Most of the leadership of al Jama’at al Islamiyyah say that this may have been the views of Khomeini, however, his contact with al Jama’at al Islamiyyah has helped in developing within him reasonable views that aren’t fringe nor extremist.
Our answer to this is as follows:
We are unaware of the origin of such talk and we wish that our brothers avoid speaking and writing in a method that floats mere assumptions. We have conducted an in depth study of the writings of Khomeini, more so of his works since he has taken up residence in France. We have yet to find a shred of evidence to substantiate their claims. During his stay in France the magazine al Kifah al Arabi presented the following question to him in its 23rd edition:
Is the Islamic state that you are advocating for the early Islamic state that you are endeavouring to revive or is it innovative idea?
He replied saying,
The Shia have, from its earliest stages, made efforts to establish an unprejudiced Islamic state which was established during the era of Nabi salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and that of Imam ‘Ali ‘alayh al Salam. We believe it to be worthy of revival. However, throughout history the oppressors have curtailed the amplification of such a system…
The following is our observations of his answer:
Amongst the leaflets distribute by the Rafidi Iranian administration is an excerpt of Mahdi al Hussaini marking his arrival in Muharram 1399 A.H. in which he says:
ان الثورة التي يريدها الله : شيعية المنطلق، اسلامية الصيغة، عالمية الأهداف
The revolution that Allah intends is Shia in spirit, Islamic in its form, and with a universal goal.
Shia in spirit! Grave is the word that comes out of their mouths; they speak not except a lie. From the clear words and statements of the Rafidah, is there any inference of them having changed? Until when will the leaders of this group make light of their ideology and until when will they try to build bridges with them upon a basis that does not exist?