COVID-19: Khamenai hits out at “materialism and atheism based” western culture

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Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayotallah Syed Ali Khamenai, has hit out at the western culture amidst the outbreak of deadly pandemic. He said that the western culture is based on materialism and atheism, “or, in some western countries they have said that the corona[virus] patients who are elderly, disabled and have major problems are not a priority to receive medical care.”

Taking to Twitter, he added, “All of this is a result & product of the dominance of #WesternCulture, which is based on materialism & atheism.”

Khamenai was speaking on the birth anniversary of Imam Mehdi the twelfth Shiite Imam. He further added that the western civilization had a “savage spirit”, “a few days ago, a western official said that with the corona[virus] outreak we are witnessing rule by the #WildWest.”

“Some were surprised when we said that western civilization has a savage spirit that comes together with a perfumed and smart appearance. Now they’re confessing to this,” he wrote.

He also pointed out that the hoarding of toilet papers and other items in the western countries, “Confiscating other nations’ masks, emptying shops, fighting over toilet paper and long lines for buying guns during the #Corona[virus]Outbreak are the logical and natural outcome of the philosophy that governs #western civilization,” said Khamenai.

He further credited Islamic culture for fight against cororonavirus. “All of this participation in the fight against #Corona[virus] are signs of the roots of #IslamicCulture in ppl [people].”

In contrast, #WesternCivilization showed its outcome too, one of the most appalling of which is the US & some European countries’ confiscation of other nations’ masks and gloves,” he explained.

He also applauded people’s participation in the fight against the virus, mentioning incidents of:

“1) people feeding the needy; 2) turning houses into workshops to sew free masks; 3) disinfecting public areas; 4) talking to landlords and shop owners to exempt ppl from their rents; & tens of other measures.”

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