Posted on October 15, 2014
by Jerry Alatalo
iscussions held after convening a Middle East peace conference with representatives from each nation in attendance will be successful when each participant agrees to speak the full truth. A new, potential peace inducing discussion, one that separates itself from all the discussions preceding it through history and which lays out historical and present truths for people of the Middle East and the world to see and hear, can and will bring about unprecedented, peaceful, and beneficial changes.
In the spirit of unity and oneness of all people on an Earth without borders, consider this post an effort to help in some way to bring about such a new Middle East discussion. It is possible to organize in rapid fashion a high-level meeting of every leader from every nation in the Middle East and join in agreement offering the best chance for creating peace.
The inescapable fact about elimination of ongoing violence in the Middle East, namely Iraq, Syria, and Palestine, is that actions must become based on 100% acknowledgement by all leaders of the true nature of what has occurred, including total transparency with regard to exactly who is responsible for causing the violence. What the world’s people are seeing in the Middle East is a historic moment of truth, and – because of the severe negative consequences entailed for all of humanity derived from any persistent withholding of truth by those involved militarily in the region – the stakes are simply too high now for anything but full regional and international coöperation, complete honesty, and moral wisdom to prevail.
From that standpoint of urgent moral necessity, for the effort to contribute in helping to build the basis for constructive peace-creating actions in the Middle East, the words of Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are recorded here. It is instructive to keep in mind that the country of Iran has not committed a war of aggression in over 200 years. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – in an open-minded, peace-seeking, honorable, and just world – should have become familiar to all American people long ago. He has never appeared on television for interviews in America, the views he conveys are in stark contradiction to what most Americans have become exposed to, and each regional accounting of events must become part of any real effort to end the violence.
“In the name of Allah the beneficent, the merciful. And all praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And Allah’s greetings to Muhammad and his pure household”.
“Enthusiastic and respectful greetings and peace upon you, blessed ones. The first statement is that you should be grateful for this great blessing, and with cooperation on the personal, social, spiritual, and international level. Seek help in your reference from the most merciful and most powerful in order to reach the goals of this unparalleled divine command. In my heart, I join with you to plead in unison with you from the forgiving and most kind Lord”.
“That as he blessed you with this Hajj journey, he completes this blessing by permitting you the completion of the Hajj. And then, with his generous acceptance returns you to your lands with full hands and complete salvation. On this valuable occasion, in addition to spiritual purification and restoration which is the highest and most fundamental gain of this comprehensive and unique divine command, attention should be paid to the issues of the world of Islam as a central duty and ritual of the Hajj participants, with a commanding and expansive view toward the priorities and most important issues related to the Islamic (community)”.
“Today, in particular, unity among Muslims and untying the knots of separation among some parts of the Islamic (community) is a priority and an important matter. Hajj is the manifestation of unity and harmony, and the focal point of brotherhood and mutual help. During Hajj all have to learn the lessons of focusing on commonalities and rejecting differences. The filthy hands of imperialist politics have for some time now placed division on the agenda in order to fulfill their sinister interests. And today with the blessing of Islamic awakening, Muslims have correctly recognized the enmity of the imperialist and Zionist front, and they have taken a stance against that”.
“While the policies of division between Muslims have intensified, the scheming enemy is aiming to stoke the fire of a domestic war among the Muslims, to misdirect the motivation for resistance and jihad, and to secure the Zionist regime and the servants of arrogance who are the real enemies. It’s (creating) terrorist takfiri and similar groups in the countries of the region of West Asia as among those abhorrent policies. This is a warning to all of us to count the issue of unity among Muslims as the priority of our national and international duties”.
“The other important issue is the issue of Palestine. With the passing of 65 years since the establishment of this murderous Zionist regime and the various ups and downs of this important and sensitive issue – and particularly with the bloody events over the past year – the realities have become clear for all. The first reality is that the Zionist regime and its criminal supporters recognize no limits or boundaries regarding viciousness, cruelty, and trampling underfoot all human and ethical standards”.
“Crimes, genocide, mass destruction, the killing of children, women, and the shelter-less, and any violation and oppression they can commit. Not only do they make it permissible for themselves, but also they take pride in it. The tear-inducing scenes of the recent 50-day war in Gaza were the latest example of historical crimes which have been repeated numerous times in the last half-century”.
“The second reality is that this disaster and calamity did not lead to the results which the leaders and supporters of that murderous regime wanted. Contrary to the idiotic dreams of power and stability for this regime that the filthy officials of the Zionist regime dream of, day by day this regime has moved closer to implosion and annihilation. The 50-day resistance of the besieged and shelter-less people of Gaza, in the face of the full capabilities of the Zionist regime, and the resulting incapability and retreat of that regime, and its surrender to the conditions of the resistance, is a clear example of that regime’s weakness, incapacity, and hollowness”.
“All of this means that the people of Palestine have to be more hopeful than ever before”.
“The fighters of jihad and Hamas have to increase their efforts, purpose, and work. The West Bank has to intensify the continual path of glory towards power and steadfastness. Muslims have to demand real and serious support of Palestine from their governments, and Muslim governments have to take sincere steps in this path”.
“The third priority and important matter is the wise view that activists who wish well for the world of Islam have to take regarding the difference between pure Muhammadian Islam and American islam. They have to caution themselves and others from confusing these two with each other. Our magnanimous Imam was the first to point out the difference between these two, and entered it into the political lexicon of the Islamic world. Pure Islam is the Islam of tolerance and spirituality, the Islam of piety and democracy, the Islam of being forceful against the unbelievers and merciful towards the believers”.
“American islam is putting on the clothes of Islam for servitude to foreigners and enmity with the Islamic (community); the Islam that stokes the fire of division among Muslims. Instead of trust and divine promises, it trusts in the enemies of God. Instead of fighting with the Zionists and arrogants, it fights with its Muslim brothers. It united with the arrogant America against its own people or other peoples. This is not Islam”.
“It is a dangerous and deadly hypocrisy which every Muslim has to fight against. Viewing matters with insight and penetration makes these realities and important issues regarding the world of Islam clear for any truth-seeker and determines without any doubt their current duties and obligations”.
“Hajj and its rituals are a valuable opportunity to gain this insight, and our hope is that you blessed Hajj participants can make complete use of this divine kindness. I trust all of you to almighty Allah and ask that he accept your efforts”.
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