by Amir Arsalan
Submit for your
approval, the following hypothetical world. A world centuries into
the future. A world where Adolf Hitler is considered the "messenger
of God" for the Jewish people. A world where Jews name their
children after Adolf Hitler, Josef Mengele, Rudolf Hess, and Heinrich
Himmler. A world where these men are regarded as Saints for the
Jews. Where the images of these men are hung as portraits with halos
behind them in all pious Jews' homes. Where their images are also
carved on small pieces of gold, and hung around the pious Jews'
necks as a necklace. Where the anniversary of Hitler's death is
commemorated by Jews with self-flailing and self-mutilation, to
feel Hitler's pain in his final hour. A world where Mein Kampf is
regarded as the Jewish Holy Book, and Jews fast every year to commemorate
the time when Hitler got his inspiration to write this book while
incarcerated. A world where Jews greet each other with the salute
of "Heil Hitler." Where the truly devout Jew dresses in
a traditional SS uniform. Where growing a funny looking square mustache
is honored and revered. A world where the law of the Jewish land
is based on the fascist ideology of Mein Kampf. A world where Jews
gather in their place of worship every week on Saturdays to discuss
and recreate Hitler's speeches. Where any Jew that speaks against
any of the above is tortured and killed.
this hypothetical world seem ridiculous, bizarre, and impossible?
Of course it does! Fortunately, you will only find it in the Twilight
Zone. Now, wake up from this eerie slumber.
Yes, wake up
from that nightmare, and join my reality. Open your eyes to present
day Iran. Mohammad, and his "saintly" successors were
Iran's Hitler and his henchmen. We are worshiping and idolizing
the very people who sent out to destroy, oppress, and annihilate
us. We have forgotten the Blitzkrieg with which they entered Iran.
We have forgotten the tens of thousands of loyal Persian soldiers
who gave their lives at Qadissiyah and elsewhere to defend our homeland
from the foreign barbarians. They were trying to prevent exactly
the calamity which befell Iran. We have forgotten the plunder, devastation,
and murder which occurred at Ctesiphone, Istakhr, and numerous other
cities and provinces in Iran. We have forgotten the death and destruction
that accompanied Allah.
of thousands of our ancestors who bled the battlefields and streets
of those cities red have been forgotten by most of us. Even worse,
we have become the sympathizers of their enemy. What shame we have
brought upon our ancestors! A true slap in their face; the ultimate
History is what
it is. The true facts can never be changed, no matter how hard anybody
tries to do so, or to deny them.
cannot reconcile these historical genocidal events with the fact
that the religion that a nation practices should at least not despise
the people of that nation. Instead, they have chosen to ignore history,
not mention it, and focus on other trivial matters. And most Iranians
have fallen into their trap, like zombies.
So why is the
first world I showed you impossible, but our world of Iran a reality?
I can think of two reasons. First, Germany lost the war in 1945,
whereas the Arabs unfortunately did not in 651. The world is mostly
molded by the victors. No-one can or could have any control over
this first cause. Second, and most important, the Jews undertook
an information crusade. They all vowed to never forget or allow
their descendants to ever forget Hitler's crimes; as well they shouldn't.
Rightfully, they have erected countless holocaust museums, and openly
discussed and condemned those events. They honor and respect their
ancestors. Millennia from now, Hitler will still be viewed as the
criminal that he was. This is an area where we do have control,
but so far have not been as forthcoming as we should. We the present
day Iranians must remind ourselves and our descendants of the historical
events surrounding the Islamic conquest of Iran.
I am glad there
is no afterlife. For if there was, Kourosh, Dariush, Xashayar, Ardeshir,
Shapur, Khosro Anushiravan, and countless other heroes would have
wept in 651, and again in 1979. Instead, I weep for them.
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