Iran Declares War Against the Jewish People

June 27, 2012 4:33 pm 10 comments

Iran's First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi. Photo: www.republika.co.id.

The Iranian government, long known for its Holocaust denial and anti-Zionism, has now declared war against the Jewish people.  In a speech delivered in Tehran, Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi accused the Jewish people of spreading illegal drugs around the world, killing Black babies, starting the Bolshevik Revolution and causing many of the world’s other ills.  His “proof”:  “The Islamic Republic of Iran will pay for anyone who can research and find one single Zionist who is an addict.  They do not exist.  This is the proof of their involvement in drugs trade.”

There are, of course, numerous addicts among Jews and Zionists, as there are among all groups.  Israel has several treatment centers for drug addicts as do Jewish communities throughout the world.  He also cited “proof” that the Jews caused the Bolshevik Revolution:  not a single Jew was killed during that Revolution.  Of course, thousands of Jews were murdered during the Bolshevik Revolution as well as during Stalin’s purges in the decades following the establishment of the Soviet Union.

But don’t expect truth from a country whose leaders deny the existence of even a single gay person in all of Iran.

Vice President Rahimi cited the Talmud as the source of his claptrap and in support of his claim that Jews believe that they are racially superior and that “God has created the world so that all other nations can serve them.”

These bigoted claims would be laughable if they did not have such a long and disturbing history.  Virtually everything stated by Vice President Rahimi came directly out of Hitler’s playbook of the 1930s and Stalin’s playbook of the 1940s and 50s.  They must be taken seriously in light of the fact that Iran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons and has already called for the Jewish state to be wiped off the map.  Moreover, Iran’s surrogate, Hezbollah, has invited all the Jews of the world to move to Israel so that it will be easier to destroy them in one fell swoop.

Taken together, these statements and actions constitute a clear incitement to genocide, which is explicitly prohibited by international law and by the rules governing the International Criminal Court.  Professor Irwin Cotler, the former minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, has drafted a brilliant brief making the case for indicting the Iranian leaders for inciting genocide against the Jewish people.  Vice President Rahimi’s speech constitutes additional evidence of that crime, if any were needed.

If the leaders of Iran are guilty of incitement against the Jewish people, as they plainly are, they have many coconspirators and facilitators.  In recent years these have included several prominent church leaders, such as Cardinal Glemp of Poland, Father Daniel Berrigan of the United States, Cardinal Rodriguez of Honduras, Bishop Tutu of South Africa and numerous others who have crossed the line from anti-Zionism to overt anti-Semitism.

Cardinal Glemp, while serving as the primate of Poland, accused the Jews of bringing Communism, alcoholism and poverty to Poland.  He also accused them of provoking anti-Semitism.  Father Daniel Berrigan characterized the Jewish state as “a criminal Jewish community” that “manufactures human waste.”  A current cardinal of the Catholic Church Oscar Andres Rodriguez Meridiaga, who is the archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, has been telling anyone who is willing to listen that “the Jews” are to blame for the scandal surrounding the sexual misconduct of priests toward young parishioners!  How did Cardinal Rodriguez ever come up with this ridiculous idea? Here is his “logic:” the Vatican is anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian. It follows, therefore, that “the Jews” had to get even with the Catholic Church, while at the same time deflecting attention away from Israeli injustices against the Palestinians.  The Jews managed to do this by arranging for the media which they, of course, control to give disproportionate attention to the Vatican sex scandal.

Not to be outdone, Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu, claims that Americans are frightened of excessive Jewish influence in America because “the Jewish lobby is powerful—very powerful.”  He compared the Jewish influence in America to that of “Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Pinochet, Milosevic and Idi Amin”—all of whom who were “powerful, but in the end they bit the dust.”

And now joining in the incitement is Pulitzer Prize willing author Alice Walker, who says that the situation of Arab citizens in Israel is much worse that what Blacks experienced in the South during Jim Crow, thus trivializing the suffering of her own people about which she has written so poignantly!  She has now decided to withhold her writings from all readers of Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people.

These hateful voices, from the left, the right and the center, are influencing conduct around the world.  Anti-Semitic violence is increasing as is anti-Semitic incitement.  The time has come to take this threat seriously, whether it comes from absurd sources such as Iran or more respected personages such as Bishop Tutu and Alice Walker.

I am not seeking to constrain freedom of expression through governmental censorship.  I am asking people of good will to condemn all anti-Jewish bigotry even when expressed by those who are admired, and to take action against the danger posed by the noxious combination of radioactive words and radioactive weapons.

10 Comments

  • I think it is important to recognize the spiritual source of such accusation. The fact that it happens on an international level and includes ‘religious’ figures should not surprise us. It should drive us together to simply stand as one recognizing that such times must happen. The whole purpose is to drive us all (each of us individually as well as corporately) into more intimacy with the Living God. If we do not pray for these people, they will never have a chance to know Him. That is laying down our lives for the sake of another.

  • Anti semetic is asking the state of Israel is Jesus Christ , THE KING OF THE JEWS? (1st Samuel 18:26 equals Matthew 20:30). The antichrist is not one person, there are many who deny God is he *1st John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. *Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. (Isaiah 53:9)

  • A ‘FATWA’ should now be placed upon the head of Mohammad-Reza Rahimi and others like him in Iran responsible for defaming the whole ‘JEWISH-PEOPLE’ These pieces of vermin should never be allowed to sleep safely in their beds, they should forever have the ‘SWORD OF DAMOCLES’ hanging over them.

  • The Lord is a man of war because Esau is a cunning hunter, worldly like art, red, thou art is Esau! reading (Genesis 27:32). The state of Israel are Edomites, from mount Seir and by the way Danites the serpent sought out the inheritance of Jacob’s twelve tribes of Israel, reading (Judges 18:1). *John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? (Matthew 3:9). *Galatians 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: *1st John 2:16* (Exodus 13:3)

  • Michael Dar

    Primitive lunatic! Pakistan, Afghanistan etc. are big suppliers of the stuff. The Syrian leadership, Hizbollah made huge profits from drug-production in Lebanon,which they by the way tried to sell in Israel..another route to “supply” Israel of the plague is through Sinai..shows that who really deal in drug-business are the Muslims and Arabs.

  • I thought it’s the other way around? Where is this newspaper/website getting its intel?

  • Why even answer to that stupidity !

  • The Iranians sound crazy. Unfortunately, that does not make them any less dangerous. The BDS Movement sounds sane, but it is one-sided and hostile only to Israel and no other country. The Left licks Islamic ass.

  • THIS LYING PIECE OF DOG DUNG SHOULD BE SHOT FOR HIS LIES AND DIRTY DEEDS ISLAM HAS DONE TOWARD THE REST OF THE WORLD. HE WILL BE IN HELL WITH THE REST OF HIS BREED.

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