The cultural assault rests on two bases: first, humiliating the original culture, and second, encouraging the successor foreign culture. Through this cultural withdrawal and disgracing the genuine culture, a society may feel to be despised in comparison with the others, heedless of its own culture and its peerless containments of treasures, begging the strangers, and offering its civilization very cheap.
This was the wicked manner adopted by the Pahlavi dynasty, to initiate its vicious policy during its intercourse with the West, which declared it as the deity of Civilization and art, even of morals and religion, regarding the Orient as an example and source of rudeness and retardation, or at least to be called ‘The Third World’
Unfortunately, that Satanic policy was too efficient, to some extent. Thus the Western world and its attitude imagined to be the world of freedom, human rights and the defender of democracy, in the public eye, especially the youth.
Yet, the facts became as clear as noonday, and the era of the Islamic resurgence emerged, the era which returned the masses to the pure nature and disposition, to the Holy Qur’an and real dogma and its elements. In spite of the glittering and brilliant victorious achievements occured due to the Islamic revolution led by Imam Khomeini (Q.S.), notwithstanding the cultural and mental assault can be seen in various sensitive and important fields, still suffering from the western abnormal effects.
The educational certificates of the west, for example, are seducing many to this time, and the medicine that does not hold eminent and illustrious western marks has actually no effective influence.
Yet, a lot of western evidences are still firmly rooted in our land, meanwhile, the West is still selecting the style of clothes for us, determining the kinds of medals awarded to the wining athletes. Not only that but also we expect it to distribute the literary prizes, for which all are longing eagerly. In any case, is it correct to regard the West as our unique model and lone model and standard? That West whose ill-favoured intention has been revealed through its void mottos has been known by everyone… with its false claims, in defending the democracy and human rights? What are reasons for such feeling of inferiority toward the 15th A.H. century executioners?
It is the West itself that awards its literary prize to the impolite characters like Salman Rushdi, while it withholds the Muslim genius students from participating in the Olympiad of physics. We, unfortunately, are still looking at that West as our ideal, despite its repulsive and abhorrent policy in regard with apartheid. The Islamic world should seriously collaborate to establish an “Islamic International System”, and deprive all connections between it and the western slogans and pretensions to democracy, freedom and human rights.
Title: Ayatollah Al-Khonsari Through Sources of Witnesses
Author: Hassan Iedrem
Translator: Abbas AbuSaeedi
Publisher: Ansarian Publication
Pub. Date: 1995/04/21