Special Features of the "Global Quds Day"

Quds Day: Day of confrontation of the oppressed against the oppressors

Quds Day is a global day. It is not a day exclusively for Quds. It is a day when the oppressed confront the oppressors. It is a day of confrontations for nations that have been under the tyranny of the American government and other oppressors. It is a day when the oppressed should become equipped against the oppressors and they should rub their noses in the dirt. It is a day when committed individuals are preferred over hypocrites. Dedicated people consider today as Quds Day and act as they are obliged. The hypocrites and those who are secretly acquainted with the superpowers and are friendly with Israel, today are indifferent or do not allow the nations to demonstrate on this day. Quds Day is a day when the fate of the oppressed nations must be determined. Oppressed nations should make their presence known to the oppressors, just like Iran rose up and defeated and will defeat. All nations should rise up and throw these germs of corruption in the garbage. Quds Day is a day when these followers of Iran's past regime and these corrupt plot-making regimes and superpowers in other places, especially in Lebanon, should know their assignment. It is a day when we and they should exert our efforts to liberate Quds and save our Lebanese brothers from these pressures. It is a day when we have to rescue the oppressed from the claws of the oppressors. It is a day when the Islamic society should make its presence known to all superpowers and their pulp, whether in Iran or other places.

It is a day when these intellectuals who have formed a relation with America or American agents should be warned- warned that if they do not quit this interfering, they will be suppressed. We have given them time and have behaved leniently with them so that they may refrain from doing mischief; and if they do not refrain, we shall have the last say and will make them understand that the former regime cannot return any more and America can no longer rule in this place; and that the rest of the superpowers cannot rule in this country any longer. Quds Day is a day that we must warn all the superpowers to take their hands off the oppressed and stay put where they are.

Quds Day: Day of revival of Islam

Israel, the enemy of mankind, the enemy of man that creates mischief every day and kills our brethren in South Lebanon, must know that its masters no longer have any clout and must accept to live in isolation; they must cut off their greed of Iran; their hands must be cut off from all Muslim countries; their lackeys in all Muslim countries must be removed from power. Quds Day is the day for the declaration of such a theme. It is a declaration to the devils that want to isolate the Muslim nations and bring the superpowers onto the arena. Quds Day is a day that shall sever their aspirations and warn them that those eras are now past.

Quds Day is the day of Islam. Quds Day is the day on which Islam must be revived and it shall be revived; and the canons of Islam must be implemented in the Muslim countries. Quds Day is a day on which all the superpowers must be warned that Islam shall not come under their subjugation through their evil lackeys. Quds Day is the day of revival of Islam. The Muslims must come to their senses; they must be aware of the power that the Muslims possess; material powers, spiritual powers. Muslims are a one billion-strong population and enjoy divine support and Islam is their backing and faith is their backing; what should they be afraid of? With a small population we revolted against many enemies, many enemies indeed and defeated the superpowers. And no person should be under the impression that some of these corrupt strata; some of these American or non-American leftists can assert themselves any longer in this country. That day when we want and our nation wants, within a few hours we shall throw them in the dustbins of destruction. Our great nation will no longer be afraid of these desperate moves. And the moves of Israel in South Lebanon and in relation to Palestine are desperate moves. They are moves that the corrupt undertake toward the end of their lives- such as our Shah, the deposed Shah of Iran made these moves and was doomed to destruction.

All the governments of the world must know that Islam is invincible. Islam and the teachings of the Qur'an must prevail in all countries. Religion must be a divine religion; Islam is the religion of God; and Islam must advance among all nations. Quds Day is declaration of such a theme; it is a declaration," Muslims, forward march!" Advance in all nations of the world. Quds Day is not only Palestine day; it is a day of Islam; it is a day of Islamic rule. It is a day on which the flag of the Islamic Republic is to be hoisted in all countries. It is a day on which we should let the superpowers understand that they can no longer move ahead in Muslim countries.

I regard Quds Day to be the day of Islam and the day of the Noble Messenger; and it is a day on which we must mobilize all our forces; and Muslims should come out of the isolation that they were confined to and resist the foreigners with all their strength and power; and we have resisted the foreigners with all our strength and shall not permit other people to interfere in our country; and Muslims must not permit other people to interfere in their countries. On Quds Day, nations must warn the governments that are traitors. Quds Day is the day on which we shall know which persons and which regimes are in favor of the international conspirators and opposed to Islam. Those that do not participate are opposed to Islam and in favor of Israel. And those that participate are devoted to and in favor of Islam and opposed to the enemies of Islam- headed by America and Israel. It is a day of reckoning of right against wrong; it is a day of segregation of right and wrong. I implore God, the Blessed and Exalted, to make Islam to prevail in all nations of the world; to cause the oppressed to prevail over all oppressors. And I pray to God, the Blessed and Exalted, to liberate our brothers in Palestine, in South Lebanon and in Lebanon, and in whichever part of the world that they are living in, from the hands of the oppressors and the hands of the plunderers.

May peace be upon the Messenger of God and the Imams of the Muslims.

Sahifeh, vol. 9, Page: 252-254
Speech, August 16, 1979

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