Speaking in his class in Qom, grand ayatollah Jafar Sobhani discussed what he called the tricks of the pagan to destroy Islam.
"One of their tricks was to make accusations against the prophet. Since Islam was in opposition to their interests they would do such things,” he said.
Sobhani added "They restricted the prophet and his followers to the Abi-Talib valley for three years. Following them, our enemies have been putting us under economic sanctions for years and they would not just stop their stupidity.”
"There were misled sects at the dawn of Islam which granted only beliefs as the criteria for religiosity. They did not care about actions. Today also Persian-speaking satellite channels follow the same tracks. They try to take people’s faith away from them,” the cleric added.
He further said "Satellite channels promote vulgar fashion, music, and makeup. They are trying to destroy social morals.”