“Ayatollah Khamenei: ‘Westerners Mourning French Tragedy Should Pause for a Moment,” by Eric Walberg

Great piece by Eric Walberg on Ayatollah Khamenei’s latest speech. Khamenei is a very wise man, and he doesn’t support terrorism against the West. He’s not a Salafi Jihadi. He’s Shia, and the radical Sunnis think that the Shia are infidel heretics who need to be killed. I enjoy his speeches, and I also enjoy those of the leader of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah.

Shia Muslims are generally a lot easier to get along with than Sunni Muslims. For one thing. they have been persecuted themselves by Sunnis for centuries, so they have an idea of what it means to be a persecuted on the basis of one’s religion.

In Hezbollah controlled areas of Southern Lebanon, the Shia leave the Christians completely alone. There are many Christian villages there, and Hezbollah lets them do whatever they want. They are not subject to Sharia or Muslim dress codes, and Hezbollah doesn’t enforce Sharia anymore even on the Muslims it controls. Shia Muslim women in Hezbollah controlled areas are not even obliged to wear a headscarf.

There are also Sunni, Christian and Druze members of Hezbollah, and the non-Shia Hezbollah members experience no discrimination.

You can go into Hezbollah-controlled areas of Southern Lebanon and walk into a bar and order a beer. It’s not a problem at all.

The Shia have always been the more progressive Muslim sect as, like Catholics, they believe that Islam is a living religion that must be continuously interpreted to keep up with the times. Hence, Islam is continuously being interpreted by Ayatollahs as Catholicism is constantly being interpreted by Popes to be relevant with the times in which Shia Muslims are living.

This leads to a lot interesting thinking and rulings. Iran’s Ayatollahs have decided that transsexualism is compatible with Islam, and one of the highest ranking Iranian clerics is a transwoman or a man who has now turned into a woman.

Prostitution is also quite common in Iran, and the Ayatollahs see prostitutes are more of a persecuted group of women who need protection than carriers of vice. Recently there has been a lot of talk among the Iranian leadership about making prostitution legal and housing prostitutes in houses with madams overseeing them.

This would be done under the rubric of temporary marriage, a Shia custom that allows Shia to have sex even outside of marriage.

In fact, in the extremely religious city of Qom, the headquarters of the religious clergy, there is a thriving prostitution scene, and the male religious students studying there regularly buy prostitutes. There are many prostitutes plying their trade in Qom.

This also is done under the rubric of temporary marriage. The male religious student simply selects a prostitute, and the two of them go to one of the many religious clergy in town and say they want to have a temporary marriage. The clergyman then grants them a temporary marriage lasting usually about three days.

The student and the prostitute then go somewhere to have sex. Somewhere often means one of the large local cemeteries where believe it or not, prostitutes ply their trade in the underground tombs! The three day marriage often lasts more like a couple of hours, as the two do the deed and then part.

A high ranking woman in the Iranian government has made use of temporary marriage to have sex with ~50 male clerics over the years. She has been quite outspoken about her religiously sanctioned promiscuity, and apparently the Ayatollahs are just fine with it too.

When it comes to Islam, the Shia are clearly a different bird altogether.

Ayatollah Khamenei: “Westerners Mourning French Tragedy Should Pause for a Moment”

by Eric Walberg

The leader of the Islamic Revolution has once again addressed Western youth who either for the most part are misinformed about Islam because of the bias in media and society in favor of Israel and Zionism, or are Muslim but living in a climate of Islamophobia and in desperation have drifted to the militant jihadist movement which began in Afghanistan in 1979 with US blessing and is now a permanent feature of world politics. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls on them to “reconsider the threat of terrorism in the world, its roots and to find a deep insight into Islam.”

The tone of the Ayatollah’s reflections is calm and friendly, the content intelligent and at the same time heartfelt. You can feel his spirit of universal love and his anguish at the suffering that terrorism brings. It is sad to note that Western media and politicians have an obsession against Iran despite Iran’s constant reaching out and attempts to help the West fight terrorism. The reasons, of course, are Iran’s staunch support for Palestine and its refusal to submit to the dictates of imperialism. Both unforgivable ‘sins’.

These are not rational reasons. Following 9/11, Iranian intelligence shared information with US intelligence – until President Bush found out and put a stop to it. Iran made intelligent proposals to resolve the nuclear energy stand-off for the past decade, all rejected by the US. The world is blessed by Iran’s support for Palestine, as the Arab states are just not up to the task.

Like his earlier appeal, once again the Ayatollah calls for dialogue on the most painful matters to “create the grounds for finding solutions and mutual consultation”, or the situations will continue to spin out of control.

For the Ayatollah, each life is important and each unnatural death is a tragedy. “The sight of a child losing his life in the presence of his loved ones, a mother whose joy for her family turns into mourning, a husband who is rushing the lifeless body of his spouse to some place, and the spectator who does not know whether he will be seeing the final scene of life – these are scenes that rouse the emotions and feelings of any human being…whether they occur in France or in Palestine or Iraq or Lebanon or Syria. The Muslim world shares these feelings and are revolted by the perpetrators”.

The supreme leader explained that Muslims have suffered far more than anyone else due to colonial occupation and the trauma that Israel inflicts daily on Palestinians. Westerners mourning the French tragedy should pause for a moment.

“If the people of Europe have now taken refuge in their homes for a few days and refrain from being present in busy places – it is decades that a Palestinian family is not secure even in its own home from the Zionist regime’s death and destruction machinery. What kind of atrocious violence today is comparable to that of the settlement constructions of the Zionist regime?

“This regime…every day demolishes the homes of Palestinians and destroys their orchards and farms. This is done without even giving them time to gather their belongings or agricultural products and usually it is done in front of the terrified and tear-filled eyes of women and children who witness the brutal beatings of their family members.

Shooting down a woman in the middle of the street for the crime of protesting against a soldier who is armed to the teeth – if this is not terrorism, what is? This barbarism, just because it is being done by the armed forces of an occupying government, is it not extremism? Or maybe only because these scenes have been seen repeatedly on television screens for sixty years, they no longer stir our consciences.”

The Ayatollah laments the ongoing invasions and violation of the Muslim World by the West, “another example of the contradictory logic of the West. The assaulted countries, in addition to the human damage caused, have lost their economic and industrial infrastructure. Their movement towards growth and development has been thrown back decades.”

The Ayatollah looks to the youth of today, who he hopes will be educated to understand the beauty of Islam, and its compatibility with both Christianity and Judaism, its long history of peaceful relations, its rejection of imperialism and colonialism. They must “discover new means for building the future and be barriers on the misguided path that has brought the West to its current impasse.”

The Iranian leader optimistically assumes that people in the West mostly understand of the true nature of modern politics. That Westerners understand the role of the US in “creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors, [that] these forces behind terrorism are allies of the West, while the most pioneering, brightest and most dynamic democrats in the region are suppressed mercilessly.”

I wish his words reflected the reality that I see around me in Canada. People are willfully ignorant about these matters, not wanting to see their governments as guilty of nurturing terrorism. My goal in writing is to inform people in these matters, but it is hard to get the message out. It is primarily time-servers who are welcomed by the mainstream media to ‘inform’ citizens.

I admire the Iranian leader’s honesty in pointing out that it is Western ‘culture’ that promotes “aggression and moral promiscuity”, and tries to destroy other cultures. “The western world with the use of advanced tools is insisting on the cloning and replication of its culture on a global scale. I consider the imposition of Western culture upon other peoples and the trivialization of independent cultures as a form of silent violence and extreme harmfulness.”

He does “not deny the importance and value of cultural interaction, but warns against “inharmonious interactions”. That conjures up the image of Westernized youth sneaking into a Russian Orthodox cathedral or a Tehran public place and loudly promoting a Western ‘human rights’ agenda with Western photojournalists on hand, waiting to send some distorted image out on the internet. The upshot is either Russophobia or Islamophobia, whereas the real violation is of national dignity.

This shows that Western culture is in fact non-culture, and promotes apathy, decadence, or nihilism which oppresses us all today. But, disillusioned as I am with Western media and its brainwashing, I was heartened after the Paris bombings to hear sensible Canadians reject the jihadists’ plan to promote Islamophobia, forcing Muslims to join them in their will-o’-the-wisp Caliphate.

There are many Muslims in Canada now – eleven of them are members of Parliament in the ruling Liberal Party. A 30-year-old Afghan woman Maryam Monsef is Minister of Democratic Institutions. Muslims are first rate Canadians – hard working, quiet, educated, devout. They are slowly transforming Canada for the better, including acting as examples of what Islam can do to benefit society.

I am also encouraged by the election of Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister, ousting the ultra-Zionist Iranophobe Stephen Harper. Muslim Canadians voted for Trudeau en masse. All eleven Muslim MP’s are Liberals. He has a silver bullet against terrorism: the only way to fight ISIS responsibly is to ‘do the right thing’, and expose their policy of violence as bad for Muslims, bad for everyone. Already thousands of communities across the country have pledged to sponsor Syrian families and are busy hosting fundraisers.

Terry Nelson, Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs Organization, says Manitoba’s plans to bring refugees in from other countries should not be impacted by events in Europe. “There’s been an invitation for 2,500 Syrian people to be here in Winnipeg,” he said. “They should not be judged by a small minority of people that are terrorists. We live in the greatest country in the world. The most peaceful country in the world. We are blessed.”

The Ayatollah’s message is here.

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18 responses to ““Ayatollah Khamenei: ‘Westerners Mourning French Tragedy Should Pause for a Moment,” by Eric Walberg

  1. SHI

    Prostitution is also quite common in Iran, and the Ayatollahs see prostitutes are more of a persecuted group of women who need protection than carriers of vice. Recently there has been a lot of talk among the Iranian leadership about making prostitution legal and housing prostitutes in houses with madams overseeing them.

    This would be done under the rubric of temporary marriage, a Shia custom that allows Shia to have sex even outside of marriage.

    In fact, in the extremely religious city of Qom, the headquarters of the religious clergy, there is a thriving prostitution scene, and the male religious students studying there regularly buy prostitutes. There are many prostitutes plying their trade in Qom.

    This also is done under the rubric of temporary marriage. The male religious student simply selects a prostitute and the two of them go to one of the many religious clergy in town and say they want to have a temporary marriage. The clergyman then grants them a temporary marriage lasting usually about three days.

    The student and the prostitute then go somewhere to have sex. Somewhere often means one of the large local cemeteries where believe it or not, prostitutes ply their trade in the underground tombs! The three day marriage often lasts more like a couple of hours, as the two do the deed and then part.

    A high ranking woman in the Iranian government has made use of temporary marriage to have sex with ~50 male clerics over the years. She has been quite outspoken about her religiously sanctioned promiscuity, and apparently the Ayatollahs are just fine with it too.

    Shia or not, dude that’s seriously fucked up. Even my otherwise libertine self find this concept disgusting. Marriage is sacred, I have nothing against whores. They’ve got to do what they’ve got to do. And making it out in cemeteries – how much does it really cost to find a cheap motel room.

    Religion should be kept out of social matters. End of.

  2. EPGAH

    How many Palestinian terrorists has Iran let into their country, much less their homes? Or is Iran merely giving the terrorists guns and saying, “Have at it”, which is more a cause of a problem than a solution?

    As to “its long history of peaceful relations, its rejection of imperialism and colonialism.”, did someone hit him over the head with a cartoon hammer? He forgets that the Moslems occupied Europe for over 700 years!
    And the Crusades were kicking terrorists OUT, not “Christian Aggression”!
    Did he forget the Barbary Pirates, slavers and thieves operating under the auspices of the Moslem Cult?

    So how can he say that the Moslem Cult has a history of peaceful relations?
    Or that the Moslem Cult is not imperialistic? Or does he suffer the delusion that only the Civilized World can be imperialistic? He stops just shy of saying “Moslem Imperialism GOOD, Civilized World Imperialism BAD”

    Although the line, ““The western world with the use of advanced tools is insisting on the cloning and replication of its culture on a global scale. I consider the imposition of Western culture upon other peoples and the trivialization of independent cultures as a form of silent violence and extreme harmfulness.” came very close!

    • Noneofmany

      I was almost cracking up while I read this.

      So the Shia tolerate small numbers of Christians in their peripheral territory.

      Big whoop.

      If the west never gave up any territory they ever took and turned around to say “well theirs a few spots on eastern front were we let half Caucasians live so long as they have no political independence” the rest of planet would go ape shit.

      This guy want’s to patted on the back for this?

      • EPGAH

        Read Zagros in the thread about Taqiyyah, he actually wants to believe that Christendom is more an oppressor than the Moslem Cult, and that only the Civilized World tries to implement regime change and export OUR values. Did he forget what Jihad is about, and the attempted imposition of the Caliphate?

  3. Toe Jam Football

    I generally have a favorable view of the Iranians I’ve met in the US but the religious regime in Iran is by no means tolerant. Stoning or hanging women for adultery, WTF..?

  4. Erik Sieven

    All I know about Palestinians is that when Germans would have reproduces as fast as them since wwII now their would be 600 million people in Germany. And I guess with 600 million people in Germany France and Poland today would have a lot of problems, very similar to the problems Israel has with the Palestinians today

  5. are you guys familiar with alt-right puatard Roosh?
    He is actively trying to court White Nationalists even through he is an Arab…

    Here’s a meme for ya…

  6. Shawn

    OT but how about a bigfoot update?

  7. Shawn Flannery

    So im 34 and for some reason with in the last 2 years my brain activity has went out the roof almost stressed. I took my iq test 116 so i read your story highbrow. I just want someone to talk to that can understand me. ??? If i rolled down a hill as a apple id still b rolling down the hill. Confusing?

  8. I have Iranian friends, and I have lived in Iran. Iran is not just a country, but a civilization. However the piece from this Eric Walberg is sheer Ayatollah propaganda. Islam, Literate Islam, is simply not compatible with civilization. Aware of this, many societies, in the past, have widely, and wildly, diverged from Literal Islam (they are broadly known as in the “Sufi” category). This included Iran, 1,000 years ago.

    However, the present theocracy in Iran is hard core Shia, not “Sufi”. Comparing the deliberate wounding and killing of 500 innocent people in Paris by terrorists, to the sad situation of Palestine is morally obscene. Many people killed in Paris were actually Muslims. To say that “colonialism” caused the massacre in Paris is also obscene: after freeing during World War One Palestine, Syria and Lebanon from the Ottoman empire, the area fell under French and British administration for two decades, in accord with all concerned. That’s not “colonialism”.

    Would the Ayatollah prefer that all Arab lands still be occupied by the Ottoman empire? How is being for the exploitation and occupation of the Middle East by the Ottoman “left” in any sense?

  9. While I’ll agree that the Shia practitioners of Islam are an upgrade, this is the same clown who is prone to disparaging words regarding the US…….”death to America”! Pass

  10. Actually Pretty Funny

    The Ayatollah is totally right. Don’t mourn.
    In Communism, we solve the problem like this: parading the terrorists captured around the city with signs denouncing the crimes of those dogs.
    Then shoot them(the dogs) in the marketplace. That would set an example.
    Don’t mourn, you idiots!
    More about Communism at:
    https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/how-to-deal-with-hostage-takers-soviet-lessons/
    They taught that to us in school, more precisely middle school. I wonder whether Uncle Bob has learnt this important lesson about Communism. It’s called Russia stronk.

  11. Hi Robert, thanks for posting this. I see a lively debate here. You have a very wide readership. I was writing this for an Iranian news service. The point was to expose critical thinkers in the West to a sincere but very different perspective on life. Yes, Shia are much better than Sunni. How sad, but history explains why.

    I wish I had a comments function at my site, but my webmaster said it would be very expensive(?).

    In any case, I was truly impressed that the ayatollah writes so eloquently, emotionally, and clearly, reflecting a nuanced understanding of the West. Our media blackens him and Ayatollah Khomeini, just as they blackened Lenin, Castro, et al. My rule of thumb (okay, with some exceptions like Hitler) is ‘if the Western media dumps on someone, it means they’re probably doing something good.’

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