Shortly after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Imam Khomeini (RA) declared the last Friday of Holy month of Ramadan as the Global Day of Quds. This announcement, a turning point in the history of the Islamic Revolution, had tremendous impact on the world of Islam, inviting massive numbers of Muslims to participate in an all-out struggle against the Zionist regime.
The goal behind the Imam's call was to mobilize Muslims world over in all political, social, cultural and economic strata and to wage full-fledged war against world arrogance, particularly the United States and Zionists.
The Imam firmly believed that while Muslims make up one-fourth of the world population and enjoy natural resources along with huge petro-dollar wealth, why should Muslim governments not play a decisive role in liberating the occupied Palestine still under occupation by the Zionist regime? Imam Khomeini (RA) always deeply regretted the tragedy of Palestine. His guidelines revived the culture of resistance against the enemies of Islam not only among Iranians but also Muslims living in the remotest parts of the world.
The long-standing policy of Islamic Republic spelled out by the late leader of the Islamic Revolution, finds reality by total annihilation of the Zionist regime, with which Muslims should in no way compromise.
Every year on this glorious occasion, Muslims like their Iranian brethren, hold rallies to demonstrate their firm determination to liberate the first Qibla of Muslims and the third holiest site of Islam. The massive demonstrations will ultimately draw widespread attention to the majesty of Islam from the oppressors of the world.
The ceremonies marking the global day of Quds in Muslim countries and elsewhere in the world in recent years have had outstanding repercussions. The Muslim people demonstrate their anger and protest the current negotiations between the Zionist government and some Arab states.
The recent Palestinian revolutionary movements are an everlasting erupting volcano in spite of numerous conspiracies orchestrated by the United States and Zionists strategists. The popular opposition against Zionists is deeply rooted in the religious belief of Muslims. According to political observers, three major factors: Zionist crimes, betrayals of some Arab states and anger of the people, have always been supplementary to one another in the Middle East geopolitics.
On Quds Day Muslim nations display their solid determination to struggle against Zionists, the symbol of aggression, massacre, state terrorism and numerous other criminal acts.
On Quds Day, people not only shout slogans against Tel Aviv regime but also express their fury against the so-called Muslim governments which, by keeping silence, have paved the way for the occupation of Islamic territories.
In previous years on Quds Days, the Zionist regime repeatedly prohibited Muslim Palestinians from performing congregational prayers in the vicinity of Al-Aqsa Mosque, while at the same time in some Islamic countries, the government forces prevented demonstration against Zionists.
In view of the treatment of some Arab states there seems to be no difference between them and the Zionist regime as they pursue the same strategy exercised by the Zionists. To put it in a nutshell, they are the two sides of the same coin.