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Islam’s Victimization of Iran

Some 1400 years ago, across the arid Arabian Peninsula roamed disparate primitive tribes in a constant state of war with one another. Acts of violence, pillage, and slave trading were their way of life. Out of necessity and practicality, they refrained from active warfare for only one month a year—the month of Moharam (the forbidden month). Even during this lull in active warfare, the various tribes rearmed and prepared for the next eleven months of bloodletting. Violence of the worst kind and form was their way of life.

Although the ongoing warfare inflicted great suffering and death, it remained the major means of livelihood for the survivors in the harsh desert, which sustained little other than hardy goats, desert-suited camels, and the indispensable vehicles of war—horses.

Violent death ruled. The victor had a reprieve for a time ‘til he became the victim.

Then, there was a new summons. An orphan from the tribe of Quraish by the name of Muhammad, the son of the late Abdullah, offered the savages a deal they couldn’t refuse. He said that they should stop worshiping all the various idols in the idolatry of Mecca and turn to the one and only god, Allah, one of their numerous idols. He said Allah is the creator of the universe, and Allah has another world of immense bounty and pleasure. He promised the savages that by embracing Allah, banding together, and carrying out his commands, they assure themselves of great worldly spoils and eternal admission to a glorious paradise.

Muhammad promised further that instead of warring against one another, as they have done for millennia, for a pittance of reward, they could venture beyond the impoverished desert into a world of great wealth and bounties. Muhammad motivated his rapidly growing body of followers to rally around him by proclaiming, (1) if they are victorious they will have the treasures of the infidels as well as their women and children as enslaved people to hold or sell, (2) if the faithful kill the infidels in doing the work of Allah, further reward awaits them in paradise and, (3) in the unlikely event that they are killed, they find themselves in Allah’s glorious paradise for an eternal life of joy and bliss.

Muhammad’s outlandish, frequently confused, and often contradictory incoherent rhetoric made the less gullible few question his sanity. They dismissed him as an “Insane Poet.” Yet, the generality of the savages found in him their savior—the one who would lead them to all the good in this world and the next. It was a win-win proposition for them. Win, and you are rewarded handsomely, lose your life, and go directly to heaven. How could they refuse?

Muhammad preached that earthly life is a small price for eternal life. It is the next life that the faithful should seek. Hence, Islam can rightfully be considered a cult of death, not life. It will never run out of volunteers to sacrifice their lives until Islam itself expires.

Gladly placing their lives on the line, sword in hand, on the steed of greed, the well-adapted killers of Arabia sallied outward under the banner of Islam. In the space of a few centuries, these savages rampaged through much of the civilized world and inflicted death and great destruction in their path.

An early victim of these marauding conquerors was Persia—Iran—arguably one of the greatest civilizations known to humanity. The ancient Iranians gave humanity its first charter of human rights and championed the ideals of tolerance, justice, and autonomy of the diverse peoples in their vast empire. Islam systematically destroyed that civilization and, over time, tried its utmost to replace it with a brutal way of thinking and behaving. Millions of Iranians resisted the savagery and paid with their lives. Some were forced to live under the jizyah—poll tax levied on non-Muslims.

Others lost their identity and heritage and embraced the ways of their new rulers. It is this band of savages, an oppressive, tyrannical minority, that is presently ruling Iran. Yet, even under the rule of Islamofascism, the overwhelming majority of Iranians of various ethnicities and religions remain faithful to their ancient creed—a creed that was given to the world by Zoroaster. The faith of Zoroaster, based on the triad of Good Thoughts, Good Speech, and Good Deeds, constituted the standard of life for the Persians. Other teachings of the faith of Zoroaster, arguably the most ancient divine religion, have inspired the teachings of different faiths.

The influence of Zoroastrianism in Judaism, for instance, is so compelling that some religious scholars have called Judaism “Moses through Zoroastrian eyes.” Furthermore, during the rule of the Zoroastrian kings of Persia, the Old Testament was recorded in written form for the first time. Teachings such as Good and Evil, Heaven and Hell, Resurrection, and Paradise derive from the Faith of Zoroaster. In reality, both Judaism and Christianity have their roots in Zoroastrianism.

W.Y. Evans-Wentz, an Oxford professor and one of the world’s leading authorities on Eastern mysticism and religion, contends, “Without Zarathustra, there would be no Christ. “The spiritual bond between Zoroaster’s faith and Christianity is further evidenced by the travel of the three Zoroastrian Magi, who anticipated the birth of the infant Jesus and traveled from Iran to celebrate his birth.

It is evident that Islam succeeded in destroying the magnificent Persian civilization, or at least stifled it to a great extent. Presently, once again, with renewed vigor, Islam is aiming to destroy another civilization—the Judeo-Christian civilization. This civilization constitutes a living falsification of the Islamic primitive and backward creed. Islamofascism presents a clear and present danger, not only to Western civilization but to the entire civilized world, as is evidenced by the ruling Islamists in Iran.

Iran of today, on the one hand, has the potential of rapidly becoming a nuclear state and becoming a formidable adversary that would not settle for anything less than the total subjugation of the free world. On the other hand, in Iran’s people and culture, there is a genuine potential for replacing the doomsday-bent Mullahcracy and making Iran the free world’s staunchest partner in the Islamic world.

The overwhelming majority of Iranians of today stand shoulder to shoulder with the civilized, free people of the world to defeat Islamofascism. The Iranians still have their heritage. They have pride in their ancient creed of light—that of Zoroastrianism. They see themselves as inheritors of a great culture and tradition—that of Cyrus the Great, the exemplary just king, and are determined to pay any price to put an end, once and for all, to the virulent disease of Islamofascism.

©2024. Amil Imani. All rights reserved.

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UPDATE: Victory for Iran — Hegemony Over the Arabian Peninsula

Iran has thrown  a lasso around Arabian peninsula with Houthi Shia takeover in Yemen.  Friends of ours here in Pensacola have two serving U.S. Marine Captains. One of them was in charge of  Marine Security for our embassies in the Middle East.  He called home to say that he was in the last group of 10 persons that  vacated the U.S. Embassy in Saana, Yemen, He told his parents in a phone call of the circuitous trip to the airport in Yemen’s capital evading Houthi checkpoints. The flight took the group to safety in Dubai. Yemen is now a failed state that will likely devolve into sectarian war between the minority Houthi and the divided majority Sunni.  It also marks another failure of this  exemplar  of the Obama ‘no name’ counterterrorism strategy.

Saudi Arabia’s fences on its northern and southern borders may become the equivalent of France’s Maginot Line that failed to stop the Nazi blitzkrieg in 1940 that saw the demise of Third Republic. The Kingdom has the largest number of Islamic State foreign fighters who will constitute a fifth column upon return to the Wahhabist realm.  That gives Iran virtual control of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, plus Lebanon with Proxy Hezbollah.  Then  there are restive majority Shia in Bahrain and oppressed Shia sitting atop Saudi Arabia’s oil fields in the eastern province on the Persian Gulf. Some argue that Iran may have even been complicit  fostering the rise of ISIS despite the alleged hatred between radical Islamist Salafist and Apocalyptic Twevlers in Tehran.

If President Obama’s quest for a nuclear pact with the Islamic Regime in Tehran occurs on March 24th with the P5+1 final agreement, Iran becomes a nuclear hegemon threatened the region, America’s ally Israel  and the West. Remember that agreement excludes ICBMs that may be capable of covering Europe and beyond.  Yesterday Uruguay arrested a senior Iranian diplomat  alleged to be involved in a possible repeat in Montevideo  of the Iranian sponsored 1992 Buenos Aires blast at the Israeli Embassy.

Obama’s ‘Strategic Patience”  document released Thursday amounts to capitulation and appeasement of Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, IS, Taliban and Al Qaeda. To say nothing of his failed Russian reset with Imperialist Putin in the Ukraine and  failed pivot to contain China’s saber rattling in East Asia  He even changed the wording of his original war declaration against IS  from “degrade and destroy” to “degrade and destroy”.  He is worse than British PM Neville Chamberlain at Munich in 1938 that sold out pre-war Czechoslovakia. At least Chamberlain brought Sir Winston Churchill into his cabinet after the declaration of war against Nazi Germany on September 3, 1939  as First Lord of the Admiralty, a prelude to Churchill being asked by King George VI to form a government on May 10,1940 following Chamberlain’s resignation.

Obama and  many Democratic Senators and Representatives deplore the proposed speech by Israel’s PM Netanyahu on the dangers of  Iran and radical Islam before a Joint Session of Congress on March 3rd at the invitation of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. If that does occur then the leader of America’s only democratic ally in the Middle East, who is said to speak in Churchillian cadence, will like the fabled UK wartime premier, have a third opportunity to present his prescient views.

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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in the New English Review. The featured image is of Houthi Shia rebels in Yemen.