Saturday, December 29, 2007

Iranian Correspondence

In case we forgot ... in February 2006 the following was reported (who said, that the East never forgets and the West never remembers?): "Iranian Fatwa Approves Use of Nuclear Weapons"

Iran's hardline spiritual leaders have issued an unprecedented new fatwa, or holy order, sanctioning the use of atomic weapons against its enemies. In yet another sign of Teheran's stiffening resolve on the nuclear issue, influential Muslim clerics have for the first time questioned the theocracy's traditional stance that Sharia law forbade the use of nuclear weapons. >>>

... so there you are ... not so ... good! The Iranian capacity for accusation of bigotry based on false equation is - as always - staggering! No matter, ninety percent of Western nihilists make use of the same rhetorical parlour trick, and the remaining ten percent lap it up with breakfast.

We must however differ with the authors of the article concerning "the country's religious hardliners (to) begin preparing a theological justification for (...) the use - of atomic bombs". This is half-eduction.

Caption: Dutch cartoon - "You should be ashamed of yourselves! Flogging gays on a Friday!".

Note Matthias Küntzel in his article "Ahmadinejad's World": "In December 2001, then Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani broached this question. He explained that “the use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything”. On the other hand, even in the case of a nuclear response on the part of Israel, it “will only harm the Islamic world. It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality.” Rafsanjani thus spelled out the terms of a macabre cost-benefit analysis. (...)"

"Rafsanjani’s counting on a hundred thousand deaths might seem on first glance like a worst-case scenario. But it is not. (...) the apocalyptic wing of the Revolutionary Guard, (who) in 1988 wanted to pursue the war against Iraq no matter the costs (...) What atomic weapons could mean in the hands of the “apocalyptic” faction is virtually unimaginable."

"Ahmadinejad, however, is clearly predisposed toward apocalyptic thinking. The linchpin of his politics is the myth of the Hidden Imam. (...) “The most important task of our Revolution is to prepare the way for the return of the Twelfth Imam,” he stressed at a theology conference in November 2005."

By all means, read it all if you want a glimpse of madness! >>>

So, being served with a fatwa by a "disciple of an ultra-conservative Ayatollah" ... what else is new? Let's send a letter back, thought Red Square at The People's Cube! He's left the envelop open so we can all read along ...

The Current Truth (subject to change without notice): "The People's Cube Pwns Iranian Propaganda"

An open letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran

Dear Iranian Mullahs! While our satirical website and your Propaganda Directorate deal in the same trade of making up facts and exaggerating reality, we are different in that we can recognize a spoof - but you apparently can't. On Dec. 27, 2007 you used our spoof image on your propaganda website to illustrate a "true" statement that Jews are welcome in Iran and that Western reports about mass emigration of Iranian Jews are "lies spread by the Zionist hegemony." >>>

"PRICELESS!" ... indeed!

By the way, entering the Cartoon Contest of the 3rd Festival of Radio and Television World Service Productions is still possible until 30th January ... make it a good 'un!

- Filed on Articles in "Iranian Power Play", cat. Iran -


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