Those of you who imagine that Iran is run by people who are “just like us” in that they are sensible people who just want to make a living and live their lives like “normal people” should be stunned by what now former Iranian leader, Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, said in a Qods day speech given in 2001.

The naive Western press consistently calls Rafsanjani an Iranian “moderate”, yet he is anything but. He is, however, smarter than his successor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , and was far better able to control his extremist rhetoric when in front of the microphones of the Western media.

But, like most Muslim strongmen, what he says to his own people and in his own language is 180 degrees opposite the pabulum he shovels into the willing maws of the Western press.

The Qods (Qods is the Persian word for Jerusalem) Force is an elite unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps that operates outside of Iran and were created in 1979 by Ayatollah Kohmeini. One of the Qods Force’s jobs is the training of Islamic fundamentalist terrorist groups that operate outside of Iran.

In any case, there is a section in his speech where Rafsanjani addresses the possibility of nuclear war between Iran (or Muslims in general) and Israel wherein Rafsanjani speculates on how such a war wouldn’t be so bad for Islam.

“If one day, the Islamic world is also equipped with weapons like those that Israel possesses now,” Rafsanjani told his elite troops, “then the imperialists’ strategy will reach a standstill because the use of even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything. However, it will only harm the Islamic world. It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality.”

In other words, if some Muslim nation or Muslim force of some kind — whether rogue, or sanctioned by a state — were to detonate a nuclear weapon in the middle of Israel, it would be destroyed utterly. Should retaliatory strike be launched against the Muslim nations surrounding Israel, however, it would only “harm” Islam but not destroy it.

In other words, Rafsanjani is telling his elite troops that Islam could easily survive a few nuclear strikes, yet Israel would be eliminated with but one. Rafsanjani, the so-called moderate, is advocating the destruction of Israel and calculating that Islam could survive with but a few million martyrs. Not very “moderate” that, eh?

And now we can see why it is such a crime f the west allows Iran to continue down the road to nuclear arms without challenge.

Worse, it must be contemplated that if this man is considered a moderate Muslim, what do the hard-core Islamists think? How many martyrs do they feel would be worth the efforts to destroy Israel?

The west must wake up and realize that the Middle East is not run by reasonable people who just want to go about their lives “just like us”. It is run by people bent on genocide and who are willing to take millions of casualties in their own ranks to accomplish their goal of the outright murder of all Jews.

Do not be fooled by the obscene leaders of the “Religion of Peace”.

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