Ring the church bells in defense of world oppressed people: Imam Khomeini

Ring the church bells in defense of world oppressed people: Imam Khomeini

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic once said in a historic message that Christian leaders including the pope and priests should ring the bells of churches in the defense and interest of the oppressed people of the world.

The message delivered on the first anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, citing verses from the Muslim holy book of Quran and the bible stressed the significance of justice among the divine religions.

Imam Khomeini, after rendering congratulatory message to the world Christians on the Jesus Christ birthday, invited them to defend oppressors and confront aggressors.

Denouncing the aggressive anti-Iran acts by the then US President James Earl Carter Jr (Jimmy Carter), the founder of the Islamic Republic said that it was time for churches and the Christian leaders to stand by the Iranian nation, which has stood to spread divine values and challenge oppressors.

It is worthy to mention that the history of ringing church bells dates back to AD 400. Paulinus of Nola was the first man to introduce them to the Christian church, and Pope Sabinianus sanctioned their use in AD 604.

 Church bells became much more common in Europe during the Middle Ages, and the Eastern Orthodox Church carried on a long history of using bells during services.

The Russian Orthodox Church also has a long history with bell ringing. 

At another occasion, Imam also warned that individual like the then US President Jimmy Carters and western politicians were adopting criminal policies against other nations in the name of Christianity. Imam recommended the Christian leaders and believers not to let them commit crimes in the name of Christianity or bring defame to the Christianity.

The founder of the Islamic Republic became undertook serious efforts to unite all the oppressed nations and denounced any type of division and strife among them. Pundits believe that Imam Khomeini wanted to unite the followers of all religions under banner of monotheism and was a great supporter of the oppressed nations across the globe.

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