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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Why Iran Is So Antagonistic Towards Israel

Nadene Goldfoot

In view of the fact that there has been 3 attacks in India, Georgia and Thailand on Israelis this week by Iranians, Janet Napolitano has said that Jewish communities should be vigilant and step up security.  You never know.

Ever since the days of Queen Esther in 330 BCE, who was married to the Persian (today Iran) king Ahasuerus, when she had to deal with the blood-thirsty Haman who wanted to kill all the Jews, Jews have been the target of this country's hatred.  Haman just didn't like Jews, so plotted for their extermination and almost got away with it.   

This Shiite branch of Islam as been most harsh towards their attitude towards the Jewish people.  Their clerics taught that Jews were not "clean", (najis) even way back in the 16th century.  Sharia law (Islamic) was imposed on non-Muslims.  Mohammad Baqer al-Majisi, the Ayatollah Khomeini of the 16-17th century put  humiliating demands and restrictions on Jews .  By 1970 a professor of anthropology, Laurence Loeb, saw that the Muslims had such a fear of being polluted by Jews that it led to peculiar behavior in the Muslims.  An example was that if a Jew went into a pool where a Muslim was bathing at a public bath, the Muslim's clothing had to be rinsed out in case it had become polluted by the Jew. 

The continued acts to try to dehumanize the character of Jews, resulted in anti-Jewish violence with pogroms and forced conversions from the 17th to 19th centuries.   In 1834-48 under Shah Mahmud, the Jews in Meshed were forcibly converted. This is how whole areas of Persia became Judenrein (free of Jews). 

When Shah Pahlavi was deposed in 1979 in the "Khomeini revolution", the Sharia Law returned.  20,000 Jews left the country before Khomeini's return on February 1st.  By the 16th of March, the head of the Jewish community, Habib Elghanian, was arrested and charged by an Islamic revolutionary tribunal with "corruption" and "contacts with Israel and Zionism".  He was shot on May 8th. 

One of the teachers I taught with in Safed, Israel was from Iran.  His uncle had been hung during this period for being Jewish.  They most likely trumped up stupid charges, just like the Nazis did to my uncle in Germany when they grabbed him and put him in jail in 1938 for taking his cow to market.  My cousin's husband was an escapee from Iran.  He had to leave secretly at night on a camel as did his friends.  I believe some of the others were shot in this escape out of the country.  Luckily her husband made it and is a doctor now in the USA. 

Dhimmis (non Muslims) are considered to be on a lower level of belief and conviction, so if a Muslim kills a dhimmi, his punishment is not serious.  We are part of the unclean list: urine, excrement, sperm, blood, a dog, a pig, bones, Jewish men and women, other dhminnis,  wine, beer, and perspiration of a camel that eats filth. 

Sunnis and Shiites share one thing; at the dawning of messianic times the Jews must all suffer a violent death, to the last one.  In this belief they quote the famous hadith (Sahih Muslim, Book 40, Number 6985 which is attributed to Muhammad. 

Remember in 2009 there was a revolution in Iran that we all watched on TV and cried when Nadia was killed.  This "green Revolution" in the streets was a fight between the Rafsanjani/Mousavi faction and their mullahs against the Ahmadinejad/Khameini faction and their mullas.  Both groups favor Iranian nukes and the jihad genocide of the Jewish state of Israel.  It looks like Iran will remain an oppressive Shiite theocracy that it became in  1502 with the exception of the period from 1925 to 1979 under the Pahlavis.

Ayatollah Khomeini's 1942 speech, "Islam Is Not a Religion of Pacifists" plainly stated that all the countries conquered by Islam will be marked for everlasting salvation, for they shall live under Allah's law-the Sharia.  Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war.  They are witless.  Islam says:  Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all!    I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim. 

And among non-believers, they have a special hatred for Jews, of course.  Khomeini's Iran has a campaign of vilification and proxy violence against the "Zionist entity," Israel.  For Ahmadinejad, the destruction of Israel is an open policy.  Khomenei added, "the Jew is the most obstinate enemy (Koran 5:82) of the devout.  The main war will determine the destiny of mankind.  The reappearance of the Twelfth Imam will lead to a war between Israel and the Shia. 

Jews are described as adherents of the Dajjal or Antichrist.  Some traditions say the Dajjal is Jewish and that when he appears he will be with 70,000 Jews from Isfahan (town in Persia where Jews were settled by Queen Esther) dressed in robes and armed with sabers and their head will be covered by some veil.  When he is defeated, his 70,000 men will be slaughtered.  According to Sahih Muslim, book 40, #6985, if a Jew is under a tree or stone, they will tattle on them and warn the Muslim.  On the day of resurrection, the vanquished Jews will be in hellfire which will atone for Muslims who have sinned, sparing them from this fate. 

Ahmadinejad  believes in  the coming of the hidden iman-mahdi with divine power followed by thousands of warriors.  He will conquer the world and estabish Shiism as the supreme religion and rule.  When he comes there will be a terrible war and lots of bloodshed.  Ahmadinejad has even built a special boulevard for him to enter Teheran.  He thinks he is the herald of this mahdi. 

All this, I feel, explains why Ahmadinejad is so defiant towards the USA and Israel.  He wants to bring it all on.  He can't wait.   He has nothing to lose.  His conception of life is much different than ours.  So he continues to tell us his atomic plant is only for medical purposes.  We have good reason to doubt this.  He's after the A bomb.  The European Union has said they are cutting off imports of oil as of July 1.  I hope that won't be too late to stop their production of nuclear fuel.

Resource: National Review Online  Iran's final solution for Israel by Andrew Bostom from Willie Paterson.  
Oregonian Newspaper, 2/16/12  page A9, Iran's science "achievements" downplayed as hype in West on their nuclear program.

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