Iranian ‘Supreme Leader,” the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has released a new Persian-language book, titled Palestine, in which he reveals his regime’s plans to conquer America and Israel. On the back cover, Khamenei is described as “the flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem,” the New York Post’s Amir Taheri, who obtained a copy of the book, reported this weekend.
Khamenei reiterates three important words when it comes to defeating Israel: “nabudi,” which translates as “annihilation,” “imha,” which means “fading out,” and “zaval,” meaning “effacement.”
The Iranian tyrant claims that he is not an anti-Semite (although he has commonly questioned the Holocaust), and instead writes as someone grounded in “well-established Islamic principles,” the New York Post analysis reads.
Taheri reports that Khamenei’s argument is based upon his understanding of Islamic theology.
Since Jerusalem was once conquered by Muslims, the Tehran leader believes that the land must remain under Muslim rule forever. In Islamic theology, the world is divided into Dar al-Islam (House of Islam) and Dar al-Harb (House of War). Since Khamenei believes that Israel was once part of the Dar al-Islam, Islamic law states that a Muslim government must rule over those lands.
In Palestine, Khamenei gives several more reasons why Israel must be defeated by Islamic conquerors.
First and foremost, Israel is an “ally of the American Great Satan,” linked with the United States’ “evil scheme” to take over “the heartland of the Ummah,” (Muslim world) Taheri writes.
Secondly, Israel is a “hostile infidel” because it has fought wars of aggression against Muslims, Khamenei alleges.
Lastly, Israel controls Jerusalem, “Islam’s third Holy City,” the Iranian dictator adds.
Khamenei details a long-term strategy designed to make life so difficult for Jews in Israel that they are forced to abandon the country, according to the Post report, recommending a “one-state formula” for Palestine in which Muslims will rule over religious minorities.
The Post report adds that Khamenei again questions whether the Holocaust ever happened. “If there was such a thing, we don’t know why it happened and how,” he wrote in Palestine, concerning the massacre of six-million Jews.