By Our Reporter
The Iranian community in Uganda together with their Uganda friends have commemorated the heroic General and former commander of the Iranian revolutionary force Corps, Quds Brigade, Qasem Soleimani.
Gen. Qasem Soleimani was assassinated in a U.S drone strike at Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020 on the orders of the former U.S. President Donald Trump.
In a recent interview, the former military intelligence chief of the Israeli regime admitted the involvement of the Israeli regime in the premeditated assassination of Martyr Soleimani, stating that the “Israeli intelligence played a part” in that assassination, and described it as “an achievement” and one of the two significant and important assassinations during his term.
Speaking at the commemoration at the Cultural Consulate of the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kampala, Mohammad Reza Ghezelsofla, the Cultural Counselor of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kampala said that Qasem Soleimani was assassinated because he was awakening people from Zionism, terrorism and imperialism.
“Lt. General Qasem Soleimani was the manifestation of religious values and beliefs and it was evidenced through his actions and faith. He was fighting oppression against others.He was someone who knew his time and worked tirelessly not to be cheated by enemies.” He said
Adding, “people like Soleimani know that death is transferring from this life to the next hereafter. Qasem Soleimani was not only a military personnel but also a dedicated father and husband, a series of goodness was flowered in his characters.
Today, the World is facing terrorism which is a project by White men to damage the beautiful face of Islam and imploring different terrorist groups in various countries.”
Prof Adam Ssebyala, the president of Uganda Shia Ithna Ashari Muslim community described Qasem as one of the greatest heros and a celebrated Military General who was struggling for the oppressed and fulfilling the Imam Ali Khamenei’s instructions for Unity and Peace.
“Palestinians from Israel prisons cried when they learnt that Martyr Lt. General Qasem Soleimani was murdered which meant that he was on Truth and Right way.The most Influential people don’t need to have big sums of money on their bank accounts such as prophet Muhammad Pbuh, prophet Isa, Imam Khomeini, Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela,etc.”
He reminded participants on how material desires are killing Muslims and on how the great men ever lived didn’t build magnificent buildings but their respective followers built for them magnificent graves.
“He was not looking for material gain, he gave in whatever he had for not only Iran but all suffering people especially in the Arab Peninsula.” He revealed.