Western Notion of Conflict Between Religion and Politics Debunked: Leader
Friday prayer leaders from across Iran met Ayatollah Khamenei in Tehran on Wednesday on the anniversary of the first Friday prayer held after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
In his remarks at the meeting, the leader described efforts to counter the constant attempts by wrongdoers to arouse suspicion in society as a major mission that Friday prayer leaders should pursue in their weekly sermons.
Today’s battlefield is the scene of soft power, Ayatollah Khamenei warned, saying the enemy is using such an arena to arouse suspicion and affect and undermine the faith of the people, who have been the main element of the victory of the Islamic revolution and popular resistance against various seditions.
The leader also noted that a major achievement of the Islamic Republic has been to demystify the centerpiece of Western civilization’s identity, namely the separation of religion from politics.
“With the slogan of religion, not only did the Islamic Republic hold on, but also challenged the long-standing attempt by Westerners to portray religion and politics as incompatible with Iran’s progress,” the official said. Ayatollah Khamenei.
The leader noted that such a great success achieved by the Islamic Republic has angered the mafia of Western powers – led by Zionists and capitalists and represented by the United States – so strong that enemies are plotting constant plots to harm the Islamic Republic.
In remarks in July 2016, Ayatollah Khamenei warned that “the origin and identity of the Islamic establishment” are the main targets of the enemies of the Iranian nation.
“The Islamic establishment refers to a set of the structure of the establishment and its values and goals such as justice, scientific progress, ethics, democracy, rule of law and idealism,” said Ayatollah Khamenei, elaborating on different aspects of the country’s establishment identity. .