From Al Bawaba, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday stressed that “enemies of the Islamic Republic are trying to humiliate and diminish the value of martyrdom and the culture of jihad in the eyes of the youth, particularly students.”
In a message to the 8th Congress on Martyred Students held in the southeastern provincial capital of Kerman, the Iranian leader urged students to continue to promote the culture of jihad and “martyrdom” (To die for something you believe in) among themselves as “a source of national strength and foundation of pure worship.”
Of course, “martyrdom” in the Islamic context of the Ayatollah Khamenei is not just dying “for something you believe in,” but killing others for Allah and being killed in the process: “Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain” (Qur’an 9:111).