"They [ask]: 'Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism?'
But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved.
[[[...]]] "When the dear Imam [Khomeini] said that [the Shah's] regime must go, and that we demand a world without dependent governments, many people who claimed to have political and other knowledge [asked], 'Is it possible [that the Shah's regime can be toppled]?' That day, when Imam [Khomeini] began his movement, all the powers supported [the Shah's] corrupt regime [[[...]]] and said it was not possible.
Imam [Khomeini] said:
'This regime that is occupying Qods [Jerusalem] must be Eliminated from the pages of history.' This sentence is very wise. The issue of Palestine is NOT an issue on which we can Compromise.
Is it possible that an [Islamic] front allows another front [i.e. country] to arise in its [own] heart
? This means defeat
, and he who accepts the Existence of this regime [i.e. Israel] in fact signs the defeat of the Islamic world.
In his battle against the World of Arrogance, our dear Imam [Khomeini] set the regime occupying Qods [Jerusalem] as the target of his fight.
I do not doubt that the new wave which has begun in our dear Palestine and which today we are also witnessing in the Islamic world is a wave of morality which has spread all over the Islamic world.
Very soon, this stain of disgrace [ie. Israel] will vanish from the center of the Islamic world - and this is attainable."