Iranian ayatollah decries peaceful Islam as “American Islam”
“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
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