Scott Horton Interviews Muhammad Sahimi

Scott Horton, February 07, 2012

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Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of Chemical Engineering and political columnist on Iran issues, discusses the latest anti-Iran talking point from World Net Daily and serial propagandist Reza Kahlili (“Ayatollah: Kill all Jews, annihilate Israel“); what Alireza Forghani, the blogger in question, really said about Israel and preemptive strikes; and why many Americans want to believe every anti-Muslim propaganda piece they see.

MP3 here. (20:48)

Muhammad Sahimi, Professor of chemical engineering & materials science and the National Iranian Oil Company chair in petroleum engineering at the University of Southern California, has published extensively on Iran’s political development and its nuclear program. He is the lead political columnist for the web site PBS/Frontline/Tehran Bureau, blogs at The Huffington Post, and contributes regularly to antiwar.com and National Public Radio on issues related to Iran.

73 Responses to “Muhammad Sahimi”

  1. Iran vs. America

    Iran has never invaded another country in the past 200 years.

    America has constantly invaded other countries in the past 200 years.

  2. make that 400 years

  3. what the…what is that advertisement there I see….

    the third jihad…

  4. Why is Scott pushing Mr. Sahimi about the exact wording of some loon in Iran's personal blog? Who cares what he said, the POINT is that it is in no way endorsed or does not reflect the policy of Iran.

    Get a grip scott.

  5. maybe he wants to make sure those who watch hannity get it too! you know that wordsters are pretty good in spin and propaganda!
    why are you on Scott’s throat?

  6. If either Scott Horton or Muhammad Sahimi had bothered to scroll down at the Alef.ir blog post, they would find an english translation. It says:

    Israeli People Must be Annihilated
    Residents of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Hifa can be targeted even by Shahb ۳. Population density in these three adjacent areas composes about ۶۰ % of Israeli population. Sejjil missiles can target power plants, sewage treatment facilities, energy resources, transportation and communation infrastructures; and in the second stage Shahab ۳ and Ghadr missiles can target urban settlements until final annihilation of Israel people.

    However, my theory is that this is just an attempt to screw Ahmadinejaad, which Ahmad Tavakkoli's Alef.ir website has done before. Ahmadinejad has been summoned to appear before the Majlis within a month to answer ostensibly unconnected questions, but if he is asked whether he endorses this, he will be screwed, because he will look maniacal if he says yes, and craven if he says no.

  7. well, well, ‘professor’ Sahimi you just lost credibility forever! Can you read farsi or not? Is your chemistry as good as your translation abilities or did you try to hide.
    Not that a bloggers writing has any bearing on any thing but why try and hide the fact. if that was the case?
    damn, another expert bust the dust.

  8. my expert tells me it COULD be the Islamic fair warning. that in case of an aggregation these places would be hit. I think that’s fair. at least this way civilians can make arrangements. so Isrealies, time to buy ticket to staten island or take over your government.
    much better than bombYa’s ‘don’t look at my (ugly) daughter, one word for you, drone, you never see it coming’. that gutless piss-laureate murderer.

  9. Everybody has a bad day or two…. Everybody is apt to utter some inanity in these times when the inmates have taken over the asylum……. Todays E.G. Elie Wiesel….. Great humanitarian, right..??

    WRONG, just another corrupt opportunists..!! There is a website with his quotes…. http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1049.Elie_… Here is the one at the top of the list,,!!

    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."

    This quote seems harmless enough, but when one looks into Mr. Wiesel's actual actions it becomes very clear he is using a double standard.

    Here is another of his quotes:

    “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

    Did Wiesel protest the war built on lies and forgeries..?? I don't recall him protesting….. And then there is this:

    "Fortunately, however, Bob Woodward did mention Wiesel's appearance at the White House in his 2004 book, Plan of Attack. Ironically, Woodward was writing at a point in time when the invasion was supposedly going well. Thus, his intent in mentioning Wiesel's dramatic performance at the White House was not to criticize the man, but rather to praise him while also offering an honest portrayal of the man's immense power. In doing so, Woodward made it clear that this "war of choice" was as much about Israel as it was about oil.

    Woodward stressed that Bush had been wavering about his decision to unleash the dogs of war until he received Wiesel's blessing. Wiesel had told him that Iraq was a "terrorist state and that the moral imperative was for intervention." Israel's security was supposedly at stake. He asked: "In the name of morality, how can we not intervene?" (320)

    Woodward concludes: "In the days after, Bush routinely repeated Wiesel's comments." He leaves it to us to fill in the winks and nods that must have gone with that statement, for what Bush was saying in effect was that by launching a proxy war for Israel he was averting another "Holocaust." Colin Powell, apparently referring to our High Priest's influence on Bush, later stated sardonically that the President had relied on "divine guidance" in deciding to go to war, as if the mendacious Wiesel were some kind of a holy man! (Above 3 paragraphs by By Prof. David O'Connell
    5-22-9)

    And there is this:

    Peace isn't possible in evil's face
    Rational people must intervene against the likes of Hussein
    By Elie Wiesel
    The Los Angeles Times
    March 11, 2003

    Under normal circumstances, I might have joined those peace marchers who, here and abroad, staged public demonstrations against an invasion of Iraq. After all, I have seen enough of the brutality, the ugliness, of war to oppose it heart and soul. Isn't war forever cruel, the ultimate form of violence? It inevitably generates not only loss of innocence but endless sorrow and mourning. How could one not reject it as an option?

    And yet, this time I support President Bush's policy of intervention to eradicate international terrorism, which, most civilized nations agree, is the greatest threat facing us today. Bush has placed the Iraqi war into that context; Saddam Hussein is the ruthless leader of a rogue state to be disarmed by whatever means is necessary if he does not comply fully with the United Nations' mandates to disarm. If we fail to do this, we expose ourselves to terrifying consequences.

    I certainly didn't begin writing this comment to dump in Wiesel, only to show how the death passion moves people, even the "Saints" of (supposed) moral pillars of our modern moral structure….

    LOOK AT WHAT THEY DO…………… Wiesel can't claim ignorance….. He is in fact trying to revise history…!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgqblHpjors Just one more abused becoming the abuser………

  10. thank you for that MvGuy!
    but, are you saying that Sahimi had a bad day or that thinking ‘that a fair warning is relatively fair’ is the result of having a bad day? just to be clear I don’t think that bombing is a solution, but if the nutters start a war, wouldn’t you like to have had a two month advanced warning?

  11. Good job, Mohammad!

  12. Interesting point. Anyway, aleph is run by the ultra-reactionary Tavakkoli.

  13. Kudos, Dr. Sahimi. So glad to see you refute all this nonsense. It beats me how Scott Horton, a person more beholden to his Jewish roots, should be the host of Antiwar radio. I hope the readers of Antiwar wake up!

  14. Thanks for censoring Antiwar.

  15. Kudos, Mr. Sahimi. Regrettably, the same cannot be said about Horton. Antiwar should stop censoring.

  16. The grand prince of the Holocaust also pushed for action against the Serbs in Bosnia helping cement the Serbs are Nazis myth.
    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Balkan

  17. Bosnia and Kosovo

  18. Wiesel has been caught rewriting history before. But that's the prerogative of victimology.

  19. But what does 'reactionary' mean here? Aren't the 'reactionaries' the ones who want to bring about a de-escalation of the confrontation with 'the West', and want to get rid of Ahmadinejad because of his confrontational rhetoric?

  20. SOCIETY — A PROPERTY DICTATORSHIP

    LIGHT
    Kihnu
    "Diplomacy is only for the weak or those who want to delude themselves.
    Stalin was once asked to permit the Vatican to sit at the table of negotiations.
    Stalin asked this simple question: ‘How many divisions does the Vatican have?
    "Diplomacy" will not settle the revolt in Syria.
    "Diplomacy" is just a rope around Assad's neck..”

    LIGHT
    Very true, for diplomacy is a smokescreen, something that blinds the mind by burning the emotion, to hide the reality that planet earth is a property dictatorship, where those who own the most property are dictators over all those who own no property. For be it civil court, criminal court or divorce court, does not all of society get to enrich themselves upon the misery of us laboring men?

  21. No one fooled by Western media — How can they be?

    Muhammad Sahimi
    “It is totally amazing that this guy says something, presents his
    fiction article in a most perverted way, and then people pickup
    on this as if it was news worthy facts. This is totally amazing and
    totally frightening how the public can be fooled by this propaganda.”

    Scott
    “That’s the thing, the public loves to be fooled by it.”

    LIGHT
    Surely the Western rich, the 25% most wealthy and greedy, surely only a fool would believe that the propaganda they generate has them fooled.

    Surely those outside of the Western world are in no way fooled by corporate owned Western mainstream media.

    Surely the lower half of Western society, my laboring class that works for a starvation wage, surely we are most painfully aware that Western media is a stench in the nostrils of any man with integrity.

  22. Finally, and most assuredly, the 51% most educated, wealthy and greedy, they do so love the way mainstream media is propaganda most perfect for hiding all the visible evidence of their being most greedy. For when has any media ever mentioned the fact that our 51% voting majority all have great jobs, terrific homes and deluxe healthcare?

  23. [...] WND, Drudge Push Iran LiesMuhammad Sahimi translates and debunks [...]

  24. We aren't obligated to print anti-Semitic remarks. You're welcome. –moderator

  25. Ahmadinejad claims that Iran's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes . Since Russia has supplied nuclear fuel assemblies for Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant why does Iran enrich uranium ? Iran should offer to suspend the enrichment of uranium under the following two conditions . Economic sanctions against Iran would be lifted and Israel would sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (Iran has) . It would quickly become apparent which country is trying to promote peace and stability in the Middle East and which country is trying to promote war .

  26. Ms. Keaton, Would you consider it improper if I said" "it beats me how X, a person beholden to his Islamic roots" , should be the host of Antiwar radio? After all, far more Moslems have been butchered.
    I don't believe anyone who places their priority on their 'roots', Jewish, Islamic, Christian, or what have you, is suitable to host an so-called impartial, anti-war show. I am not alone in my thinking – and I believe you know this full well. People simply refuse to be dumbed down.

  27. B-U-T-full mizz Keaton
    for many many many generation ago some sea-mites came ashore and killed my great great………………….grandfather-would be, raped my great great………………….grandmother. now that I am partially sea-mite, can I be anti-sea-mite and able to verbalize it? of course you still don’t have to print it.
    but I am also anti-nazi! will you remove anti-nazi sentiments? I ask these to act accordingly and do not be subject to censure. Sort of this sits ‘rule of conduct’, you know like those IDF gets (like don’t kill anyone under the age of 0,1)

  28. hoosierdaddy
    I believe Iran does enrich uranium to produce uranium shafts and send it to uranus.
    Now get with the program!!

  29. "Would you consider it improper if I said" "it beats me how X, a person beholden to his Islamic roots" , should be the host of Antiwar radio?"

    Yes.

  30. Try not to take things our of context ,will you? Seems to be an Antiwar habit, you, Knapp, Horton. Don;'t you have wars to stop instead of alienating readers?

  31. sorry hoosierdaddy, not very nice of me.
    BUT, look what happened to gaddafi when he said OK! lets play monopoly.
    psychos we are talking about do not have a sense of justice like you and I. and if you are really sincere in your quest for truth make a time-line of the concessions Iranians made and see if you can answer your own question. AND start with disarming those possesing nuke like usa,russia, china,belgia,turkey,uk,pakistan,issrael,france,……..

  32. ssulrich you are barking at the wrong door.
    lets say there are a lot of ulrich in the world but not all are ss. so happens to be the case for the seamits.
    what you do is called ‘stereotyping’. those you are angry at want you to concentrate your anger at someone else while they go to the bank with all the money. look up goerge carline on that one.

  33. Now read this and wonder
    remember Elton John’s song from 1973
    ‘goodbye yellow brick road’ (bye gold standard)?
    well if he find someone to write his music he’ll soon be singing ‘goodbye green brick road!’

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/very-different-take-iran-barters-food-story

    please do read the comments too you may be impressed by the amount of knowledge and wit!

  34. dumbfounded? anyone?
    well look at this one then:

    http://demonocracy.info/infographics/usa/world_debt/images/demonocracy.info-a_world_in_debt-large.jpg

    it is an up side down world, just like Alice’s in the wabbit ‘ole. maybe you should start eating your politician as appetizer, the rich for main course and CEO’s as dessert. yummy!!
    who do you think all of it is owed to?

  35. youtu.be/17jymDn0W6U

  36. youtu.be/XGK84Poeynk

  37. I even saw footage of him visiting the (Bosnian Muslim nationalist) Bosnian Government during the Bosnian War, and in the same news report briefly seeing shaven-headed Bosnian Serb prisoners held by that government. Wiesel had nothing to say about the alarming appearance of those prisoners.

  38. I once saw Elie Wiesel as a guest on a Bill Moyers program. The whole program was essentially an interview with Wiesel, so he had plenty of time to represent himself. At one point, Moyers tells him that he (Moyers) had recently been re-reading the Old Testament of the Bible, and had been shocked at how blood-thirsty parts of it were. (Stuff like: God tells you to kill that other tribe, and for them, kill all the men, and male children, and women who aren't virgins, and distribute the virgins among you. But for this other tribe, who were heretical in some way, kill them all, even the women, even all their animals. This is in Joshua.) And Moyers says, you can see how some people could get genocidal ideas from such writings.

    And Wiesel, who has made a living saying that we must bear witness to genocide, and must protest any new genocides, says: Oh, that's the Bible. That's OK.

    It can't get more hypocritical than that.

  39. WARS — THE ROOT CAUSE

    Mutual gratification, equals giving gifts to equals and expecting equal in return, this is the root cause of all the class oppression, prejudice and hatred in society — the root cause of all wars. For the purpose of this world is to reach the ultimate conclusion of a fake morality that maximizes temporary pleasure and destroys all hope of permanent happiness — what mutual gratification is all about.

    On the other hand, love is a very personal two party affair, and for love to be genuine people must experience the four greatest and most satisfying emotions known to man. For to feel compassion and pity for those in need, from which springs charity in a way that produces a heart warming grateful response in return, surely this is the only way to achieve permanent and real happiness.

  40. WARS — THE ROOT CAUSE — Part 2

    The natural instincts in humans are such that when faced with mortal danger, women grab their hair, step back and scream, while men grab a rock, step forward and yell. So, marriage is where the husband vows to take a knife in the guts or claw in the head and do or die if that’s what it takes to protect his wife. And for marriage to be a success the wife must realize that she owes her husband a debt of gratitude impossible to repay, the proof of such a realization being her grateful submission.

    Nature has given us all a different level of intelligence so that everyone may experience a giving action that produces a grateful response. For if nature had given everyone equal speed of thought, then the only social interaction possible would be mutual gratification with equals giving gifts of equal value, expecting equal in return. Then as equality is an impossibility, the court battles would be unending, trades of large tracts of land would generate much confusion, and wars inevitable would have made man extinct thousands of years ago.

  41. Who is this Weasel and who is this Thiel I hear about, are they connected?
    Maybe Bradley Manning should run for prezident and Assange for vice prezident (he was born in Hawaii too, honest to god and he defiantly is against sopa )

    Darkness
    Shamefully dim

    Light
    Awfully bright

    Gray
    Perfect on the I

  42. Yellow
    Just too mellow

    Red
    Used by the fed

    Pink
    Now that’s just for kink

  43. 15,000 elite Iranian special-ops ‘head’ to Syria

    The regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria is expecting up to 15,000 Iranian troops to help maintain order in the country’s provinces, a Chinese newspaper reports. Iran has yet to confirm or deny the news.
    According to the central Chinese daily Renmin Ribao, the Iranian special task troops are due to be deployed in Syria’s key provinces.

    According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, the Quds Force includes 15,000 elite soldiers, who operated in Iraq and other wars on foreign soil. The Quds is reportedly in charge of training and funding Hezbollah.

    http://rt.com/news/syria-iran-cooperation-protests-969/comments/

    John Ellis comment:

    Western world — We dare you

    Me thinks it be a shot across the bow, for Russia, China and Iran are working in perfect harmony, and this is fair warning that Western intervention in Syria is a red line that has World War Three written all over it.

  44. Uh…Scott Horton seems about as antiwar as one can get (a man after my own heart. haha). What's the problem?

  45. hoosierdaddy
    “…why does Iran enrich uranium?”

    B> LIGHT
    (1) Going back a year, Brazil and Turkey told Obama that if he would state the terms of a uranium swap he would except, they would present it to Iran. Whereupon Obama stated in a letter his terms, whereupon Iran excepted, whereupon liar Obama refused the deal claiming some new evidence.

    (2) Going back four years, Iran gave the West all its processed uranium to be processed, whereupon Iran is waiting, still waiting, still waiting.

    (3) Great wisdom has Iran in standing firm on its right to a peaceful nuclear program. For if Iran coward back and gave up its nuclear program the West would have thought Iran a gutless wonder and started bombing. And if Iran went for nukes, everything in Iran except the oil fields would now be black as in charcoal.

  46. elis
    don’t spread rumours, specially those coming out of issrael. think! why would iran send troops? syria has a strong army. even rt and presstv sometimes spread rumours. but issraelies are renowned not to mention us-of-a.

  47. WHY HASN'T iSRAEL WITH IT'S SECRET NUKE PROGRAM BEEN SANCTIONED?

  48. LDR_ONE — WORKING FOR WESTERN MEDIA

    DARKNESS
    LDR_ONE
    “That’s what you call a "perfect" solution, ‘don’t allow any western media in’?
    So, in order to show the world impartiality and honesty, you deliberately
    ban half the world’s eyes and ears? Where is the ‘light’ in that?”

    LIGHT
    Only because of the mental darkness generated by Western mainstream media, only because of such a pretense of good hiding an intent to do misery, was the evil Western world able to turn 1.5 million mothers into war widows and steal the world’s largest oil reserves upon the war orphan’s misery.

    Western mainstream media, including Democracy Now, Common Dreams and NPR, they are all funded by the richest of the Western rich, that is why they are an illusion of good hiding misery, a liar’s pretense of good hiding an intent to be enriched upon our misery. The ultimate conclusion of darkness in an evil Western world that is locked in absolute Babylon darkness.

  49. A perfect example is the above illusion that Western media is “half the world’s eyes and ears.” For the Western world is less then 10% of planet earth, and the only reason the non-Western world pays any attention to Western media is to know where the satanic West is going to bomb next so they can stay out of harm’s way.

  50. Support the better of two evils — Our only salvation

    DARKNESS
    LDR_ONE
    “John Ellis, one day you will realize that putting all your
    faith in the Muslim world, as opposed to the Western world,
    that both sides are doing the exact same thing. At that point,
    maybe ‘true enlightenment’ will accompany you.”

    LIGHT
    If men who claim to know right and do right, if they have no burden to help any cause or nation unless it stands perfect, true and right, then where is the integrity? For surely, if there be any moral realm in this doomed existence called life, then it would shine down upon all who pick the better of two evils.

    For Empire USA has but one goal, a one-world government so that it may plunder and by brutal imperialism hoard all the glory, power and wealth on earth.

  51. DARKNESS
    Anonymous: “Ellis — don’t spread rumors, specially those coming
    out of Israel. Think! Why would Iran send troops? Syria has a
    strong army. Even RT News and Press TV sometimes spread
    rumors. Even Israel is renowned for rumors, not to mention USA.”

    LIGHT
    People have no right to learn the rumors being spread by non-Western news media?

    We are to put blinders on and hear no non-Western rumor, see no non-Western rumor and even if it is more fact then fiction speak no non-Western rumor?

    Comes now light to force such darkness to give way, for what the above mainstream darkness generator is objecting to is not all rumors, but just those that have not been certified by Western mainstream media.

    That is why Western mainstream media should be called Officials Said News, for ask all the brainwashed people of the West and they will tell you, its only a “conspiracy theory” unless it was first published in Western media and the rumor starts with “Officials said…”

  52. From today, 11 Feb. Does Marc Ginsberg have a clue about what he's talking about in this video or is he another front for AIPAC?:

    Iran expected to deliver 'major' nuclear announcement
    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/msnbc-tv/46351895/#463

  53. WESTERN DARKNESS
    Winston •
    Iran expected to deliver 'major' nuclear announcement http://video.msnbc.msn.com/msnbc-tv/46351895/#463….

    ANTI-WESTERN LIGHT
    Above is a video by NBC, which is owned by General Electric Corp., which is the world’s largest manufacturer of war materials, which is owned by a small power combine of the richest multinational investors on earth. And as they so love the super-profit of high risk ventures, they just so happened to be the ones who built the six nuclear electric plants in Japan that suffered meltdown explosions this year. So, if you still have a conscience, if your not mainstream brainwashed, here is light to force all darkness to give way:

    Iran to unveil major nuclear achievements soon http://www.presstv.ir/detail/226141.html

    Bill Maher: Ron Paul, Meritocracy & Class Warfare http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php

  54. How ignorant, all the host of this show had to do was to scroll down and see the English translations were already provided. In addition, such an article can not be published if it did not have the support of the regime. In addition, it is quite naive and ignorant for Mr. Sahimi to make slanderous and untruthful accusations against Reza Kahlili. The CIA has confirmed his involvement for the agency in Iran – and he is on the side of those who value humanity against the propagation of evil, not "extreme" individuals. Extremism is justifying this illegal regime in Iran.

    Here is the translation from the site:

    In the name of Allah
    Iran must attack Israel by ۲۰۱۴

    The necessity of Israel annihilation in Imam Khomeini’s view
    “Today, the first Qibla of the Muslims has been occupied by Israel, a cancerous tumor for the Middle East. Today, Israel is causing division using all evil means. Every Muslim is obliged to equip themselves against Israel . For about ۲۰ years, I have been warning about the danger of international Zionist, and right now its danger for all the liberation revolutions in the world and the recent Islamic revolution of Iran is not less than the past .I have already warned that the Israeli usurping government, with the aims which it is seeking for, is a great danger for Islam and all Muslim nations, and it is likely that if Muslims leave Israel alone, the opportunity could be lost and it may not be possible to stop them; and since the potential danger is facing the foundations of Islam, it is necessary for the Islamic governments in particular and other Muslims in general to remove this corrupting material by any means . All our troubles are due to Israel! And Israel results from America too
    Some points regarding the upcoming approach
    Point ۱: This article discusses tow THE JURISPRUDENTIAL JUSTIFICATIONS OF NECESSITY OF AN IRANIAN MILITARY ATTACK ON ISRAEL, and the necessity of attacking Israel and its military aspects
    Point ۲: In this approach, only the first step of the first curtain for Iran military invasion to Israel will be discussed and the complete explanation of ۲ curtains and ۸ steps will be published in the proper time
    Point ۳: This approach is just the personal opinion of the author and there is no guarantee whether the government of Islamic republic of Iran will accept and apply it or not

    THE JURISPRUDENTIAL JUSTIFICATIONS OF NECESSITY OF AN IRANIAN MILITARY ATTACK ON ISRAEL

    Fight those in the way of God who fight you, but do not be aggressive: God does not like aggressors.(holy qoran ۲:۱۹۰) And fight those (who fight you) wheresoever you find them, and expel them from the place they had turned you out from. Oppression is worse than killing. Do not fight them by the Holy Mosque unless they fight you there. If they do, then slay them: Such is the requital for unbelievers. (holy qoran ۲:۱۹۱

    Literary Jihad means working and trying for the sake of God. Jihad can be considered with economic, political, cultural and military aspects but using this word alone usually means military jihad. This kind of jihad is being divided into to general divisions
    - Primary jihad
    - Defensive jihad

    I.Primary Jihad
    The Primary Jihad can only be considered and done in the cases when polytheist and infidels use force against the propagation of Islam by Muslims
    Indeed the philosophy behind this kind of jihad is to fight with those who fight against the dissemination of Islam and the goal of that is to liberate peoples from the intellectual and mental captivity and guide them to Islam and despite some quotations and propaganda, this kind of jihad doesn’t have any relations to world conquering

  55. Primary Jihad in the Time of infallible imam’s absence
    There is some disagreement between shiite jurists about the possibility of doing primary jihad in the age of absence of infallible imam and some of them consider the presence of infallible imam or his appointee as a necessary condition for doing primary jihad but others don’t consider such condition for doing primary jihad and belive the order of Vali Faghih as enough for doing primary jihad

    Among the greatest shiite jurists who belive that doing primary jihad in the age of absence of infallible imam is possible we can refer to Sheikh Mofid, Sheikh Najmodin Halabi and Sheikh Sallar ibn Abdolaziz
    In this regard imam khamenei also has issued a fatwa in which His Excellency has mentioned that it is possible to carry on primary jihad in the age of absence of infallible imam under the authorization of Vali Faghih

    II.Defensive jihad
    Defensive jihad is another kind of jihad in which Muslims must fight and confront with the aggressors to Muslims and Entity of Islam who threaten the interests of Muslims and muslim must defend Islam against those aggressors who want to gain domination over the Muslims and kill them
    In this regard it is noteworthy to take note of ۲۷th speech of Imam Ali’s in Nahgolbalghah in which His Excellency emphasize on fighting with Moavieh
    According to interpreters based on this specific speech, waging war against the enemies with whom war is inevitable and there is a strong possibility that in near future they will attack Muslims is a must and duty of Muslims and is not considered a primary jihad

    III. Attacking Israel, Primary or Defensive Jihad
    With respect to the definition of two kind of jihad and based on that and as we describe hereunder, Iran’s military attack on Israel is not a primary jihad but is an example of defensive jihad however if we consider such attack as primary jihad as mentioned before it can be carried on in the age of absence of infallible imam and under the authorization of Vali Faghih

    III-۱.confronting Israel aggression to Muslim’s entity
    As described before the goal of defensive jihad is to ward off the enemy’s aggression to Islam and Muslims and contrary to primary jihad’s goal which is to invite polytheists and infidels to Islam and is not compulsory for all Muslims the defensive jihad is a must and all Muslims must take part and carry on this kind of jihad
    In this regard the late imam Khomeini issued a fatwa in which His Excellency said
    “If enemy attack on Muslim countries and their borders it is a must for all Muslims to defend with all in their power and there is no need to permission of Vali Faghih

    It should be noted that in Islamic point of view the political borders can not divide Muslims and earth is being divided into two parts, Muslim countries and non Muslim countries so in this regard defending the territorial integrity of Muslims and Islamic entity in all parts of the world based on the conditions of defensive jihad is a must and duty of all Muslims in all over the world
    So since Israel has attacked Palestine and occupied this part of Islamic Entity, defending the oppressed Palestinian Muslims is compulsory and dosen’t need to the order or even the permission of vali Faghih

    III-۲.confornting the expansionism of Israel
    Regardless of occupation of Palestine, it is crystalclear and never has been denied by the heads of the fake government of Israel that they want to gain control of other Muslim countries and want to expand their occupied territory to include other parts of Islamic entity between Nile river to Euphrates and every day they try to achieve this evil goal

    The Late Imam Komeinei in this regard issued a fatwa in which His Excellency stated
    “if Muslims fear that foreigners hatch the plot to gain control of muslim countries it is a must [for all muslims] to defend the islamic countries with all means
    Also His Excellency in another fatwa belives that the threat of political domination of infidels enemy over the muslim cities makes it compulsory for muslims to defend
    So regarding this points that have been described it seems that military attack to Israel is an example of defensive jihad and is a mustfor all muslims

    Military Aspects of Iranian Attack on Israel
    In order to attack Iran, Israel needs western and US assistance, permission and coordination. In the current situation and passiveness of US and west, Iran should wipe out Israel. Considering unique characteristics of Mr. Ahmadinejhad's administration and Islamic awakening of region's countries which are influenced by the policies of Iranian regime and ۱۰th administration, Iran must attack Israel before ۲۰۱۴ and end of the work of current administration

    Based on preemptive defense doctrine, Israel should get under heavy military strikes through first and final strikes. In the primary step of first scene, ground zero points of Israel should be annihilated by Iranian military attacks. To get this end, Iran can use long range missiles. The distance from Iranian eastern most point to western most point of Israel is about ۲۶۰۰ km. strategic targets deep inside Israeli soil are in the range of Iranian conventional missiles.

  56. It won't let me post rest of it, simply go to http://www.alef.ir/vdcepw8zwjh8ewi.b9bj.html?1422… and scroll down until you get to the English translation.

  57. Mr. Sahimi, you are a liar. He has been interviewed multiple of times with the Iranian satellite stations. Shame on you for your blatant lies and slanderous accusations against Mr. Kahlili. He is a brave man for risking his life in order to bring freedom to our homeland.

  58. And he was referring to nuclear weapons purchased from the old eastern bloc of communist states which has been confirmed by intelligence experts from around the world. Not the type of ballistic weaponry this regime is about to produce.

  59. @sasss31 are you and this khalili fellow an item? then you both are liars like sahimi. sahimi is a politican just like you dear ‘furer’ bibi the dick head. take your crap to fox.

  60. Garbage posts by sasss31 — Gigantic confusion only a Zionist could love

    LIGHT
    And just how does such a confusion generator get away with his gigantic posts, when none of us here are allowed to post more then 160 worlds per comment? Is such confusion by sasss31 an inside job?

  61. lol the anti-Semitic remarks by you nutjobs demonstrate your lack of coherence and reason.

  62. the http://www.alef.ir website is from Chicago.

  63. DARKNESS
    sasss31
    “the anti-Semitic remarks by you nut-jobs…”

    LIGHT
    As truth is “anti-Semitic” for the most part, to be a dissident, to speak such truth to power, this exhibits the highest form of “coherence and reason.”

  64. .ir means it is islamic republic

  65. no you edl troll ir mean iran! like it mean italy. the fact that you attack one side in defence of the other shows you are a bibi-licker!!! guess seamite ars must taste good to you ####
    antiwar stop attacking my computer! it’s not very libertarian of you!
    maybe you are not aware (doubtfull) but cloutfront guyes know preeeetty well I guess.

  66. MECHANICS OF DARKNESS

    (1) Darkness is an illusion of good hiding misery, a liar’s pretense of good hiding an intent to be enriched upon your misery. For no one enriches himself upon the misery of another unless he can hide his action with some pretense of good.

    (2) With a guilt-free conscience do liars inflect such misery. As a doomed existence gives them the illusion that they deserve more and must take all they can take to even the score.

    (3) Darkness exists only in the mind, and only in those who are deceived.

    (4) Darkness turns innocent people into liars, for they act as if the lie was real, proclaim it to be real, and increase the darkness all the more.

    (5) Darkness blocks your view of the real world, locks you in solitary confinement away from all those who are not fooled by the pretense, and with a warped perspective of reality bad judgments lock you deeper into darkness. For a state of war is there between you and those who oppose your darkness or are in anyway harmed by you.

  67. (6) Darkness is a window into non existence, for when you walk in darkness, are deceived by the darkness, then your mind experiences the misery of a fiction existence.

    (7) Truth is light, as truth always forces the darkness to give way. This is absolute and when one refuses to except the light take care, for they are attempting to lock you in darkness.

    (8) Those who refuse the light do so because they enjoy the darkness and the pleasure of enriching themselves upon the misery of others in darkness.

    (9) Light is a window into existence, for when you walk in light, are set free from the darkness by believing light, then your mind enjoys the reality of existence.

    (10) Darkness is inflicted upon us only by those more intelligent, for only they can fool you, and only they have the deadly force needed to enslave you. Surely, for all those less intelligent live in fear of you. For every aspect of society, all the laws, rules and regulations that govern society, they are all designed to give us the deadly force we need to control those less intelligent.

    (11) Darkness is always backed up by deadly force, for no one will attempt to enrich themselves upon your misery unless they have the power to kill you – if vengeance should be the reaction of you.

  68. Hypocrisy — Do what you condemn others of doing

    DARKNESS
    Norway
    “Why doesn't RT News report on the failed terrorist attempt in Thailand today?
    An Iranian man tried to blow up a police station but the only damage…”

    LIGHT
    Surely worthless are the words that come out of a man’s mind if he has no proof to back them up. Comes now no-proof Norway to give us his worthless report, to be a hypocrite by condemning RT News for doing the exact same thing as he just did, and unless I miss my guess he is trying to lock us in blind alley darkness.

  69. Western world — Dominant morality

    As 80% of the Western world professes to be Christian, as such a conviction of conscience would control every aspect of a man’s mind, character and personality, as such brutal imperialism is nothing but a fake morality, comes now the highest law in the land when it comes to Western morality”

    “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home
    or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom
    of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age”
    Luke 18:29

    So, excessive wealth is a gift from God. And add to this Romans 13:4 where the governments of the West are “God’s servant to do you good,” and all the gold on earth is yours. For those with the ability to kill the most, they have been blessed by God the most.

  70. Prison fire in Honduras —
    Over 400 prisoners burnt to death —
    Prison officials could not find to cell keys

    Human rights groups say the most of the prisoners in Honduras are protesters and union organizers, as a CIA backed military coup overthrow the democratically President when he scheduled a referendum vote for a new Constitution. For the corporate rich of Empire USA, they have ruled Honduras for over 100 years, surely that fire was no accident, surely it was wholesale manslaughter orchestrated by paid actor President Obama.

  71. stupid. If this is the case why is that all the head of state including the supreme leader have stolen billions of dollars and deposited them in swiss and canadian banks. if you check these facts that khomenei himself has deposited 23 billion dollars under his wife and children in swiss and canadian bank then this theory is a total bs.

  72. Excellent post. I was checking constantly this weblog and I am inspired! Very useful info particularly the remaining phase :) I maintain such information a lot. I used to be looking for this certain info for a very long time. Thanks and good luck.

  73. Achtung, fellow shermanz! wat does remaining phase means? und dis not a weblog! youz ccc ??
    //////// remember E atleast MC^2 coz C ist nicht constant /////////////////////////////// rameshm2, am sure if this fellow khomenei exists his wife is unfortunate because he has hidden 23 billion ‘under her’.
    but he is niether khameneie nor khomeini! So get real! And unless you are Iranian that’s none of your damn business. I’m sure nutYwhore has hidden a few shackels inside his wife too.
    Americans have enough with their chiefs hiding money ‘under their wives’

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