Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said in a September 1, 2022 statement that was aired on IRINN TV (Iran) that the world today has a modern form of Jahiliyyah, which is an Islamic term used to refer to the "Era of Ignorance" that preceded Islam. He said that the modern Jahiliyyah's only difference from the "same old" Jahiliyyah is that it takes the form of various "isms" and in that it has the power of science, technology, and the media to spread its message. In addition, President Raisi said that in the modern Jahiliyyah, the "very ugly and despicable" practice of homosexuality, is used in order to present countries as civilized.
President Ebrahim Raisi: "Today's modern Jahiliyah [pre-Islamic 'Era of Ignorance'] is the same old Jahiliyah, but it comes with various forms of "ism." The difference is that the modern Jahiliyah has science and technology as well as the power of the media. It has employed power, money, and multiple capabilities in order to spread its message of Jahiliyah across the world and in order to present the ugliest practices as the criterion for civilization. If it wants to present a certain country as civilized, it does this with a very ugly and despicable practice: Homosexuality.