Khamenei Urges Muslims to Disavow Enemies of Prophet During Hajj

Tehran – Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei Monday called on the Muslims to express their resentment towards the enemies of the great prophet of Islam (PBUH) during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

“The beautiful and great manifestation of unity among the Islamic Ummah (which is) due to the holy existence of the last prophet (pbuh), and the deep hatred and wrath of Muslims towards the arrogance front should be displayed in Hajj which is the center of congregation of all Muslims from across the world,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing the Iranian Hajj officials in Tehran, adding, “This is the real meaning of disavowal of pagans.” 

Condemning the recent insults of the western media and movies to Prophet of Islam and the silence of the Western officials, he said, “The position adopted by the Western politicians about the big insult wasn’t different from an inimical position.” 

Khamenei underscored that the sacrilegious moves and the positions of the leaders of the arrogance front revealed their real face and the main pivot of confrontation between the truth and the falsehood and it was disclosed that the arrogant powers are enemies to the very essence of Islam and the holy prophet of Islam.

His remarks came days after French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). The publication of the offensive cartoons came amid widespread outrage over a US-made film that insulted the prophet of Islam. 

Earlier Khamenei also questioned the western countries’ claims about their respect for the freedom of expression and freedom of speech, asking why they allow someone to insult Islam, but no one can ask anything about the so-called Holocaust in their societies. 

Addressing an Army cadet graduation ceremony in the northern city of Noshahr, he stressed, “We do not insist on proving that certain people or government officials were involved in this crime, but the behavior and methods of the leaders of the arrogant powers have caused people of the world to point the finger of blame at them. They should prove that they were not an accomplice in this great crime and they cannot do so by simply denying their involvement. They should prove their innocence with actions. They should prevent such transgressions.”

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