They are popular movements, and they’re Islamic movements, because if the people express their will, they will choose an Islamic state. “Imam Khamenei warns of hijacking uprisings,” from the Ahlul Bayt News Agency, February 21:
(AhlulBayt News Agency) – “The elite’s guidance is needed to assist the people of nations to prevent the arrogant apparatus from hijacking the glorious popular movements [of the Muslim world] and steal their uprising. In that case the future of the Islamic Ummah and the region would be bright,” Imam Khamenei said in a meeting with ambassadors and representatives of Islamic countries in Tehran on Monday.
“The recent revolutions in Muslim countries are resulted from a prolonged humiliation caused by arrogant powers.” he said.
“The responsibility of political, scientific and academic elites and religious scholars in face of the recent developments is very heavy,” he stated.
Criticizing US propaganda and efforts in the region to acquit itself of its role in supporting the regions dictators, Imam Khamenei said, “The recent popular movements are primarily against the dominance of arrogant powers.”
He went on to say that the dominant powers’ plots against Islamic countries have created discord among Muslim nations, calling on the Muslim nations and governments to become vigilant and stop the “great Satan” [the US] from interfering in their destinies.
“If governments become united with their peoples, no power can take control of their nations,” Imam Khamenei continued.