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
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.
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
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.
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
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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