and Human Rights are Incompatible
am writing this to any person who still has a shred of decency,
compassion, or kindness in their soul.
with that, I am giving my thesis to this article:
if you endorse human rights, you will be opposed to Islam.
is a rather arrogant position in the United States and Europe, mostly
found among liberals, that the rest of the world is Muslim, and simply
would like a violent-free version of Islam, as Shirin Ebadi is
fact of the matter is this is not true.
There are a large number of people in the rest of the world who
simply hate Islam, and see it, appropriately, as a direct threat to
response to my most recent article, “Shirin Ebadi: Why do you
endorse Islam?” I received an overwhelming response from people all
over the world, including Iran, Italy, and South Africa.
Every single one of them supported what I said and expressed
gratitude to me for saying it.
man pointed me a website, which contained this letter, An
Open Letter to the Nobel Committee.
In this letter, they say:
only connection of the people in Iran has been the life of brutality
and suppression imposed on them by Islamic laws. The only aspect of
Islam that people identify themselves with is to fight against it.”
letter goes on to say: “The
fact of the matter is that people of Iran see the Islamic Republic
with all its laws and regulations as the cause of the hardship,
poverty, destitution, women's suppression and the brutal state of
letter was not signed by any “conservative” organizations.
For what it’s worth, I’ve had tremendous difficulty getting
conservatives to listen to, accept, or take a stand on what I’ve
been saying about Shirin Ebadi. My
allies in this have been human rights and socialist groups.
The signers of this open letter to the Nobel committee are
hundreds of people, representing hundreds of different human rights
group including some called “Women's
Liberation abroad” and “International Relations of the Committee
against Stoning” to name a few.
very bright young Iranian man named Mahyar (I asked him if I could
quote him, he said yes and proudly told me to use his name for “the
days of anonymity are over”) wrote to me:
heart-warming to learn that there are folks like yourself who are
cognizant of the true nationalistic psyche of Iranians and do not
equate Iran and Iranians with an obscurantist religion which has
brought nothing but misery and sexual apartheid in Iran.”
pointed me to the works
by an Iranian man named Razi.
To show you how long this struggle of Iranians has been going
on, Razi was born in 865 and died in 925.
He was a scientist, having written one of the first treatise on
infectious diseases – including small pox and measles.
He wrote a heretical book On Prophecy, which has not
survived, but according to the site, “maintained the thesis that
reason is superior to revelation.”
Razi’s heretical book:
men are by nature equal and equally endowed with the faculty of reason
that must not be disparaged in favour of blind faith …
so-called holy scriptures are worthless and have done more harm than
good, whereas the ‘writings of the ancients like Plato, Aristotle,
Euclid, and Hippocrates have rendered much greater service to
This is why Iranians do not approve of their Islamic
government. The Iranian
people – the discoverers of Algebra – are a people of reason and
enlightenment. They would
be an overwhelmingly successful and prosperous nation if it weren’t
for the Islamic thugs.
they are stuck with a thug regime forcing an unwanted religion on
them. The following
gives a brief glimpse into life in Iran:
today’s world we seek to give a chance (right to live) to a serial
killer or rapist while Muslim women get cruelly killed for
hardly-criminal crimes like adultery by a barbaric and medieval custom
called stoning-to-death. In Islamic Iran, a woman has to die a cruel
death by stoning in public for killing a man to save herself from
further investigation into Islam’s incompatibility with human rights
I refer you to this site, “Is
Islam Compatible with Democracy and Human Rights?”
Faithfreedom.org is another website dedicated to exposing
people are well aware of the fact that Islam is oppressing them.
Their friends and family are being stoned to death.
Western leaders have a different idea regarding Islam.
Islam to them is just another religion – one me must accept
according to their multiculturalist rants.
They sit in countries where they enjoy not just freedom, but
overwhelming prosperity, and they are commanding these people to
accept what they know has been oppressing them for so long.
person in Iran especially can tell you different.
The laws oppressing them are not just bad laws created by a
bunch of random thugs, they are based in the text of the Koran.
The Koran explicitly endorses stoning to death, therefore the
thugs force it upon society. The
problem is Islam, and the people know it.
is not a product of “extremists.”
This is a product of people who take the Koran literally.
And that is the way it is meant to be taken.
The only way for peace to exist in the Middle East is for Islam
to be eliminated.
problem is not organized religion it itself either.
The problem is because of what Islam preaches, including
telling Moslems to go kill Christians and Jews.
people say they don’t mind people being Islamic, so as long as they
don’t force it on others. Indeed,
that would be a nice position to accept.
I have Islamic friends, all of whom I respect intellectually
and in many other ways. But
the fact is, these Muslims are tamed by living in secular America.
Islam itself will always seek to force itself on others, if not
chained by something else. It
is a religion that actively tells its members to kill Christians and
Jews. Islam, by itself,
will never, ever create peace. It
will always seek to force itself on society, government, and all
thought for sure I would get a negative reaction from some people to
my most recent article about Shirin Ebadi.
I thought for sure I would start to be called a racist (for
condemning Islam) and also get called a war-monger, or the like.
Sure, I got this response from Americans.
But the people of the rest of the world – people who are
being oppressed, people from international groups working towards
liberty and human rights for people – overwhelmingly liked my
Ebadi not only does not call for a separation of religion and state,
she is protecting the image of Islam.
She identifies herself as a Muslim woman, and is begging for
more reform, not regime change. She
is not in tune with the Iranian people themselves.
Ebadi came out and said the Iranians just need 10 more years
until freedom will come to Iran!
These are not the pleas of a person who is behind the Iranian
people, but a person trying to pacify the Iranian people.
was told by a reader that he does not believe that Shirin Ebadi was
the first female judge. Another
fan tells me that the media in Iran is starting to lie about what
Ebadi said – saying she called for a separation of religion and
state, but that he translated those speeches, and can attest there is
no such thing. Shirin
Ebadi was also quoted as saying, “"...The performance of
the sixth Islamic Majles in Iran, is unprecedented in the past 100
years !..." For
someone who is trying to separate herself from Khatami, she is not
doing a very good job. This
woman simply has stink all over her.
the Iranian people know it. The
following describes nicely an Iranian reaction to Shirin Ebadi.
section of Iranians (what
he calls the Ebadi sceptic opposition section)
criticise Shirin Ebadi’s remarks about there being no contradictions
between Islam and human rights. They quite rightly point out numerous
contradictions between Islam and human rights and I share their view.
However we must remember none of us who share these views dare to go
back to Iran. The likes of us live outside Iran and enjoy the security
of the democracies we live in and so we can comfortably afford to be
so outspoken in our views.
have to remember the limitations that the people in Iran face. Yes of
course I would have preferred Shirin Ebadi to call herself an Iranian
woman first and foremost instead of a Muslim woman. Of course I would
have preferred Shirin Ebadi to come out and say Islam is not
compatible with human rights, but do I dare to go to Iran and say such
things myself? Do I know of any Iranians who publicly say these things
inside Iran and are not dead or in prison right now?
We are in fact a testimony to how our right to express our
views is denied to us in Islamic countries.”
goes on to say:
I revel in the joy of watching Shirin Ebadi appear before a press
conference without the Islamic head dress, and say all Iranian
political prisoners should be freed.”
compatriot, you can’t say these things, so I am saying them for you.
The Iranian people do cast doubt on Ebadi.
They do fundamentally believe she is a fraud, meant to prolong
the Ayatollah regime longer. No
Iranian wants to see more Islam, especially Islamic based law.
they are happy to see anyone do anything against the
government. In a nation
where expressing these views can get you killed, who can blame them?
Iranians need our support. Only
with the West can they rise up against their government.
Only from free, civilized countries – who are allowed to
speak their mind freely and condemn oppressive regimes – can real
change be made.
Iranians people deserve better than Ebadi and her message of waiting
10 more years and working with the Ayatollah regime.
Europe did give them a glimpse of hope, but they screwed up big
time by prodding a religious woman instead of a secular person.
In all of their arrogance and agenda pushing, they want us to
accept Islam as “just another way of life.”
people interested in the welfare of the Iranian people should be clear
in their message: Islam
is not a religion compatible with human rights and heavy pressure
should be put on the Iranian government to completely drive the
religious fanatics out. I
am calling upon all conservative leaders to come out against the
Islamic regime that is oppressing these people.
I am calling on everyone to put pressure on Shirin Ebadi to
call for a separation of religion and state.
should live in a world where they are free to disagree with the
Islamic government without fearing their life.
They deserve – and they want – a secular nation like we
enjoy in the West.
young Iranian man contacted me and said:
I also think [Ebadi is] a sell out to kids my age who went to protest
against this regime in Summer. Their slogan was "ya marg, ya
azadi" meaning "either liberty or death". I think in
English there is something like "give me freedom or give me
death". Kids out of high school are willing to die for freedom
and she wants to defend human rights within the bounds of Islamic
Republic's laws that call for decapitation and floggings? And she gets
a prize for this?”
don’t know why that is, compatriot.
you answer him?