From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 27 2005 - 13:07:49 EDT
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran
Islamic Revolution Leader issued a statement Sunday on the horrendous
tragedy of Gaza bloodbath in the hand of the Zionists
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei issued a
statement Sunday on the horrendous tragedy of Gaza bloodbath in the hand
of the Zionists, strongly condemning the heinous complicity of the
criminal Bush`s regime with the Zionists, adding that the silence of
some international bodies and some Arab states provided for the crimes.
Ayatollah Khamenei declared Monday as day of general mourning and called
on all Muslim people and free men of the world to render their duty
towards the tragic issue.
The text of the statement is as follows.
Bismillah-e Rahman-e Rahim.
`We belong to Allah, and to Him we return`.
The horrific atrocity of the Zionist regime in Gaza in which hundreds of
innocent men, women and children were massacred pushed the curtain of
deception from the blood thirsty face of the Zionist wolves and noted
the negligent about the presence of this hostile disbeliever in the
heart of the lands of Islamic umma.
The horrendous ordeal is very heavy and moving for any Muslim not to say
for any free and noble human being in any corner of the world.
However, the larger ordeal is the encouraging silence of some Arab
governments which claim to be Muslims.
Which ordeal could be larger than the fact that Muslim governments,
otherwise expected to support the innocent Gaza people against the
usurping and hostile regime, adopted a mood which encouraged the
criminal Zionist authorities to impertinently consider them as in
harmony with the large tragedy?
Which answer the heads of those countries have prepared to give to the
Messenger of Allah (S A )?
Which answer they have prepared to give to their own nations which are
indeed mourning the tragedy?
Indeed today the heart of the Egyptian, Jordanian and the people of
other Islamic countries is overwhelmed with sorrow about the bloodshed
as well as the protracted food and medicine embargos.
By his complicity in the large crime, the criminal Bush`s administration
in the last days of his shameful rule more darkened the face of the
American regime than ever and added to its dossier of war crimes.
The European governments with their indifference and sometimes their
complicity in the large tragedy once more proved that their claims of
advocacy for human rights are false and also showed they are present in
the front against Islam and Muslims.
Now, I ask the scholars and Alims of the Arab world and the chiefs of
the Egyptian al-Azhar center `isn`t it the time to feel the threat
facing Islam and Muslims?
` `Isn`t it the time to fulfill the mandatory act of standing against
any bullying ruler?
` Is an additional, more divulging scene of complicity between the
hostile disbelievers and the hypocrites of umma in repressing the
Muslims than the current Gaza and Palestine developments is needed to
prompt you to feel responsibility?
I have also a question to ask the media and the intellectuals of the
world of Islam and especially the Arab world.
For how long you have decided to remain indifferent regarding your media
and intellectual responsibility?
Has there remained any more face for the scandal-hit human rights bodies
of the west and the so-called `security` council of the United Nations
All the Palestinian Mujahid and other faithful of the world of Islam are
supposed to defend the defenseless people of Gaza.
Anyone who is killed in the legitimate and holy defense is a martyr and
is hoped to be among the ranks of the martyrs of Badr and Ohud battles
in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (S A).
The Organization of the Islamic Conference must fulfill its historical
responsibility in the sensitive conditions and form a solid front,
bereft of inaction and preservations, against the Zionist regime.
The Zionist regime must be punished by the Muslim governments.
The heads of the usurping regime must be tried and punished in person
for their crimes and the protracted siege.
The Muslim nations are able to materialize the demands through firm
The duty of politicians, Alims and intellectuals in this juncture is
much heavier than others.
I declare Monday a day of general mourning in commemoration of the Gaza
tragedy and instruct the country`s authorities to fulfill their duties
regarding the sad incident.
`And those who do wrong shall surely know by what overturning they will
Sayyed Ali Khamenei.
December 28, 2008
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