IRGC Deputy Commander Salami On The Might Of Iran’s Islamic Revolution In The World And The West’s Threats To Iran From Within And Without

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Last month, in a number of speeches, Hossein Salami, deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), focused on the might of Iran’s Islamic Revolution at home and its impact on the region and on the world, and also on threats to it and to the Islamic world by the West and its agent – Sunni Saudi Arabia.

On July 4, 2016, at a Memories of the Iran-Iraq War conference, Salami attributed Islamic Iran’s steadfastness to its independence from the superpowers, to global recognition of its greatness, and to its martyrs. He said that Iran is the only country that challenges the world order and does not submit to the dictates of the superpowers.

The following are excerpts from Salami’s speeches in the last month:

‘Iran Today Is The Only Country That Refuses To Recognize The Unjust World Order And [Instead] Follows Its Own Just Norms’ – July 4, 2016

At the July 4 Memories of the Iran-Iraq War conference, Salami said: “Security, tranquility, progress and all the lofty values for which Iran is known, are [achieved] thanks to the bodies and great spirit of the martyrs…

“Some countries are considered weak, humiliated, and dependent [on the superpowers]. They are like slaves in a slavery regime. Such countries operate according to the political will of other countries, and are considered [satellite] states on the political map of [their master] countries. Thus, they are essentially unfree and have no liberty.

“Prior to its revolution, Iran was in this situation, subjugated by the American plot – to the point where [our understanding of who was] friend or foe was determined by America’s political will. But today, by the grace of God, we have regained the essence we lost, and we [now] figure prominently in the world. Today, Islamic Iran is recognized as an independent regime and a model for emulation, a country [characterized by] resistance, steadfastness, strength, and invincibility.

“Iran today is the only country that refuses to recognize the unjust official world order and [instead] follows its own just norms. All these blessed things were achieved by steadfastness against the pressures and the disasters that, for the past 38 years, have been inflicted upon this country and upon the spirit of the Iranian nation. Despite all these pressures, the strength of the Iranian nation has been so great that it presents itself to the world as a mighty nation.”[1]

‘The Arrogance Leverages All Its Potential To Preventing The Creation Of An Islamic Culture’ – August 4, 2016

On August 4, 2016, Salami said in a speech at the Standard-Bearers of Wisdom conference in Kermanshah province: “The awakening in the Islamic world came with the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and the reality of the Koran is being carried out in accordance with it.

“Only the leader [Khamenei] stands against the complex plots of the world of arrogance and the mercenaries in the region. The defenders of the holy sites stand fast against the enemy plots, and transform every inch of the Islamic lands into a graveyard for the dreams of the arrogant [i.e. the U.S. and Western powers]…

“The Islamic Revolution is a philosophy that saves [humanity] from slavery to tyrants. Since France and England signed a pact to divide the Islamic world [a reference to the 1916 Sykes-Picot accord], disaster, poverty, slavery, backwardness, dependence, and acceptance of foreign rule have become reality in the annals of Islam. Parts of Islamic lands became entangled in the plot and fitna of these two countries. America and England implemented a policy of ‘divide and conquer.’

“It has been revealed that during World War II, many Muslims in India were murdered by England. The aim of the arrogant ones was to establish the Jewish government in Palestine and to create fitna in all Islamic lands.

“[Iran’s 1979] Islamic Revolution revived the buried essence of the Muslims. Before it, the rulers of the Islamic countries were marionettes controlled by the West, and had all manner of destructive Western cultural attributes, such as the sale of alcoholic beverages. If not for the Islamic Revolution, the Muslims’ destiny would have been in thrall to the foreigners – that is, in thrall to foreigners, and to backwardness.

“The arrogance seeks to destroy the character of the youth, and America uses the creative power of Hollywood movies to spread murder, crime, and the collapse of the family unit. It seeks to conquer the minds of the youth with satellite [channels] and the Internet, and if we are not careful, this phenomenon will emerge in the Islamic countries [as well].

“We are in an all-out war, and therefore Muslim unity is vital. It is crucial to society’s leaders that we spread the divine message and information on global issues.

“Today, the Muslims are finding ways to vanquish the infidels, based on God’s tradition.”[3] 

Iran Is ‘Waging A Great Cultural Jihad’ – August 10, 2016

On August 10, Salami said at the third national conference of online Islamic Revolution activists: “It [gives me] great pride to stand alongside knowledgeable revolutionary young people who rose up to fight, in the cultural dimension, a major assault by the regime of tyranny and arrogance [i.e. the U.S.]. Now, the Islamic Republic is waging a great cultural jihad. We believe that in this historic period, the front of the Islamic Revolution has deep and wise insight in this field. We need to realize that in the first stage, we must plan to intensify our capabilities and our faith in order to win the current war…

“The collapse of the social order in the Western world has begun, and it is advancing eastward. Every year, over 33,000 young people commit suicide in America. This indicates a human crisis among young Westerners. The rise in divorce has broken records in America, and one in four students in America has an abortion...”

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