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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A love song to America from Iran

By Aussiegirl

I visit The American Thinker every morning, and am never disappointed in the range and intellectual depth of the articles I find there. This morning was no exception. I found this beautiful love song to America by--well, I'll just quote how he's described at the end of the article: Amil Imani is a poet, writer, literary translator, essayist, novelist, and a political activist who speaks out for the struggling people of his native land, Iran.

The American Thinker

In many surprising ways, America resembles the great, ancient Persian Empire. Like the Persians, who rarely regret the past, Americans always believe “the best days are ahead.” Like the ancient Persian Empire once was, the United States is now the greatest country in the world.

Like the ancient Persians who were the first world managers and the most tolerant empire-builders, America, with its Constitution, is also the most tolerant and benevolent nation in the world. Ancient Persian kings released the Jews from Babylonian captivity, financed the reestablishment of their nation, and restored their national religion. (Zionists, they were!)

America has basically done the same. America is, in a strange sense, a reincarnation of Persia, an extension of the Achaemanid Empire. No wonder the immigrant Persians (Iranian-Americans) hold the United States very close to their heart and have blossomed here in their new home.

[...] Islam, as it is officially practiced in Iran today, is a stultifying, iron cowl. Today, after 1400 years, militant Islam is again the greatest threat to existence of the free world and Judeo-Crhistian civilization. Persians underestimated the power of militant aggressive Islam, something America must not do the second time.

[...] America is the last haven of hope where humanity can flourish. The world owes a great deal to America for inspiration and practical accomplishment. A true American is generous. Americans have helped every other nation in the world. America’s enemies decry her greatness, yet they want to be in America, and to be American.

[...] So try to kill an American. Hitler tried. So did General Tojo, Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung. Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, anywhere, is an “American.” Americans have defined freedom.


At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. My sentiments exactly.

I hope more Americans will recognize his cry. Unfortunately, so many have abandonded their roots in their haste to follow the Michael Moores of the world.

In a way, Imani and his people are just as enslaved by the Islamist regime as Ukrainians were by the Soviet regime.

Today's Muslim leaders are no more committed to Islam than the Soviets were to socialism. In both cases, the issue is simply power for powers' sake.

Self-serving imams are creating a dogma that will appeal to vicious, ignorant malcontents, turning them into an army to help the imams attain, and retain power.

If peaceful, true believers are betrayed, misled, and get chewed up in the process, what do they care?


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