I believe that the leader penned the second letter to the youth in the West because “he is very well aware that the future of Western countries in one day belongs to the hands of the younger generation,” Dr. Tadej Strehovec told Tasnim on Monday.
He said the letter stresses that it is very critical for the younger generation to be informed about the roots of terrorism, adding that it also invites people to deepen their knowledge and faiths about “the main causes of the violence” sweeping the world.
“I believe this (the letter) is very good. I was very surprised because in the West and in our newspapers there was no mention of this letter. So this is a good opportunity to bring this letter with ourselves to my country and of course to publish it in my language as well,” Strehovec said.
The Slovenian priest also said that the main problem between the West and certain Islamic countries lies in lack of dialogue and information.
He urged Muslim and Christian leaders to help open up more opportunities for dialogue among Muslims and Christians.
Ayatollah Khamenei’s second letter to the youth in the West was released on Sunday, November 29, following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
In the letter, the Leader underlined that it is only the “youth , who by learning lessons from today’s hardships, will be able to find new solutions for building the future, and block off-roads which have led the West to this current position.”
The Leader’s letter came against the backdrop of a renewed wave of attempts in the West to spread Islamophobia after a string of terrorist attacks claimed by Daesh (ISIL) shocked Paris on November 13.