Democracy On The March Update: “Palestinian Figure Calls Iran ‘Source of Islamic Awakening’ in Region,” from the Fars News Agency, May 23:
TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Palestinian figure in Lebanon said that popular uprisings and the growing awakening among the regional nations are inspired by Islam and the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
“We are witnessing an Islamic spirit in the Arab revolutions, and I prefer to call them Islamic Revolutions,” Head of the Palestinian Islamic Council in Lebanon Sheikh Mohammad Nimr Zaghmout told FNA on Monday.
“This has been the divine power and the power of Islam which has led the revolutionary people in the regional countries to victory,” Zaghmout stated, underlining the Islamic nature of the regional uprisings.
He also stressed the spiritual influence of Iran’s Islamic Revolution on the recent and current uprisings in the region, and added, “I would like to emphasize the point that we wouldn’t have witnessed such revolutions and Islamic awakenings today, if an Islamic awakening had not taken place in Iran 32 year ago and if the Islamic Revolution (of Iran) had not achieved victory.”
Late in April, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored the profound and vast influence of Iran’s Islamic Revolution on the growing wave of Islamic awakening in the region, and voiced confidence about the desirable outcomes of the current popular uprisings.
“Thanks to Islam and Islamic Revolution, a public Islamic awakening has happened in the region today, which will definitely yield its results as it has already yielded its results in certain points,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a group of Iranian people here in Tehran.
“The more the people’s determination, faith and readiness for sacrifice grow, the higher the chances of victory will be,” the Leader continued.
Ayatollah Khamenei also stressed that recent developments in the region have surprised the US, European and Zionists, and warned that the arrogant powers have conspired plots to gain control over these developments.
As regards the outcomes of the recent Islamic awakening in the region, Ayatollah Khamenei assured that “this movement will eventually serve the interests of the people of the region in future”….