“Islam commands us to be firm against the enemies and be kind and compassionate toward each other.” Where does Ayatollah Sayyed Yousef Tabatabaeinejad get this idea? Why, from the Qur’an: “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah; those with him are harsh against the disbelievers, merciful among themselves…” (48:29)
Will the American Islamic apologists who insist that Islam is peaceful and that those who think otherwise are greasy Islamophobes take the Ayatollah Sayyed Yousef Tabatabaeinejad to task for misunderstanding the religion which he has spent his life trying to understand properly? Don’t hold your breath.
“Non-revolutionary Islam is “American Islam” – Shiite scholar,” Iran’s state-controlled Ahlul Bayt News Agency, May 9, 2016:
Ayatollah Khamenei’s representative in Esfahan province emphasized that non-revolutionary Islam is the same as “American Islam” and revolutionary Islam is the same as pure Muhammadan Islam.
AhlulBayt News Agency – Ayatollah Khamenei’s representative in Esfahan province of Iran, Ayatollah Sayyed Yousef Tabatabaeinejad noted the anniversary of the establishment of Iran’s Organization for Mobilization of the Oppressed (Basij) on the orders of the late Imam Khomeini and stated: “The Basij was established during the [Iran-Iraq] War and it also established a revolutionary spirit for the entire nation and it still has this revolutionary spirit.”
The Supreme Leader’s representative in Esfahan province emphasized the fact that the revolutionary Islam is the same as pure Muhammadan Islam, saying: “Some say our Islam is not revolutionary Islam, but we must say to them that non-revolutionary Islam is the same as American Islam. Islam commands us to be firm against the enemies and be kind and compassionate toward each other and not be afraid of anything.”
Ayatollah Tabatabaeinejad pointed to the false idea among some, who think that in order to survive, we must accept the enemies’ oppression and referred to the message of Imam Husayn’s uprising against the Caliph Yazid, saying: “By saying ‘woe unto the wretched,’ Imam Husayn did not say that in order to improve our living conditions we should accept the enemies’ humiliation. Principally, our Islam is revolutionary and revolutionary Islam has created the Islamic Revolution and this revolutionary spirit must be maintained.”
His Eminence said that the [Iranian] Revolution was brought into existence through Islam and was led by the clergy and Imam Khomeini. “The message of Imam Khomeini advanced the Revolution and the clergy suffered torture and endured many hardships on this path and the revolution triumphed due to their efforts. If the clergy abandon their revolutionary spirit, the duties of the people will be determined.”
Ayatollah Tabatabaeinejad stated that revolutionary Islam is this same Islam. It is the Islam that is within us that can create changes. The warriors realized that Islam is not just prayers and fasting, but rather they stood against the enemies in support of Islam. “Thus, revolutionary Islam is our constitution and our Leader acts according to religious attributes and never accepts foreign domination,” he stressed.