Remember back a few days when Sunni Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi asserted that “the capitalist system based on usury and paper and not on goods traded on the market” has collapsed while “Islamic economic philosophy is holding up?”
It looks as though Iran’s Shi’ite leadership reached the same conclusion:
“The school of Marxism has collapsed and the sound of the West’s cracking liberal democracy is now being heard,” supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday, recalling the fate of the Soviet Union.
Hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is backed by Khamenei, said on Tuesday that “it is the end of capitalism.”
“These people see the outcome of their bad deeds. This problem has spread to Europe now which makes us happy. The unhappier they are the happier we become,” Ayatollah Ali Janati, who heads the Guardians Council, said in last Friday’s prayer sermon.