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Who was Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiny and why is it important to make an analysis of his views and writings about Islam? There’re several reasons for us to do this. The contemporary influence of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s ideas and writings on Global Islam and Iran’s foreign policy is widely underestimated by western governments, politicians and media. What we are going to show you are the basics and thoughts of a man who not only played a significant role in the overthrowing of the Shah regime of Iran in 1979, but also had his influence on suicide bombing and global jihad against Israel and the West as we know it today. And in saying this, we cannot avoid the subject that Khomeini’s version of Shia Islam is one of the reasons for Shiite Muslims to participate in global jihad, hatred against Israel and terrorism against Sunnis, unbelievers and the ‘big satan‘ — the United States and the West.
We know that some may argue that these ideas and writings were of a man who lived in a state of middle age Islam, but as you will see that is not the case, although it’s sometimes hard to imagine that a civilized person could hold such idea’s. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiny was an educated and intelligent man, who pursued his ideal for a world dominated by Islam. And world domination of Islam is not his idea, but the principle of the Quran as given by Muhammad, the Prophet.
So, was it that Ayatollah Khomeini twisted the basics of Islam (as layed out in the Quran and other writings) to favor his ideas and to fulfil his own desire for power? Or did the Islam influenced him so greatly by reading and studying the Quran (and other writings like the hadith), interpreting the verses literally and made him realize that for him to be a pure and good Muslim could mean no other than to radicalize in the most extreme way possible. He did not want to please himself, but to please Allah and create a theocracy, an Islamic God-ruled society.
To translate this to today: is it to blame solely on Ayatollah Khomeini that Iran’s Muhammad Ahmadinejad is seeking the destruction of Israel and pursuing Islamic World Domination or is it to blame on [Shia] Islam and the principles of [Shia] Islam? The answer? Ayatollah Khomeini has undoubtedly had his influence as we’re about to see later on, but the main problem is [Shia] Islam itself, as layed out in the writings of the Quran and others.
Some will think it’s Islamophobic for saying this, but we only let Ayatollah Khomeini speak for himself and the Quran as well. These words are not ours, but from the Islam and from the followers of Islam. Many will find this message disturbing, and even moderate Muslims will disagree with us, saying that Islam is a religion of peace. But, the thing is, everyday we see this ‘religion of peace’ in action by killing muslims and non-muslims alike. And all these killings are done in the name of Allah, if it is a suicide bombing or honour killing for the sake of family honour. In fact, moderate Muslims themselves can only be moderate in the West and in certain Islamic countries (Turkey or Egypt) who are more or less democratic-styled (that is, not under Islamic Sharia law and influenced by democratic and secular principles within). Try to be a moderate Muslim (or a apostate for that matter) in Iran, Saoudi Arabia, Aghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Gaza for example. A moderate Muslim is in the eyes of Ayatollah Khomeini and the Quran not a Muslim at all. If you don’t take the Quran literally and live like a pious Muslim according to the rules of Qur’an, aHadith, Sharia, you are doomed just like unbelievers are in the eyes of the radical Islamist.
It’s for you to understand that the problems we face today with Islam is not about land or Muslim rights or modern society. The problems we face today are about ideology. The Islamization of our world, the destruction of Israel, the global Jihad, the hatred against all unbelievers are all serving the same goal: The Islam is seeking world domination in what it perceives as the End Times.
Who was Ayatollah Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini?
Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini was born on 24 september 1902 in the small town of Khomein, located near the city of Qom. His ancestors were descendants of the Imam Mousa al-Kazim, 7th Imam of the Ahl al-Bayt, and migrated to the Lucknow region of Northern India at the end of the eighteenth century. Ayatollah’s Khomeini’s grandfather Seyet Ahmad, settled in Khomein sometime in the middle of the nineteenth century. He was the child of a family with a long tradition of Islamic Scholarship.
The father of Ruhollah Khomeini, Seyed Moustafa, had his religious education in Esfahan, Samarra and Najaf. In march 1903, Ruhollah’s father was murdered by friends of a man who was sentenced to death by Seyed Moustafa, when Ruhollah was just 5 months old. He was raised by his mother and aunt until they both died in 1918. Ruhollah started to study the Quran at the age of 6. In 1920 he went to Arak and commenced his study under the leadership of Ayatollah Abdul Karim Haeri-Yazdi. In 1921 he followed the Ayatollah to the city of Qom and studied Islamic law (sharia), Jurisprudence (figh), poetry and philosophy (irfan). He became close friends with the son of Ayatollah Abdul Karim Haeri-Yazdi, Dr. Mehdi Haeri-Yazdi, who was the first Iranian Embassador (although just briefly) to the United States after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Because of his interest in philosophy and mysticism, Khomeiny sought guidance of Mirza Ali Akbar Yazdi, a scholar of philosophy and mysticism. After his dead in 1924, Khomeiny went on to study philosophy and mysticism with the help of other teachers and sufi mystics.
Ruhollah Khomeiny became a lecturer at Najaf and Qom seminaries in political philosophy, Islamic history and ethics. He produced numerous writings on Islamic philosophy, law and ethics. By that time he was a leading scholar in Shia Islam. Although he was not known in the political scene at that moment, he was focusing on the importance of Islam on the practical social and political issues of society. In that time, 1942, he wrote the Kashf al-Asrar (Uncovering of Secrets). This book would play a major role in the coming Islamization of Iran and the Iranian revolution, because of it’s detailed interpretation of the Quran concerning practical and social issues of a Muslim society. In 1945, Khomeini became the title of Hojjat al-Islam, the highest in rank of Shia cleric in Iran under the Ayatollahs.
In 1963 Khomeini became a Marja (Grand Ayatollah), which means that he was the highest authority of Islamic law after the Quran, Prophets and Imams. (He would eventually reach the status of Imam in Iran). From that time on he would oppose the Shah of Persia, because of his westernization of Iran (the White Revolution), which Khomeini considered as a betrayal to Islam. He was arrested for a speech he held in Feyziyeh madrasah, june 1963, opposing the Shah and followed by three days of riots. In August he was released and in november 1964 arrested again for his opposing of the Shah’s ‘status-0ff-forces agreement’ with the United States. He was held 6 months in captive and the Shah finally sent him into exile to Turkey, and eventually he went to Iraq and France.
In 1970 Khomeini gave a series of lectures in Najaf about Islamic government. This was published as Hokumat-e Islami: Velayat-e faqih (Islamic government: Authority of the Jurist), his most famous book. This book would lay the basics for the establishing of the Iranian Islamic republic in 1979.
The Shah lost his momentum of power during the seventies as several secular (democratic and left-wing) and Islamic groups revolted together against his regime. Army units started to deflect to the opposition and the remaining army would declare itself eventually neutral. Khomeini returned to Iran on 1 february 1979, the Shah had left the country two weeks earlier, and in March a referendum was held to which the people of Iran could choose between the establishing of a secular republic or an Islamic republic. Unaware of Khomeini’s plan for an Islamic Government by Wilayat al-faqih, rule by a Marja Islamic cleric, the people choose for an Islamic Republic. The people of Iran didn’t want an Islamic constitution, they just wanted to end the regime of the Shah. But Khomeini had other plans for Iran.
It’s no surprise that, what can be seen now as the total Islamization of Iran, all social and political issues came into submission to Islamic law. And in this enviroment the Iran Hostage Crisis took place as well as the highly praised Islamic Martyrdom, devoutedly carried out by the Basiji during the Iran-Iraq war. Khomeiny is also known for his fatwa (1989) against author Salman Rushdie ordering his assassination and the killing and suppression of opposition In Iran. In 1988 he issued a fatwa to kill every Iranian political prisoner who would not repent and show to be a real Muslim, which would led to the execution of many of them (numbers vary from 1400 to 30.000 murdered).
Since the Iranian Revolution, minorities like jews, christians and others have had a hard time in Iranian society, although Khomeiny issued a fatwa in 1979 that Jews should be treated well. He considered them to be the people of Moses, although he also rejected Zionism. In reality, jews and christians are seen in Iranian society as second-rang citizens and have less rights under Islamic law.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Mousavi Khomieni died 3 june 1989 after eleven days in hospital of a heart attack at the age of 86.
The influence of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as a Shiite religious leader and his writings can be seen today in Islamic terror organizations like Hezbollah (Lebanon), al-Qaida, Hamas (Gaza) and the Taliban (Afghanistan). Ayatollah Khomeini favors Islamic Martyrdom, even suicide bombing, and global Jihad against all unbelievers. His teachings around the coming of the twelfth Imam Mahdi evolves around the coming World Domination of Islam.
If we compare this with contemporary Iran, we see that Muhammad Ahmadinejad is highly influenced by the teachings of this Shiite Religious leader and the Iranian Revolution. He is a devote follower of Shia Islam and a jihadist. So do you still wonder why Ahmadinejad is denying the Holocaust? He is not a madman, he is an intellectual, just like Khomeini. They share the same principles based on the same religion, the Islam and seek the destruction of Israel. Although they cleverly substituted the word jew for zionist. Ahmadinejad, just like Khomeini favors the Islamic global jihad and plays a major role in funding several terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas. Can you imagine what this man would do if he had nuclear capability? You have seen what freedom means in Iran. You have witnessed what the Basiji today do with opponents of the Islamic regime and demonstrators against Ahmadinejad (during the protests in june and july 2009).
Sayings and Excerpts from the writings of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is credited with dozens of books, tracts, letters and proclemations on his name. What we show here are only excerpts and by far not his complete legacy. I will not comment on each and every quote or excerpt, because they speak for themselves. It’s not hard to conclude that these writings and sayings from Khomeini and others, are clear about the way Muslim clerics, Muslim men and Muslim society should (according to Islamic law) treat women, children, jews, christians, unbelievers, homosexuals, moderate modernized Muslims etcetera. It’s clear what goes around in the mind of the suicide bomber, the jihadist, the Muslim terrorist, the antisemite, and in the mind of Muhammad Ahmadinejad (Iran), Hassan Nasrallah (Hezbollah), Bin Laden (al-Qaida), Nidal Hasan (ft. Hood) and so many others.
Kashf al-Asrar — ‘Uncovering of secrets’, Khomeini’s first book, published in 1942.
“Islam makes it incumbent on all adult males, provided they are not disabled and incapacitated, to prepare themselves for the conquest of [other] countries so that the writ of Islam is obeyed in every country in the world.”
“But those who study Islamic Holy War will understand why Islam wants to conquer the whole world … Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless.”
“Islam says: kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by [the unbelievers]?”
“Islam say: Kill them [the non-Muslims], put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]. Does this mean sitting back until [non-Muslims] overcome us?”
“Islam says: kill in the service of Allah those who may want to kill you! Does this mean that we should surrender to the enemy?”
“Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for Holy Warriors!”
“There are hundreds of other ayat [Qur’anic verses] and ahadith urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all that mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.”
About the government of the Shah’s father, Reza Shah — “idiotic and treacherous … poisonous … heinous… a gang to plunder the country,” which allowed “women’s going naked in the streets” (a reference to the Shah’s father’s banning of the traditional hijab covering of women’s faces, not actual nudity) and the practice of “lechery, treachery, music, dancing, and a thousand other varieties of corruption.”
Resaleh Towzih al-Masa’el — 1961? — Book about Religious Law; how to be a good Shia Muslim; almost all answers in this book are copies from earlier transcripts from other writers as Ayatollah Sayyid Hossein Borujerdi and Sayyid Kazem Yazdi.
“God, Exalted and Almighty, … sent laws that astound us with their magnitude. He instituted laws and practices for all human affairs … There is not a single topic in human life for which Islam has not provided instruction and established a norm.”
“If a person crushes a mosquito on his skin and cannot determine whether the blood there from is the insect’s or his own, this blood is pure; but if the time between the bite and the death of the mosquito is so short that no such distinction can be made, the blood is impure.”
“Urinating and defecating are forbidden in four places: blind alleys, except with the permission of those living along them; the property of a person who has not given permission to do so; places of worship, such as certain madrasas; graves of believers, unless one does so as an insult to them.”
“There are eleven things which are impure: urine, excrement, sperm, bones, blood, dogs, pigs, non-Moslem men and women, wine, beer, and the sweat of the excrement-eating camel.”
“Every part of the body of a non-Muslim individual is impure, even the hair on his hand and his body hair, his nails, and all the secretions of his body.”
“One must avoid giving the Koran to an infidel; it is even recommended that it be forcibly taken away from him if he already has it in his hands.”
“A Muslim will inherit from an infidel but an infidel will not inherit from a Muslim even though he is the deceased’s father or son.”
“A woman who has been contracted permanently must not leave the house without the husband’s permission and must surrender herself for any pleasure that he wants and must not prevent him from having intercourse with her without a religious excuse. And if she obeys the husband in these the provision of her food and clothing and dwelling and other appliances mentioned in books is obligatory for the husband and if he does not provide them he is indebted to the woman, whether or not he can afford them.”
“It is recommended that one hurries [sic] in giving husband to a daughter who has attained puberty, meaning that she is of the age of religious accountability. His Holiness, Sadegh [the 6th Imam] salutations to him, bade that it is one of a man’s good fortunes that his daughter does not see menses in his own house. A girl who does not know whether or not she has finished nine years of age, when seeing blood which does not have the sign of menses, is not menstruating. And if [the blood] has the signs of menses and she is certain of its menstrual nature she is menstruating and it becomes evident that she has finished the age of nine.”
Traditionally Muslims are commanded not just to preach to others, but to command them to do what is good and not do what is evil – evil being both acts universally agreed to be crimes (larceny, rape, murder, etc), and religious sins (eating pork, drinking wine, ignoring fast during the holy months of Ramadan, etc.). Khomeini’s guidelines on how to deal with sinners start with giving them a warning, then “refraining from conversing” with them, then “breaking all relations with the sinner”, and work their way up to “beating the sinner”, and finally “wounding and slaying” them. Bodily harm is only “acceptable” if “permitted by a fully qualified Expert,” an expert meaning an expert in Islamic law such as the Ayatollah Khomeini.
Tahrir al-Vasileh — Book on Religious Law, written in Arabic to pass Iranian censorship, when he was in exile, Bursa in Turkey.
- Apostasy is leaving Islam and accepting infidelity. One who turns from Islam to infidelity is called an apostate and that is of two kinds:
- innate-apostate, and that is a person that one of his father or mother was Moslem when his seed was being jelled, and who embraced Islam following puberty and then left Islam.
- National apostate, and that is a person whose father and mother were infidels when his seed was being jelled and he has expressed infidelity after puberty, and became an original infidel (kafar i aslee), then he embraced Islam and later has returned to infidelity; such as a person who originally was a Christian and became a Moslem and then returned to Christianity.
- Innate-apostate’s [embracing of] Islam is apparently unacceptable and, if a man, his ruling is execution and, if a woman, she is condemned to prison for life and [with] beating when praying and straitening of livelihood, but her repenting is acceptable and she will freed if she repents.
- A national apostate will be caused to repent and in case of refusing to repent will be executed. And it is preferable to give a 3 day reprieve and to execute him on the fourth day if he refused.
- Puberty, knowledge, volition and intention are credible in ruling on apostasy.
- The child of a Moslem or that of an apostate, whether national or innate, is considered Moslem before the father’s apostasy, and therefore, if the child reached puberty and chose infidelity he will be asked to repent (and to return to Islam), else he will be executed.
- Apostasy is proven by the witnessing of two just men and by confession.
“… no equality in religion, therefore Moslem will not be retaliated for [killing an] infidel, unless a Moslem has a habit of killing infidels.”
“…the followers of the tri-religions (Jewish, Christianity and Zoroastrian) … undertake and guarantee the conditions of tribute, to be mentioned later, their religions will be recognized and an amount of poll tax (Jizyah) will be accepted from them.”
“A man can have sex with animals such as sheep, cows, camels and so on. However he should kill the animal after he has his orgasm. He should not sell the meat to the people in his own village, however selling the meat to the next door village should be fine.” From Khomeini’s book, Tahrirolvasyleh, fourth volume, Darol Elm, Qom, Iran, 1990 (note: this is a disputed excerpt by followers of Khomeini).
“A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate. If he penetrates and the child is harmed then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however would not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister.” The complete Persian text of this saying can be found in “Ayatollah Khomeini in Tahrirolvasyleh” — Fourth Edition, Darol Elm, Qom (note: this is a disputed excerpt by followers of Khomeini).
Speech in Qom, 3 april 1963 — a speech given by Khomeini adressing the Shah’s legislation proposal in 1962 to allow non-Muslims (e.g. jews, christians, muslim minorities) and women to serve on local governments.
“I have repeatedly pointed out that the [shah] government has evil intentions and is opposed to the ordinances of Islam. …The Ministry of Justice has made clear its opposition to the ordinances of Islam by various measures like the abolition of the requirement that judges be Muslim and male; henceforth, jews, Vhristians, and the enemies of Islam and the Muslims are to decide on affairs concerning the honor and person of the Muslims.”
“…our aim which is none other than the great aim of Islam — to prevent oppression, arbitrary rule, and the violation of the law; to preserve the rights of Islam and the nation; and to establish social justice.”
Hokumat-e Islami: Velayat-e Faqih (Islamic Government: Authority of the Jurist) — Khomeini’s best known and most important book, derived from 17 lectures delivered in the main bazaar mosque of Najaf (Iraq) when in exile; it argued that government should be run in accordance with traditional Islamic Shari’ah law and a Faqih (i.e. ayatollah, Islamic cleric) must be in charge. “The Khomeinism Handbook” and bases for the Islamic Republic of Iran after the overtrow of the Shah regime in 1979.
“In order to assure the unity of the Islamic umma, in order to liberate the Islamic homeland from occupation and penetration by the imperialists and their puppet governments, it is imperative that we establish a government. … we must overthrow the oppressive governments installed by the imperialists and bring into existence an Islamic government of justice …”
“Islam proclaims monarchy and hereditary succession wrong and invalid. When Islam first appeared in Iran, the Byzantine Empire, Egypt, and the Yemen, the entire institution of monarchy was abolished.”
“In contrast … the body of Islamic laws that exist in the Qur’an and the Sunna has been accepted by the Muslims and recognized by them as worthy of obedience…”
“God, Exalted and Almighty, by means of the Most Noble Messenger (peace and blessing be upon him), sent laws that astound us with their magnitude. He instituted laws and practices for all human affairs . . . There is not a single topic in human life for which Islam has not provided instruction and established a norm. [But] in order to make the Muslims, especially the intellectuals and the younger generation, deviate from the path of Islam, foreign agents have constantly insinuated that Islam has nothing to offer, that Islam consists of a few ordinances concerning menstruation and parturition . . .”
“The agents of imperialism are busy in every corner of the Islamic world drawing our youth away from us with their evil propaganda.”
“Come to the aid of Islam; save Islam! They are destroying Islam! Invoking the laws of Islam and the name of the Most Noble Messenger (upon whom be peace and blessing), they are destroying Islam! Agents – both foreigners sent by the imperialists and natives employed by them – have spread out into every village and region of Iran and are leading out children and young people astray …”
“…centers of evil propaganda run by the churches, the Zionists, and the Baha’is in order to lead our people astray and make them abandon the ordinances and teaching of Islam. Do we not have a duty to destroy these centers that are damaging to Islam?”
“From the very beginning, the historical movement of Islam has had to contend with the Jews, for it was they who first established anti-Islamic propaganda and engaged in various stratagems, and as you can see, this activity continues down to the present. Later they were joined by other groups, who were in certain respects more satanic then they. These new groups began their imperialist penetration of the Muslim countries about three hundred years ago, and they regarded it as necessary to work for the extirpation of Islam in order to attain their ultimate goals. … the imperialists … felt that the major obstacle in the path of their materialistic ambitions and the chief threat to their political power was nothing but Islam and its ordinances.”
“… is particularly important under the present circumstances, for the imperialists, the oppressive and treacherous rulers, the Jews, Christians, and materialists are all attempting to distort the truths of Islam and lead the Muslims astray. … We see today that the Jews (may God curse them) have meddled with the text of the Qur’an and have made certain changes in the Qur’ans they have had printed in the occupied territories. It is our duty to prevent this treacherous interference with the text of the Qur’an. We must protest and make the people aware that the Jews and their foreign backers are opposed to the very foundations of Islam and wish to establish Jewish domination throughout the world. Since they are a cunning and resourceful group of people, I fear that – God forbid! – they may one day achieve their goal, and that the apathy shown by some of us may allow a Jew to rule over us one day.”
Jehad-e Akbar (Lectures on the supreme Jihad). — 1972, Lectures given to students.
“Infallibility is borne by faith. If one has faith in God, and if one sees God with the eyes of his heart, like sun, it would be impossible for him to commit a sin.” (According to some scholars, what Khomeini wanted to make clear was that he reached the status of infallibility, thus his sayings and decisions should have to be seen as faultless)
“If you have any tie or link binding you to this world in love, try to sever it. This world, despite all its apparent splendor and charm, is too worthless to be loved … What do you possess in this world that makes you so attached to it?” (Considering Khomeini’s appeal for martyrdom by the Basiji during the Iran-Iraq war).
Statement of Khomeini, 28 september 1977 — (Given to students).
“Islam and divine governments are not like that. These [governments] have commandments for everybody, everywhere, at any place, in any condition. If a person were to commit an immoral dirty deed right next to his house, Islamic governments have business with him.”
“…has rules for every person, even before birth, before his marriage, until his marriages, pregnancy, birth, until upbringing of the child, the education of the adult, until puberty, youth, until old age, until death, into the grave, and beyond the grave. [The Islamic rules] do not come to an end simply [because the person] is put into the grave … That is just the beginning.”
Speeches from after Khomeini came to power — In 1979, the Iranian Revolution came to its climax with the return of Ayatollah Khomeini to Iran. The Shah left Iran two weeks earlier and in the next few months Khomeini was to take power through intimidation and shrewd political maneuvering thus sidelining the democratic and socialist forces who had thought they controlled the revolution. The anti-Shah revolution became the Islamic revolution. Iran became an Islamic nation and Khomeini “the Supreme Leader”.
“Dying does not mean nothingness: it is life.”
“At times a calamity becomes a blessing … It is under pressure that the spirits soar to the higher world … If we Muslims … were like other nations, and had been running after wealth, status … or were running for bread and sex, many would have been disappointed. But the nation that goes to war for martyrdom … such a nation can hardly think of anything else. As for its economy, it does not matter. These matters are for those who are tied to economies.”
“What the nation wants is an Islamic republic: not just a republic, not a democratic republic, not a democratic Islamic republic. Do not use this term, ‘democratic’. That is the Western style.” [1979 March 1]
“Theocracy is something that God, the exalted … has ordained … Wake up, you gentlemen … because the deviationists are … trying to … smash our movement … [They] speak out [against] the concept of theocracy … I shall strike you in the mouth. Stop this talk … Enough is enough: what ought to be done must be done.”
“The aim of the prophets [is] to guide mankind toward knowledge of God. All other issues are subsidiary to it.”
“The aim of the prophets was not to bring about social justice . . . not for the sake of people . . . but for God.”
“You should make sure that these people [iranian opposition] who indulge in corruption . . . are crushed with full force. Such people, wherever they are should be sentence to death.”
“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. Islam does not allow swimming in the sea and is opposed to radio and television serials. Islam, however, allows marksmanship, horseback riding and competition in [such sports].”
“Superpowers are stripping us naked … One of their big plans is to … replace [our brains] … with European ones: to … rob us of our intellectual independence. And I am confident that the Iranian people, particularly our youth, will keep alive in their hearts anger and hatred for the criminal Soviet Union and the warmongering United States. This must be until the banner of Islam flies over every house in the world.”
“If the great martyr … confined himself to praying … the great tragedy of Kabala would not have come about … Among the contemporary ulema, if the great Ayatollah … Shirazi … thought like these people, a war would not have taken place in Iraq … all those Muslims would not have been martyred.”
“The issue is another world. Martyrdom is meant for another world. This is a martyrdom sought by all of God’s saints and prophets … The people want this meaning.”
“We have often proclaimed this truth in our domestic and foreign policy, namely that we have set as our goal the world-wide spread of the influence of Islam and the suppression of the rule of the world conquerors … We wish to cause the corrupt roots of Zionism, capitalism and Communism to wither throughout the world. We wish, as does God almighty, to destroy the systems which are based on these three foundations, and to promote the Islamic order of the Prophet … in the world of arrogance.”
“We shall export our revolution to the whole world. Until the cry `There is no God but God` resounds over the whole world, there will be struggle.”
“Establishing the Islamic state world-wide belong to the great goals of the revolution.”
“Islamic Revolution … is being exported … [so that] with the dispensations of the Supreme Lord, the banner of Islam is likely to be hoisted throughout the globe in the not-too-distant future.”
“…the foremost enemy of Islam [USA]… a terrorist state by nature that has set fire to everything everywhere and its ally, the international Zionism does not stop short of any crime to achieve its base and greedy desires, crimes that the tongue and pen are ashamed to utter or write…
- For a comprehensive explanation concerning these books and quotes, please visit “The Khomeini Works“.
- Many of Ayatollah’s sayings and writings are also bundled in “The Little Green Book” (following the example of Mao’s Little Red Book). This can be seen as a template for Shia Islam. You can also read the quotations from the Quran about martyrdom, war and killing of all unbelievers.
- You also may want to read some excellent articles written by Matthias Kuntzel about Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “The Basiji: Ahmadinejads demons“, “Ahmadinejad’s world” and “From Khomeini to Ahmadinejad“.
- For more information about the Life of Khomeini, visit the Iran Chamber website.
For more insight and background information about the ancestry of Ruhollah Khomeini, please read the following story about his elder brother, Ayatollah Morteza Pasandideh [link expired].
If you want to know more about the political scene around the Shah and Khomeini, you’ll find the following articles very interesting to read: The first story is claiming that Khomeini supposedly was an agent for the US and UK government. The second story is about Khomeini and Rushdie and the British involvement.
What matters most is — and that was the main purpose of this article — is to show that the extremism, expansion and jihadism of Ayatollah Khomeini’s Shia Islam is a real threat to our free world. Whether you think his information is to be trusted or not is up to you. I believe that we would be shocked if we knew all there’s to know about the treacherous Iranian regime, the corrupt Arabic Islamic Kingdoms and the totalitarian Islamic regimes in the Middle East. The same goes for our governments when it comes to the Middle East and its oil industry.
Was Khomeini a half brit and half indian? Does it really matter? Does it really matter if Ahmadinejad is from Jewish origin? What matters is that these zealous Shia Muslim men were and are seeking the destruction of Israel and establishing world domination for Islam with or without nuclear power.