Supreme Leader Meets with
Participants of Islamic Awakening and Youth Conference
In a meeting with a group of youth from 73 countries - including
Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain and Palestine - who have
participated in the "Islamic Awakening and Youth Conference" in Tehran,
Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the
youth of Islamic countries are very important for the future of the Islamic
Ummah and added: "The awakening of the youth throughout the world of Islam has
increased hope of a general awakening among Muslim nations."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that human history is at a
historic juncture and stressed: "Humanity has passed through the days of all
materialistic schools of thought, including Marxism, liberal democracy and
secular nationalism, and it is at the beginning of a new era whose greatest sign
is the attention of nations to Allah the Exalted, their cries for divine
assistance and their reliance on divine revelations."
His Eminence said that the dictatorial network of the Zionists and the arrogant
powers has spread its hegemony over the world and added: "The uprising of the
regional nations against dependent dictators is part of the battle launched by
humanity against global dictatorship of the Zionists, and humanity will be
delivered of the hegemony of this dangerous dictatorship after this great
historic juncture. And according to the truthful divine promises, this great
transformation will result in the freedom of nations and the rule of spiritual
and divine values."
Ayatollah Khamenei said that certain people might think it is impossible to
defeat the Zionists' global network of dictatorship and reiterated: "Previously,
if somebody spoke about the victory of the pious youth of Hezbollah over the
Zionist army or about the humiliation of the Egyptian taghut and the amazing
developments in North Africa, many people would not believe him, just as the
resistance, victory and progress of the Islamic Republic was not believable to
certain people. But God's overwhelming power revealed itself in these victories
and amazing developments."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the vigilant presence of
nations and their resistance will definitely prepare the ground for divine
assistance and added: "In light of the fulfillment of God's promises, the
Zionists, the Great Satan - America - and western powers feel helpless in the
face of Islamic Awakening and their sense of weakness and defeat will increase
on a daily basis."
Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the developments in Islamic countries are the
beginning of the path of salvation and happiness, further adding: "The important
point is that we must not consider these victories as the end of the path and
that we must continue fighting global bullies and their mercenaries by
maintaining our selfless struggle, reliance on the determination and willpower
of nations and trust in Allah the Almighty."
His Eminence referred to Iran's progress in nuclear technology, biotechnology,
medicine and other scientific areas and added: "In spite of all the
obstructionism by the enemies and to their disbelief, the pious youth of this
country have achieved advances which can be instructive to the youth of all
Ayatollah Khamenei said that international tyrants are trying to instill two
wrong beliefs into the minds of Muslim people and added: "The enemies of the
Islamic Ummah have kept Muslim nations backward for around two centuries by
instilling a sense of incompetence into Muslim nations and promoting the idea
that the superpowers of the world are invincible, but the Islamic Ummah has
awakened today and it has realized that both of these beliefs are a hundred
percent wrong and that Muslim nations are able to restore the glory of Islamic
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution described the current century as
the century of Islam and spirituality and added: "Islam offers rationality,
spirituality and justice to nations and divine teachings stress the kind of
Islam that is based on rationality and thinking, Islam that is based on reliance
on God, Islam that is based on jihad, Islam that is based on hard work and
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the arrogant powers are trying to recover from the
effects of the popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and other Islamic
countries. "The enemy is hatching plots. By staying vigilant and by making use
of the experiences of others, Muslim nations - particularly, the youth of the
Islamic Ummah who are the driving force behind Islamic Awakening - must not
allow the network of global autocracy to hijack their revolutions and create
deviations on their current and future paths."
His Eminence said that the Islamic Republic has 32 years of experience in
confronting different kinds of machinations designed by America and other
enemies of Islam, further adding: "In order to defeat the Islamic Republic, the
arrogant powers have done everything in their power, but so far the Iranian
nation has kicked them in the mouth at every stage. And in the future they will
not achieve anything but defeat and failure."
Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the enemies are hatching plots in order to foment
discord in the Islamic world and added: "Islamic Awakening is independent of
Shia and Sunni. And followers of all Islamic denominations are present in the
battlefield in a unified way."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the numerous principles
that Islamic nations have in common and reiterated: "Muslim nations have certain
differences as well. Considering the geographic, historical and social
differences, there is no unified paradigm for all Islamic countries. But the
important point is that everybody is opposed to the satanic hegemony of the
Zionists and the Americans and that nobody would tolerate the existence of the
cancerous tumor, Israel."
His Eminence added: "Wherever there is an activity and plan which benefits
Israel and America, we must be vigilant and we must consider that activity and
plan as a foreign move against the interests of nations. And wherever there is
an Islamic, anti-Zionist, anti-arrogance and anti-corruption move, all Muslim
nations should support and strengthen it in a unified and unanimous way."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the efforts of
international media to isolate the people of Bahrain and added: "Western media
and the media outlets affiliated with the west want to turn the issue of Bahrain
into a Shia-Sunni issue by fomenting discord, but there is no difference between
Islamic Awakening in different countries."
Ayatollah Khamenei said that reliance on God and preserving unity are the secret
behind victory. He referred the divine command concerning resistance and
steadfastness and added: "In light of this divine command, the Islamic Ummah
will continue its path without stopping."
His Eminence described the prospects of the Islamic Ummah as very bright.
Referring to the human, material and spiritual capacities of the world of Islam,
he stressed: "In spite of their differences, all Muslim nations are in the tent
of call to God. By Allah's favor, Muslim youth will see the Islamic Ummah's era
of glory and power and they will hand down this glory and power to future
generations of the Islamic Ummah."