Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Iranian Human Rights Commission

If you haven't been huddling somewhere since the UK riots, you will already know that the brutal regime that governs Iran (if 'governs' is the right word) has announced the formation of some putative Human Rights Commission to sort out the British. They will, I think, send a delegation to these shores to instruct us in the true meaning of human rights. What that means, if I'm not mistaken, is advice on how to shoot down protesters of any kind, especially anyone marching for democracy and freedom. We'll all appreciate that, I know, and our police will be glad to exchange their baton rounds for more lethal 9mm parabellums. Being a Belfastman by birth and training, I can see now that our Troubles need not have gone on so long if we had only applied a full dose of human rights and shot everybody who went on the street during a curfew or went on a protest march. I can still remember a friend of my father's saying (this was at the very beginning of the thing) that he (a member of the B Specials no less) was off to get his sub-machine gun in order to kill Catholics. I used to think he was a bad man, but now, enlightened by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, I recognize his devotion to human rights and his willingness to put them into practice.

Of course, it isn't all guns on citizens. This Iranian commission will, I'm sure, do sterling work telling us how to handle our own uncontrollable women. As we know, Iran is in the vanguard of women's rights in the world. They have a rightful place on the UN Commission for Women's Rights, and who can gainsay that? Look at it objectively. In the West, in the UK above all, women run wild. I have seen them with my own eyes. Even my wife is out of control (in Persian, bi-bazbini). She's goes to cafés with her sister, with no man around to keep an eye on her, she never wears proper hijab (bad-hijab é, agha), she sees male patients without a guardian present. And she's not the worst. But when the Iranians get here, they will sort women like her and her sister out. Her sister knows all about this: she used to be married to an Iranian, so I don't doubt she'll be eternally grateful to be put in her place again.

Most of all, they'll show us what to do with our homosexuals. As we know, Mr Ahmadinejad made it clear while speaking to the United Nations, there are NO homosexuals in Iran. We could be like that by the proper application of human rights values: once they are gone, there will be no more human rights issues and the Anglican Church (and a large part of the Jewish community) will have one problem less to deal with.

Speaking of Jews, The commission is bound to give us all pointers on how to deal with our Jews (and any Jews reading this should be dancing in the streets at the good times on their way for them). Iran, after all, loves Jews and only persecutes an indigenous religious minority, the Baha'is. They do have some naughty human rights measures they would like to apply to all Jews, of course, such as genocide. You can't argue with that, can you.

Of course, the human rights commission is just another vicious fantasy. Laughable, but indicative of something deeply worrying, not only in Iran, but throughout the Middle East. It is the ubiquity of the lie. The enormity of it. This lie has many forms, but some of the worst relate to Israel and the Jews. The worst is the claim that there were never any Jews in the Holy Land a.k.a Palestine. No Temple. No Me'arat ha-Machpela. No David. No Solomon. Abraham? He was the first Muslim and nothing to do with the Jews. The Israelis/Jews are Nazis. The racially mixed Israeli state is an apartheid state. As someone wrote to me last week, only one of Israel's wars was a defensive war. The Palestinians go back over 3000 years. Jerusalem is a holy city for Muslims, not Jews.

You know all this and more. What these and other tropes have in common is a compulsive need to turn history and contemporary fact on their head. Barefaced lies are stated publicly and without embarrassment, on the principle that saying something over and over again results in it being internalized and believed in with greater fervour than one might believe in fact.

It starts, I think, with the Qur'an. The Qur'an gives a host of Biblical stories devious twists, Islamicizing figures like Abraham, Moses, Ishmael, Mary, and Jesus. It is generally thought that Muhammad learned a lot from the rabbis of his day and came into contact with some heretical Christians, but that he garbled what he heard and produced alternative versions of Judaism and Christianity (thus, the Jews believe Ezra is the Son of God). The Quranic stories later get mixed in with accounts called Isra'iliyat, legends and fanciful tales from Jewish sources.

Since the Qur'an is deemed the Word of God, no Muslim will ever admit that it gets these things wrong. Instead, a new culture grows up, convinced of its own perfection. The Bible (both Jewish and Christian) has been hopelessly corrupted and cannot be relied on in anything.

And so it becomes easy to deny the truth of anything the Jews say or the propriety of anything they do. The lie is buttressed by the Qur'an and the Law. And secular means of establishing historical proof, such as archaeology, are sneered at just as much as the Bible. Our opponents live in a fantasy realm, impervious to Biblical and other classical accounts and immune to the methods of modern scholarship.

And now, no doubt, they are set to re-write the history of the UK.


Anonymous said...

Dear Denis MacEoin,
After reading some of your so intelligently and elegantly explanations and insights, the only thing I can add is a quote from a very old joke I heard a long time ago.
5 sons surrounded their father, on his dying bed, in Georgia (which used to be a part of USSR, not the US state)and asked him for some wise guidance, saying father, you are leaving us now, please share with us some of your great wisdom. The old thought for a moment and then replied, dear sons, take good care keep the Jews safe!. The sons, were astonished,why do we have to worry about Jews???
Well, my dear sons,the old man replied,when they will finish with the Jews, they'll come after us...

Anonymous said...

I've just read your blog after someone sent me, by e mail, your excellent speech to the Edinburgh students. if only there were more people like you prepared to speak up for Israel and expose all the hypocrits who never come out and demonstrate against the foul things that go on in other countries such as Iran and Syria.

yona said...

What I write here, are designed for people that their political views stem from a search for justice.
Justice among people, justice between nations. Justice in the Middle East.
If so, they should expect this presentation:

And read this article:

and ask themselves why UNRWA has recently changed its definition of refugee.

Iron Chef Kosher! said...

I came across your name from a post on Facebook, so, naturally - given not just your intelligence, but your integrity & determination - I have tracked you down & am "following" you. Can;t thank you enough for getting the truth out so eloquently.

Anonymous said...

This blog is like the opposite approach of homeopathy, concentrated toxins rather than diluted.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, I wonder how anyone can visit Israel and not see anything of the occupied territories, the roads from which Arabs are barred the machine gun towers, check points where Arabs are delayed en route to hospital, the routine humiliations of Arabs,the blockades of essential supplies, and decide that Israel a country where an American, or Russian, with no connection to the country can emigrate and be offered citizenship while Arabs who were born there are refused admittance to their birthplace. Apartheid- you bet.

Daniel Bielak said...

Dear Denis,

That there are at least some people, such as yourself, who are decent (that is: who are intelligent, and who, therefore, aware of what is, in fact, the case, and have understanding of what is, in fact, the case, and who, therefore, are kind), who are not Jewish and who are members of the culturally European societies, and culturally Middle Eastern societies, among whom those of us who have been born Jewish have lived for several thousand years, is a comfort to me.

Daniel Bielak said...

The commenter "Anonymous" wrote,

"This blog is like the opposite approach of homeopathy, concentrated toxins rather than diluted."

The following are a link to, and an excerpt from, an article by Palestinian Arab writer and academic, Mudar Zahran, who is from Jordan, and who currently resides in the UK as a political refugee.

Anti-Semitism 2.0, by Mudar Zahran, March 21, 2011


"The concept of the "evil Jew" has made a well-disguised comeback: Criticizing Israel and Zionists, is now deemed a legitimate option to cursing Jews and Judaism. Not only is it open, socially acceptable and legal, but it can actually bring prosperity and popularity. This new form of anti-Semitism 2.0 is well-covered-up, harder to trace and poses a much deeper danger to the modern way of life of the civilized world than the earlier crude form of it, as it slowly and gradually works on delegitimizing Jews to the point where it eventually becomes acceptable to target Jews, first verbally, then physically -- all done in a cosmopolitan style where the anti-Semites are well-groomed speakers and headline writers in jackets and ties; and not just Arab, but American and European, from "sanitized" news coverage of the most bloodthirsty radicals, to charges against Israel in which facts are distorted, selectively omitted or simply untrue, as in former President Jimmy Carter's book on Israel."

There are no huge vicious malicious lies too perverse, about Jewish people, that very many culturally Christian-European (Christian and post-Christian) people, and that most European people (and, especially, most of the members of the "elite" (academic, journalistic, political) social classes of European, and culturally Christian-European (Christian and post-Christian), societies), will not believe, and intransigently hold belief in, and propagate. European people, after all, believed, for almost two thousand years, that the Jewish people killed the deity of their religion (Christianity), which is a religion that is an utter usurpation of the traditional religion of the Jewish people, and which is a religion whose deity is an ego-worshiping, ego-protecting, ego-projecting, ego-romanticizing, fictional concept that is a reference to an actual Jewish man, Yeshua, whose name, Yeshua, was a common Jewish name, and who was killed by totalitarian supremacist racist genocidally anti-Jewish Europeans (the Romans) who were the main original adopters of, and developers of, the religion Christianity, and who, before they adopted and developed the religion Christianity, committed genocide against the Jewish (Yehoudi) people, and annihilated the country of the Jewish people (Yehouda ("Judea")), and renamed the country of the Jewish people to a name ("Falastina") which was a reference to a then-extinct European people (the Philistines) who had, earlier, attacked and invaded the country of the Jewish people.

And, involved with that, there are no huge vicious malicious lies too perverse, about Jewish people, that some Jewish people, Jewish people who have completely succumbed to the Stockholm Syndrome that almost all Jewish people are experiencing to varying degrees, will join with non-Jewish anti-Jewish racists in propagating. After all, the inventor of the murder-and-cannibalism-of-Christian-European-children libel ("The Blood Libel") that European people propagated against the Jewish people for several hundred years was an ethnically Jewish man (Theobald of Cambridge) who was a Christian convert who lived in England in the 1100's.


Daniel Bielak said...

The ignorant ego-worshiping ego-protecting dishonest malicious vicious sanctimonious imbecilic sophisticated intransigent culturally Christian-European (Christian and post-Christian) anti-Jewish racist bigotry that was expressed in the comment by the commenter "Anonymous" which I quoted has existed continuously, and has been resurgent continuously repeatedly, for approximately two thousand years.

Apparently, even the murder of approximately six million Jewish people in Europe (almost all of the Jewish people in Europe, approximately one third of all of the Jewish people in the world), by the members of the Nazi regime of Germany, and by thousands of the millions of European and Muslim Middle Eastern supporters of the Nazi regime of Germany, approximately 70 years ago, was not enough to satisfy the racist antipathy and racist malice that is felt by very many culturally Christian-European (Christian and post-Christian) people toward the Jewish people.


The following are articles that I have posted on my blog that present the factual history, and the current reality, of the situation.

Israel - A Brief Summary of the History of the Situation

Why and How the West Is, with Lies, Vilifying Israel (Excerpts from articles by Matthias Küntzel, German academic scholar and former member of the "Anti-Zionist" Left, and by Ruth R. Wisse, and by others; and a presentation of the similarity between the 1930's and the present time)

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The Gray Monk said...

Thank you for your enlightened responses to the moronic left-liberal attempts to pander to the Islamic anti-Jew and anti-Israel propaganda.

As a certain Dr J Goebbels noted, "If you tell a lie big enough, and repeat it often enough, it becomes the truth."

I'm adding you to my Blogroll!

Anonymous said...

Thank You very much for this, I came to your blog via Cranmer, and I will look in often.
All the best
John Gibson

rumcrook™ said...

ive also added you to my blogroll
cheers rumcrook

Eve said...

Thank you for taking the time to look for the truth, see the truth, recognize the truth, and then try to show that truth to those who are blind to it. What you do takes intelligence, and more importantly it takes bravery. I sincerely wish the world had more of you. Thank you for being a champion for the truth, and thank you for being my personal hero. If I had to endure the personal attacks that you do on a daily basis, I hope that I would have the strength and grace to continue on. I am not a government or an organization, so I unfortunately have no medal to give you, but I can give you my personal admiration and my thanks. Thank you Denis MacEoin.

David Krongelb said...

Your letter was forwarded to me by a friend. (I can only hope that this is not an internet hoax, and that you indeed wrote the email.)

I find your words uplifting, succinct and beautifully informative.

I am a 61-year-old Jew. Not a terribly practicing one, but one with full Orthodox education and background. My position with God is irrelevant for this communique`, but my heritage is not. I have a deep and abiding love for all things fair, balanced, honest and free of hatred. Your email was all of those things. The state of Israel is certainly not an entity which should inspire malice from anyone. (other than perhaps the Arab states that would stamp out its very existence), again, in the name of their God. (I think I prefer the version of God that the Jews put forth. But that's just my opinion).

Thank you. Not so much for merely "taking up arms against a sea of troubles", but for the eloquence of your speech. Your points, your arguments and your rationale were neither bellicose nor belligerent, but rather insightful and informative. With such calm rational decorum and demeanor, I believe you can reach college kids who have been mislead into a position of hatred. It is that for which i thank you.

I'll pass this piece along, and hopefully it will resound around the world with clarity and purpose and perhaps, ultimately, logic and reason will prevail. I truly wish there were more menschen like you in this troubled world.

Thanks again.
David Krongelb

Jaime L. Amsel said...

Thank for your courage and lucid writing. Just got your talk to Edinburgh students and read through some of your well informed blog pages. Sadly enough the audience is threefold divided: the instigators, who in search of power will distort any fact; the "useful idiots" who prefer to go on chanting their "bleeding hearts" and not to be annoyed by facts or complex issues; and the rest. My hope is that this last group will be willing to awake, think critically and act consequently. I hope the last group understand, what you long ago did, as E. Burke well said ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’