Friday, February 4, 2011

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Hails "Islamic" Uprising in Egypt

ummmm... it's not "Islamic" at all, if you care to understand what's been going on in Egypt for the past 12 days...

From Al Jazeera on 2/4/2011:

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader has called the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia an "Islamic liberation movement".

In his address, during Friday prayers at Tehran University in Iran's capital, he said that people are witnessing the reverberations of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

"The awakening of the Islamic Egyptian people is an Islamic liberation movement and I, in the name of the Iranian government, salute the Egyptian people and the Tunisian people,"he said.

Khamenei has urged Egypt's protesters to follow in the footsteps of the Iranian revolution which toppled a pro-US leader and installed an Islamic Republic, calling on Egyptians to unite around religion.

He said events in Tunisia and Egypt, were a sign of "Islamic awareness" in the region and that these movements will spell an "irreparable defeat" for the United States.

It is "us against them" for Egyptians, for sure, but "them" includes not only corrupt politicians but also people with religious fanaticism and intolerance - like you. These people are rising against the ruling class.


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