Combatant Clergy? But…but…don’t they have to study Islam to become clerics? And wouldn’t they get the picture, in all that study, that Islam is a Religion of Peaceâ„¢? Why is it that, all around the world, so many Islamic clerics seem to be Misunderstanders of Islam, and think that jihad has something to do with warfare?
But no worries. No number of stories like this will ever shake the PC and compromised mainstream media (liberal and conservative) out of its miasma.
“Iran Hardliners Register Volunteers to Fight Israel,” from Reuters, December 29 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
TEHRAN (Reuters) – A group of Iranian hard-line clerics is signing up volunteers to fight in the Gaza Strip in response to Israel’s air strikes that have killed at least 300 Palestinians, a news agency reported on Monday.
“From Monday the Combatant Clergy Society has activated its website www.rohaniatmobarez.com for a week to register volunteers to fight against the Zionist regime (Israel) in either the military, financial or propaganda fields,” the semi-official Fars news agency said.
Israel patrols the coastal waters around Gaza and has declared areas around the enclave a “closed military zone.”
The hard-line Iranian group, which is headed by some leading clergy, says it has no affiliation with the government and was formed shortly after Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution….
Fars said the hard-line group provided volunteers with a registration document called “Registration form for dispatching volunteers to Gaza.” It said more than 1,100 people so far had registered for military service against Israel.
Khamenei said on Sunday that whoever was killed in the fight to defend Palestinians was “considered a martyr.”
Iran will send its first ship carrying aid to the Gaza Strip on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said.
“Iran has dispatched its first plane load of aid, including medicine, to Gaza on Sunday. The second cargo is on the verge of being dispatched,” Qashqavi told reporters on Monday. “The first aircraft arrived in Egypt last night.”…