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Lawmaker: Leader’s Message Opens Path for Dialogue between Islam, Western Youth


The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s highly-important message to the European youth was a first and fundamental step to launch interaction between Islam and the youth across the world, a senior parliamentarian said on Friday.
“The leader’s message to the European youth took place to initiate new dialogue between Islam and the world’s younger generation,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Saleh Jokar said on Friday.

He noted that the Supreme Leader’s message came after the wave of Islamophobia in the European countries, and said, “The Supreme Leader sent his message to enlighten the youth and the truth-seekers” to prevent them from falling into the trap of those who are trying to misrepresent Islam.

On Wednesday night, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei sent a highly important message to the European youth to stress the Islam that the West is trying to portray is a forged concept and not the reality, demanding the younger generation in the West to do research to get firsthand information before accepting their states’ propaganda.

“I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam…,” the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said in a part of his message, and added, “Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices. Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam.”

“… in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from,” he said, and stressed, “Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?”

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