Those international coalitions that claim to be fighting against terrorists are not trustworthy in any way because these destructive forces – particularly America – are the ones that stand behind the scenes of creating and supporting terrorists such as DAESH (ISIS). The outright enemies of Islam and the enemies that show enmity in the name of Islam are the two blades of the same pair of scissors. In the face of such dangerous enemies, Islamic countries should safeguard their own identity and interests by increasing their cooperation. Pinning one’s hopes on the west’s and America’s support and assistance in fighting against terrorist such as DAESH and Boko Haram is a wrong course of action. According to precise information that we have, the Americans and some reactionary governments in the region are directly helping DAESH. ~Ayatollah Khamenei, 11/23/2015
Letter of Sheikh Nimr to his Mother before his execution
For My Patient Mother Umme Ja'far':
My mother! always be grateful to God and accept the fate that is awaiting to you; because What God has foreordained for you is more better than its human one, and what he has chosen for us is more wisely than what we want for ourselves; It is true that we need to pray and to ask him anything but he knows our interests better than us.
Praise be to God, who orders people while they are living under the shadow of his rule, [so] nobody can change anything unless the will of God be at that way. My mom! Be aware that God is seer of what people are doing even the smallest one and [our works] are not out of his will; it is enough for us to know that what happens to us are only on the basis of divine providence and nothing else.
At the end, I leave you and all people to God who is the best guardian and protector.