Leaving Islam




This was an unusual defeat for the Persians. The Arabs were not satisfied with the spoils of the war. They wanted an Islamic Persia. They had come to convert the Persians by hook or by crook. "La ilah ilallah, Mohammed ur Rasulallah" (There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet). Those who resisted uttering those words were faced with death or burdened with heavy taxes and other unjust punishments. 

It is the belief in the same “Allah” that brought upon the Iranian people the greatest catastrophe of the Islamic revolution. This is also the same belief that brought the twin towers down in the United States of America. This belief in this “Allah” will not stop until the entire world bows to its will. 

History had taught the Arabs to plunder anybody anywhere. They burned one of the greatest libraries that ever existed at that period. With that, they destroyed not only the collections of previous Persian cultures, but other collections as well. It made no difference whose belongings they were. And now, with their newly found ideology, it made all their crimes more justifiable. The same can be said about today's Islamic rulers. 

Fearing prosecution and death by extremely ruthless and merciless Arabs, great numbers of Iranians left Iran for safe haven in India. In a similar fashion, thousand of Iranians left Iran for safety place in the West after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The Parsis moved to a different world to save their religion, race, culture, language, identity and tradition from extinction. Today Iranian Parsis are one of most successful strata in India. The Iranians took refuge in the West to be immune from the wrath of a mad man and the rejuvenated Islamists in Iran. Today, Iranian communities in the West are one of the most successful groups of people in the countries that they reside. 

Historically, when a traditional religion encountered a society with a world or universal religion, the followers of the traditional religion converted, either by choice or by force. At any rate, the remaining Persians either accepted it or were forced to become Muslims and retain Islam as their state religion even after they gained their independence and developed the Persian language. 

The struggle for liberation from the Arab fanatics never stopped Iranians. There were numerous Iranian uprisings against the Islamic Caliphs. Abu-Moslem Khorasani’s revolution almost freed Iran from the Arabs. It created a strong drive throughout Iran and revived the Persian sense of pride and dignity.  

All these liberation movements, from Abu Moslem Khorasani in Khorasan, to Sinbad from Nayshabor, who followed the path of Abu Moslem Khorasani to Babak Khoramdin from Azerpaigan, who fought against the Arab army very fiercely, until he was betrayed by another Iranian, Afshin and was decapitated by the Arab Caliph, to Maziar, who led freedom fighters in the North against the Arab Army and envisioned of reviving the Iranian tradition; to Mardaviz-e-Zeyari, from Daylaman revolutionary leader and a Persian renaissance, to the Great Yaghoob-e Leith-e Saffari and Astadhsis, carried out five basic virtues: wisdom, bravery, courage, justice and a never ending struggle for an independent Iran. The spirits of these Persian heroes will live on and so does the Iranian struggle. This is something you must pursue. 

With the first invasion of Arab-Islamic values, history has shown that the Arabs had not come to Persia merely for its vast spoils, but rather, they wanted an Islamic Arab Persia. They succeeded in making Iranians Islamic by the sword, but they miscalculated and gravely failed to inject the Arabic way of life into a very sophisticated and highly elevated Persian culture and tradition. They never accomplished their goal of taking away the Iranian identity as they did with Egypt, Libya, Morocco and other ancient African countries. 

As we have witnessed again 1400 years later, the third invasion of Arab-Islamic values of 1979, lead by its extremely brutal satanic Islamic revolutionary man, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, also has gravely failed to convert a highly complicated and sophisticated Persian culture, tradition and identity, into an Islamic way of life. History has shown time and again that the crown of Islamic Arab values simply does not fit the Persians. It never has and it never will. 

There exists much duplicity within the Iranian culture. Originally, Iranians accepted Islam to save their lives, but deep inside the heart of every single Iranian alive to this date, the burning sensation and resentment of the Arab-Islamic invasion of their culture is everlastingly enflaming. They confess of being Muslims; yet, the overwhelming numbers Iranians have never read the Quran or understand its language. The events in history have toughened Iranians gravely. They have become great pretenders. 

During the next two centuries, a silence rolled over the once dynamic land. The heroic efforts by the Persian national heroes never allowed the Arab occupiers to live at peace. The Arabs keep fighting the rebellions constantly and at the same time emptying out the wealth of Persia. Iran was under the rule of the Caliphs, from Medina and later from Baghdad. These Caliphs were determined to obliterate all vestiges of Zoroastrianism and the great Sassanid dynasty. 

Anywhere the Arabs would find a Zoroastrian temple, they would burn it down. Any Persian books were obliterated and those who wrote or spoke in Persian were faced with death. Their mission was very similar to the third invasion of Arab-Islamic values of 1979. Each invasion diverted from its original goals. Each went after Persian culture and identity and each gravely have failed. 

The historical division of Islam went underway under Shah Ismail. He declared Ithna Ashari Shiitism (12 Imamists) as the official and compulsory religion of his new Qizilbash State in 1501 A.D. This period has been noted by some as the second invasion of Arab-Islamic values on Iran. It is interesting to note that the Prophet of Islam had never put his foot on Iranian soil, but his son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib had fought in the wars of succession within the boundaries of the country. 

Caliphs had passed into the hands of the close associates of the Prophet starting in line with Abu Bakr al-Siddiq, Umar ibn al-Khattab, Uthman and Ali ibn Abi Talib, Muhammad's son-in-law. It should be noted that Ali never claimed to be an Imam or an innocent one as the Shiites hail him. He was simply an Arab Caliph. 


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