Letter4u2: The Letter of light

Along with his first letter to Western youth, the Leader of the Muslim Ummah, Sayyid Ali Khamenei’s second is one of the most – if not the most – ambitious efforts undertaken by any personality to counter the Zionist-American goal of increasing Islamophobia and ideologically indoctrinating the masses. The letter was written in the wake of the second wave of terrorist attacks in Paris, which was perpetrated by ISIS terrorists, leaving over a hundred people dead. ISIS, an organization of mercenaries paid by the West to foment global chaos and instability in the world, first targeted Paris in early 2015, when gunmen stormed the office of Charlie Hebdo – a satirical magazine that crudely pokes fun and insults prominent and revered figures in the name of free speech – and killed its chief editor and a number of cartoonists. It was an event that provoked the Leader to write his first letter to Western youth. The Leader, showing his deep insight, reached out to young people of the West by stating:

The truth is that if painful matters do not create the grounds for finding solutions and mutual consultation, then the damage caused will be multiplied

Countless examples in history show that conflict is often exacerbated because of lack of communication, and an unwillingness on the part of one party or another, or all parties, to reach out and find solutions to problems. This lack of willingness to negotiate has cost innocent lives, time and again. The United States is the world’s biggest culprit in this regard. The invasion of Iraq in 2003 – for example – and the subsequent butchery that ensued, was the result of George Walker Bush, self-styled “war president”, ordering a pre-emptive invasion without even considering alternative options. It was later established that the United States invaded Iraq based on falsified evidence: that Saddam had chemical and biological weapons, which have still not been found (of course, at one point the Tikriti dictator did have these weapons; the Americans themselves sold them to Saddam, who used them on the Islamic Republic of Iran). The Bush Administration’s decision to destroy Iraq was pre-meditated. Military action was a foregone conclusion. Dialogue was never an option. Saving lives was never a priority.

The West, especially the United States, has a history of making hasty decisions without any regard for consequences. The pages of European and North American history are filled with details of marginalization, persecution, and slaughter of the weak in the name of concentrating power and wealth in the hands of the Caucasian elite. The history of black Americans, for example, is one of slavery and disenfranchisement, and the consequences of white terror still affect black communities today. The Leader, who in his first letter, stated bluntly that he no longer believed the parents of young people in the West could make any substantial change, urged Western youth in his second letter, to actively and selflessly seek solutions to economic, political, and social intolerance and inequality; problems that continue to plague the West today. The sort of political climate that is being created in the United States by the likes of Donald Trump, who is a top candidate for the presidency of the United States, will have major global repercussions if no action is taken to stop him. In one of his many hateful tirades, Trump, a billionaire business tycoon who openly flaunts his wealth, stated without reservation that every mosque in the United States should be closed.

This is a prime example of what the Leader has highlighted in his letter, warning that the current problems in the world today will multiply if solutions are not actively sought, and self-serving politicians such as Donald Trump are put in office. We are already seeing that Trump’s public xenophobia has increased discrimination against Muslims and other minorities. His message of intolerance has increased anti-American sentiments around the world, and is speeding up the radicalization of Muslims, creating the perfect environment for organizations such as ISIS to recruit a new generation of terrorists. There is a reason that this kind of rhetoric is being increasingly used and publicized: in short, to wage an ideological war, to put the Muslim world on the back foot, to increase pressure on Western Muslims to abandon their religion in the face of persecution and discrimination.

Most human beings are sensitive about their religion and personal beliefs. In this regard, Muslims are no different. Western Muslims already feel threatened, and that they are being deliberately targeted for their religious beliefs. This is exactly what Machiavellian politicians and the heads of global terrorism want; it enables them to overwhelm and convince people to raise havoc in society in the name of Islam, which increases animosity towards Muslims. When a person’s religion is under attack, it becomes much easier for that person to become more aggressive and make a decision to join organizations and carry out acts of unimaginable violence and terror in the name of defending the religion. This is what the Leader has warned the West about, and if steps to stop the intentional provocation of Muslims are not taken, Western countries will inevitably face the demons they themselves created in order to pursue their own self-interest.