Iran has established a strong presence in Africa primarily through financial and commercial support to economically weak African governments or through bribes to corrupt leaders and dictators, all of whom ignore or underestimate the long-term threat posed by the Iranian-promoted militant Islam.
Since its establishment in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made enormous efforts to export its revolution around the world.
Iranian diplomats, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and subordinate organs have spread Shi’ite doctrine and engaged in direct subversion, terrorism and organized crime such as drug-smuggling.
Al Mustafa international university founded in 2007 is one of the most important among these organizations. Funded and controlled by the Iranian regime, Al Mustafa trains foreign Shia clerics, scholars and missionaries. Its main campuses are in Iran and has more than one hundred seminaries, Islamic schools and religious centers around the world. The Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is the highest authority of Al Mustafa University.
Al-Mustafa’s most important African centers are located in Nigeria, a country with several million Shiites, where the university operates five schools and seminaries with nearly one thousand students from Nigeria and neighboring states.
Iran considers the Al-Mustafa network a formidable tool to export its revolution. In his speech to students and staff, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explained Tehran’s mandate to spread “pure Islamic thoughts” and liberate the Islamic nation from “the arrogant powers’ hand of oppression and aggression,” and emphasized the role that Al-Mustafa plays in carrying out this mission.
Iran sponsored an Al-Quds Day rally in Yola, Nigeria, in 2017. Iran’s Al-Mustafa International University is responsible for exporting Tehran’s revolutionary ideology. The university’s goal is to spread anti-American ideology and to “liberate Palestine” and “eradicate Israel.”
The commemoration of the Quds (Jerusalem) – Uganda
Quds day is an annual celebration that started in 1979 by Imam Khomeini, the leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and it is celebrated every last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
During the commemoration of the Quds (Jerusalem) day that was organised by the Uganda Shia Ithna Asheri Muslim Community and held at Cavendish University on Friday, he said:” Regardless of the religious difference, the human nature should have a heart for everyone as it is endowed in the African religious values. Use the spirit of Pan Africanism to defend the oppressed from wherever they are for humanity cause as Ubuntu family.”
The 2021 Quds (Jerusalem) day was celebrated under the theme: “Defending Quds is the criteria for Humanity and Religious Virtue” and according to Prof. Adam Ssebyala, lecture from Al Mustafa Islamic college, Palestinians have been under lockdown since 1948 by the Israelites ever since chairman Gorge Habashi hijacked the country and it is the duty of the people to get organised before the government comes in.
Ugandans pay tribute to Gen. Soleimani
Friends of Iran in Uganda thronged the Cultural Counsel of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kololo to join the rest of the world in paying tribute to the late Iranian top army commander General Qasem Soleimani.
Ghezelsofla, addressing the congregation
According to “sunrise.ug” – While addressing the congregation, Muhammed Rezor Ghezelsofla, the Iranian Cultural chancellor, said General Soleimani was a manifestation of peace and a role model.
“To his enemies he was seen as a terrorist but to we Iranians and all other peace lovers in the region, General Soleimani has been a protector. He not only loved protecting his country but also other countries in the region who needed help like in Palestine, Iraq, Pakistan and all other countries,” Ghezelsofla said.
Ghezelsofla added that although Soleimani was killed, his culture and his way will remain.
Ghezelsofla added that Soleiman was seen as an obstacle to colonialism from the west. “He fought against any kind of terrorism, corruption, oppression.”
“I am happy that Ugandans have joined us in commemorating his death because today (Monday) we are here at the Cultural Counsel, and tomorrow Tuesday, the Quran and Itra groups have organised a session at Kampala Road on the same cause and the Pay Any Amount to Save Shiites Ahylbite (PAASSA) have also organised a prayer in Najanankumbi on the same issue,” he added.
Hajat Hadijah Katongole from Kampala International University rallied religious leaders to emulate Imam Khomeini on interfaith unity and harmony.
Prof Adam Ssebyala on the legacies of the late Imam Khomeini citing his advise from Will to different categories and sectors of society.
Sheikh Jaaluluddini Twaha Luwagga on Tolerance during the 32nd Demise Anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran,Imam Khomeini(R.H) in Kampala
According to CCIRI – Ayatollah Khamenei donates $120,000 to free prisoners. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has donated 5 billion rials ( $120,000 at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help release inmates of crimes.