Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

A Mullah Reality Check

There is so much smoke around the Iranian Mullahs’ bomb that it makes Tehran’s smog feel like a fresh ocean breeze, by comparison. Here is a partial list of misconceptions about the Mullahs, their capabilities and intentions about the bomb affair.

The Mullahs:

  •  Will never dare to use the bomb, even if they had it. To do so would be suicidal.
  • Are years away from anything resembling a credible bomb, in any quantity.
  • They lack the technological skills needed to make a workable bomb.
  • Don’t have the means of hitting Israel with the bomb, their professed favorite target.
  • Want the bomb for defensive purposes only.
  • Would never hand the bomb over to proxy terrorists.
  • Are using this whole bomb thing as a ploy to rally the populace and survive.
  • Are visionary patriots planning for a future when the oil dries up.
  • Are environmentalists aiming to curb global warming caused by the use of fossil fuel.
  • Are striving to join the nuclear club for its prestige.

And on, and on, and on, goes the litany. I believe, based on facts rather than wishful thinking, that every one of the above assertions, as well as all other similar dismissive arguments, are both false and fraught with danger because all the above arguments are confounded by various amounts of denial.

Psychological denial is a common quirk of the human mind. People use denial to distort, even refute reality, when accepting it is too threatening to them. Alcoholics are habitual users of denial, a major tranquilizer of the mind. The alcoholic will adamantly deny having any problem with alcohol and continue to drink, even in the face of irrefutable contrary evidence. Denial is resorted to by both individuals and groups, and can be just as deadly for both.

Perhaps the most compelling dismissive argument is that the Mullahs would never dare to use the bomb, since it would be suicidal to do so. This argument is just as flawed as the rest. The “mutual deterrence” argument may work in state-to-state confrontations. It apparently has worked in the past and the hope is that it will work in the future. However, the mutual deterrence argument fails when a non-state entity is the adversary. The Mullahs don’t have to lob a bomb at Israel or at anyone else to inflict huge damage. They can pursue their cause of death and destruction by simply providing their killers with dirty bombs in a suitcase. Given the Mullahs’ fanaticism and Machiavellian nature, they would come up with a myriad of clever schemes to achieve their objectives.

Consider dirty bombs. They are easy to make, are portable, can kill as well as make a city uninhabitable, without leaving a “finger print.” The Mullahs can go to work then turn “innocently” to the international community for help to find a group of rogue radicals, so they claim, who had penetrated their facilities and made off with a loot of radioactive stuff.

It is not as if events like this have never happened in the past. Deadly stolen radioactive materials have found their way to the black market on a number of occasions. The world would respond in panic, yet with its usual arthritic sluggishness search for the miscreants. Given how clumsy and disorganized the world’s intelligence community is, the prospect of acting expeditiously, much less apprehending the “thieves” is not very encouraging. This is particularly the case when the Mullahs themselves would have a short leash on the “thieves,” to hide them and deploy them only with the greatest of care.

Iran’s ruling Mullahs are clustered around major factions such as the conservatives, the moderates, and the so-called reformists. Yet, the differences among these factions are tactical rather than strategic. One and all share the same overarching goal of defeating the “Crusader-Zionists” by any and all methods possible; bringing about the “end of the world” Armageddon; and, thereby creating the requisite conditions for the appearance of the Hidden Imam, the Mahdi, to assume his rule of the world.

Therefore, it is "Carteresque" (foolish risk-taking a la Jimmy Carter’s throwing in the nation’s lot with the Mullahs during the 1979 Iranian Revolution) to overlook the fact that it is Islam, irrespective of any and all considerations, that poses a deadly threat to the world. Choosing one faction over another is no choice at all.

What is the likelihood that the ruling Mullahs will actually use the bomb? If they remain in power long enough to have it, they are very likely to use it, in one form or another. At the very least, they use the bomb for blackmail and intimidation in the region. Not even the all-out nuclear exchange can be ruled out. Islam is a religion centered on death with the eyes of the faithful fixed on the afterlife and its promised eternal pleasures. If the faithful kills, he goes to Allah’s paradise; if he gets killed, he goes to Allah’s paradise.

The Mullahs’ claim that they are pursuing the nuclear program to meet the country’s energy needs could only fool the most gullible denial type. Why is it that the Mullahs invest nothing at all in stopping the leak of more than six percent of the precious oil they pump out? For every 100 barrels, six barrels of Iran’s irreplaceable national treasure dissipates at the wellhead. Yet, they spend billions of dollars to harness nuclear energy. Just as troubling is the fact that Iran sits on one of the world’s most dangerous earthquake fault lines. Building nuclear plants on sites such as the one in Bushehr is absolute insanity.

Speaking of insanity, Ahmadinejad, the Monkey, comes to mind. He is dismissed as being a zany fanatic who shouldn’t be taken seriously for his bomb-rattling threats. But this type of dismissiveness can prove deadly. Recall that even a multi-billionaire former president of Iran Rafsanjani, a man seen by many as moderate and a shrewd live-and-let-live type, has publicly announced that a single bomb would finish off Israel while the Muslims would suffer a setback from which it can easily recover.

The Mullahs are proven vicious mass killers. They summarily executed tens of thousands of Iranian dissidents. They had no qualms about sending thousands of children to clear the minefields ahead of their tanks during the 80s war with Iraq and they have thousands of “martyrs” brainwashed and prepared to serve as bomb mules to be dispatched to any place in the world.

Sadly, once again it is the peak of “Me First” time with American politicians. Like sharks, they are circling the “bleeding” lame President, busily sniping at him and hoping to take his place. In the meantime, the real enemy, Islamofascism, is forging ahead toward its goal of dominating the world.

I have been warning that it is a deadly miscalculation to engage in infighting, and sit and wait out this emerging catastrophe. It is little more than an exercise in denial to believe that nothing bad will happen, and that the corrupt inept Mullahs will likely shoot themselves in the foot instead of wreaking havoc on the world. I also keep pleading that we should forthwith help the Iranian democratic oppositions send the death-bearer Mullahs back to their mosques. It is the free world’s best and most urgent option.

What sane person would want to take a chance to wait and see if the mad Mullahs, once they have the bomb, would use it or not?

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Amil Imani is an Iranian born, pro-democracy activist who resides in the United States of America. He is a poet, writer, literary translator, novelist and an essayist who has been writing and speaking out for the struggling people of his native land, Iran. Amil Imani's Home Page:

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Name: saudi,uae etc r persung nuke 10-20 yrs many nuke countries will exist
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2008
Time: 22:46:34 -0700


saudi,usa etc r persuing nuke technology in 10-20 yrs many nuke countries will exist.threat of nuke war is not too far away.

Name: worth watching ,the real terrorists no matter what they say!!!!
Date: Thursday May 29, 2008
Time: 05:05:26 -0700


Date: Thursday May 29, 2008
Time: 05:24:00 -0700


Only U.S., has used Nuclear Bomb in Heroshima & Nagasaki. Is not U.S. a Terrorist - Fascist Country -Nation? Only U.S., has used Nuclear Bomb in Heroshima & Nagasaki. Is not U.S. a Terrorist / Fascist Country / Nation? Only U.S., (Christian Nation) has used Nuclear Bomb in Heroshima & Nagasaki, during Second World War and killed millions of innocent civilians and no other country has used the Nuclear Weapon. Is not United States a Terrorist / Fascist Nation? Are not the Amercians 'Christian Terrorists'? Should not U.S.A., be disarmed with Nuclear Weapon?

Name: Walter Sieruk
Date: Thursday May 29, 2008
Time: 10:22:37 -0700


The kind of belief that teaches that when the Mujahideen dies in a specific way that then he will have some kind of divinely sactioned brothel with 72 virgins is cleary false teaching and outright demonic deception, which is falsely presented as divine truth. Further, this delusion is in reality a fusion of Arabian and Zoroastrian Mythology being taught as the truth of God. This lie of the 72 virgins was predicted in the First Century AD by the apostle Paul in his second letter to Timothy when he wrote " For the time will come when they will not stand wholesome teaching, but will follow their own fancy and gather a crowed of teachers to tickle their ears. They will stop their ears to the truth and turn to mythology." Second Timothy 4:3,4.- THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE

Name: Here is a Reality Check:
Date: Thursday May 29, 2008
Time: 12:43:20 -0700


Crucifixation in Saudi Arabia for rape: The man raped a woman and decided to leave her naked. Here the muslim answer to brutality is equal or even worse brutality.

Name: Frank_is_a_Fool
Date: Thursday May 29, 2008
Time: 17:58:39 -0700


Hey, Frank, why don't pick up a history book from somewhere other than your local mullah's library. You might learn something. Disarm the United States with a nuclear weapon? How stupid can you be?

Name: Frank, GROW UP!
Date: Friday May 30, 2008
Time: 17:39:38 -0700


Frank, the US was at war with Japan for four years. The Japanese started the war. We finished it. We didn't attack a nation that wasn't at war with us and whose people were peacefully going about their business. Iran and Israel were once allies. Iran talks of wiping Israel off the map. You don't hear the Israelis talk of doing the same to Iran. I know you hate George W. Bush but for heaven's sake, GROW UP!

Name: pmk
Date: Friday May 30, 2008
Time: 17:45:18 -0700


"Speaking of insanity, Ahmadinejad, the Monkey, comes to mind. He is dismissed as being a zany fanatic who shouldn’t be taken seriously for his bomb-rattling threats. But this type of dismissiveness can prove deadly." Amil, tell that to the Iranian people. They are the ones who have to get with the program. The US doesn't need to give them money. They have you. There is nothing we can offer them that they don't already have. Iranian ex-pats are free to help those who still live in Iran. Or not. It's up to you. The American government has no business there. The Iranian people dismiss their mullahs and Ahmadinejad and company as crackpots. They do so at their own peril. They should show the outside world that THEY are prepared to fight, even at the cost of their own lives, to restore freedom to Iran. Until then: people of Iran, you asked for an Islamic republic. You got it. You should have been careful what you wished for.

Name: Truth
Date: Saturday May 31, 2008
Time: 17:45:56 -0700


Except that the US knew that the Japanese were about to surrender and yet they used the bomb because they wanted to test it in real combat.

Name: liberty mike
Date: Monday June 02, 2008
Time: 11:08:13 -0700


Frank is right. Frank may be a fool on other grounds, but not upon the basis of his post. The united States is the only entity to ever use atomic weapons-upon what moral ground can it tell others that they can not have the bomb? The United States outspend the rest of the world combined on defense. We are the only nation to have military installations across the globe. Look at our history with Iran. What country has a history of interfering with the other? Did the Iranian secret sevice engoineer the overthrow of our government? Has Iran invaded both Canada and Mexico? What would the united states govenrment do if any nation invade Canada and Mexico?

Name: To the post above all in capitals
Date: Monday June 02, 2008
Time: 13:50:45 -0700


Your assertion that evolution is proven demonstrates your obvious ignorance of how chemistry and biology actually work. If anyone still believes in the ideology of evolution I suggest they read 'The Scientific Alternative to Neo-Darwinian Evolutionary Theory' by Dr A E Wilder-Smith, who was an incredibly gifted scientist and stuck with pure scientific fact. _______________________In this book he illustrates so beautifully and SCIENTIFICALLY that 'evolution' has been disproved by science itself years ago. If scientific facts today are understood and accepted without bias, it rapidly becomes apparent that 'evolution' can never and will never occur. __________________________It is only through propaganda, and what Wilder-Smith calls psycho-terrorism and reliance on the public's ignorance of true science, that 'evolutionary theory' has become so popular in the public domain.

Date: Thursday June 05, 2008
Time: 16:16:48 -0700


 Islam is fastest growing religion.

Name: Hanif
Date: Friday June 06, 2008
Time: 08:32:18 -0700


I must admit this guy is 100% telling the truth!!

Name: George
Date: Monday June 09, 2008
Time: 13:39:43 -0700


I hear islam is the fastest growing religon. How much of this is true is anyones guess. What i do know is that islamic societies are the most backward in the world. This is because their false teaching taught in the quran has kept them backward. Economically, scientifically, industrially, technologically , socially in every way backward. Why have all other countries which have majority Christian, Hindus, Budhists etc have advanced but not Islamic countries? If anyone needs evidence of the false teaching in Islam this is it. If a religion is true it will allow its followers to progress. But islam has kept its followers backward by insisting on blind faith. Islamic teaching has made sure that no change can come about from within the religion and from outside by killing and intimidating all who criticise the Islamic religion and its founder. The followers of Islam are now caught in a trap out of which they cannot escape. A trap created by their own Islamic teaching and its founder. The ones who suffer most are Muslims themselves. I feel sorry for them. Though truth will triumph eventually, evil and falsehood will claim the lives of millions. The truth will however prevail. Islams founder was afraid the truth would come out and hence built a system of intimidation and murder which continues to this day. The truth will prevail. The truth will set you free.

Name: Albert Osseily
Date: Thursday June 26, 2008
Time: 23:49:19 -0700


To deal with the issue of the growth of Muslims, i wish to clarify. The number of people CHOOSING Islam is not more than those choosing Christianity or any other religion. I have read and heard the comment that Islam is GROWING in leaps and bounds, the facts simply do not suggest as such. If anything, Islam is weakening numerically. I recently watched a video on where a Muslim sheikh was saying that the number of Muslim in Africa was shrinking by a million a week (a large exaggeration, but the idea is there). One must remember the difference between America (a Christian majority country) and countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Whilst America does act violent, and imperialistic, no-one ever said that the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan because of God, of Jesus Christ, or something in the bible. On the contrary, Islamic countries boast of their religion, and how their violent actions are done in ACCORDANCE with Islam. This is the difference between the West, and the Muslim countries.

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