Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 22
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
In a message to the youth in the Europe and North America, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that many attempts have been made over the past two decades to place Islam in the seat of a horrifying enemy, official website of the Iran's supreme leader reported Jan. 21.
Khamenei said in his message that "the provocation of a feeling of horror and hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West."
The Iranian Supreme Leader's massage was published almost two weeks after an attack on the office of French Charlie Hebdo magazine, which left 12 people dead. Al-Qaeda affiliates claimed responsibility for the attack.
Following the Paris shooting, the French magazine once again published a cartoon last week, depicting Prophet Muhammad on the cover of its new edition.
Khamnei called the youth in Europe and North America to "gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam" from its primary and original sources- Quran and the life of Prophet Muhammad.
He also underlined that western politicians and statesmen have consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
Khameni's massage also called the western youth to study and research the "incentives behind the widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam."
Khamaeni expressed hope that due to youth generation's sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani also said on Jan. 21 that if insulting is promoted under the name of freedom, violence under the name of religion can not be stopped.
"Fanaticism gun always is filled with insults," Rouhani said, condemning publish of Prophet Mohammad cartoon by French Charlie Hebdo magazine.
Rouhani also invited Muslims to hold public peaceful protests regarding the published cartoon.
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