Kevin Barret: Leader Letter Aims to Promote Awareness about West False-Flag War on Islam
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An American scholar believes a recent letter issued by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei to the youth in the West aims to raise awareness about Western countries’ systematic false-flag war on Islam.
“I think he (the Leader) understands that the two attacks in Paris represent an escalation of the false-flag War on Islam, and he feels an obligation to respond in as positive and constructive a manner as he can,” Dr. Kevin Barret told the Tasnim News Agency on Tuesday.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America's best-known critics of the War on Terror. Dr. Barrett has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He is the co-founder of the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance, and author of the books Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009). His website is www.truthjihad.com.
The following is the full text of the interview.
Q: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has penned a new letter to the young people of the West. What’s your take on the second letter?
A: The Supreme Leader has chosen to send two messages to Western youth in the wake of the two big terror attacks in Paris this year – the first on January 7th, the second on November 13th.
These two incidents have rekindled the Islamophobia triggered by earlier big terror attacks in the West, beginning with 9/11/2001. All of the major “radical Islamic terror attacks” have in fact been perpetrated by Zionist elements of Western intelligence agencies, and they have been designed to launch a Western war on Islam whose primary beneficiary is Israel.
This year’s attacks in Paris have intensified the Zionist propaganda war on Islam. Paris is the capital of Western secularism. And France is home to the biggest Jewish community in Europe. By attacking Paris, the Zionists want to create a big divide between secularism and Islam, and they also want to increase Jewish emigration from Europe to Israel. Additionally, their hard-line colleagues in NATO helped them attack Paris in order to increase Western involvement in Syria.
The Supreme Leader knows these things, but has to say them gently or his message will be discredited by the Zionists who control the Western media. His two letters allude to the fact that the West created, trained, and deployed Daesh and sponsors the very “Islamic terrorism” it pretends to oppose. I believe he has done an excellent job of telling the truth in a kind and compassionate way that will be very difficult to discredit.
And he has chosen to send his messages to young people, rather than to intellectuals or politicians, because the young people are more open to new information and know how to use alternative and social media to spread non-mainstream messages.
Q: The Leader penned his first letter to the youth in the West after unknown gunmen attacked offices of French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, and killed scores after it published sacrilegious cartoon of Islam's Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in its January 14 edition. The Leader’s second letter also came in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Why did the leader choose to directly address the Western youth once again in form of a letter after another terrorist attack?
A: I think he understands that the two attacks in Paris represent an escalation of the false-flag War on Islam, and he feels an obligation to respond in as positive and constructive a manner as he can.
Q: In his letter, the leader has stressed that “blind terrorism” was the main cause behind the Paris attacks. What do you think?
A: The phrase “blind terrorism” is interesting. It suggests that the people perpetrating the attacks, whether the takfiri foot soldiers or the Western intelligence agents who manipulate them, cannot see the full consequences of their actions. It also may be alluding to the fact that much of world public opinion has been blinded to the reality of who is really behind these attacks.