence stated: “If a drug offender in Iran is arrested and punished, the advocates of human rights in the West exaggerate it and propagate it but they commit the greatest crimes and cruelties against mankind and nobody is allowed to condemn them. We can observe the effects of their [so-called] claims of human rights in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other Islamic countries!”
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani referred to the division of terrorists into “the good and the bad” categories by the United State and the West. “If ISIL attacks Syria, it is good for them, but if they attack France, it is considered bad. This is a sign of the dishonesty of the West.”