Iran, Islam & Cyrus the Great
Column by Amil Imani – The current Islamic regime under the mullahs has shown, on countless occasions, its contempt both in words and deeds for the memory of the founding father of Persia – Cyrus the Great – including flooding the plain which houses the King’s tomb, destroying the archaeological sites of Pasargad and Persepolis, and harassing and intimidating those who would gather at the tomb of the enlightened king to commemorate the International Day of Cyrus the Great.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is staffed by diehard Islamists who are determined to wipe out all the traces of the pre-Islamic era. They aim to surpass every heinous crime committed for the past 1400 years by the Mohammedan followers. What is enshrined in the Cyrus Cylinder is unconditional respect for the complete rights of all the people of the world, an anathema to the Islamists’ credo.
I have come to the realization that it is not possible for a person to be a Muslim and live by the standards that the great king enunciated some 2500 years ago. Tolerating evil is not tolerance, it is a crime. That’s why Cyrus the Great clearly proclaimed that he would punish any official in his empire who did violate anyone’s human rights anywhere in his empire.
An illustration of the benevolent beliefs and practices launched by this unsurpassed historical figure goes back to the landmark action of King Cyrus the Great of Persia. The father of the human rights charter freed the “enslaved” Jews in Babylon and helped them go to their homeland, lead a peaceful life and worship their God without harming others or forcing them to become Zoroastrian. I learned from the great King how to be human and honor human rights. That’s what I have learned from the enlightened king and that is why I honor the great trailblazer of our ancient Iran. Human rights do not come with our birth certificates. People must defend this sacred right. And in my own humble way, that’s exactly what I am doing.
I hold Islam in violation of the sacred charter of Cyrus the Great by invading other lands, enslaving people, destroying their heritage and their way of life. I find Islam guilty of pursuing a multi-front attack, even to this day, on much of what is sacred to all civilized people. I consider Islam responsible for 1400 years of atrocities committed against my people. The litany of Islam’s wrong-doings is beyond the scope of this writing. Just look around you in the world and see the horrific things that true Muslims are doing, not only to the people they label infidel, but to their own various sects, under the misogynist, discriminatory banner of their belief.
Shamelessness, dissimulation, and all forms of deceptions and distortions are infused in true Muslims. Some, the brave few, manage to get a transfusion and replace the toxins in their systems. Most just plod along and don’t get all that concerned with the intricate issues of their religion, a sort of superficial affiliation that serves them in a complex way. Yet, others go the distance. These latter types do anything and say anything to keep the toxin intact in themselves and transmitting it to the next generation and all the people that they can infuse. That’s my take.
Millions of Iranians consider the mullahs, their lackeys and lobbyists as true enemies of Iran, the country of my birth. Let’s be clear, Iranians have never asked for charity from anybody, but all they are saying is that people and countries that are at clear risk from the mullahs ought to step to the plate and help the Iranians, in numerous effective ways to get rid of these usurpers, these religious fanatics who are hell-bent on promoting their deadly agenda. The Iranian people will assuredly dislodge these wolves and try them for their crimes with all due process, the due process that they have completely denied for the people of Iran for the past 33 years. But, tried they will be and they need help from our friends to destroy the common enemy before it escalates its bloodletting program, both in Iran and against Israel and eventually engulfing the entire world.
Iranians are dismayed by President Obama’s intent to make deals with these leaches and they would like to see the American people dissuade him from giving these murderers legitimacy. We do understand that self-interest is the motivating force for the individual and groups as well as nations. Thus, it is understandable that President Obama is taking serious steps to further America’s interest by negotiating with Iran’s Mullahs in the hope of stopping them from building nuclear weapons. This is an admirable objective. However, a number of troubling issues immediately come to mind.
For one, stopping the Mullahs from their pursuit of making the bomb is an unlikely possibility. It is an ineluctable fact. That achievement treats a symptom rather than eliminates the virulent disease of Shi’a’ Islamism. The best strategy that stands the greatest chance of success and entails the least risk of starting a cataclysmic chain reaction is for a “coalition of the willing,” to borrow a phrase, to rally behind the Iranian people.
President Obama is not a dictatorial leader like Iran’s so-called supreme leader Ali Khamenei. President Obama is elected by the people and he stands accountable to the people. Every American concerned about the well-being and security of the country should embark on a tireless campaign of convincing President Obama that a deal he aims to make with the illegitimate rulers of Iran is not worth the paper it will be written on.
It is, at best, appeasement to make any deals with the sworn enemy of the United States of America. How clearly and how often do the mullahs have to proclaim their irreconcilable and irreversible hostility toward the U.S. and Israel? These mullahs believe their own delusions of grandeur. They think that they can win their brinkmanship and they do firmly believe that they will outsmart America, rest of the world and will have their way. In the process, they are more than willing to do whatever services their objective, by any and all devious means. Dealing with the mullahs brings to mind the “peace in our time” that Chamberlin brought to England by his deal-making with the Fuhrer. Except that this time the stakes can be much higher and deadlier.
With respect to Israel, I have always said that the Israelis shouldn’t be trigger happy. If the hawks in Israel succeed in convincing the government to attack Iran’s facilities, it would be an answered prayer for the mullahs. My advice: Don’t do it. Don’t even think of doing it. Use all your power and influence to get the U.S. and its allies to move with serious extensive, crippling and immediate sanctions, in conjunction with counterrevolution, even if the duplicitous Russians and the conniving Chinese refuse to sign up in the effort. The slap-on-the-wrist type of sanctions is almost as bad as a military attack. It would give the mullahs more time to pursue their dream weapon.
We have invaluable allies on the ground in Iran. There are some 50 million Iranians who are the best hope of the world in that part of the world. These enlightened Iranians despise the Mullahs and have no animosity toward Israel or the United States. Most of these people are well-educated and smart and have broken away from the slavery and fraud of Islamism. They are in the best position to send the Mullahs packing for good. Instead of throwing a lifeline to the sinking ship of the Mullahcracy, we must act resolutely in doing everything non-violent to help them defeat the Mullahs. It is our best bet.
As I see things now, the house — the world — is being set on fire by the hordes of front-line jihadists and millions of Muslims, in one form or another, are forced to support these front-liners. The masses of Muslims are just as guilty as the front-liners. Without their support, much of it monetary, there won’t be enough jihadists to worry about. Keep in mind that money is the lifeblood of any movement. And the Islamist nations, sheiks and others have their treasuries filled to the rim with mindless and apathetic people like us who burn their oil and give them our money. These individuals and governments feel that it is their religious duty to channel much of this money to do the work of Allah and establish the pipe-dream of Caliphate in the world.
Presumably, we all agree that there are some fires in the house, but many appeasers don’t want me to cry at the top of my voice that it is a raging fire. They say that I might frighten the sleepers. Well, let me do that. It is better that I frighten and even insult people than they burn in the ever-escalating inferno. Islam is indeed a deadly social retrovirus. Telling people to take two aspirins and not worry about it is not the kind of medicine the world needs today.
The Islamdom is at a crossroad. Millions in Iran, a hugely important force of sustaining and fanning the Islamic fire, have already turned and are turning against Islam. They and the rest of the world need to hear the voices of secular decent people who are in league with them. I am sure you want to play your part in this honorable endeavor and lend your help to put Islam, the very spawning swamp of the deadly virus that makes for jihadists, out of business.