A memory from Imam Khamenei: The enemy's effort to sow discord between Palestine and Iran

Some of us open fire on our friends and imagine that we are fighting the enemy. Some of us are unaware enough to forget that creating religious conflict is the enemies' plot to keep different denominations of Islam busy with fighting one another. As a result, of lack of vigilance, Shia and Sunni Muslims focus all their efforts on fighting one another: that is a very regrettable situation, and that is what the enemy wants.

Take the case of Palestine and our support for the Palestinian people — this is just an example that I will discuss. Regarding the Palestinian issue, no country and no government were as active as the Islamic Republic: the entire world acknowledged that. We supported them so strongly that some Arab countries voiced their dissatisfaction and said that Iran was pursuing its own objectives in Palestine. Of course, the Palestinians did not pay any attention to these claims. Particularly, during the 22-day war that was waged on the people of Gaza a few months ago, the Islamic Republic served the cause of our oppressed and faithful Palestinian brothers. The people, the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, and all government officials of Islamic Republic, including the Leader and the President, supported the Palestinian cause. Public rallies and financial support were used to further their cause.

At the height of our support for Palestinians, we realized that some dangerous ideologies were being propagated.--Some individuals were trying to convince a number of luminaries and revered scholars to withdraw their support for the Palestinian people; these individuals had told them that the people of Gaza were Nasibi, which meant that the people of Gaza were opposed to the members of the Prophet's (s.w.a.) household(Ahlul Bait). They managed to convince these scholars. Then the scholars sent me several letters saying that the people of Gaza were Nasibi. I replied: "May God protect us. May God curse the evil and abolished Satan. There are some Mosques in Gaza named after the Commander of the Faithful (a.s.) and Imam Hussein (a.s.). How could these people be Nasibi? They are Sunni, but not Nasibi." But, that was their type of speech and behaviour then.

Imam Khamenei, May 13, 2009


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  • 2018-02-28 22:28
    Thank you beloved Ayatollah for your memory shared!
  • 2018-03-01 02:16
    They shall reap whatever they sow!
  • 2018-06-03 02:05
    I love this site. so much to learn from and give back to. thank you to Iranian leadership from Morocco!