The late Ayatollah Khomeini reshaped Iran in a manner that was much more in tune with the Islamic character than the late Shah’s modernizing spirit, who was despised exactly because he tried to modernize Iranian society. Iran’s Revolution is both motivated by the establishment of a universal Islamic regime and by a genocidal and annihilationist anti-Semitism.
Iran today is a country where the perpetrators of the “lavat” (the “crime” of homosexuality) are going to the gallows, adulterers are stoned to death, “blasphemers” are hanged from trees and women who fight against the obligation of veiling are defaced with razors. But above all, the Islamic ayatollahs are planning a new Holocaust of the Jewish people and they will soon have enough enriched uranium to implement their “Final Solution of the Israeli question.”
The West is dismissing the Iranian obsession with plots, which resembles that of Joseph Stalin, who accused Jewish doctors of plotting to poison him. The doctors’ show trial was meant to cleanse the Soviet Union of “foreign,” “cosmopolitan” and “Zionist” (read: Jewish) threats. Adolf Hitler, too, believed that there was a Jewish plot to destroy Europe.
Khomeini declared a war against the Jews. The founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic recalled that the Persian King Cyrus had liberated the Jews from their Babylonian captivity in the sixth century B.C. as someone “preventing the natural disappearance of [those] who would never be satisfied with anything less than world domination.” According to Khomeini, the Jews plot to destroy Islam. “From the very beginning, the historical movement of Islam has had to contend with the Jews, for it was they who first established anti-Islamic propaganda. . . . They are wretched people who wish to establish Jewish domination throughout the world.”
According to this Iranian mad cult, the establishment of the State of Israel in an area historically Muslim represents a challenge to Islamic eschatology. No previously Muslim country should ever be able to become non-Muslim. Khomeini wrote that the Jews were “perverting Islam” and thus deserving of “divine retribution.” He regarded the Jews as an “embodiment of filth” and the contaminating source of ritual “impurity” — which gives another religious justification to Muslims to rid themselves of the Jews and their state.
Since October 25, 2005, when Tehran hosted an anti-Zionism conference, Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, called for Israel to “be wiped off the face of the map,” the first in a long series of incendiary speeches advocating the liquidation of the Jewish State. Ahmadinejad then publicly warned Israeli Jews that their country “will one day vanish,” “will be gone, definitely” and that “they are nearing the last days of their lives.”
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