The problem would be finding proponents of Western liberal democracy who have the requisite audacity to defend their own culture and civilization. Most are cringing dhimmis. I’ll be glad to do it, however. Call me, Khamenei. “Iran should engage in intellectual jihad with the West: Supreme Leader,” from the Mehr News Agency, September 6:
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran should have the audacity to engage in intellectual debate with the proponents of Western liberal democracy.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in an address to a large gathering of academics and university professors in Tehran on Sunday.
Using cogent arguments based on Islamic thought is the appropriate way to debate about the West’s human sciences, and Iranian academics should redouble their efforts to fulfill this heavy responsibility, he said.
The Leader highlighted the importance of scientific progress in society and likened the acquisition of knowledge to jihad.
“In Islamic culture, jihad means making efforts to negotiate obstacles… and now the country is truly in need of academic jihad,” he opined….