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1/27/2015 1:49:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America:

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to
directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents,
rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the
sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don"t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have
consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many
attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union,
to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and
hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don"t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been
indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that
the Western governments" insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been
censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period
and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are
deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants
or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is
admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don"t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask
your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay
of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past
and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding
an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the "other" have been the
common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy
of spreading "phobia" and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why
does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What
concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded
in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the
incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st
Jan. 2015
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to
gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the
nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don"t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don"t allow
this dynamic and effective reality in today"s world to be introduced to you through resentments and
prejudices. Don"t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of
Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through
the Qur"an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the
Qur"an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical
doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest
scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and
intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf
between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the
communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don"t allow them to besiege you
within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of
thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this
preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in
your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an
appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don"t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that
hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history
of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015
Yet We desired to be gracious to those that were abased in the land, and to make them leaders, and to make them the inheritors
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1/27/2015 5:52:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 1:49:30 PM, sunnnny wrote:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America:

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to
directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents,
rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the
sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don"t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have
consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many
attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union,
to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and
hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don"t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been
indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that
the Western governments" insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been
censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period
and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are
deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants
or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is
admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don"t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask
your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay
of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past
and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding
an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the "other" have been the
common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy
of spreading "phobia" and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why
does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What
concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded
in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the
incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st
Jan. 2015
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to
gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the
nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don"t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don"t allow
this dynamic and effective reality in today"s world to be introduced to you through resentments and
prejudices. Don"t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of
Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through
the Qur"an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the
Qur"an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical
doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest
scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and
intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf
between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the
communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don"t allow them to besiege you
within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of
thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this
preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in
your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an
appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don"t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that
hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history
of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

before i read this it says by "Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei" which is from the shias.. majority of the muslims are sunnies - 90%.
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1/27/2015 7:05:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 1:49:30 PM, sunnnny wrote:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America:

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to
directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents,
rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the
sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don"t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have
consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many
attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union,
to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and
hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don"t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been
indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that
the Western governments" insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been
censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period
and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are
deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants
or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is
admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don"t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask
your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay
of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past
and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding
an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the "other" have been the
common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy
of spreading "phobia" and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why
does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What
concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded
in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the
incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st
Jan. 2015
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to
gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the
nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don"t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don"t allow
this dynamic and effective reality in today"s world to be introduced to you through resentments and
prejudices. Don"t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of
Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through
the Qur"an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the
Qur"an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical
doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest
scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and
intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf
between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the
communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don"t allow them to besiege you
within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of
thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this
preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in
your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an
appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don"t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that
hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history
of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

All I want to know is.... Can we still have bacon sandwiches ? Because If Allah does not allow for bacon sandwiches or ham hock and beans, then he is no friend of mine and not very gracious
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1/27/2015 9:27:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 7:05:35 PM, IRONHIDE wrote:
At 1/27/2015 1:49:30 PM, sunnnny wrote:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America:

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to
directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents,
rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the
sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.

The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period
and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are
deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants
or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is
admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don"t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask
your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay
of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past
and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding
an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the "other" have been the
common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy
of spreading "phobia" and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why
does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What
concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded
in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the
incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st
Jan. 2015
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to
gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the
nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don"t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don"t allow
this dynamic and effective reality in today"s world to be introduced to you through resentments and
prejudices. Don"t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of
Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through
the Qur"an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the
Qur"an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical
doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest
scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and
intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf
between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the
communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don"t allow them to besiege you
within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of
thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this
preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in
your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an
appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don"t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that
hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history
of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

All I want to know is.... Can we still have bacon sandwiches ? Because If Allah does not allow for bacon sandwiches or ham hock and beans, then he is no friend of mine and not very gracious

Functions and duties of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei the Supreme Leader
According to Article 110 of the Constitution,[10] the Duties and Powers of the Leader are
1.Delineation of the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran after consultation with the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
2.Supervision over the proper execution of the general policies of the systems.
3.Issuing decrees for national referendums.
4.Assuming supreme command of the armed forces.
5.Declaration of war and peace, and the mobilization of the armed forces.
6.Appointment, dismissal, and acceptance of resignation of:
1.the fuqaha' on the Guardian Council.
2.the supreme judicial authority of the country.
3.the head of the radio and television network of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
4.the chief of the joint staff.
5.the chief commander of the armed forces of the country
6.the supreme commanders of the armed forces.
7.Resolving differences between the three wings of the armed forces and regulation of their relations.
8.Resolving the problems, which cannot be solved by conventional methods, through the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
9.Signing the decree formalizing the elections in Iran for the President of the Republic by the people.
10.Dismissal of the President of the Republic, with due regard for the interests of the country, after the Supreme Court holds him guilty of the violation of his constitutional duties, or after an impeachment vote of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) testifying to his incompetence on the basis of Article 89 of the Constitution.
11.Pardoning or reducing the sentences of convicts, within the framework of Islamic criteria, on a recommendation (to that effect) from the head of the Judiciary. The Leader may delegate part of his duties and powers to another person.

Nothing there about the supreme leader forbidding the eating of bacon sandwich"s, so it appears that you can safely throw your support behind, ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the muslim/Islamic religion.
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1/27/2015 10:13:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 9:27:32 PM, Gentorev wrote:
At 1/27/2015 7:05:35 PM, IRONHIDE wrote:
At 1/27/2015 1:49:30 PM, sunnnny wrote:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America:

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to
directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents,
rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the
sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.

The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period
and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are
deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants
or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is
admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don"t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask
your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay
of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past
and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding
an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the "other" have been the
common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy
of spreading "phobia" and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why
does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What
concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded
in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the
incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st
Jan. 2015
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to
gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the
nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don"t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don"t allow
this dynamic and effective reality in today"s world to be introduced to you through resentments and
prejudices. Don"t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of
Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through
the Qur"an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the
Qur"an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical
doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest
scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and
intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf
between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the
communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don"t allow them to besiege you
within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of
thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this
preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in
your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an
appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don"t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that
hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history
of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

All I want to know is.... Can we still have bacon sandwiches ? Because If Allah does not allow for bacon sandwiches or ham hock and beans, then he is no friend of mine and not very gracious

Functions and duties of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei the Supreme Leader
According to Article 110 of the Constitution,[10] the Duties and Powers of the Leader are
1.Delineation of the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran after consultation with the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
2.Supervision over the proper execution of the general policies of the systems.
3.Issuing decrees for national referendums.
4.Assuming supreme command of the armed forces.
5.Declaration of war and peace, and the mobilization of the armed forces.
6.Appointment, dismissal, and acceptance of resignation of:
1.the fuqaha' on the Guardian Council.
2.the supreme judicial authority of the country.
3.the head of the radio and television network of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
4.the chief of the joint staff.
5.the chief commander of the armed forces of the country
6.the supreme commanders of the armed forces.
7.Resolving differences between the three wings of the armed forces and regulation of their relations.
8.Resolving the problems, which cannot be solved by conventional methods, through the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
9.Signing the decree formalizing the elections in Iran for the President of the Republic by the people.
10.Dismissal of the President of the Republic, with due regard for the interests of the country, after the Supreme Court holds him guilty of the violation of his constitutional duties, or after an impeachment vote of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) testifying to his incompetence on the basis of Article 89 of the Constitution.
11.Pardoning or reducing the sentences of convicts, within the framework of Islamic criteria, on a recommendation (to that effect) from the head of the Judiciary. The Leader may delegate part of his duties and powers to another person.

Nothing there about the supreme leader forbidding the eating of bacon sandwich"s, so it appears that you can safely throw your support behind, ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the muslim/Islamic religion.

LoL! I bet if I went anywhere near that clown or his circus monkeys, smelling like I just fried a pound of Hickory smoked bacon, they would stone me to death right then and there....
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1/27/2015 11:03:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 9:27:32 PM, Gentorev wrote:
At 1/27/2015 7:05:35 PM, IRONHIDE wrote:


Functions and duties of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei the Supreme Leader
According to Article 110 of the Constitution,[10] the Duties and Powers of the Leader are
1.Delineation of the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran after consultation with the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
2.Supervision over the proper execution of the general policies of the systems.
3.Issuing decrees for national referendums.
4.Assuming supreme command of the armed forces.
5.Declaration of war and peace, and the mobilization of the armed forces.
6.Appointment, dismissal, and acceptance of resignation of:
1.the fuqaha' on the Guardian Council.
2.the supreme judicial authority of the country.
3.the head of the radio and television network of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
4.the chief of the joint staff.
5.the chief commander of the armed forces of the country
6.the supreme commanders of the armed forces.
7.Resolving differences between the three wings of the armed forces and regulation of their relations.
8.Resolving the problems, which cannot be solved by conventional methods, through the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
9.Signing the decree formalizing the elections in Iran for the President of the Republic by the people.
10.Dismissal of the President of the Republic, with due regard for the interests of the country, after the Supreme Court holds him guilty of the violation of his constitutional duties, or after an impeachment vote of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) testifying to his incompetence on the basis of Article 89 of the Constitution.
11.Pardoning or reducing the sentences of convicts, within the framework of Islamic criteria, on a recommendation (to that effect) from the head of the Judiciary. The Leader may delegate part of his duties and powers to another person.

Nothing there about the supreme leader forbidding the eating of bacon sandwich"s, so it appears that you can safely throw your support behind, ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the muslim/Islamic religion.

LoL! I bet if I went anywhere near that clown or his circus monkeys, smelling like I just fried a pound of Hickory smoked bacon, they would stone me to death right then and there....

I was sent a christmas card, by an atheist, on which was depicted Mary the mother of Jesus, sitting on her bed crossed arms and fuming, while Joseph sat on the edge of the bed totally embarrassed with his head in his hands and the caption read: "God is such a hard act to follow."

With all the crude, rude and downright degrading caricatures of the christian prophet Jesus, I am yet to see a world wide protest such as that of the Islamics, when their prophet was insulted. Fanatics?
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1/30/2015 10:53:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 5:52:13 PM, POPOO5560 wrote:
At 1/27/2015 1:49:30 PM, sunnnny wrote:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America:

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to
directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents,
rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the
sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don"t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have
consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many
attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union,
to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and
hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don"t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been
indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that
the Western governments" insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been
censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period
and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are
deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants
or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is
admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don"t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask
your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay
of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past
and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding
an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the "other" have been the
common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy
of spreading "phobia" and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why
does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What
concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded
in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the
incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st
Jan. 2015
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to
gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the
nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don"t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don"t allow
this dynamic and effective reality in today"s world to be introduced to you through resentments and
prejudices. Don"t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of
Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through
the Qur"an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the
Qur"an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical
doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest
scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and
intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf
between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the
communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don"t allow them to besiege you
within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of
thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this
preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in
your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an
appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don"t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that
hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history
of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

before i read this it says by "Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei" which is from the shias.. majority of the muslims are sunnies - 90%.

Isn't it better to read the letter itself and then judge about it?
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1/30/2015 11:03:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 11:03:12 PM, Gentorev wrote:
At 1/27/2015 9:27:32 PM, Gentorev wrote:
At 1/27/2015 7:05:35 PM, IRONHIDE wrote:


Functions and duties of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei the Supreme Leader
According to Article 110 of the Constitution,[10] the Duties and Powers of the Leader are
1.Delineation of the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran after consultation with the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
2.Supervision over the proper execution of the general policies of the systems.
3.Issuing decrees for national referendums.
4.Assuming supreme command of the armed forces.
5.Declaration of war and peace, and the mobilization of the armed forces.
6.Appointment, dismissal, and acceptance of resignation of:
1.the fuqaha' on the Guardian Council.
2.the supreme judicial authority of the country.
3.the head of the radio and television network of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
4.the chief of the joint staff.
5.the chief commander of the armed forces of the country
6.the supreme commanders of the armed forces.
7.Resolving differences between the three wings of the armed forces and regulation of their relations.
8.Resolving the problems, which cannot be solved by conventional methods, through the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
9.Signing the decree formalizing the elections in Iran for the President of the Republic by the people.
10.Dismissal of the President of the Republic, with due regard for the interests of the country, after the Supreme Court holds him guilty of the violation of his constitutional duties, or after an impeachment vote of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) testifying to his incompetence on the basis of Article 89 of the Constitution.
11.Pardoning or reducing the sentences of convicts, within the framework of Islamic criteria, on a recommendation (to that effect) from the head of the Judiciary. The Leader may delegate part of his duties and powers to another person.

Nothing there about the supreme leader forbidding the eating of bacon sandwich"s, so it appears that you can safely throw your support behind, ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the muslim/Islamic religion.

LoL! I bet if I went anywhere near that clown or his circus monkeys, smelling like I just fried a pound of Hickory smoked bacon, they would stone me to death right then and there....

I was sent a christmas card, by an atheist, on which was depicted Mary the mother of Jesus, sitting on her bed crossed arms and fuming, while Joseph sat on the edge of the bed totally embarrassed with his head in his hands and the caption read: "God is such a hard act to follow."

With all the crude, rude and downright degrading caricatures of the christian prophet Jesus, I am yet to see a world wide protest such as that of the Islamics, when their prophet was insulted. Fanatics?

When sb loves a person and appreciates him/her, it's natural to protest when he/she is insulted. For example, when others insult you or your parents, surely they will confront a reaction from you. So muslims will do protest if such a condition occurs.
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1/30/2015 11:54:05 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 1:49:30 PM, sunnnny wrote:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America:

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to
directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents,
rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the
sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don"t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have
consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many
attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union,
to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and
hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don"t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been
indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that
the Western governments" insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been
censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period
and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are
deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants
or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is
admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don"t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask
your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay
of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past
and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding
an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the "other" have been the
common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy
of spreading "phobia" and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why
does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What
concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded
in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the
incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st
Jan. 2015
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to
gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the
nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don"t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don"t allow
this dynamic and effective reality in today"s world to be introduced to you through resentments and
prejudices. Don"t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of
Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through
the Qur"an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the
Qur"an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical
doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest
scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and
intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf
between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the
communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don"t allow them to besiege you
within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of
thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this
preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in
your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an
appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don"t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that
hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history
of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

That looks like a letter of propaganda and desperation to the youth of the world to take Islam seriously. Khamenei can see the Islamic state slipping away as the old die off and the youth take their place. Unfortunately, it's too late for Khamenei and his faith as the world moves towards non-belief and reality.
Marrying a 6 year old and waiting until she reaches puberty and maturity before having consensual sex is better than walking up to
a stranger in a bar and proceeding to have relations with no valid proof of the intent of the person. Muhammad wins. ~ Fatihah
If they don't want to be killed then they have to subdue to the Islamic laws. - Uncung
Without God, you are lower than sh!t. ~ SpiritandTruth
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1/30/2015 3:28:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/30/2015 11:54:05 AM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 1/27/2015 1:49:30 PM, sunnnny wrote:
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the youth in Europe and North America:

In the name of God, the Beneficent the Merciful
To the Youth in Europe and North America,
The recent events in France and similar ones in some other Western countries have convinced me to
directly talk to you about them. I am addressing you, [the youth], not because I overlook your parents,
rather it is because the future of your nations and countries will be in your hands; and also I find that the
sense of quest for truth is more vigorous and attentive in your hearts.
I don"t address your politicians and statesmen either in this writing because I believe that they have
consciously separated the route of politics from the path of righteousness and truth.
I would like to talk to you about Islam, particularly the image that is presented to you as Islam. Many
attempts have been made over the past two decades, almost since the disintegration of the Soviet Union,
to place this great religion in the seat of a horrifying enemy. The provocation of a feeling of horror and
hatred and its utilization has unfortunately a long record in the political history of the West.
Here, I don"t want to deal with the different phobias with which the Western nations have thus far been
indoctrinated. A cursory review of recent critical studies of history would bring home to you the fact that
the Western governments" insincere and hypocritical treatment of other nations and cultures has been
censured in new historiographies.
The histories of the United States and Europe are ashamed of slavery, embarrassed by the colonial period
and chagrined at the oppression of people of color and non-Christians. Your researchers and historians are
deeply ashamed of the bloodsheds wrought in the name of religion between the Catholics and Protestants
or in the name of nationality and ethnicity during the First and Second World Wars. This approach is
admirable.
By mentioning a fraction of this long list, I don"t want to reproach history; rather I would like you to ask
your intellectuals as to why the public conscience in the West awakens and comes to its senses after a delay
of several decades or centuries. Why should the revision of collective conscience apply to the distant past
and not to the current problems? Why is it that attempts are made to prevent public awareness regarding
an important issue such as the treatment of Islamic culture and thought?
You know well that humiliation and spreading hatred and illusionary fear of the "other" have been the
common base of all those oppressive profiteers. Now, I would like you to ask yourself why the old policy
of spreading "phobia" and hatred has targeted Islam and Muslims with an unprecedented intensity. Why
does the power structure in the world want Islamic thought to be marginalized and remain latent? What
concepts and values in Islam disturb the programs of the super powers and what interests are safeguarded
in the shadow of distorting the image of Islam? Hence, my first request is: Study and research the
incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam.
Message of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of The Islamic Republic of Iran21st
Jan. 2015
My second request is that in reaction to the flood of prejudgments and disinformation campaigns, try to
gain a direct and firsthand knowledge of this religion. The right logic requires that you understand the
nature and essence of what they are frightening you about and want you to keep away from.
I don"t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam. What I want to say is: Don"t allow
this dynamic and effective reality in today"s world to be introduced to you through resentments and
prejudices. Don"t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of
Islam.
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources. Gain information about Islam through
the Qur"an and the life of its great Prophet. I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the
Qur"an of the Muslims. Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane, ethical
doctrines? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media?
Have you ever asked yourself how and on the basis of which values has Islam established the greatest
scientific and intellectual civilization of the world and raised the most distinguished scientists and
intellectuals throughout several centuries?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf
between you and the reality, taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you. Today, the
communication media have removed the geographical borders. Hence, don"t allow them to besiege you
within fabricated and mental borders.
Although no one can individually fill the created gaps, each one of you can construct a bridge of
thought and fairness over the gaps to illuminate yourself and your surrounding environment. While this
preplanned challenge between Islam and you, the youth, is undesirable, it can raise new questions in
your curious and inquiring minds. Attempts to find answers to these questions will provide you with an
appropriate opportunity to discover new truths.
Therefore, don"t miss the opportunity to gain proper, correct and unbiased understanding of Islam so that
hopefully, due to your sense of responsibility toward the truth, future generations would write the history
of this current interaction between Islam and the West with a clearer conscience and lesser resentment.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
21st Jan. 2015

That looks like a letter of propaganda and desperation to the youth of the world to take Islam seriously. Khamenei can see the Islamic state slipping away as the old die off and the youth take their place. Unfortunately, it's too late for Khamenei and his faith as the world moves towards non-belief and reality.

I think it's better to comment on 'what' somebody has said instead of focusing on 'who' has said. Don't you think so?
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1/30/2015 3:37:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/27/2015 11:03:12 PM, Gentorev wrote:
At 1/27/2015 9:27:32 PM, Gentorev wrote:
At 1/27/2015 7:05:35 PM, IRONHIDE wrote:


Functions and duties of ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei the Supreme Leader
According to Article 110 of the Constitution,[10] the Duties and Powers of the Leader are
1.Delineation of the general policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran after consultation with the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
2.Supervision over the proper execution of the general policies of the systems.
3.Issuing decrees for national referendums.
4.Assuming supreme command of the armed forces.
5.Declaration of war and peace, and the mobilization of the armed forces.
6.Appointment, dismissal, and acceptance of resignation of:
1.the fuqaha' on the Guardian Council.
2.the supreme judicial authority of the country.
3.the head of the radio and television network of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
4.the chief of the joint staff.
5.the chief commander of the armed forces of the country
6.the supreme commanders of the armed forces.
7.Resolving differences between the three wings of the armed forces and regulation of their relations.
8.Resolving the problems, which cannot be solved by conventional methods, through the Nation's Expediency Discernment Council.
9.Signing the decree formalizing the elections in Iran for the President of the Republic by the people.
10.Dismissal of the President of the Republic, with due regard for the interests of the country, after the Supreme Court holds him guilty of the violation of his constitutional duties, or after an impeachment vote of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament) testifying to his incompetence on the basis of Article 89 of the Constitution.
11.Pardoning or reducing the sentences of convicts, within the framework of Islamic criteria, on a recommendation (to that effect) from the head of the Judiciary. The Leader may delegate part of his duties and powers to another person.

Nothing there about the supreme leader forbidding the eating of bacon sandwich"s, so it appears that you can safely throw your support behind, ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the muslim/Islamic religion.

LoL! I bet if I went anywhere near that clown or his circus monkeys, smelling like I just fried a pound of Hickory smoked bacon, they would stone me to death right then and there....

I was sent a christmas card, by an atheist, on which was depicted Mary the mother of Jesus, sitting on her bed crossed arms and fuming, while Joseph sat on the edge of the bed totally embarrassed with his head in his hands and the caption read: "God is such a hard act to follow."

With all the crude, rude and downright degrading caricatures of the christian prophet Jesus, I am yet to see a world wide protest such as that of the Islamics, when their prophet was insulted. Fanatics?

You weren't alive in the days when the Vatican had millions of innocent people killed for not believing in their false deities.