The following are excerpts from a Friday sermon at Tehran University, delivered by Ayatollah Mohammad Emami-Kashani. The sermon was broadcast by Iranian TV's Channel 1:
Ayatollah Emami-Kashani: The West came and separated the heavens from the earth. The West came and separated between life and God. They have become miserable and they do not know what to do. They are unable to take account of their future. They see their existence as hollow? Hollow and empty. Who emptied them? Those same superpowers did it. Those arrogant rich Zionists did this in order to derive pleasure from every boy and girl.
I say to the American people: What is this life you are living? Why do you keep silent? What situation are you in? I say to you the American people, according to the Koran: "They drive their people into the house of perdition." Your lives are lost, you will collapse, America will collapse.
I must tell our youth and the youth of the entire Islamic world: The arrogant world is committing all these crimes in order to empty the brains of the youth and send them to drug addiction and a life of decadence and sloth, so their brains will be empty and when it (the arrogant world) comes to rob their home, they will be sleeping and will not wake up? they will be drunk and will not wake up. This is the issue. This is the main issue.