Mumia and His Boy Ahmadinejad
(Pic of pro-Ahmadinejad protester holding Noam Chomsky book upside down. I am both amused and horrified at the same time. Photo courtesey of
Another Mumia article, another insidiously insulting apologetic for despotism and maniacal cultism.
The death-row moralist, whose act of shooting a man in the back and than emptying the rest of the rounds from his weapon into the powerless man’s body, apparently has convinced Jamal that the truth is also there for him to destroy.
I don’t often go into Jamal’s articles as they are often just carbon copies of what somebody has already written, often better than he does, or are so self-evidently absurd, that there is no point in bothering. There are, however, some occasions in which he even reaches too low and makes claims so beyond the pale, that I must, out of conviction to the truth, offer a response.
In a recent article about the reaction to the President of Iran’s visit to the United Nations and his stated desire to visit the site where the World Trade Center once stood, Jamal crassly called the response to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s infuriating antics as "politics of emotion and imagery posing as reason". Incidentally enough, that is the exact definition of what Jamal embodies and the "movement" to free him exemplifies.
Another strikingly perverse example of just how twisted the "voice of the voiceless" has become is in his feigned indignation at the "sacredness" of Twin Towers site. He writes:
"...what will Ahmadinejad’s mere presence do to the Manhattan site? Desecrate it? Lastly, the Trade Center is a national site: it is an historic site – but how can it be a religious site?"
I would argue that Ahmadinejad’s presence would in fact "desecrate" the site. He has no business there. Does anyone belief that his appearance at the site is anything more than a photo-op to be used in Iran’s state-run media? And more than that, as the leader of a nation that sponsors terror and has literal "daily hates" directed at the United States, his presence would only add insult to injury to all that suffered and continue to suffer the effects of that day. If he really wants to do something to abate the suffering of the victims of 9/11, he could start by turning over the members of Al-Qaeda that are presently "guests" in his country.
As someone who is by definition, pretty much an atheist, I don’t think much of "religious sites". But I would contend that if any site deserve the title of that of a symbol of faith it would be that relatively small section of New York City. For it was there that we saw faiths collide. One set of believers attached to a cult of death, sought to destroy as much innocent life as humanly possible, and in doing so destroy our collective hopes and dreams in one moment of horror. The people the jihadists attempted to destroy en masse represented everything the jihadists did not. Those people in NYC of a hundred different faiths and no doubt some of no faith, stood for, whether they knew it or not, the plurality of peoples and ways of thought that make this flawed country so much more than the Islamic despotisms could ever hope to be. While the jihadists were doing all they could that day to take life in the name of Allah, the courageous people who were there victims were doing what they could to save life.
It is simply sickening for someone as morally bereft as Jamal to cast judgement upon someone elses choice of what to believe in, or of what location to elevate to that of a sacred spot. He, whose choice of a deity is and was, John Africa, who was a suicidal, abuser of children, a man who sought to destroy all that he could not understand, and whose followers attempted to crush those who got in his way of doing so than. And destroy those who get in the way of the cult’s perceived interest now.
Jamal gets one thing correct in his article. The President of Iran holds little in the way of power.
Being that Iran is an "Islamic Republic", a place where there is no wall between Mosque and State, the President of that nation serves at the pleasure of the Theocrats whose arcane, fourth century way of thinking has the people of Iran in a state of perpetual fear of war, punishment for "thought-crime, and the religious police, who will beat and terrorize people at will for lack of piety.
Being that Mumia is of MOVE, he has the self-appointed ability to read minds and see into people’s hearts. He claims that "Ahmadinajad couldn't declare war on the U.S. if he wanted to; and he doesn't want to." How he has attained this clairvoyant power from the bowels of a Pennsylvania jail cell, has yet to be explained, but Mumia it seems has mastered John Africa’s voodoo.
We don’t know what Ahmadinajad’s intentions regarding war with America are and neither does Mumia. But what we do know about the man is pretty scary.
By all accounts Ahmadinejad, as a devout Shia, is a "true believer" in the return of the"occulted" or 12th imam.
Ahmadinejad believes the 12th imam is on his way. He claims that he is to personally prepare the world for the coming Mahdi. In order to save the world, it must be in a state of chaos and subjugation. Ahmadinejad claims he was "directed by Allah to pave the way for the glorious appearance of the Mahdi". This apocalyptic directive includes some very creepy proclamations considering Iran’s thirst for all things nuclear.
Ahmadinejad,, claims to have a "signed contract" with al Mahdi in which he pledge himself to his work. Part of this "work" apparently means that Israel ought to be wiped off the map and some would argue that his rhetoric is more than hyperbole, but is rather a clearly stated intent brought on by his religious delusions
He says he must prepare the world for the coming Mahdi by way of a world totally under Muslim control. This, by the way, is not just the way of "Islamic extremists", but is taken directly from the Koranic injunctions as well as the extremely violent "Hadiths", or Muslim traditions.
While the above is not so widely known about Ahmadinejad, what is well known are his announcements to the world that his country is free of homosexuals (MOVE may want to consider taking up in Iran considering their view of gays) or questioning the holocaust, and the "official" version of 9/11, it wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination to find him wishing to wage "jihad" on the United States. In essence, if reports coming from the battlefields of Iraq have any validity, Iran may already be fighting a proxy war against the United States through it’s agents and Shia militia groups.
It is known that Iran has provided vital assistance to terrorist organizations in at least all of the following nations/areas: the Palestinian territories (Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad), Lebanon (Hezbollah), Egypt (the Islamic Group and Egyptian Islamic Jihad), Sudan (a variety of terrorist groups), Somalia (Sunni terrorists), Algeria (an al Qaeda affiliate), Saudi Arabia (Saudi Hezbollah), Southeast Asia (various terrorist groups, including affiliates of al Qaeda), Iraq (both Sunni and Shiite terrorist groups), and in Afghanistan (Iran now even arms the Taliban, its one-time enemy). Those places and probably a half-dozen or so locations that are unknown at this time are the battlegrounds of Iran.
Arguably the most ignorant proclamation of Mumia comes as usual, in it’s standard package of arrogant stupidity, when he writes that " The Islamic Republic of Iran had nothing to do with Sept. 11th – and neither did Ahmadinejad." Perhaps he meant to say Iraq. But the fact is that there are clear ties between al-Qaeda and Iran that go back numerous years and reach to the highest levels. This, not to speak of the obvious fact that Iran is an exporter of terror and has been since the ascendency of the Islamic Republic in 1979.
According to Lawrence Wright in his Pulitzer Prize winning book "The Looming Tower", a top al Qaeda operative named Ali Mohamed told the FBI that Ayman al Zawahiri (al Qaeda’s current number two man) and the Iranians agreed to cooperate on a coup attempt in Egypt in 1990. The Iranians have long targeted Hosni Mubarak’s regime and so they were very willing to assist Zawahiri’s Egyptian Islamic Jihad ("EIJ") in a coup attempt. According to Mohamed, the Iranians gave Zawahiri $2 million and trained his EIJ operatives for the coup attempt, which was ultimately aborted.
The 9/11 Commission reports that the Iranians and al Qaeda held discussions in the early 1990’s. During the embassy bombings trial we learned that one of these meetings involved a sit down between Imad Mugniyah, who is Iran’s master terrorist as well as Hezbollah’s chief of terrorist operations, and Osama bin Laden. The result of these high level meetings was an agreement that Iran and al Qaeda would cooperate on attacks on the United States and Israel. Al Qaeda jihadists were then trained in Iranian and Hezbollah training terror camps in Lebanon, Sudan and Iran.
In addition to that, The 9/11 Commission found that in addition to strong evidence of Iran’s involvement, there were also signs that al Qaeda played a role in the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 Americans and wounded hundreds of others, including many Saudis. Al Qaeda had reportedly been planning a similar operation in the months prior to the attack and intelligence officials found that bin Laden was congratulated by senior al Qaeda members, such as Ayman al Zawahiri, shortly thereafter.
The 9/11 Commission also concluded that the al Qaeda cell in Kenya, which was responsible for bombing the embassy there on August 7, 1998, was trained by Hezbollah for the operation. The 9/11 Commission also found that there is evidence that Iran and Hezbollah helped a number of the 9/11 hijackers in their travels prior to their attack on America.
So while there is no "smoking gun", so to speak, that directly links Iran to 9/11, it is disingenuous to argue that they had "nothing to do with" the attacks. Much like the Taliban, the terror state of Iran has harbored, funded, trained, and worked with al-Qaeda going all the way back to 1990. Currently, Iran keeps safe, within it’s borders senior al Qaeda leaders such as Saif al Adel (al Qaeda’s military chief) and Saad bin Laden (Osama’s son and heir). It is also strongly believed that Iran’s proxy army, Hezbollah was responsible for the 1983 suicide attack on the Marine barracks in Beirut that resulted in the deaths of 300 Americans.
It has been argued that the attacks of 9/11 and other similar terror strikes were devised to emulate this attack that led to the American withdrawal from Lebanon. Many analysts, having studied Bin Laden’s tactics are convinced that this American retreat and the withdrawal from Somalia after the deaths of 18 American soldiers led Osama Bin-Laden to think that America lacked the resolve to fight protracted battles against Islamists who did not mind dying if it meant a quicker reunion with Allah. The train of thought follows that Bin-Laden thought that the carnage that he unleashed would be so horrific that America would lack the will to fight.
Looking at the situation today, it appears that he may have had a point.
So again, we have Mumia Abu-Jamal, the alleged "voice of the voiceless" giving voice to yet another despot who has the power of state run media to amplify his megalomania and fools at Columbia University to allow him a pulpit to spew his religiously inspired hatred.
If Mumia was the journalist that he and his supporters claim that he is, than he might concern himself a little more with facts and not just boilerplate propaganda. If he was truly the "voice of the voiceless", he would be writing on behalf of Iranian dissidents who risk life and limb as they attempt to rescue their country from an Islamic state bent on destroying the freedom of it’s citizenry and plunging the already burning region into a more violent abyss.
It is for those true "freedom fighters", who face true oppression and risk death for speaking out, and for the victims of Islamic terror, that I dedicate this post.
It is they, and not their oppressors, who deserves to be defended and who deserve to be at Columbia University.