Khamenei can invoke the Islamic principle that when a Muslim land is attacked, it becomes the duty of every individual Muslim to do all he can to defend it. “Middle East: Muslims Have ‘Duty’ to Support Hezbollah, Khamenei Says,” from AKI, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Tehran, 8 August (AKI) – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Muslims on Tuesday it is their duty to support Lebanon-based Shiite militia Hezbollah in their struggle against Israel, Iranian state television reports. “Supporting and defending Hezbollah is a duty of the whole of Muslim society,” said Khamenei, speaking on the anniversary of the birth of Ali, considered by Shiite Muslims to be the first imam appointed by the Prophet Mohammed and the first rightful caliph.
“What is happening in Lebanon can occur one day in any Muslim nation,” Iran’s supreme leader also said.