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Islam Forms Basis for Popular Uprisings in Region
  Iranian Culture Minister Seyed Mohammad Hosseini underlined the role of Islamic teachings in inspiring the regional people in their fight against tyrannical rulers, and said Islam forms the basis for popular uprisings in the region.
Sunday 12 February 2012 09:53
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Islam Forms Basis for Popular Uprisings in Region
 Bfnews: Hosseini said that Muslims and freedom-seeking people throughout the world have regarded Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution as their role-model and they are closely watching the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Hosseini said on Friday evening that the Muslim nations should be provided with and gain access to valuable experiences of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

"The basis of the popular uprisings in the regional revolutions is Islam and Islamic teachings," he added.

Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister noted that God willingly after the uprisings of Islamic awakening, the restrictions on the regional countries have been removed and it is a valuable opportunity for seminary theologians to introduce the genuine Islamic culture to the people of the world.

Since the beginning of 2011, the Muslim world has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions similar to what happened in Iran in 1979. 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 and Moammer Qaddafi.

Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.

Bahrain and Yemen, however, have experienced the deadliest clashes. In Bahrain the military intervention of the Saudi-led forces from the neighboring Arab states has further fueled the crisis in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.