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by Amil Imani


Nearly 1400 years ago, a large number of Muslim jihadists[1] from across the scorching Arabian desert, motivated by the ideology of Islam, indoctrinated by Muhammad, unafraid of death, conquered Iran (Persia), one of the greatest, strongest and most tolerant empires[2] known throughout the history of man. The invasion of Persia was completed five years after the death of Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, though Persian resistance continued for centuries and up to the present time. (Most Iranians consider the current regime as the continuation of the 1400 years ago Muslims' onslaught).

The Bedouin Arabs who toppled the Sassanid Empire[3] were propelled not only by a desire for conquest and to steal Persian jewels and treasures, but also to enslave Iranian women and children, while imposing their barbaric ideology upon the entire population. With that, they almost wiped out one of the most benevolent and ancient religions, Zoroastrianism, which is often called the mother of all revealed religions.

The political nature of Islam demanded that a conquered people not only convert to Islam, but also to regard its past history as a time of darkness before the light of Islam came. Today the Islamic Republic of Iran is busy purging Pre-Islamic Persian history from children's textbooks. Islam required conquered people to scorn their own past and love their Islamic Arab conquerors by striving to imitate them. According to Islam, all history before Islam was an era of "darkness" and should be discarded.

The prophet of Islam[4] motivated his rapidly growing body of followers to rally around him by proclaiming: if they are victorious they will have the treasures of the infidels as well as their women and children as slaves to hold or sell; if the faithful kill the infidels in doing the work of Allah, further reward awaits them in paradise; and, in the unlikely event that they are killed, they find themselves in Allah's glorious paradise for eternal life of joy and bliss. The Persians underestimated the power and dedication of this newly formed Islamic ideology of hate and violence by the desert dwellers. An unexpected unorthodox attack on Persian army caused Persian army to fall into the hands of the butchers of Islam and eventually the culture of death[5] prevailed and the era of Islamic terrorism began. Americans need to learn from the Persian experience and become more vigilant.

My fellow Americans, 1400 years later, a few Islamic terrorist States, flushed with petrodollars, are seeking and working hard for Islamic world domination through worldwide Islamic terrorism. They are determined to destroy everything America and the free world stand for[6] and intend to replace it with the most barbaric ideology known as Sharia. Islam sees Christian America as a formidable enemy standing in its path of world domination. Hence, it has waged stealth jihad[7] on Christian America. It is time to wake up and wake up fast.

In many surprising ways, America resembles the great ancient Persia, Like the ancient Persians who were the first world managers and the most tolerant empire-builders, America, by its constitution, is also the most tolerant and benevolent nation in the world. Let us hope that America's destiny will not end up like Persia's destiny.

Regretfully, reading about the Islamic religiously mandated horrific acts and even seeing them on television or the Internet may momentarily repulse, but does not terribly concern many Americans. After all, those things still are happening on the other side of the world and away from their homes, we are safe in fortress America, so goes the thinking.

"Fortress America" is a delusion that even the events of 9/11 and Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan[8] massacre seem to have failed to dispel. Many prefer to believe that the assault of 9/11 was an aberration, since nothing like it has happened again, and it is unlikely that anything of the sort will ever happen again, so goes the wishful thinking. Reality portrays a vastly different picture. America is far from a fortress, given its vast wide-open borders. It is a nation of laws where all forms of freedom are enshrined in its constitution; where Americans live by humane ethos diametrically different from those of Islamist savagery. Sadly, these differences confer great advantage to the Islamists and place America in imminent danger.

The breach of "Fortress America" from the air on 9/11 is only the first installment of many more forthcoming heinous assaults, about which we have been repeatedly warned by Muslim thugs living in caves. Unless we abandon our way of thinking, we will suffer the consequences of a dangerous complacency. We need to stop relying on the invincibility of the law-enforcement people and willingly make the sacrifices that would protect our way of life.

I have never claimed that the reported 1.2 billion Muslims are all jihadists aiming to destroy civilization and establish Muhammad's Ummah over all of us. I certainly know that the active jihadists are a small minority. Yet, it takes a blind eye to ignore militant minorities. Did Hitler become the Chancellor of Germany because he and his gang got the majority vote in Germany? More than 65% of Germans were not supporters of Hitler and his party and viewed the Nazis as louts and worthless. Yet, we all know what this little minority did while being ignored.

What about forest fires?[9] You cannot ignore a little smoldering fire here, a little smoldering fire there because the rest of the forest is not on fire. Only a fool will ignore these fires, because they will eventually devour the forest.

Now, wishful thinking and being optimistic on the basis of some evidence here and some evidence there is the way some people prefer to deal with the Islamic threat. In the process, they tell us how some Muslim Turkish officers are working to combat Islamic terrorists or how some Pakistanis are also helping the West. Surely these folks don't want to look at the horrors of this "minority" in places such as Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and every other Islamic country.

A longstanding Islamic practice is to be meek while weak and assume despotic intolerant power as it gains strength. Recent migration of Muslims to non-Islamic lands began as a seemingly harmless, even useful, trickle desirable cheap needed labor. Before long, greater and greater numbers of Muslims deluged the new territories and as they gained in numbers — by high birth rate as well as new arrivals — Muslims began reverting to their intolerant ways by, for instance, demanding legal status for Sharia (Islamic laws), the type of draconian laws that for the most part resemble those of man's barbaric past.

Just a sobering note; mild Islamism is already here. As an example, there is the Muslim cab driver[10] of the Minneapolis Airport's refusal to ferry passengers with alcohol or even those with seeing-eye dogs, Muslim inmates[11] demanding to be served only halal food, Kentucky Fried Chicken opens first halal restaurant[12] in New York City, honor killing,[13] Muslim students badgering universities for special facilities for their meetings, and, for the first time ever a Muslim Congressman's assuming the office by swearing on the Quran and not the Bible.

Islam need not even literally destroy the civilized world. All it needs is to gain enough power to impose its worse than death Sharia on everyone. If you are not up to speed with the horrors that Muslim governments and their jihadist foot-soldiers commit on a daily basis, you need to open your eyes and deal with this deadly threat of Islam with much more realism.

"Hitler knew that it would be an easy matter to transform the skilled, young glider aviators into fighter and bomber pilots. As the Mullahs and Ahmadinejad know today that once they have enough enriched uranium, have the missile tested out for their range and have other building blocks of nuclear technology in place with uranium enrichment, it would be a walkover to a nuclear weapons suite to blackmail and then destroy the civilized world," while the rest of the world is snoozing.

Ignoring the smoldering fire and relying on a few local "firefighters" to keep the fires from spreading is either naive or outright criminal, but it is certainly the easiest thing to do. That's why I have chosen to fight the fire and I am calling for help to put out Islam, the source that raises arsonists -- the minority that they may be. It takes one arsonist to set a fire that a thousand firefighters will have difficulty putting out, right? The few Muslims who are brave enough to advocate reform of their religion are tossed out of mosques or, very likely, much worse.

When our leaders,[14] for instance, call Islam a great religion, they are appeasing, if not lying outright. We the people elect our leaders and we hold them accountable to be honorable. When they are using their voice to call Islam a great religion, the most deadly threat to everything we cherish, not only they legitimize Islamofascisim, but they infuse the rest of us with a false belief.

In this relentless campaign, the Islamists have a vast cadre of "experts," "talking heads," and for-purchase politicians who keep endlessly broadcasting the false mantra that Islam is a religion of peace. This latter bunch is criminally complicit in making the populace complacent and furthering the work of the Islamists.

While President Obama glorifies Islam,[15] the barbarians have made it inside our fortress. They have infiltrated[16] our system of government. This time around, the people of the sword have their collaborator, Useful Idiots,[17] inside busily doing all they can to dismantle our republic and replace it with the tyrannical Islamofascisim by appeasing[18] our enemy.













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Editor's Note: These are some Reader's Comments that amplify the essay.
Amil Imani is absolutely correct about Iranian civilization and the barbarism of Islam that Iran suffered. I've had personal dealings with Iranian refugees who sought the freedom in the West. None of the Iranian Muslims I have ever met here in the West are supporting the 'Islamic Way.' They know better, that's why they are here in the West. However, the same does not apply to Muslims from other nations in the Middle East. Yes, I agree with Amil Imani, Islam is a grave threat to Western freedom and tolerance. From my understanding of Islam, and those who support it are eager to subvert Western Laws, traditions, history, and customs. From what I see, Islam has no use for scientific discovery, original thought, or the human imagination. These things are a threat to its appetite for regimentation, dictatorships, obedience, and enslavement of the mind, the soul, and the body. If you the reader doubt for a moment what I said above, and you know the oppressive way of life in Muslim countries, ask yourself if this is what you want in your own country. Because that is what is in store for you. I know, I'm a westerner in a western country and I've had enough of a confrontations with Muslims here to know their ambition is against everything that makes life worthwhile. They are like a dark, enveloping canopy over human kind that glorifies death. I wish you the best Amil in your quest to educate and awaken the Western Mind fend off this 'disease of the mind' called Islam.
-- Steve Edward, on 04/16/2010
The writer has a good point ~ he compares Islamism to small fires in the forest. The official attitude is ~ well the 'vast majority' of the forest isn't burning ~ and its only a small fire. He also points out that Hitler's Nazi Party started as a small minority ~ of radicals ~ of course hijacking the good name of Germany ~ which was a peaceful country!
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Zoroastrianism is a religion and philosophy based on the teachings of prophet Zoroaster (aka Zarathustra, in Avestan) founded in the early part of the 5th century BC. The term Zoroastrianism is, in general usage, essentially synonymous with Mazdaism, i.e. the worship of Ahura Mazda, exalted by Zoroaster as the supreme divine authority. In Zoroastrianism, the Creator Ahura Mazda is all good, and no evil originates from Him. Thus, in Zoroastrianism good and evil have distinct sources, with evil (druj) trying to destroy the creation of Mazda (asha), and good trying to sustain it. Mazda is not immanent in the world, and His creation is represented by the Amesha Spentas and the host of other Yazatas, through whom the works of God are evident to humanity, and through whom worship of Mazda is ultimately directed. The most important texts of the religion are those of the Avesta, of which a significant portion has been lost, and mostly only the liturgies of which have survived. The lost portions are known of only through references and brief quotations in the later works of (primarily) the 9th-11th centuries. []
-- Posted by Shahriar, on 04/07/2010
Why confront Islamism? Because if we don't it will continue to get more extreme. This is not Islamophobia, as many Muslims and their apologists protest. A phobia is a baseless irrational fear. Detestation of Islamism, the violent form of Islam, is based on irrefutable facts and it is not only rational, it is ethically imperative. It is a virtue to take action to oppose the hateful, vice to ignore it. It is a virtue to hate tyranny, misogyny, discriminations of all sorts, oppression, and all manners of violations of the legitimate rights of the individual and peoples. Islamism is a mutation of Islam into a terrible menace. It is religious fascism, a destroyer of liberty and much of what free people cherish. Therefore, it must be confronted. Islamism, Islamofascism, radical Islam and political Islam, are different terms for essentially the same thing: a virulent, hateful, and violent system of beliefs and practices. Yet, one and all are progeny of Islam itself. It is a systemic problem of Islam that inevitably gives rise to Islamism. The three scriptures of Islam, the Quran, Islam's holy book; the Hadith, sayings of Muhammad as recorded by his contemporaries; and the Suna, the life examples of Muhammad himself, together form the body of Islamic beliefs. They provide an array of frequently confusing, multiple-meaning and even outright contradictory dogma that enable anyone to pick and choose certain teachings of Islam and justify anything they do on the basis of the scripture. The Quran enjoys a sanctified standing, since Muslims believe it is written by Allah himself. Allah handed down the Quran to Archangel Gabriel, chapter by chapter, to deliver to Muhammad over the course of some 22 years. Muhammad could neither read nor write. So Gabriel had to whisper the chapters to him and Muhammad in turn would reveal them to any literate person who happened to be around to write them down on anything he could find. To Muslims, every word of the Quran is a literal perfect immutable eternal word of Allah himself. Therefore, no man or divine is ever to revise, much less dispute, the Quran. The hodgepodge of Islamic scripture is the medium for generating all kinds of mutations, some of which such as Islamism are extremely dangerous. A segment of any society, at any time, is staffed by people who feel disaffected, alienated, and disenfranchised. It is from the ranks of this population that Islamists heavily recruit. Islamism's rallying cry is also of particular attraction to the young since it is rabidly anti-establishment. The young lack a major stake in society but brim with action-inclined vitality. They are among the most willing recruits to anti-establishment causes. Older leaders frequently take advantage of the young's proclivity to act and enlist them as foot-soldiers in their cause. The Hitler's youth, the Soviet Union's young Communists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran's Basij (young Islamic storm troopers) are some examples of the young's enlistment by tyrannical systems. Furthermore, there is excitement in action, any action. The greater the risk, the greater is the excitement and this feature is highly attractive to a significant segment of the population. That's why it is said that war is exciting, while peace is boring. The validation of this dictum is seen daily, for instance, in numberless arenas where battles rage between combatants, be they cocks, dogs, or human. Throngs of spectators pay by time and money to participate vicariously in the socially-approved brutalities. In any physical contest, the more violent side usually prevails. The Islamists use ruthless force to eliminate the opposition or to intimidate them to join its ranks. Islamism is rapidly advancing on two fronts. In every Islamic country, it is cowing the non-radicals while recruiting more and more radicals into its own ranks. In non-Muslim lands, flush with Petrodollars, Islamism is establishing itself as a formidable force by enlisting the disaffected and attracting the delusional liberals with its promises. For the faithful, there is the added incentive of Allah's heaven and its irresistible attractions. There are those who claim that the majority of Muslims in the world are moderate and non-violent. It may be so. Yet, the silence of this majority is deafening, although, they do speak up from time-to-time by, for instance, claiming that the 9/11 slaughter was the work of the Jews, even when Osama himself proudly admits the dastardly act. This very same Muslim majority pours into the streets of the West on a moment's notice to protest against the slightest perceived affront to its sanctities, but they never march to condemn the violent acts of the Islamists- or speak up against them. This sort of majority behavior makes it complicit with the Islamists. In spite of all this, Islam's apologists and lobbyists want us to accept the notion that the present Islamic radicalism is an aberration that given time will dissipate as have all radical movements of the past. These folk fail to tell us about the radical movements that inflicted horrors on humanity before they expired. Here are a few instances of the bloody acts of radicalism from Wikipedia: * Japan 1910-45. Imperial Japanese killed 25,000,000 Chinese and enslaved millions of Koreans. * Soviet Union 1918-89. Communists killed 20,000,000 of their own citizens. * Germany 1940-45. Nazis killed 11,000,000 Jews, Romas, homosexuals, Slavs, the mentally ill and Communists. * China 1950-80. Communists killed 65,000,000 fellow Chinese. * Bangladesh 1971. Muslims killed 1,500,000 Hindus. * Cambodia 1975-79. Communist Cambodians killed 1,700,000 Cambodians. * Afghanistan 1979-89. Soviet Communists killed unspecified number of Afghans. * Sudan 1983-2007. Arab/Muslims killed over 2,000,000 Africans. Also, Iraq's socio-fascist Baathist government slaughtered several hundred thousands Kurds and Shiites during Saddam Hussein's reign of terror. And let us not forget the genocidal mullahs presently ruling Iran. These Islamofascists executed, without the least due process, tens of thousands of the opposition in order to consolidate their Islamist tyranny. The mullahs' present project is the subjugation of the region and, down the road, the world itself. Islamism threatens to set a new record for brutality, contrary to the contention that there is no reason to worry about it. Jihadist Wahabism's tentacles are reaching out from its cradle in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf Arab Emirates. The Petrodollar flush Sunni zealots are liberally financing mosques, madresehs (Islamic indoctrination schools), Islamic centers at universities, front organizations and lobbyists to promote the Wahabi virulent Islamism in every part of the world. Murderous Shiism, led by Iran's racing to arm itself with the ultimate weapon, is busily doing whatever it can to ensnare the world into Islam's nation, the Ummeh. The purported peaceful Muslim majorities are nowhere to be seen. They are either complicit with the Islamists or on the retreat from Southeast Asia to the Americas, from Australia, to Europe. Islamism is a pincers, with the world in its jaws between the end-of-the-world Shiism and the jihadist Sunnis. The two jaws aim to crush the life of all non-believers. It is imperative that people who value liberty rise up and act to defeat Islamism. Here are some specific suggestions: * The Hate Crime Laws should be vigorously enforced and strengthened. * Any mosque, Islamic center or front organization that condones or promotes hate or violence must be shut down. * Islamic studies centers at universities must be scrutinized to guard against mercenary academes who deceptively preach the gospel of Islamism. * Lobbyists and front organizations serving Islamism must be investigated as to their sources of funds. * Laws should be enacted to protect all media and individuals against lawsuits, so that they can report the truth without risking ruinous litigations. * Imams, mullahs and others who promote Islamic hate doctrine should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. * Racial, sexist and all other forms of discriminatory hate teachings should be banned. * Local Muslims should review Islamic literature, including the Quran, and should mark them with an asterisk, disavowing teachings of hate and violence or purge them entirely. It is urgent that we confront Islamism. All free people, Muslim or not, must demand that their governments, at all levels, abandon the practice of political correctness and act to safeguard liberty against the truly deadly assault of Islamism on the rest of the World. Amil
-- Posted by To Jimny, on 04/04/20
Amil, Ok, you think you have identified a problem, but what solution do you propose? Genocide? Extermination? Deportation? None of these will work and suggesting any makes you sound more 'peaceful' than THE 'peaceful' ones. The fact is that there are close to 900Mill muhammedans, society has to learn to live with them and they need to learn with society. I believe that what the Obama regime is trying to do is convince them to move forward and live in a modern society. I think that is the only available option.
-- Posted by jimny, on 04/04/2010
Islamists under various labels are trying to sell Islam to ignorant Western non-Muslims as a moderate, peaceful creed. But there is only one Islam, manifesting the life of Muhammad and commandments of the Quran, and there is nothing peaceful or moderate in it. This clever ploy of the taqiyah-tactician Islamists must be exposed, if we are to fight Islam effectively...
-- Posted by Arslan Shaukat, on 04/02/2010
Dear Amil I consider you a member of a new international force trying to wake the West to its senses together with Oriana Fallaci, Bat Ye'or, Ann Bayefskey, Hillel C. Neuera, Melanie Phillips, Alan Dershowitza, Geert Wilders and Daniel Pipes. It is very sad that the Western leaders, specially Obama, are more interested in their Petro-Dollar business with with the Islamofacist world, then the wellbeing of their countries and their people. There are daily examples of the way these homicidal bombers are trying to impose their Sharia on the world. One only has to read the Global news to understand that appeasing these barbaric regimes and Islamo-facist groups will only drive them further down their quest to dominate the world. Wake up America. Wake up Eurabia before its too late. Ram
-- Posted by Ram Barak, on 04/02/2010


Amil Imani, an Iranian-born American citizen and a pro-democracy activist residing in the United States of America. He is a columnist, literary translator, novelist and essayist who has been writing and speaking out for the struggling people of his native land, Iran. He maintains a website at

This appeared April 1, 2010 on Amil Imani's website and is archived at task=view&id=176&Itemid=2


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