Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Two days ago two Fox News reporters where released after being held hostage by an Islamic group in Gaza. The two reporters where allegedly FORCED to convert to Islam at gunpoint in an event that was video-recorded and which many of you probably have seen on the major news networks. Yes by the sword of Islam two KAFIRS ("unbelievers" [of islam]) were converted to Islam during their CAPTIVITY and at GUNPOINT in order to escape DEATH!
This FORCED conversion instantly reminded me of my motherland Iran, or Persia (as it was referred to) 1400 years ago. 1400 years ago the Persian Empire was in a very weak state after years of being at war with the Roman Empire (aka Byzantine Empire). It was at this time that the savage Arabo-Muslim army of Mohammed, from the deserts of Saudi Arabia, was waging Jihad (Holy War) and spreading the "peaceful religion" of Islam. The Persian Army weakened and the political situation of the Empire in turmoil led to defeat at the hands of the Arabo-Muslim army which attacked from the southern border agains the Arabian peninsula; this tragic event can be expanded upon but at this moment i'd like to focus on the following part:
The people of Persia (Iran) where given an ultimatum by these soldiers of Islam/Allah to convert to Islam OR:
a) face DEATH
b) pay a HEAVY TAX and continue practicing their faith.
-Many chose DEATH over accepting the religion of the desert-dwelling Arabo-muslims.
-Many chose to pay a HEAVY TAX and continue practicing their true (Iranian) faith or philosophy of life as many refer to it - Zoroastrianism.
-Many also chose to leave their homeland - many of these ended up in India. This community is one of the most vibrant and successful communities in that nation today and continue to practice their ancient faith Zoroastrianism- they are called "Parsis".
-And sadly many also decided to convert, although only in a superficial sense, to escape the harrassment and lingering death sentences if they didn't.
Only after 200 years of Arab occupation were Iranians able to end the occupation and regain their country.
The religion of the Arabs however remained through powerful propaganda channels - especially the muslim clergy who are masters in the art of deceit and lying and let us not forget the tip of the sword which Islam is famous for.
Today, in the Information/Technology Age, enlightened historians and islam-experts are able to bring the facts before the Iranian Nation leading to the SLOW although still PROGRESSIVE awakening of the Iranian people, from the coma they were put into 1400 years ago.
1400 years ago the Arabo-Muslims "converted" conquered people by the tip of the sword - today they have progressed considerably and do so by the tip of the gun and perhaps in the near future by the use of tanks and atomic bombs; in the last case (the occupational government of the Islamic Republic) it is not because of their "progressive nature" that they will aquire nuclear weapons but through hijacking a nation and using the captured nation's human capital to do its dirty work.
As a muslim recently said: "Islam is the religion of peace but when it is threatened all gates of hell shall be unleashed on the kafirs (unbelievers of Islam)".
Islam is the culture/religion of death, backwardedness, and destruction and IRANIANS are slowly waking up to see this truth before them; and although I might not see a fully "de-islamized" Iran in my lifetime but I can rest assured that my children or grandchildren will one day be able to live in an Iran finally at peace with itself.