Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the comment at a gathering dubbed “Affinity with the Quran” held on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
“Today, the scourge gripping the Muslim world is alienation from the Quran,” said the Leader.
“Look at the situation of Palestine; a nation is stranded away from its homeland; those who’ve stayed in their homes are under different types of pressure; a lot of people have been killed and thousands wounded,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.
“Some complain why the US does not take a stance. The US and some Western countries are hand in glove with each other. How do you expect them to take a position? It is the Islamic governments that should take a stand. It is the Islamic community that should adopt a position. It is they (Muslims nations) that should resist, but they don’t! Why? Because they have distanced themselves from the Quran; because they don’t believe in the Quran,” said the Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that Palestine will, by God’s grace, get rid of the enemy.
“[Jerusalem] Al-Quds is the capital of Palestine, and the US, and its cronies, and those weaker or stronger than the US, cannot do a damn thing vis-à-vis the truth and the divine tradition, when it comes to Palestine,” he said.