Thursday, May 11, 2006

That Iranian Guy and his Letter

The Iranian President Whose Name I Shall Not Spell (IPWNISNS)
recently sent President Bush a now infamous letter that some have even described as a rapprochement. It really is a strange letter but in historical context it makes more sense. Amir Taheri an Iranian journalist living in the west, wrote a great piece in today’s NY Post that attempts to put parts of the letter in historical perspective. Taheri wrote the following:

Ahmadinejad's move fits into a 14-century-long Muslim tradition, initiated by the Prophet Muhammad himself, of writing letters to "the rulers of the world." In 625 A.D., having consolidated his position in Medina and established a secure power base for his rule, the prophet decided it was time to call on "the infidel" to abandon their faith and submit to Islam. He dictated letters to Khosrow Parviz, the Persian king of kings (a Zoroastrian), and to Emperor Heraclius of Byzantium and the Ethiopian monarch Negus (both Christian).
To each, the prophet's offer was simple: Convert to Islam and secure a place in paradise - or cling to your beliefs and face the sword of Islam.

The letter written by the IPWNISNS doesn’t read like a document searching for peace in the first place. Put the thing in context and it is just more of same jihadist nonsense that we have been hearing from the Muslim world for far too long. As is so often the case the Neo-Neocon has got a pretty good grasp of the situation, she wrote:

It continues to puzzle me that so many of us have to learn the same lesson over and over, and that is this one: tyrants mean what they say. Iran's leadership hasn't had its people chanting "Death to America!" for nothing for all these long decades.

They have been chanting “Death to America” in Iran for my entire adult life, at some point you would have to think that they’d get off of their collective duffs and try to do something about it.

Update: the Gateway Pundit is starting another post on the Iranian President Whose Name I Shall Not Spell (IPWNISNS) here; another great Gateway post on the IPWNISNS is here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The letter from Akhmedwhatsisname was "Da'wa", the requirement that the Jihadi offer the infidel an opportunity to avoid hostilities by submitting to Islam or accepting status as a 'dhimmi', or subservient non-muslim. Once the infidel has rejected the peace offering, Jihad may be waged without quarter. Akmeniwackjob has made his "da'wa" offering, and is now free to wage jihad. Hope you have stocked up on bottled water and canned food.

Mrs. Sandberg's strap-on

7:34 PM  
Anonymous dw said...

Well that offer came just a little late. Thanx for the info,

'Hope you have stocked up on bottled water and canned food.'

The next Jihad will come from the hungry neighbor.

3:46 PM  

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