Head of the Islamic wisdom Research Center, Ali Reza Ghaemi Niya pointed to the Occupy Wall Street protests which overwhelmed the global community and underscored,” the crisis in the west initiated by the economic problems and we should wait and see whether this movement will be changed into cultural one or not.”
“Those egregious mistakes happened in the west were not accidental,” said Ghaemi Niya, stating that no doubt that Islamic Awakening affected Occupy Wall Street movements.
“People’s resistance in Muslim countries inspired western nations to stand against injustice, “the Islamic scholar underlined.
”During the last 20 years, the west tried to give model to the rest of the world and we should see what happened that western nations now are getting their paradigm from Tahrir Square,” the cleric said referring to Egypt’s Al-Tahriri square movements.
“I believe that God wants to change the basis of the world and that’s why we are observing this event in western countries,” he mentioned.
The Occupy movement emerged in the US after a group of demonstrators gathered in New York’s financial district on September 17.
Despite police harassment and mass arrests, the Occupy protests have spread to other major US cities as well as other capitalist countries such as Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and Portugal.