By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
People’s power was again on full display in Tehran yesterday as some two million men, women, and teenagers, flocked to the sprawling Imam Khomeini (AS) Mosalla and adjoining streets in almost freezing temperatures on learning that the beloved Leader of the Islamic Revolution was to lead the Friday Prayer and talk about crucial issues pertaining to Islam, the Iranian culture, and the political situation at home and abroad.
Hardly a dozen days ago on January 6 an estimated five million mourners had converged on Tehran University Campus for the funeral prayer performed by the revered Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for General Qassem Soleimani and the other martyrs of the dastardly January 3 drone attack at Baghdad airport on the orders of the terrorist US president, Donald Trump.
With the 41st anniversary of the triumph of the Islamic Revolution that delivered Iran from domestic despotism and foreign hegemony, less than month away the message from Iran is loud and clear. It is people’s power that ensures Iran’s success against all intricate plots.
A nation to whom the Father of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, restored its Islamic solidarity and national unity, on no account will either forsake its divinely-inspired leadership or yield to its avowed enemy, the Great Satan (U.S.), no matter what deceits and devices the devil has up its sleeve.
Iran, having completed over 40 years of independence, self-dignity, success, and astounding achievements in various fields, including political, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological, in the face of the most stringent state terrorism of the U.S. and its comrades in crimes, has set its eyes on the next 40-year phase of the Islamic Republic and the Islamic Revolution, which are now an inspiration to most of the region’s peoples and states.
The grateful people of Iran know that their glories are and will remain indebted to the Leader’s religious guidelines, political prudence and economic acumen, no matter what obstacles the cowardly enemies try to throw in their path.
It is the blood of the martyrs, beginning from Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari and Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hussain Beheshti, flowing on the battlefields of the 8-year Holy Defence of the 1980s through the veins of the tens of thousands who defended the faith and territorial integrity of Iran, and now being offered by the Defenders of the Holy Shrines in Syria and Iraq that has ensured progress of the Islamic Republic and its growing positive influence in the region.
It all speaks of people’s power, and how an inspired people ready to bear hardships, even if it means permanent personal loss in the mistaken downing of a passenger plane by the ever-alert defenders of the country’s airspace, continue to turn out in tens of millions.
This has clearly horrified the Iranian people’s archenemies, who by bribing a handful of hypocrites, traitors, seditionists and vandals – all of them devoid of Islamic faith, Iranian culture, and any sense of patriotism as is evident by the blasphemous slogans these American agents chant – think they can project a distorted picture of Iran to the world.
No wonder, Ayatollah Khamenei in his Friday Prayer sermons yesterday, rightly called "Ayyam-Allah” (Special Days of God), the days when millions paid homage to Martyr Soleimani, and the day when the missiles of the Iranian people’s power of ingenuity devastated the sophisticated U.S. military bases in Iraq, as an initial hard slap on the American face, as a precursor of the avowed vengeance to come for the sacred blood of the martyrs.
In short, the awakened people of Iran determine their own destiny, and are now inspiring people of the region to knit themselves into a powerful resistance front to drive out the Americans from the region.
As the Leader of the Islamic Revolution expressed confidence towards the end of his Friday Prayer sermons, Iran’s shattering of the U.S. military might means the enemies cannot do anything, and Insha Allah (God Willing), in the near future, thanks to the patent, pious, and prudent people, Iran will become so powerful that the enemies will not even dare to think of threatening the Islamic Republic.