|Fadlullah: We have stepped into the phase of open scientific struggle|
His Eminence, the Religious Authority Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, received a delegation of the Council of the Friends of the Graduates of El-Mabarrat Charity Association. Dr. Wajih Fanoos talked on behalf of the delegation stating that these selected few are ready to do anything for the benefit of El-Mabarrat graduates. His Eminence replied and the following is the text of his statement:
When we consider the whole region and the entire East, we notice that we are is still living in a state of civilizational struggle, which includes struggle over science, culture, economy, and security, for the international positions in the global arrogance movement consider us to be a milky cow due to the natural fortunes we have deep in the ground, such as oil and the like, as well as the fortunes moving on the surface just like we notice in the countries in which the water resources are abundant with what can nourish all Africa, as the case is in Sudan and maybe Egypt. However, these arrogant powers prevent our countries from turning into productive countries at the level of agriculture, because they refuse that we become self-sufficient even on the agricultural level, since if we do, this will grant us freedom at the time they want us to be slaves who consume the remains of their agricultural production.
He also said that the battle, nowadays, is mainly a scientific battle, because the international arrogance have found that there is a real chance in the region for the launch of a local scientific momentum that might prevent the export of its production into our countries that it wants them to remain consuming markets, so we have to consider certain aspects of the attack on Iran from this point of view…
He added: We have to understand that we have stepped into the phase of open scientific struggle and that the West, in some of its political positions, has become more strict in preventing our students from studying certain fields of specialization, for it fears that it might affect its policy that is based on besieging our ability to progress scientifically, as much as it fears that this might affect Israel… So, in this stage, we have to work on building our own scientific strength and to make sure that the internal dispute files between this country and the other do not have a negative effect on our attempts to achieve the supremacy and creativity we need in our civilizational march.
His Eminence ended his statement calling to focus on building guidance and planning centers to guide students towards what represents the ultimate interest for themselves and their societies, emphasizing the importance of the initiative conducted by the Council of the Friends of the Graduates of El-Mabarrat Charity Association to enhance this and fortifying the potentials of our societies on all levels.