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May 19, 2006

On Messages Of War And Peace: Iran's Khomeini-inspired Islam Verses Pope Benedicts' Christianity

So just how fanatic is Iran's Islamic regime? Does it really pose a danger to civilization? Is the Islamists' version of "peace and love" just a bit skewed toward the insane? How does the message of Iran's Islam inspired by Khomeini compare to that of Pope Benedict and the Christian world? Here's some hints to the answers...

I received an email from member of Free And Secular Iran, a forum on which members debate the news and the latest events in Iran. The Group is described as supporting regime change and a free and fair referendum which would be held after the total overthrow of the clerical regime.

I'm sure many other bloggers and readers received a copy of the same email, and although I usually don't post on these, this one contains excerpts in English and Persian from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's speech in 1981 on the day of celebration of the birth of Muhammad and provides astonishing insight as to what is going on in many Islamic societies.

Read the following excerpts from Khomeini's speech, keeping in mind that Iran's current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the son of a blacksmith, is more of a religious fanatic than any other president since the beginnings of the Islamic Republic, and a devotee of Khomeini.

Then compare them to recent comments by Pope Benedict from his message of World Peace Day on January 1, 2006 (below). His message is representative of the non-Islamist world, one that includes Muslims, Christians, and people of all other faiths as well as people of no faith at all.

The contrast says it all:

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Posted by Richard at May 19, 2006 10:15 AM

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