If you let the media educate you about Islam the only thing you will learn is hate
I don’t insist that you accept my reading or any other reading of Islam . What I want to say is : Don’t allow this dynamic and effective reality in today’s world to be introduced to you through resentments and prejudices . Don’t allow them to hypocritically introduce their own recruited terrorists as representatives of Islam .
Receive knowledge of Islam from its primary and original sources .
Gain information about Islam through the Qur’an and the life of its great Prophet . I would like to ask you whether you have directly read the Qur’an of the Muslims . Have you studied the teachings of the Prophet of Islam and his humane , ethical doctrines ? Have you ever received the message of Islam from any sources other than the media ?
I would like you not to allow the derogatory and offensive image-buildings to create an emotional gulf between you and the reality , taking away the possibility of an impartial judgment from you . Today , the communication media have removed the geographical borders . Hence , don’t allow them to besiege you within fabricated and mental borders .
Seyyed Ali Khamenei 21st Jan . 2015