While Murray McCully is still basking in the glow of sitting in the chair of the Security Council when the Iran deal was passed he should stop to think about the facts of the regime he just empowered.
We already know that just 24 hours after the vote Iran was talking about the destruction of Israel and the US, and now the New York Post‘s Amir Taheri has been able to obtain a copy of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s new book Palestine from Iran, where it has just been released.
Khamenei makes his position clear from the start: Israel has no right to exist as a state.
He uses three words. One is “nabudi,” which means “annihilation.” The other is “imha,” which means “fading out,” and, finally, there is “zaval,” meaning “effacement.”
Khamenei claims that his strategy for the destruction of Israel is not based on anti-Semitism, which he describes as a European phenomenon. His position is instead based on “well-established Islamic principles.”
One such principle is that a land that falls under Muslim rule, even briefly, can never again be ceded to non-Muslims. What matters in Islam is ownership of a land’s government, even if the majority of inhabitants are non-Muslims.
Khomeinists are not alone in this belief. Read more »