Archive for 03/16/2012

Iranian Military Commander: We Must Raise Public Hate and Destroy America in Order to Build an Ideal Society, ‘As Long As America Exists, We Will Not Rest’

03/16/2012 1 comment

Don’t worry. President Obama seems to believe that the window of diplomacy still remains open somehow, as if to suggest there is still a chance that dialogue with the Ayatollahs can somehow, someway, somewhere, still convince Iran to turn from the error of its ways. So let’s not question him. Because the President was gifted with superior judgment skills. While we’re at it, let’s also not question the nearly imperceptible draft coming in through the military’s own window of opportunity …

By Reza Kahlili – “The head of Iran’s Basij paramilitary force says his country has no choice but to destroy America in order to build an ideal society.

In a video broadcast to Basij members on Feb. 26, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi said the Islamic regime’s ‘independence and unhindered advance toward perfection is subject to removing the despotic powers and the Zionists,’ referring to America and Israel.

‘In every field in which the Islamic Republic of Iran tries to advance,’ Naqdi said, ‘America is there to create obstacles for us. … When we want progress in science, they enforce sanctions and kill our scientists.’

The Basij force is a militia unit, established in 1979 by revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini, best known as a security force responsible for reacting to protests and other assemblies of dissident groups. It is a subset of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Naqdi, who was born in Iraq, was a member of the Iranian Quds Force — another Guards subgroup — and involved in international terrorism before Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed him to command the Basij in 2009. He has previously threatened to assassinate American generals in retaliation for the killings of Iranian nuclear scientists.

Last year, the U.S. Treasury slapped sanctions on Naqdi for human rights abuses during the country’s 2009 pro-democracy uprising.

‘As long as America exists, we will not rest,’ Naqdi said. ‘In revealing the truth about America and the Zionists, we must raise public hate against the despotic powers and create the environment for the destruction of America.’

One week after Naqdi’s speech, during an event at the University of Tehran called ‘Quds [Jerusalem] Is Calling Us,’ Iranian ideologue Hassan Rahimpour Azghodi said the Saudi monarchy also must be destroyed, since it would result in the destruction of Israel. Read more…

Morocco: Sixteen-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide After Being Forced to Marry Her Rapist According to Muslim Tradition

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“RABAT, Morocco — The case of a 16-year-old girl who killed herself after she was forced to marry her rapist has spurred outrage among Morocco’s internet activists and calls for changes to the country’s laws.

An online petition, a Facebook page and countless tweets expressed horror over the suicide of Amina Filali, who swallowed rat poison on Saturday to protest her marriage to the man who raped her a year earlier.

Article 475 of the Moroccan penal code allows for the ‘kidnapper’ of a minor to marry his victim to escape prosecution, and it has been used to justify a traditional practice of making a rapist marry his victim to preserve the honor of the woman’s family.

‘Amina, 16, was triply violated, by her rapist, by tradition and by Article 475 of the Moroccan law,’ tweeted activist Abadila Maaelaynine.

Abdelaziz Nouaydi, who runs the Adala Assocation for legal reform, said a judge can recommend marriage only in the case of agreement by the victim and both families.

‘It is not something that happens a great deal — it is very rare,’ he said, but admitted that the family of the victim sometimes agrees out of fear that she won’t be able to find a husband if it is known she was raped.

The marriage is then pushed on the victim by the families to avoid scandal, said Fouzia Assouli, president of Democratic League for Women’s Rights.

‘It is unfortunately a recurring phenomenon,’ she said.’We have been asking for years for the cancellation of Article 475 of the penal code which allows the rapist to escape justice.’

The victim’s father said in an interview with an online Moroccan newspaper that it was the court officials who suggested from the beginning the marriage option when they reported the rape.

‘The prosecutor advised my daughter to marry, he said ‘go and make the marriage contract,’’ said Lahcen Filali in an interview that appeared on Tuesday night.

In many societies, the loss of a woman’s virginity outside of wedlock is a huge stain of honor on the family.’ Read more.

Assad Adviser Says Syrian President Must Confirm That ‘The Islam of the Syrian People is the True Islam’ by Showing ‘Hostility to Israel, the First Enemy of the Muslims’

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There’s that “first enemy” moniker again. Iran, Egypt, Syria. I wonder what other surrounding nations feel the same way? …

By Robert Spencer – “How is it that this Assad adviser got the crazy idea that ‘the true Islam’ would manifest itself in ‘hostility to Israel’? Doesn’t he know that Islam is a Religion of Tolerance that shows love for all, hatred for none? Or has he read that passage in the Qur’an that says that the Jews will be the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82)? Yet surely it doesn’t really mean that, does it? Maybe some of the enlightened Muslims in the U.S. can explain this puzzler for us. Honest Ibe Hooper? Boy Reza Aslan? Man of Peace Rauf? Anyone? Anyone? ‘Assad emails: ‘Suggestions for the president’s speech’ – translation,’ from the Guardian, March 14:

From: Hadeel Subject: this is from hussam Date: 31 December 2011 14:55:14 GMT To: sam@alshahba.comSee the original Arabic version


Suggestions for the president’s speech

After consultations with a good number of people, in addition to the media and the political attache to the Iranian ambassador, I have gathered some points that I think it is important should be mentioned in the speech:


Since the majority of our people are from the Sunni sect and are also religious, I would suggest that the speech must carry an Islamic identity, since much of the opposition raise the flag of Islam it is therefore necessary for the president to snatch this identity from them, but in his own way, by using verses from the Holy Qur’an in the speech.

Confirming that the Islam of the Syrian people is the true Islam by connecting Islam with Syria’s principles,

1. Resistance

2. Hostility to Israel, the first enemy of the Muslims,

3. Protection of Read more…

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