Foreign Policy

“…Khamenei has long said his animosity is directed not at the American people but at their government. In keeping with that notion, he says his new letter isn’t addressed to Western leaders, whom he accuses of intentionally distorting the truth, but to young people who may still have open minds…”

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TIME magazine

“…In the 900-word letter, Khamenei set out certain requests for those reading the letter. “Study and research the incentives behind this widespread tarnishing of the image of Islam”, he said, encourage them to try to gain a first hand knowledge of Islam, rather than accepting his own or any other reading of the religion…”

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CNN

“…Khamenei has long said his animosity is directed not at the American people but at their government. In keeping with that notion, he says his new letter isn’t addressed to Western leaders, whom he accuses of intentionally distorting the truth, but to young people who may still have open minds…”

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The Week

“…Knowing that the best way to reach the youth of Europe and North America is via Twitter, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used the social network to promote an open letter he felt he needed to write following the terrorist attacks in Paris ….”

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World.Mic

“…Perhaps his letter should have been addressed to Western media rather than Western youths: American cable news networks are routinely embarrassing themselves with “experts” and lines of guests who reinforce the “us vs. them” division between the West and the entire Muslim world after successive atrocities committed by Islamic militants …”

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Khaleej Times

“…Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei’s open letter to the youth in West humbly urging them to analyse and interpret teachings of the great religion on their own is a departure from the trend of imposing preconceived notions on believers of other faiths…”

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