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The Necessity of the Destruction of Israel

A Dangerous, Cancerous Tumor in the Body of Islamic World

"The sad saga of Palestine is one of the most shameful deeds of the [Twentieth] century...one of the ugliest; and perhaps the long and recurring betrayal of Palestinians is the ugliest story of the century." 48

In deciding stance and steps to take with respect to the decades-old, and ongoing, human and Muslim catastrophe in Palestine we are well advised to turn to the Holy Quran and the words and deeds of our Prophet (PBUH) and our infallible Imams (PBUT). In these religious sources we see a record of, and a huge tendency " in all divine and divinely-inspired words Muslims have been blessed with, which is also clearly reflected in Islamic laws and teachings " towards indulgence and forgiveness with respect to Muslims' tasks and duties. But in situations and instances when the faith and soul of the [Islamic] society is at risk of corruptions and ruin, or when there is a clear and present danger to the well-being and good of all, then the Divine Lawmaker has passed down rather severe laws. In other words, when it comes to personal ethics and religious duties, laws in Islam are intentionally easy on the average individual. Yet, in societal matters concerning the faith, well-being, social health, or honor of an entire Muslim society, then we find our religious texts full of laws which go easy on no one, [and indulge no traitors, for instance.]

In the lives of our Prophet (PBUH) and infallible Imams we see records of many occasions they meticulously acted to safeguard divine laws and meted out appropriate punishments " specially with transgressions concerning an entire society. We also come across many verses in the Holy Quran addressing such matters, as in the following verse from the Anfal (Spoils of War) Chapter:

"Hence, make ready against them whatever force and war mounts you are able to muster [an overall maintenance of military preparedness], so that you might deter thereby the enemies of God, who are your enemies as well, and others besides them of whom you may be unaware, [but] of whom God is aware ..." 49

Therefore, based on Islam's most sacred text and teachings, the late Imam Khomeini, our Leader and Imam ayatollah Khamenei, and virtually all genuine, true Islamic thinkers and leaders have stressed the necessity of an unrelenting, multi-dimensional, and comprehensive campaign to destroy the barbaric government of Israel and everything it stands for. The late Imam made sure that his words are quite clear to all, therefore, in a speech he calls Israel the, "very embodiment and source of corruption and evil," and calls on all Muslims do their duty in fighting this [artificial] entity:

"Israel, this very embodiment and source of corruption and evil has been a US base since its inception. Over some twenty-odd year, I have warned of the danger Israel represents. Let us all stand up and destroy the government of Israel and replace it with Muslim Palestinian nation." 50

On yet another occasion, in quite strong language, he states his belief that the Zionists regime simply lacks any claim to legitimacy:

"They [Arab countries] must not allow Israel to deepen its roots more than it already has. As for us, we will cut all ties with Israel, for, we do not believe Israel has any right, or legitimacy to exist." 51

And the Islamic Republic's current Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, is also on record with similar views:

"[The Islamic Republic] will never recognize the Zionist enemy and the usurper, occupier regime it has set up in the Muslim lands of Palestine. Nor will we ever hide our [deep] belief in its destruction and dissolution and its replacement with a popularly-elected Palestinian government." 52

On yet another occasion our Leader Ayatollah Khamenei underlines his belief in the necessity for the destruction of Israel:

"The Middle-East problem has only one solution, that is, the dissolution and downfall of the Zionist regime." 53

48. Ayatollah Khamenei, Friday Prayers Sermon, December 31, 1999.

49. The holy Quran, Anfal: 60.

50. Sahifeh-e Nour, Vol. 11, P. 266.

51. Imam Khomeini, Interview with Spiegel, Keyhan (Tehran), February 5, 1978.

52. Ayatollah Khamenei, Message on the occasion of Hajj, April 1, 1998.

53. Ibid.

Adopted from the book: "Palestine Throbbing Heart of the World of Islam"

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