TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (Press Shia) – On the anniversary of Ayatollah Khamenei’s second letter to the Western youth, his senior Aide Velayati stressed that the purpose of the letters was to define the true sense of Islam for the youth of Europe and North America.
Iranian Leader’s senior Advisor for International Affairs, Ali Akbar Velayati, addressed the ‘Dawn of Truth’ Conference in Tehran today, which marks the anniversary of Ayatollah Khamenei’s second letter to the Western youth in 2015, aiming to discuss the impact of the two letters on the global scene.
Ayatollah Khamenei wrote a second open letter following a terrorist attack in Paris, calling on the youth of Europe and North America not to allow the brutality of ISIL to cloud their perception of Islam.
In the first letter published on January 22 in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks, Iran’s Leader lashed out at Western countries for discriminating between the murders of Muslims and non-Muslims.
Speaking at the conference on Sunday, Velayati maintained that the seed of ‘revolution’ in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria has been planted by Ayatollah Khamenei, and which has confounded the US, Zionists, and their allies.
“While the Islamic Republic and Iran’s Leader endeavor to promote unity in the Muslim world, the West tries to create division. They want to revive the pre-Islamic ignorance in the Islam today,” Velayati stressed.
He went on to add, “ISIL is in fact the eastern version of Blackwater. That is, a group of mercenaries funded by the US have been sent on a mission to kill people and to create a distorted image of Islam that will be spurned by the world.”
“We Muslims must understand that the US and its allies, such as Zionists, have an intention to continue the war and conflicts,” Velayati said. “Otherwise, why would they wish to deploy 10,000 troops to Syria? These will be forced out of Raqqa, as they have been out of Bukamal.”
“The other side has several plots; one, to divide Muslims, and two, to revive the pre-Islamic, barbaric version of Islam,” He concluded, stressing that the Leader’s letters to Western youth had aimed to define the true sense of Islam to the world.