Amphiist 73: Iran

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Amphiist (73): Iran

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September 6, 2018                              Today in the…

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Mainstream media perspective

It would be devastating, the mainstream press tells us, if Iran obtained nuclear weapons. It has threatened to wipe Israel off the map, and constantly we hear chants of “Death to America” from many of its citizens. We are told that Iran is a violent theocracy with constant human rights abuses. We are informed that past and current leaders wish to overtake the world until we are held prisoner to a dictatorship which does not have our best interests at heart(Turn page over).


The Other Side

However, many can argue that Iran simply defends itself against those who would seek to oppress it. When America captures it in a moment of violence, is it initiatory violence or is it self-defense? I would argue it’s self-defense against the Wahhabi Islam onslaught. Iran, Iraq and Syria are Shia-dominated countries. Shias do not espouse violence. They are willing and able to fight if that’s what’s required, but they are not about beheading people, oppressing them, or forcing their ideals on others. Iran is undoubtedly a theocracy, but if the religion upon which is a theocracy is not problematic, then the theocracy itself is not problematic.

Iran has one of the world’s great cultures. Along with certain other Middle Eastern countries, Iran lays claim to being part of the cradle of civilization. We look at the world upside down because the media wants to perpetuate the status quo, since the people who pay the media’s journalists have an agenda. That agenda is to make good look like evil, and evil look like good, a warning we are taught in the Bible. I recently converted to Shia Islam, but I still see many truths evident in the Christian scriptures. Iran’s leaders fight this agenda. I don’t have space to go into it all here, but future issues will expand on the themes I’ve outlined above.

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