Saturday, September 11, 2010

"The Islamic Iran turned into an illuminant constellation," but the headline is "Palestinians will cut hand of Zionists"

IRIB's account of the Supreme Leader's Eid al-Fitr speech. We learn that "the hopeful and motivated Iranian nation would indeed reach all apexes of dignity and honor" and then comes the attack on Israel:
The Islamic Iran turned into an illuminant constellation of worshippers to God Friday as the faithful Iranian people thronged in mosques or grounds of worship countrywide to ask God in their Eid al-Fitr prayers to confer His blessings on the nation as it once conferred on the noblest messenger of Allah Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.) and his immaculate household.

In Tehran, the landmark prayers ceremony was led by the Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in the campus of Tehran University, downtown Tehran.

Ayatollah Khamenei in his post-prayer speech said spirituality and monotheism have been institutionalized in the hearts of Iranian people and thereby the nation would be successful in all arenas.

Ayatollah Khamenei also noted that the blessing of understanding the virtues of the Month of Divine Feast was a large blessing.

Ayatollah Khamenei began the second part of his speech by appreciating a sense of dignity and resolution people from different strata of society or ranks showed in their separate pre-iftar meetings with the Leader during the month of Ramadan, adding that the hopeful and motivated Iranian nation would indeed reach all apexes of dignity and honor.

Ayatollah Khamenei then thanked the nation for its high turnout in the International Quds Day rallies, adding that world domineering powers seek to marginalize the issue of Palestine but the auspicious Quds Day ceremonies showed that Muslims worldwide, led by the Iranian nation, are filled with hope and enthusiasm.

“31 years have passed since the day the late Imam designated the day as the Quds Day. Enemies expected that the Day would lose its importance with the passage of time but to no avail. Their intentions to marginalize the Quds Day further motivated the Iranian nation to mark the occasion,” he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei then called the Palestinian issue as the number one issue of the world of Islam and denounced the ongoing 'peace' talks in Washington, saying “The so-called peace conference aims to cover up Zionist regime’s crimes."

"The US and the West have sat idle, witnessing suppression of the Palestinian nation and holding a session for peace. What a kind of peace? Which peace? With which parties? Will such peace have any meaning in light of the realities on the ground in the occupied Palestine?” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei called the Zionist regime's judaization of Quds as a large atrocity and called on the Islamic natuons and governments to live up to their duties in countering against the conspiracy.

Calling the Palestinian nation a strong nation that stands pressures, the IR Leader said Palestinians can cut hands of the aggressor and put an end to the fake Zionist regime’s presence in the land of Palestine. [...]
I wonder if the usual Khomeinist Two-Minutes' Hate is doing such a good job these days of distracting the Iranians from the jackboots on their necks. In a similar vein, according to a current offering from Fars News: "President Describes Quran Burning Plan as 'Zionist Plot'":
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described the plan of a Florida evangelical church for burning Muslims' divine book on the 9/11 anniversary as "a Zionist plot" that will accelerate the collapse of the Zionists.

President Ahmadinejad said Friday that Florida Pastor Terry Jones' plans to torch Quran was a "Zionist plot, and against the teachings of all divine prophets."

"The Zionists and their supporters are on the path to collapse and decline and such desperate actions will not save them, but will accelerate their fall and annihilation," Ahmadinejad said during a meeting between Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and senior Iranian officials in Tehran.

Meantime, thousands of demonstrators here in Tehran voiced their strong protest at US priest's Quran burning plan.

The demonstrators shouted slogans against the US and Israel, urging Muslim unity to prevent the desecration of other Islamic sanctities by Zionists.

The protesters carried placards and banners displaying messages of respect for all prophets and saying that they would respond to the violation of Islamic sanctities by the Zionists through showing respect for the prophets.
I, for one, highly resent the notion that a Zionist Plot would involve anything as crude and obvious as burning Korans. We don't burn Korans, we infiltrate them. At least the Fars story comes with a swell picture of Gangsta-'Moud.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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