Baha'is: The New Jews
21 Dec, 2008
Look at young children. They are expert blamers. They
always have an answer, someone or something to blame in
self-defense. We, the chronological adults, don't completely
abandon our childish strategy of ascribing blames to
external sources. We simply do so with a greater degree of
sophistication by finding, if at all possible, a grain or
two of truth to legitimize our attributions.
No one or group is immune from practicing scapegoating.
Yet, some individuals and cultures seem to nurture this
disposition to an art form, while others resort to it more
The magnitude of blaming others correlates with the
degree of frustration and failure. As frustration or
failures surge, so does the defense mechanism of blame.
Sadly, the Jewish people have been used as scapegoats for
many centuries by a variety of non-Jews. Regrettably,
Muslims and Islamists, for their parts, have adopted
scapegoating as an article of faith. The Muslims blame the
Jews for all kinds of heinous things, dating back to the
time of Muhammad himself. They say that the Jews of Medina
betrayed the holy prophet by their treachery. They charged
the poor exorbitant sums for their goods, did no productive
work, yet made fortunes through money lending. To make
matters worse, the Jews refused to embrace Muhammad's
religion, they say.
Hence, following the example of Muhammad, many Muslim
societies have been blaming the Jews for everything and find
them deserving of victimization. The litany of atrocities
committed against the Jews by the followers of Muhammad is
Regrettably, ascribing blame to others and legitimizing
their victimization has become a way of life with the rabid
Islamists. As sick as scapegoating is, it confers advantages
to its practitioners. For one, it rallies the faithful
against an enemy portrayed as depraved and dangerous. That's
how Hitler and his gang of thugs aroused the German nation
against the Jews. They falsely, yet successfully, blamed the
Jews for Germany's economic problems.
The Islamists, for their part, are still playing the
Jewish blame card as best they can. The State of Israel, by
its very existence has provided the inept habitually devious
Islamists a palpable target to blame and attack. Yet, Israel
still not only exists, but thrives in their midst. None of
the dastardly actions of the Islamists has been effective at
realizing their dream of pushing the children of Israel into
The bombastic bellicose threats of the monkey
Ahmadinejad, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is
little more than braying of an overloaded donkey. Even if
this appointed villain president gets the atomic bomb, the
Iranian people will hopefully secure his leash firmly in his
cage and prevent him from embarking on mass genocide.
In the meantime, failure and frustration is engulfing
Iran under the rule of the devious corrupt Islamist mullahs.
During a span of thirty years of Islamic rule, Iran has
achieved the dubious distinction of being on the top or near
the top on numerous indices of misery. People are fed up and
frustrated. The conniving parasitic mullahs are loath to
give up their privilege and power, hence, the need for
homegrown target of blame.
The power-intoxicated corrupt-to-the bone-ruling mullahs
need further scapegoats to divert people's attention, to
fuel the fire of enemy-making that would rally the faithful
and keep them in line. Baha'is are perfect for the part.
They are so handy. Some 300,000 of them live right in Iran
itself. While Ahmadinejad fires blanks of hot-air volleys at
Israel, the local mullahs victimize the innocent Baha'is in
towns and cities throughout the land.
The mullahs justify their horrific deeds by labeling the
Baha'is as enemies of Islam, spies for Israel, and outright
heretics worthy of death. What makes the Baha'is "heretics?"
Well, in truth, much of the Baha'i beliefs and practices are
indeed heretical to the
Islam of the mullahs.
These turbaned villains and their hired thugs have done a
great job of basically eliminating all internal oppositions
by their brutality. They have also chased the majority of
the Iranian Jews out of the country by making their life as
miserable as possible. The few remaining Jews are still used
as whipping boys from time to time. Yet, the Baha'is with
their much greater number and their steadfast resistance to
the pressures of the Islamofascists, present much more
attractive target. In a real sense, the Baha'is who have
always been brutalized by the Shi'a Islamists have now
doubled up as Jewish substitutes.
The genocidal Islamists have been doing all they can to
completely wipe out the Baha'is in Iran as well as
everywhere else in the world that their blood-drenching hand
can reach. The Islamic government condones and promotes
every measure of oppression
against the Baha'is. The Islamists don't even
spare the dead. They
bulldoze and even
uproot the trees in Baha'is cemeteries.
Interestingly enough, the holy places of the Baha'is,
where the founder of their religion was buried in 1892 --
long before the formation of the State of Israel -- is a
common home for the Jews and Baha'is. The two people live in
the Promised Land with the determination to never ever allow
any tyrannical order, religious or political, to succeed in
its evil designs of using them as scapegoats or implementing
its genocidal objectives.
It is incumbent upon all decent people of the world to condemn, by word and action, the Medieval Islamists and any order that brutalizes any people, anywhere in the world.
Amil Imani is an Iranian born, pro-democracy activist who resides in the United States of America. He is a poet, writer, literary translator, novelist and an essayist who has been writing and speaking out for the struggling people of his native land, Iran. Amil Imani's Home Page: www.amilimani.com.