„By using power, money, fraud, the enemy is interested in gaining control over the world of Islam.“

—  Mohammad Emami-Kashani, Friday Sermon at Tehran University by Ayatollah Mohammad Emami-Kashani. http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/60.htm May 2004.
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