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Persian Armenians – Qajar era Iran

St. Sarkis Cathedral in Tehran.

St. Sarkis Cathedral in Tehran.

( Իրանահայ Iranahye / Iranian-Armenians) (Պարսկահայ Parskahye / Persian-Armenians)

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Bahaism (an Israeli-based cult) working with Israel's government behind Anti-Iranian attacks

Bahaism (an Israeli-based cult) working with Israel’s government & behind Anti-Iranian attacks

Submitted by N. Wahid Azal:

In managing perceptions to build consensus for isolating Iran and possibly launching a military strike, and perhaps invasion and regime change as well, the internet has become an explosive battle-ground for the propaganda, disinformation and misinformation campaigns orchestrated by the intelligence establishments of the governments of the state of Israel and the United States – and those Super-PACs (such as AIPAC) behind them. While the primary target is the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran specifically, the secondary, yet more immediate, targets have also become those vocal voices of dissent against war and the Anglo-American Empire’s incessant neo-colonial war-mongering: voices who often have no ties to the regime in Iran at all, I might add, yet are deliberately targeted as if they were (as well as deliberately accused of such). These dissidents, such as myself, have lately become the target of these malicious online attacks by the cabal of native informers the establishment has been trotting out (as it did similarly in the case of Iraq during 2002-2003) to make its case for war against Iran.

 
       The dubious site Iranian.com is presently just such a hot-bed for a vocal, pro-war and regime change minority-interest group based within the United States: a minority who are actively misrepresenting – and in innumerable cases actively victimizing – the Iranian community at large through a targeted psychological warfaregang-stalking and outright disinformation campaign ongoing on that site, which is sponsored and bankrolled directly by the government of the state of Israel, its rightwing Neo-Con lackies in the US and the Haifan Baha’i organization.
 

       It should be mentioned that it has been an open secret for quite a while that the majority of active posters contributing to Iranian.com are all exclusively composed of: (1) Pro-Israeli Zionist Jews, (2) Haifan Baha’is, (3) ethnic separatists,(4) former Iranian First-World gusano leftists pulled into pro-Western “humanitarian intervention” agendas(5) sympathizers of theMEK/MKO terrorist organization and (6) online lobbyists for Washington based Neo-Con think-tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute or groups financed by the CIA-founded NED (National Endowment for Democracy). This is the active poster base of Iranian.com.

A handful of individuals with the same long-time subscriber user IDs (with a few even using multiple IDs occupy  Iranian.com to make it appear as if they are more than one person with the same views and opinions). In short, this is also the effective alliance pushing the Iran war and regime change agenda; That is, the Western-based (mainly USIranian native informer coalition. Among all these groups on Iranian.com, it appears the Haifan Baha’is predominate in terms of actual bankrolling and organization. Evidence of this can be found in the fact that Islamophobia and Islam-bashing is a long entrenched feature of the site, but no criticism of Baha’ism whatsoever is tolerated without summary gang-stalking of the most vicious form by the site’s lynch-mob (all Baha’i Internet Agency people) and eventual blocking of authors critical of Baha’ism by the administrators.

       Due to countless complaints lodged against the site’s content, and specifically its abuse of current and former subscribers, Iranian.com has recently become the focus of an on-going investigation led by the  Center for Independent Media (CIM) as well as the Southern Poverty Law Center. Here I want to briefly focus on a form of grey and black propaganda rampant on the site and employed specifically by the Haifan Baha’i contingency, and targetted at myself specifically. It should be noted that these same tactics were enthusiastically applied by the agents of the Baha’i Internet Agency on the USENET group talk.religion.bahai throughout the last decade as well, so these tactics and peculiar Baha’i-forms-of-canard are quite familiar and well known to me.
 
Wikipedia provides some useful definitions:
 
  • “… Grey propaganda is propaganda without any identifiable source or author. A major application of grey propaganda is making enemies believe falsehoods using straw argumentsAs phase one, to make someone believe A“, one releases as grey propaganda “B“, the opposite of “A“. In phase two, “B is discredited using some strawmanThe enemy will then assume A to be true….  Black propaganda is identified as being from one source, but is in fact from another. This is most commonly to disguise the true origins of the propaganda, be it from an enemy country or from an organization with a negative public image.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propaganda
 
       Grey propaganda and a completely false narrative have been employed against me by the Haifan Baha’i organization (via its Baha’i Internet Agency) since at least 2009.  It is a narrative which is prevalent among the Haifan Baha’i community everywhere outside of Iranian.com as well.  They falsely claim that their critics are the same person using multiple User IDs and that all voices of dissent and opposition to the Haifan Baha’i organization everywhere online are mine. This demonstrates that my public opposition to the tactics of the Haifan Baha’i organization have been highly effective; Because of my opposition to Haifan Baha’ism, my name has become thoroughly intertwined with mercurial and paranoid collective mindset of this organization. Moreover, it also reveals a rather crafty tactic by this organization to put into operation grey propaganda narratives while not having to answer any pertinent, uncomfortable and thorny questions – questions longstanding, lingering and overdue for response –  about the organization’s true nature, such as: (1) its exaggerated claims of human rights violations in Iran, when it itself is an abusive human rights violator, not to mention its attempt to commandeer general Iranian issues and to instead refocus them on its own concerns thereby overshadowing the concerns of different and even larger Iranian interest groups; (2) the inherent financial and political corruption of the organization and its ties to suspect sources of funding from countries surrounding the Persian Gulf, Europe, North America, Australasia and Africa; (3) its fundamentally authoritarian and totalitarian political nature and the fact that it is a sociologically locatable New Religious Movement (a ‘cult’), much like Scientology and not a world religion; (4) its close proximity to the policies and establishment of the state of Israel and the Zionist occupation of Palestine(5) its close and documented connections to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), military intelligence and American espionage regimes (e.g., Mia Pederson); (6)its active lobbying, together with pro-Zionist and Neo-Con groups, pushing the war and regime change agenda for Iran; and (7) its generally fraudulent, self-serving and deceptive public relations campaigns. Countless other items and examples could also be cited here.

One of many protests on Iranian.com that have been erased or blocked.

       For the record, though Iranian.com blocked me from contributing, other individuals voicing similar objections are routinely and falsely accused of being me simply for posting critiques of the pro-Baha’i narrative that saturates Iranian.com.  To date, the accusers, consistently have used tactics of pure psychological reversal and victim blaming, and without any proof of their claims whatsoever.  The Haifan Baha’i operatives on that website have not once produced a single leaf of evidence against anyone they have accused of being me. Nor do they have a single shred of evidence when they accuse me or anyone else of being agents of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. For the record, I am not the agent of any government and that same charade is routinely used to silence critics of the Haifan Baha’i organization. I am against war, sanctions, regime change and occupation by foreign powers of my motherland. I am against the interference of foreign powers (IsraelSaudi ArabiaBritain and the United States specifically), and native informers like the Baha’is, in the affairs of my motherland. Period!
 
       The grey propaganda of the Haifan Baha’i establishment and its Zionist/Neo-Con leash-holders must maintain the narrative that all voices of opposition to it on Iranian.com, as well as elsewhere online, are mine in an attempt to misdirect the public. They maintain this story to manage public perceptions and to lead others to falsely believe that I am a single disgruntled and psychologically obsessed lone-wolf. If they began admitting, for one second, or otherwise acknowledged in any form, that there are many other voices of opposition to them besides my own, they will then have to admit the credibility of the claims I have consistently presented against them for over a decade now. There is a limit to how long they can shoot the messenger in order to kill the message. As far as public relations go, if they admitted the truth that there are other voices besides my own, and that I am not the seemingly infinite number of aliases they claim I am, their propaganda house of cards risks tumbling down. They know this and, so I maintain, they are sophisticated and calculating liars that rely on gimmicks to shield their organization from scrutiny.
 
       Meanwhile the poisonous anti-culture of psychological warfare and ideological gang-stalking against the Iranian community at large and its anti-war dissidents continues unabated on that dubious site falsely calling itself Iranian.com (but which should more appropriately be renamed Israeli.com). It is heartening to know, however, that the situation on that website will not last much longer – that the site indeed does have a ‘use by’ date since the site has already come to the considered attention of focus groups who will formally designate Iranian.com as a hate-site that is engaging in hate-speechhate-crimes and propaganda against all Iranians – whether inside or outside Iran.

Farhad -Ye Shab e Mahtab

فرهاد – یه شب مهتاب

Farhad Mehrad Concert – فرهاد مهراد

Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf

The United Nations notes that the correct name of the body of water bordering South-West Iran is the “Persian Gulf” and has been recognized as such by the nations of the world, including Arabs on the Eastern  side of the Persian Gulf.  Anyone using the incorrect name of that body of water automatically self-designates bias, illiteracy, or both.

See, ” UN Document Persian Gulf” (Report by United Nations on the correct usage of “Persian Gulf”).

Persian Gulf Map on Wall of Ancient Rome

Persian Gulf Map on Wall of Ancient Rome

Sheldon Adelson: Jewish billionaire that funds projects to spread Islamophobia

Sheldon Adelson: Jewish billionaire that funds projects to spread Islamophobia

A new Zogby poll says Republicans have strongly negative views of Muslims and Arabs: 6 out of 10 republicans and 3 out of 10 Democrats hold negative stereotypes against Muslims. 

The latest survey was conducted by JZ Analytics, a firm run by John Zogby, a famous political pollster and the brother of Jim, founder of the Arab American Institute. It polled 1052 likely voters in the U.S. online between August 15 and August 16 and has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points. Republican sentiment toward Muslims produced the highest negative results, with 57 percent of respondents saying they had unfavorable opinions. Only 26 percent said they had favorable opinions.  Among Democrats, 29 percent gave unfavorable responses.

Max Blumenthal of the Southern Poverty Legal Center has noted that pro-Iraesli sponsors, like Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson, fund groups that promote Islamophobia.  Islamophobia is overbroad prejudice against, hatred or irrational fear of Muslims.  Its counterpart, Iranophobia, has also been deliberately stoked by many of these same groups.

Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have also given a combined $36.3 million to Super PACs in the 2012 cycle. It goes without saying that not many average American families cannot match the same level of giving, which brings into focus Adelson’s high-level of spending to drown-out the voices of ordinairy Americans in participating in civic society and politics and the impact of his spending on bolstering a pro-Israel and anti-muslim agenda.  Not only is Adelson’s conduct discriminatory, its also anti-democratic.  

Adelson (born August 4, 1933) is casino and hotel magnate. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom.

Parsis and Iranis are ethnic Iranians that practice Zoroastrianism in India and Pakistan.

The etymological root of the word ‘Persian’ is ‘Parsa’ and the language is: ‘Parsi / Farsi’

Iran is the historic name of the country (and always has been) and Pars province was the center of government in antiquity and the namesake of the Persian Gulf.

The Origins and Objectives of Pan-Turkism: An Anti-Iranian Policy and Geo-Political Tool Originating From Europe

 By Dr. Kaveh Farrokh* 

Iranian-Azari Author of Shadows in the Desert

Special to IranianFacebook.com

Dr. Kaveh Farrokh

Dr. Kaveh Farrokh

First let me mention one important fact before undertaking this discussion: the greatest misconception of pan-Turkism is that the movement originated amongst the Ottoman Turks and/or the Turkic-speaking peoples of Czarist Russia. This is not historically true.

Pan-Turkism as a political philosophy first appeared among European statesmen, writers and scholars. Paksoy noted that “Pan-Turanianism or pan-Turkism” was formulated and initiated in Europe about the time of the Russian occupation of Tashkent in 1865. From the outset European sponsored pan-Turkism was anti-Persian. Recall in our past discussion of the Ikenci newspaper, published by Czarist sponsors in 1875-1877. Recall once more that this paper was virulently racist against the Persian language and culture.

Thus far we have noted in detail of the role of Russia in inventing pan-Turkism. In practice Russia was not the only European power involved in the genesis of pan-Turkism.  The first European book on a comprehensive history of the Turks was written in France in the 17th century by De Guignes entitled “Histoire Generale des Huns, Turcs, des Mongols [General History of the Huns, Turks, Mongols]” (Paris, 1763-1768). It was this book that introduced the notion that Huns, Turks and Mongols were somehow one single race. This is strictly speaking untrue and a vast over-simplification at best. It resembles the silly arguments of the pan-Aryanists of the 1930s and 1940s who argued that Iranians and Germans were one race due to a common Indo-European origin.  [Editor’s Note: The way Iranians and Germans of the World War II era used the term “Aryan” is not the same: the word ‘Aryan’ to an Iranian generally means Iranic tribal, cultural and linguistic groups inhabiting the Iranian plateau while Germans misused the word “Aryan” as a synonym for “master race.”]

More significant was the European introduction of a pan-Turkic state. This was first suggested by the German general Count Helmuth Von Moltke (1800-1891) in 1842 who recommended to the Ottoman Turks that their empire, “…shift its attention from Europe to Asia, where millions of people of Turkish stock lived under foreign rules, and to unite them in a vast empire” (Zarewand, 1926, p.20.)  This “suggestion” was clearly aimed against the Iranians and the Russians. This is interesting as the Russians were to promote their own brand of anti-Persian pan-Turkism in the Caucasus.

PanTurkist "Activist" propagating a confused and racist ideology.

PanTurkist Activists propagating a confused and racist ideology.

Count Helmuth Von Moltke (1800-1891) was the first to suggest to the Turks that they turn their gaze “to Asia” (meaning Iran and Russia). The Count was encouraging the Turks to conquer Iran and the Turkic-speaking regions of Russia.

The idea of forming a pan-Turk empire was also proposed by Arminius (Hermann) Vambery (1832-1913), a Hungarian Professor, philologist and traveler who worked an as advisor to the Ottoman Sultan in 1857-1863. It was Vambery who formally proposed the notion of a pan-Turk superstate to his Turkish hosts and the Ottoman Sultan in Istanbul. Vambery specifically stated to the Sultan that, “…they [the Turks] could form a political entity stretching from the Altai Mountains in Eastern Asia to the Bosphorus…” (As cited in Paksoy, 1991, p.11.)  Arminius (Hermann) Vambery (1832-1913) was a Hungarian professor, philologist and traveler working as an advisor to the Ottoman Sultan in 1857-1863. Vambery is one of the leading founders of pan-Turkism which is essentially a European invention.  Vambery’s proposal was in essence this: Turkic-speakers in Central Asia (except Persian speaking Tajikestan), the Caucasus, Iran and Anatolia were to be molded into a Turkic superstate with its capital in Istanbul, Ottoman Turkey.  Vambery also introduced his Turkish hosts to Central Asia and the Caucasus through a series of lectures and books. His aim was to encourage his hosts to adopt his philosophy of pan-Turkism. Vambery retired as a professor of eastern languages at the University of Budapest where he worked in 1865-1905. He wrote many books on his travels to Turkey, Armenia, Iran and Central Asia.

Thus far we have seen the role of the Russian Czars, De Guignes, Count Helmuth Von Moltke and Arminius (Hermann) Vambery. Two textbooks also appeared that greatly helped promote pan-Turkism.

The first writer was Poland’s Konstanty Borzecki (1826-1876) who had emigrated from Poland to Turkey and assumed the name of Mustafa Jellaledin Pasha. Borzecki wrote a book entitled “Les Turcs Anciens et Modernes [The Ancient and Modern Turks]”. Borzecki made the following claims:

(1) The sources of modern civilization are traced to the Turks.

(2) The Turks have had a major influence on the development of European history and languages.

Konstanty Borzecki (1826-1876) of Poland who converted to Islam and took the name Mustafa Jallaledin Pasha. Borzeki proposed that the world’s civilization (including Europe and its languages) was fundamentally founded by the Turks. In reality Turks and Iranians have worked together over the centuries to create what is known as Turco-Persian or Persianate civilizations. Pan-Turkism as defined by its European founders, sought to create distance between Turkic and Iranic peoples.

The second book that made the greatest impact was by David Leon Cahun (1841-1900) entitled: “Introduction a l’Histoire de l’Asie, Turcs, et Mongols, des Origines a 1405 [History of the Turks and Mongols]”, published in 1896. This was published just 2 years after 1894, the same year in which the Franco-Russian Treaty was signed.   Cahun’s book became a popular (if not standard) comprehensive western publication of the history of the Mongols and Turks.  Cahun glorified Turco-Mongol conquerors such as Tamerlane and Ghengis Khan as “supermen” and characterized the Mongols and Turks as members of a “racial aristocracy.”  According to Cahun, the Turks, Mongols and Huns were a superior race.  In a sense, Cahun is (like Vamberry and Borzecki) one of the European ancestors of Pan-Turkism. Note Hussein Nihal Atsiz who in 1950 defined a pan-Turkist as “a Turk who believes in the superiority of the Turkish race” (as cited by Landau, 1995. p.130).  David Leon Cahun (1841-1900) proposed that the Turks were a superior race or more specifically “supermen.” The notion of racial superiority is an alien concept among the Turks who have always been (and remain) warm, open, friendly and hospitable to all who visit or settle in Turkey. Racism has never existed among Turks or Turkic-speakers – the importation of this concept can be traced to European thinkers such as Cahun and Borzecki. Cahun placed a heavy emphasis on promoting pan-Turkism as an anti-Islamic philosophy.

Muslims in the Republic of Azerbaijan, which are the majority, protesting against Pan-Turkist discrimination against their faith.

Muslims in the Republic of Azerbaijan, which are the majority, protesting against Pan-Turkist discrimination against their faith.

A more recent example is Muhsu Yazicioglu of the MHP (Milli Hereket Parti [Nationalist Action Party]) of Turkey who wrote in 1996 that, “We firmly believe in the theory of superior race….  Turkishness is an essence (cevher) comprised of religion and race…. The Turkish race is more precious than all others.”

What is also highly significant is the emphasis on the anti-Islamic aspect of the pan-Turk racialist concept. Cahun proposed that the Arabs, “…had poisoned them [the Turks] with their hypocritical Quran, denationalized and weakened them, and thus prevented the building of a great Turkish world empire.” (See Hostler, 1957, p.141.)

Little do Atsiz and Yazicioglu realize that much of the violent and racist nature of their beliefs have been born out of the minds of non-Turkish thinkers.  But Cahun’s book went much further. He concluded that the Turks are the major proponents of culture, arts and sciences in world civilization. This is especially interesting as for the first time a European writer deliberately omits mention of the role of ancient Iranian or later Islamic civilization and attributes their achievements to a mythical pan-Turk race.

Other European (French) writings of note were Alphons de Lamartine’s (1790-1869) “Histoire de la Turquie [History of Turkey]” (Paris, 1854) and Pierre Loti’s (1850-1923) novel “Aziyade”  (Paris, 1913). ‘Pierre Loti’ was the pseudonym of Louis Marie Julien Viaud. Loti is recognized by French scholarship today as having been “le pere de la Turcophilie Francaise” [the father of French Turcophilism].

This point must again be emphasized: the notion of the Turks being a superior race never originated among the Turks or Turkic speakers but among European writers and statesmen. This was not out of love or admiration for the Turks – pan-Turkism was (and is) a political and geopolitical tool.

This fact is so transparent that even the late pan-Turk activist, Ziya Gokalp (1876-1924 – he was a Kurd born in Diyarbakir, Eastern Turkey), is on record as having admitted that Cahun’s book was written, “…as if to encourage the ideal of pan-Turkism.”  This was corroborated by Ostrorog in 1927 and Hertz in 1945 both of whom noted that Cahun’s historical perspectives made a major intellectual impression upon the Turkish elites of the Ottoman Empire and laid the basis of pan-Turk philosophy.

What is especially important to note is that Czarist Russia widely spread Cahun’s work in their popular and academic literature – this had a major impact in the former Iranian territories of Aran/Albania or the Caucasian khanates (Shirvan, Baku, Sheki, Nakhchevan, etc.). We have already discussed Russia’s Persophobic policies in the Caucasus and Kurdistan and their promotion of pan-Turkism.

Britain also produced texts introducing pan-Turk ideology. Sir Denison Ross of the intelligence Department of the British Naval Staff published, “A Manual on the Turanians and Pan-Turanianism” in Oxford in 1918. This was mainly based on Vambery’s German text “Turkenvolk [Turkish Peoples]” which had been printed in Leipzig in 1885.

Of special interest is the understanding by British thinkers in using pan-Turkism to dismember and destroy Iran. This was observed by E.J.W. Gibb who openly wrote in the early 1900s that: “It is much regretted that [the Ottoman sultan] Suleiman and his successors…did not turn their serious attention to …gathering under their wing those large bodies of their fellow-Turks who still remained subjects of the Shahs of Persia…” (Gibb, 1904, p.75.)

It is now very clear that both the Czarist Russians and Imperial Britain had realized the powerful potential of using pan-Turkism to challenge the existence of the Iran, and to attack Iranian cultural legacy in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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 * NOTE:  Adapted from an interview with Dr. Farrokh.  Editor: Sasan Ferdowsi and addition of images. 

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton urging the United States to try to start a separatist civil war in Iran under the pretext of  “back[ing] freedom for Azeris from Iran.” Rohrabacher’s letter was prompted by recent news stories concerning a budding military cooperation between Israel and the Republic of Azerbaijan.  What Rohrabacher fails to understand is that Azaris are ancient Iranians.

Rohrabacher stated:

“It would be wise for the United States to encourage such cooperation, as the aggressive dictatorship in Tehran is our enemy as well as theirs.  The people of Azerbaijan are geographically divided and many are calling for the reunification of their homeland after nearly two centuries of foreign rule.  … The Azerbaijan Republic won its independence in 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed,” continues the letter. “Now it is time for the Azeris in Iran to win their freedom too.  Almost twice as many Azeri live in Iran as in the Azerbaijan Republic. Their homeland was divided by Russia and Persia in 1828, without their consent.”

Screen Shot of Rohrabacher’s Official Website:
Rohrabacher Iran

A short history lesson about Azarbaijan would have saved Rohrabacher some embarrassment:

The name of Azerbaijan derives from the Achaemenian (Iranian) commander ‘Atropates.’  (Strabo 11.523). It was noted during the ancient Persian empire under the Sasanian King Shapur. In Middle Persian the name is Ātorpātākān; and the New Persian forms Ād̲harbāyjān, Ād̲arbāygān, and Azarbaijan. Strabo, in Book 11 of his geographical accounts, gives us one of the earliest descriptions of the region: “Atropatian Media (Azerbaijan), which got its name from the commander Atropates (a Persian General) … was a part of Greater Media (Northern Iran).” Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn al-Husayn (896-956), the Arab historian states: “ The Persians are a people whose borders are the Mahat Mountains and Azarbaijan up to Armenia and Aran….” Ibn Rusta, a 9th/10th century Persian geographer mentioned the names of the districts and provinces of Iran. In his famous book al-A’laq Al-Nafisah he states in part: “Iran-Shahr is divided amongst these regions: Khorasan, Sajestan, Kerman, Fars, Al-Ahwaz, Al-Jabal, Azerbaijan ….”

In other words, the Congressman’s clownish recitation of history would earn him a failing grade in a basic high school history exam.  Congressman Rohrabacher could have also saved himself  this embaressment by consulting a few historical maps before issuing a press release:

Azerbaijan - Ancient Province of Iran (Historical Map Collection, Library of Congress)

Azarbaijan – Ancient Province of Iran (Historical Map Collection, Harvard Univ.) – Cartography: John Gibson 1770

The Soviet Union also tried to separate the province of Iranian-Azarbaijan resulting in Iranian-Azaris crushing the plot and its handful supporters during World War II.

According to Prof. Gary R. Hess:

“On December 11, an Iranian force entered Tabriz and the Peeshavari [USSR] government quickly collapsed. The Soviet willingness to forego its influence in (Iranian) Azerbaijan probably resulted from several factors, including the realization that the sentiment for autonomy had been exaggerated and that oil concessions remained the more desirable long-term Soviet Objective.”  [Gary. R. Hess Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 89, No. 1 (March., 1974); (Source.)]

Iran has had many Azarbaijani Shahs (Kings), and as the interview with the senior member of the last Azarbaijani royal family of Iran (below) clearly indicates, Azaris are loyal Iranians:

The separatist movement that the Congressman writes about comes from a small handful of people supported by the U.S. Government and Israelis, like billionaire  Ishak Nazarian who told the press the following:

“Nazarian said that Azerbaijani Jews played important role in the formation of Israeli society.” … “I am one of the builders of the organization uniting 30 thousand Iranian-Jews in Los Angeles. 600 thousand Muslims migrated from South Azerbaijan have been living in US. I want to underline that the rights of 35 million Azerbaijanis living in Iran are being violated. … We can assist Turkish and Azerbaijani communities to set up their own radio and television.”

(Sources: Ishak Nazarian APA Interview No. 1 and No. 2.)

Jewish crimes against Iran

Jewish crimes against Iran

Last week, Netanyahu sent his national security adviser to brief Yosef, 91, on Iran’s nuclear activities in what was widely seen as an effort to win his backing for any future military strike, possibly before the U.S. presidential vote in November. The influential Israeli rabbi has called for prayers for Iran’s destruction, a week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to court his support for a possible attack on a nuclear program Israel sees as an existential threat.

The sermon by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef added to a flurry of recent rhetoric from Israeli officials that has raised international concern that Israel, widely believed to be the Middle East’s only atomic power, might attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“(When) we ask God to ‘bring an end to our enemies’, we should be thinking about Iran, those evil ones who threaten Israel. May the Lord destroy them,” Yosef was quoted as saying by Israeli media Sunday, August 26, 2012.

In related news, in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 News, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman joined the call among top officials for an immediate attack on Iran, the first time he’s been public about his opinion in months.  Lieberman said he wanted an Israeli attack on Iran in 2001.

Submitted by Dr. Anushshirvani 2012.

In the following graphic you will see that a well-known Bahá’í academic by the name of Ian Kluge writes online messages to Bahá’í followers stating:

  • “I fully support a first strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities wherever they may be hidden and by whatever means are needed to destroy them. If the Iranians deny us their oil, destroy their oil facilities – if we can’t have their oil, neither will they.”    

    (Bahai Academic, Ian Kluge.)

    The original of the quote, and Kluge’s registered email are in the photo below.

(click photo to enlarge) 

Ian Kluge Bahá'ís Politics Israel Honesty

Iran Has Genuine National Security Concerns About the Bahá’í Faith

Ian Kluge is not just your garden-variety Bahá’í – He extensively gives speeches to other Bahá’í followers and publishes written works for them to read, as in the photos of Kluge at a California speaking engagement show:

ian kluge iran

Bahai Academic Ian Kluge

The Bahá’í leadership teaches its followers to blame Iran’s rejection of their movement on ‘Muslim intolerance.’  However, for approximately 160 years Iran has also had non-relgious objections to the Bahá’í movement  based on non-religious national security concerns (e.g., like Ian Kluge’s statements in attempting to create a fifth column within Iran of people disloyal to the nation and engage in subversive and highly unlawful activity against Iran’s national security). Moreover the rejection of the Bahá’í movement historically was by Iranians of many faiths (not just Muslims). The current government of Iran was not even in power 160 years ago when Bahaism was rejected; Iran also used to have a Non-Islamic government and Bahaism was still rejected by the overwhelming majority of the Iranian people.  The Bahá’í movement relies on convenient distortions to promote its anti-Iranian and anti-Muslim agenda, and that is another reason the group is highly scrutinized and disfavored in Iran.

Iran is a sovereign country and makes its own decisions about national security issues: Iran’s national security determinations are not the business of a so-called ‘Universal House of Justice’ in Israel (which is a hostile country towards Iran) and where the Bahá’í leadership is based out of.  Moreover, the Bahá’í religious doctrine of refusing military defense of the nation and following a ‘one world government’ and ‘one world police force’ belief are inconsistent with Iran’s national security objectives on secular grounds, particularly in light of the origins and partnerships of Bahá’í leaders with elements hostile to Iranian society. The Bahá’í movement simply has built-in features that run against the grain of Iran’s national security requirements.

The Bahá’í movement also propagates certain myths and misleading claims that in practice are often not observed:  Bahá’ís often falsely claim they are, “required to abstain from conflict and contention, which are characteristics of the partisanship practiced in present-day politics.” Bahá’ís also falsely claim that, “in whatever country they reside, they are prohibited from holding membership in any political party or faction, are loyal to the government of their host nation, and obey the law,” but as the examples in this article make clear these Bahá’í claims are nothing more than advertising myths.

Bahá’ís actively proselytize and seek to turn demographic growth into political capital and one way they do that is by vilifying Muslims in an effort to shake-loose converts.   There are tens of millions of Muslims in Iran, and this certainly does nothing to gain Bahá’ís acceptance.  Moreover, because the Bahá’ís are taught to actively proselytize, often they do not head parents’ concerns to not proselytize to their kids because Bahá’ís see converting people (“teaching the faith”) as a religious mandate.  Thus, one of the unacceptable features of Bahá’í practice is to infringe upon parents’ rights to keep their kids free from influences parents feel are not in the best interest of their children.   The Bahá’í leadership knows of these practices, yet says nothing about it.

Below is a video of admissions by a longtime Bahá’í leader that expressly admits that (1) Bahá’ís engage in propaganda against Iran (much of which contributes to war mongering efforts); and (2) that the mainstream Bahá’í movement has elements which are cult-like and harmful to the lives of its followers.  These are admissions by someone who has been a Bahá’í and a leader within the movement starting in 1976: One cannot un-ring the bell of these admissions, but the Bahá’í propaganda army attempts it at every turn through a well-funded, well-orchestrated, Israeli-based multi-media campaign that not only serves their purpose, but that of Iran’s enemies.