Commander of the Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi warned of the decadence and degradation of the codes of ethics in Europe and the US, warning that the European race is on the brink of extinction.
"The West's cultural invasion is not merely against the Iranian nation and it also includes their own nations (in Europe) as they intend to separate not just our, but also their own nations from ethics and morality because if the European and US nations live an ethics-based life, they won't accept the Zionists' cruelties so easily," Naqdi said, addressing Basij commanders in the Northeastern city of Mashhad on Wednesday.
"The result of institutionalization of corruption in the West is that their race is becoming extinct in such a way that history books should write 100 years later that a race named the European race existed on the Earth some time ago," he added.
In relevant remarks in July 2013, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined the necessity for all Muslims to stand against the western states' cultural invasion and domination.
He pointed to certain efforts made to promote Western culture in other societies, and said adherence to the Western culture by the majority of the people across the world “does not constitute a model or (good) reason to follow this culture in an Islamic society”.
“Quranic guidelines and criteria should be followed in an Islamic society,” the Leader further underlined, adding that faith, common sense, and the sayings of Imams and prophets constitute Quranic criteria.
Expressing satisfaction with the growing interest in the recitation and memorization of the holy Quran among the Iranian youth, the Leader urged all members of the society to read Quran.