Khamenei blasts "disgustingly sick" Western
TEHRAN, Sept 5 (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
said the "disgustingly sick" behaviour of Western youth reveals
the West is ill-suited to control the destiny of the world, papers reported
"Although the Western hemisphere is at the peak of material,
scientific, industrial and economic advancements, it has not been able
to handle its youth," Khamenei told a meeting of student volunteers
in the Islamic Basiji militia on Saturday.
"In Western societies numerous youth have been drowned in devastating
catastrophes, namely addiction, criminal offences and disgustingly sick
promiscuous behaviour," he said, quoted in the English-language Iran
He said their decadence was also shown by a lack of interest in social
affairs and low participation in elections.
"All these things plainly reveal Western youth have been experiencing
"As a result the boastful remarks of the Zionist theoreticians
and the American political think-tanks about the West being in absolute
the fate of the members of the international community at large proves
futile," Khamenei said.
In contrast "the Islamic establishment is privileged with outstanding
and distinguished youth," Khamenei told the youth fighters.
Some five million people, or about one-twelfth of the nation, are
thought to belong to the Basiji.