While Americans are thinking that the 9/11 is in the rearview mirror and that in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States has done enough and they don’t have to think about repetition of such jihadist attack anymore, according to media reports, the Islamic Education Center of Houston, Texas, is organizing a “group recitation” — sung by children as young as four — of a new Iranian anthem saluting Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.
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Commenting on this jihadist anthem, Iranian journalist Potkin Azarmehr Iranian news portal Kayhan Life said:
The [Iranian] regime hopes that the new anthem’s catchy tune will help win over a new generation. To reach a broad audience, the lyrics have been translated into several languages — part of Iran’s soft power strategy to export the revolution to the countries in the region and even further as far as England.
The original Persian lyrics of the anthem are heavily ideological: “In spite of my small size, when the time comes I will rise up for you … I am a child but the life of my family and I belong to you”.
The children also raise their right arm and sing: “I make an oath to become your Qassem Soleimani when you need me,” and pledge to become Khamenei’s “nameless soldiers,” a reference to Iran’s intelligence operatives.
In line with Iran’s practice of exporting the revolution, the anthem has been translated into Arabic, Turkish, Azeri, Urdu, Hindi and English.
In Turkey, the pro-Iranian Ahl-ul-Beyt Scholars Association (EHLADER) held a ceremony at Istanbul’s Imam Zin al-Abedin Mosque marking the anniversary of Khomeini’s death. It featured segregated and uniformed boys and girls singing “Salute Commander” in front of posters of Khomeini and the current leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
One of the speakers at the ceremony was Nureddin Şirin, the editor-in-chief of the pro-Iranian Kudüs TV [Al-Quds TV]. He was one of the suspects identified by Turkish prosecutors during a 2011 investigation into a sophisticated espionage network run by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. It exposed the depth and extent of infiltration of Turkish institutions by Iranian elements.
In Nigeria, pro-Iran Shias lined up children to sing the anthem while they held posters of Khomeini and Sheikh Zakzaky, the imprisoned pro-Iran head of Nigeria’s Islamic Movement, who wants to establish an Islamic Republic in Nigeria similar to Iran.
In South Lebanon, as many as 12000 children were gathered in Imam Khomeini Town located in the city of Zotar to sing the Lebanese version of the “Salute Commander”.
In one of the videos, the young daughter of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia commander, Jamal Hussein Faqih, who was killed fighting in Syria, can be seen crying while she sings the anthem as she becomes overwhelmed with emotions.
The English version of the music video for the anthem was made and performed at the Islamic Centre of England, the representative office of Iran’s supreme leader in London in the UK. The lyrics have been watered down in the English version. There is no mention of Qassem Soleimani, but the message is the same.
When the children in the UK sing “We wait under the flag of our leaders,” there should be no doubt that they refer not to the Queen, but to the Supreme Leader of Iran.
On February 20, 2019, the Islamic Education Center of Houston, Texas uploaded to its YouTube channel a video of a February 17 ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Morteza Kazemian, a tenth grader, spoke and said that the United States continues to sanction Iran because it is scared of it and that America’s two goals in the Middle East are to support Israel and Saudi Arabia. The audience chanted: “Away with the humiliation… Allah Akbar! Khamenei is our Leader!” In addition, young boys wearing scarves and green headbands sang a song that went: “We are your followers, you are our Leader… We are your soldiers, and together we can all be your power… May Allah always keep your hand upon us… A warrior just like the Battle of Khaybar… May you always be the light to our guidance”.
Khaybar notes the beginning of the Islamic ethnic cleansing of the Jews which originated the phrase, “Allahu Akbar”.
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