Today on Hudson NY (via RaymondIbrahim.com) I discuss yet another example of Muslims in authority openly and unabashedly persecuting the innocent and weak, only to complain to the international community about the need for “human rights,” when it serves their purposes:
In a globalized world where debate and diplomacy predominate, there is one sure way to discern the sincerity of any particular government: see how it behaves at home, where it is in power; see especially how it treats its minorities.
Consider the government of Iran. Gearing up for the Durban III Conference, supposedly against racism, scheduled to take place in New York City this week, Tehran and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad no doubt plan on complaining to the international community about Israel as in former conferences””portraying the Jewish state as “the most cruel and repressive racist regime,” a “barbaric” government that engages in “inhuman policies” against the Palestinians.
Yet what sort of government runs Iran””that is, how do Ahmadinejad and the mullahs behave on their own turf, where they are in control? One need only look to Iran’s daily domestic affairs to get a clear idea of what “barbaric,” “cruel,” and “inhuman policies” are truly like.
In the last few days alone, officials launched a Bible burning campaign, confiscating and destroying some 7,000 Bibles, many publicly burned, even as the mainstream media, which provided round-the-clock coverage on Terry Jones””one nonofficial American who destroyed one Koran””ignores a government’s mass Bible bonfires. Likening its tiny Christian minority to the “Taliban and parasites,” the regime is also in the process of “cracking down” on Christians, who make up less than 1% of the entire population.
The West’s endless supply of apologists “”the sort who think it makes them appear “sophisticated” and “enlightened” to be tolerant of anything, so long as it doesn’t directly affect them””will likely argue that the Bible is just a book. As for “cracking down” on Christians, “Who knows,” these dedicated relativists will probably argue, “maybe Iran’s beleaguered Christian minority is just as bad as the Taliban?”
Here, then, is an indefensible example of Iran’s blatant savagery””proof that it should not cast stones until it joins the concert of civilized nations. According to Compass Direct News:
A pastor in Iran found guilty of leaving Islam awaits the outcome of a judicial investigation into his spiritual background to see if he will be executed or, if possible, forced to become a Muslim… The court-ordered investigation will take place sometime this fall to determine whether Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, 34, was a Muslim as a teenager before he became a Christian at 19….