Again — although this time his call is addressed to “oppressive world powers” in general, not just to Bush.
This is in accord with Muhammad’s instructions:
Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah….When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them….If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them…. — Sahih Muslim 4294
IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad advised oppressive world powers here Wednesday to heed prophets’ teachings and not to pave the path of ignorance.
He said, “God sent His Prophets (PBUT) to mankind with pure logic and divine teachings, the last of whom was Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), but there are today unfortunately oppressive powers in the world that either do not grasp the essence of prophets’ message, or do so, but ignore them, paving the path of ignorance, darkness, oppression, and unethical ways of life.”
He added, “I wish to send a message to these oppressive powers on behalf of you, and the entire Iranian nation, asking them to get back to the path put before them by the prophets, that is the path of divine guidance, justice, friendship, and being faithful to the covenants they have vowed with their nations.”
Ahmadinejad warned the oppressive powers, “Beware! If you do not get back to this path; if you do not end your oppressive methods; if you do not keep on looting the other nations and try to keep on imposing your illegitimate hegemony over other nations, you will face the destiny of the past tyrants in history, that is none but death, and downfall for yourselves, and wretched lives for your nations.” Further addressing the oppressive powers, Ahmadinejad said, “Today you selfishly and arrogantly insist on halting the path of nations’ progress, including Iran, resorting to telling lies to the world public opinion and even cheating your own nations.”
Ahmadinejad said, “Our nation’s advice for you is to get back to the path of monotheism, justice, and friendship, at least in a bid to safeguard your own nations’ immediate, and long term interests.”