When jahiliyyah (the era of ignorance) emerges and when satanic powers become dominant, then chaos occurs. The meaning of Taghut is, “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject faith fight in the cause of taghut (false deities)” The Holy Quran, 4: 76, it is a criterion. Every step that an individual takes on the path of strengthening taghut, propels them into the camp of taghut. This is taghut’s purpose - corrupting individuals or causing them to behave in a corrupt manner. “When he turns his back, his aim everywhere is to spread mischief throughout the earth and destroy crops and cattle” [The Holy Quran, 2: 205].
God wants salvation for humanity, but taghut wants corruption for it. With one bomb they kill hundreds of thousands of people, in one or two cities, and when several years have passed they can’t even bring themselves to apologize. When people say to them, they should apologize for the event of Hiroshima, they answer, “No, we will not apologize.” They are not yet willing to apologize! They or their agents destroy the infrastructure of countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and other regional countries, nevertheless they pretend that nothing has happened and they continue down the same path.
This attitude demonstrates, “When he turns his back, his aim everywhere is to spread mischief throughout the earth and destroy crops and cattle.” This is the same orientation and front of jahiliyyah. In soul and spirit, today’s jahiliyyah is the same as the jahiliyyah of the Holy Prophet’s (pbuh) time. Of course, it benefits from new tools, new measures and a new shape. This situation definitely imposes a responsibility on all Muslims and on the entire Islamic Ummah. This responsibility is confronting taghut.
Ayatollah Khamenei's statements made at an assembly, directed towards the Islamic Republic of Iran’s government officials and ambassadors of Islamic countries, May 5, 2016
When the Americans feel like expressing regret for their attack on Japan, for the two bombs they blasted in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they say, "Although tens of thousands or perhaps hundreds of thousands of people were killed, by the bombs that we dropped on these two cities, this was the price for ending World War II. If we (the Americans) had not dropped these nuclear bombs, the war would have continued. If we didn’t do it then two million people, instead of the two hundred thousand people who were killed as a result, would have been killed. Therefore, we rendered a service by dropping these bombs.”
Take note, that this is a common statement made by Americans (USA) in their official propaganda. 65 years have passed since that day but they repeat those very words. It is a deceptive and hypocritical statement, one of the elaborate lies, which is not told by anyone except the supercilious regimes. On the Christian calendar date of 1945, during summer, a crime was committed when two nuclear bombs were dropped and devastated two cities in Japan. This is while four months before that event, in the early spring of 1945, the primary warmonger Hitler, had committed suicide. Moreover, the second most important constituent to the war, Italian president Mussolini, was arrested. The war was approaching its end. Japan too, which was the third important element of the war, announced that it was ready to surrender. Therefore, the war was practically over, but these nuclear bombs were dropped regardless. Why? For experimentation purposes, these bombs had been built and they wanted to test them somewhere. Where were they going to test these weapons? The “best decision” for the US was to drop these bombs on innocent people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They used war as a scapegoat, to do their experimentations, so results would clarify if these bombs work properly or not; such is their deceit.
Ayatollah Khamenei's statements made at a meeting with fifty thousand Basiji commanders in attendance, November 20, 2013