Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's strategist provided the
religious justification for the annihilation of Israel and the Jewish
people, in a document published on conservative Farsi website Alef.
Reports of the document began to circulate the internet this week.
document, written by strategy specialist Alireza Forghani,
outlined the reasons why, "In the name of Allah, Iran must attack Israel
Claiming to only represent the personal opinion of its author, and not
the Iranian government, the doctrine was published on a website believed
to have close ties with the Ayatollah.
Forghani called the Jewish state a "cancerous tumor for the
Middle East" and reminded his readers that "All our
troubles are due to Israel!"
"Every Muslim is obliged to equip
himself against Israel," he urged, reasoning that if the Muslim world
does not attack Israel in the near future, "the opportunity could be
lost and it may not be possible to stop them."
The document explained
that the war against Israel must be carried out in the name of
"defensive jihad" - or the protecting of Islam against aggressors "who
want to gain domination over the Muslims and kill them."
clarified that although Israel had yet to strike Iran, its occupation
of Palestinian lands already justifies an attack as Islam dictates that
"the political borders [of the world] cannot divide Muslims and the
earth is divided into two parts - Muslim countries and non-Muslim
Forghani pointed out that Israel is the only country in the world with
a Jewish majority, using the findings of the Israel Central Bureau of
Statistics's last consensus for veracity.
He posited that since
Israel requires US and western support in order to attack Iran, the
latter should take advantage of western "passiveness" to "wipe out
The document also provides a "concise description of
mid- and long-range ballistic missiles that can target territories of
this regional cancerous tumor" and destroy Israel in "less than nine