In The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s annual message to 2012 Hajj Pilgrims on Thursday, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei lauded the popular uprisings and revolutions across the Arab countries as “one of the most crucial issues of the Muslim world” and noted, “If Muslims let go this great opportunity without using it to reform the Islamic Ummah, they would incur great losses.”
“The aggressive and interventionist arrogant powers are making every effort to divert the course of these significant Islamic movements,” The Supreme Leader pointed out.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described the Muslims’ struggles against the despotism of the rulers and American dominance, support for “the oppressed Palestinian nation” and the urge for solidarity among the Islamic Ummah as the top aspirations of the tide of Islamic Awakening.
“These are the basic foundations of the popular uprisings in countries which raised the banner of freedom and reform in the past two years and the people, with their body and soul, flooded the squares of the revolution. These are the things which reinforce the foundations of reform within the Islamic Ummah,” the message said.
“Standing firm by these basic principles is the necessary condition for the ultimate victory of the popular uprisings in these countries,” the Supreme Leader pointed out.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei warned that the enemy seeks “to rock these foundations,” and noted, “By exploiting inattention and shallow-mindedness on behalf of some, corrupt American, NATO and Zionist agents are trying to divert the deluge-like movement of the Muslim youth and bring them into confrontation with one another in the name of Islam.”
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei argued that the enemy schemes are aimed at “converting an anti-colonial and anti-Zionist struggle into blind terrorism waged in the streets of the Muslim world, so that the blood of Muslims is spilled at their own hands and the enemies of Islam are rescued from their dead-end while Islam and its warriors are maligned in public opinion.”
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei went on to enumerate some of the objectives and strategies employed by the enemies to divert the Islamic Awakening.
Such “treacherous plots” are meant to “create discord among Muslims,” frustrate the unity of the Islamic Ummah “through the gimmicks of Shiaphobia and Sunniphobia,” incite Iranophobia in the Muslim world, silence the resistance movement and “the Palestinian cause,” disseminate anti-Islam propaganda by profaning the Islamic sanctities, prepare the grounds for “civil wars and disintegration in certain Muslim countries,” and promote the delusion among revolutionary governments and nations that their future lies in submission to “Western domineering powers,” the Leader pointed out.
Alluding to the Syrian crisis, Ayatollah Khamenei lauded Syria as a nation “that has stood up to the Zionist usurpers for three decades single-handedly” and stated, “We support the Syrian people and are opposed to every kind of incitement and intervention in that country.”
The Leader argued that any democratic reform in Syria “should be undertaken by the people themselves and through totally domestic methods,” and warned against the conspiracies of the global powers to create crisis in the country.
The Leader warned the regional countries against the likelihood of the spread of Syrian crisis to the other parts of the region, saying, “If the regional states do not deal with this danger, they must expect their own turn to face this imperialist plot.”