“We will form the 100-million-strong Basij force of the Muslim world to materialize the promise of the late Imam Khomeini about the freedom of the noble Quds,” Naqdi said.
He underlined that Basij will bravely and steadfastly continue its struggle and fight for the freedom of Quds from the occupation of the Zionist regime and to release all mankind from the claws of the world arrogant powers.
Naqdi’s remarks come against the backdrop the Muslim world’s popular uprisings and revolutions which are similar to what happened in Iran in 1979 under the leadership of the late Imam Khomeini.
Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.
Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Libya have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.
While Libya celebrated the victory of its revolution after the death of the country’s dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, in October, uprisings continue in several other Muslim states.
Regional analysts and officials have underlined that Iran’s Islamic Revolution led by the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, is the source of inspiration for the growing tides of Islamic awakening in the region.
Earlier, Ayatollah Khamenei had also underscored the profound and vast influence of Iran’s Islamic Revolution on the growing waves of Islamic awakening in the region.
“Thanks to Islam and Islamic Revolution, a popular and overall Islamic awakening has happened in the region today, which will definitely yield its results as it has already yielded (some of) its results in certain points,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in April.
Analysts believe that Iran’s inspiration on these nations means that they share Iran’s goals and ideals and are, thus, willing to joint such a 100-million-strong force.