Khamenei spoke exclusively about “Islamic states” and their relative power. Yet the mainstream narrative continues to be that the present global conflicts have nothing to do with Islam, and that Islam has no political component, or at least not one of any particular significance.
This story demonstrates — yet again — the wholesale bankruptcy of that narrative.
“Iranian leader praises Turkey for taking distance from Israel,” from Deutsche Presse Agentur, February 15 (thanks to Joshua):
Tehran – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised the Turkish government for having distanced itself from Tehran’s arch-foe Israel, state television reported Tuesday.
‘The changes in Turkey’s political status, especially taking distance from the Zionist regime (Israel), has brought this country closer to the Islamic world,’ the ayatollah told visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul….
Khamenei said the influence of both Israel and the United States in the region has been weakened, giving Islamic states the chance to become stronger.
He should send a thank-you note to Barack Hussein Obama.
‘The Islamic world should realize its huge potential and use it to become a new influential and powerful global bloc,’ said the ayatollah, who constitutionally has the final say on all state affairs….