A group of youth in the Balkan region in a letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei responded to the message he sent to the European and American youth in January.
‘In a world where neoliberalism has widened the rift between the rich and the poor and the media moguls at the order of totalitarian politicians are trying to capture the brains and hearts of the youth, the best way to plant self-belief and proper understanding of the time is through divine religions, specially Islam which is under the pressure of Islamophobia and the plots hatched by extremist and Takfiri groups,’ parts of the letter by the Balkan youth read, FNA reported.
It goes without saying that diplomacy of spiritual religious leaders of different societies, especially through releasing messages and letters with the aim of informing nations and awakening the conscience of the politicians can play an important role in this regard, it said.
Iran’s Supreme Leader sent a highly important message to the European youth in January to stress the Islam that the West is trying to portray is a forged concept and not the reality, demanding the younger generation in the West to do research to get firsthand information before accepting their states’ propaganda.
‘I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam…,’ the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said in a part of his message, and added, ‘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.’
‘… 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,’ he said, and stressed, ‘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?’