Thursday, June 2, 2011

Uprisings in the Middle East: it's all about Islam

Once again, Iran points out the obvious.  The revolts in Muslim countries are not about secularism, or democracy, they are about Islam and all it holds for mankind.

As I have said, this is Islam.

From the FARS News Agency June 1

Leader's Aide Underlines Islamic Identity of Regional Uprisings
TEHRAN (FNA)- A top aide to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said a close look at the demands and slogans chanted by protests in various regional countries proves that the recent uprisings in the region are Islamic in nature.

Supreme Leader's Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati reiterated the Islamic identity and nature of the recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, and said, "We need to pay attention to the protesters' slogans.

"The slogans that Gamal Abdel Nasser chanted during his rule and his allies in Syria, Libya, Sudan, Iraq and elsewhere were all Arabic slogans. However, now we are witnessing Islamic rather than Arabic ideals growing."

Velayati stressed that the regional uprisings have been inspired by the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran despite efforts by the West to prove the opposite.

Velayati underscored that Iran has been the "flag-bearer" of Islamic awakening.

"Americans have been trying to impose political and economic sanctions on Iran, but all of a sudden, their closest Arab ally (Egypt) announces it wants to establish relations with Iran, and after that allows Iranian warships to cross the Suez Canal," he said.

"These are not good signs for Americans. The White House had invested in Hosni Mubarak's regime for more than thirty years" but to no avail, he added.

It was a good 30-year run, though.

Read it all


Jay Knott said...

'Once again, Iran points out the obvious'. Do you usually say the Iranian government is telling the truth? No. The Iranians are spinning, and so are you - in the forces in the Arab uprisings, Islamic parties have not been prominent. When you say 'these are not good signs for Americans', you mean 'Israelis'.

Barry Sommer said...

Jay, pointing out the obvious is not the same thing as saying someone is lying. Iran, when they say they are not making nuclear weapons is obvious taqiyya. When they say Israel and the Jews must be eliminated from planet earth, they are stating the obvious truth for Shia's and Islam. When they say the holocaust never happened, they are stating the obvious anti-Jew perspective.

Since you have not been reading this blog, may I suggest you go back and read all the articles on the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafis and how Islamic texts and tenets are playing the most important role in the re-shaping of Middle Eastern politics. This is right out of their mouths, and if you choose to disregard what they say, or see it as so much "Zionist spin" then there is probably nothing which will help you see the real picture. The words of our enemies cannot be iognored, tragically many like yourself refuse to believe what is right in front of them.