“The United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace. Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them – there is only us, because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.” — Barack Obama at the UN, September 24, 2014
The Iranians don’t believe him, but there is in fact no action that the U.S. is taking against Islam, and the U.S. government is doing a great deal to propagate it: fighting for special privileges for Muslims in schools and workplaces, conducting “outreach” with Muslim groups that are linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, denying that there is any connection between Islam and terrorism despite an ever-growing pile of dead bodies that bear witness to the contrary, etc.
“Cleric Highlights US Enmity towards Islam, Iran,” Iran’s Tasnim News Agency, May 13, 2016:
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top Iranian cleric emphasized that the US remains to be the archenemy of Islam, Iran and Shiism.
“The US is the toughest enemy of Islam and Muslims, and provides financial and military support for those following that path (countering Islam),” Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani said in an address to a gathering of worshippers in Tehran on Friday.
An obvious sign of US hostility towards Muslims is Washington’s full support for Israel, the cleric explained.
Highlighting Washington’s opposition to “an Islamic Iran”, Ayatollah Movahedi Kermani said the US seeks to foment Islamophobia and Iranophobia by attributing acts of terrorism to Islam.
“The US is arrogant and bully, (because) it allows itself to have nuclear weapons, but forbids the other countries to possess even conventional defensive weapons,” the cleric noted.
In comments earlier this month, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei also slammed the US government for its continued hostilities toward Muslims and the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying that Washington is seeking to tarnish the image of Islam, and spread Iranophobia and Shiaphobia.
“Today, Islamophobia, Iranophobia and Shiaphobia, are among the definite policies of the US and its puppet regimes,” the Leader said, adding, “Today, corrupt (terrorist) groups that are committing heinous crimes in the name of Islam are supported by Western powers.”…