• A tale of two fronts for Iran’s Shiite theocracy: Shiite one stays and fights, Sunni one walks and loses funding

    Iran’s dictator Khamenei with head of Hamas government in Gaza

    The Islamist regime of Iran has traditionally used two front militant groups, Hamas and Hezbollah, in its proxy wars against Israel. As it happens, Hamas is Sunni, and Hezbollah is Shiite. In the past there has never been a fissure between the Islamic Republic and its allies, all united through Islamism and hostility against Israel. But times have changed. Since the uprising of the people of Syria against the regime in Damascus (sadly, today to a great extent hijacked by Sunni Islamists), these groups have had to take sides. And the two did not make the same choice.

    The Shiite group, Lebanese Hezbollah, stands firmly along Iran and its old ally, Syria.

    Thousands of Hezbollah’s fighters from Lebanon have streamed into Syria to help Assad take a stronghold for the rebels in Qusair this week and the seizure may turn the two-year conflict in his favor.

    While the West debates whether to intervene on the side of the rebels, and pushes for peace talks this month in Geneva, Hezbollah  and its patron Iran have gone all in to keep Syria in the hands of an anti-American dictator.

    As an example:

    At the very end of a small street in the Shiite suburbs of Beirut, Abou Ali, a Hezbollah fighter, talks of why he is fighting fellow Muslims in Syria.

    The Syrians who have rebelled against President Bashar Assad are “Takfiris,” he said, Sunni Muslims backed by Persian Gulf state emirs who view Shiite Muslims like himself as apostates, or “impure.”

    At least 80,000 people have died in Syria since a peaceful protest movement that began in March 2011 turned into an armed rebellion after a massive regime crackdown. Ali, a Hezbollah fighter in his late 30s, said he is willing to die in Syria too.

    “My children and my family will be taken care of if I am martyred,” Ali said. “Everyone who is sent to fight in Syria has received a ‘Taklif Sharii,'” or a religious command that means he will go to heaven if killed.

    So it seems the motivations for Hezbollah joining Assad have been religious? Not everyone agrees.

    Iran is a Shiite Muslim theocracy and the Assad regime is headed by Alawites, who are a Shiite offshoot. But it is not the centuries-old divide in the Muslim world that prompted Iran to unleash the Shiites of Hezbollah, a force also known as the Party of God that Iran has trained and armed for years, according to the U.S. State Department.

    “The Assad regime has always supported the Party of God — Iran’s proxy in Lebanon — during the various Lebanese wars against Israel,” says Nadim Shehadeh from Chatham House, a London think tank. “In addition, Syria has long been a conduit for Iranian weapons transfers to Hezbollah.

    “The party is a regiment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and is acting in that capacity in Syria,” Shehadeh said of Iran’s military.

    As it happens, however, there is another group that the regime of Syria has been supported, and transferred weapons to, from Iran. That group is Hamas, the organization ruling the Gaza strip. And despite everything Mr. Shehadeh says, Hamas has done the exact opposite thing-and paid a price.

    Iran has cut funding for Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas for siding with its Sunni co-religionists in Syria in their war against President Bashar al-Assad and the Shiite Hezbollah movement, Hamas leaders have said.

    Hamas’s deputy foreign minister Ghazi Hamad told The Telegraph this week that relations with Iran are “bad.” “Diplomatically, I have to use other words.”

    Regarding Iran’s funding to Hamas, he said: “I can say it is not like the past. I cannot give you the exact amount. For supporting the Syrian revolution, we lost very much.”

    “I cannot deny that since 2006 Iran supported Hamas with money and many [other] things. But the situation is not like the past. I cannot say that everything is normal,” Hamad said.

    Iran’s annual financial aid to Hamas is believed to be around $20 million, which helps the group run its government in the Gaza Strip.

    But the crisis in Syria has led to problems between them. Hamas, a Sunni Islamist groups, supports Sunni rebels in Syria. Shiite Iran, however, sided
    with the Assad’s regime, which consists mainly of Allawites, who are close to Shiisim. Hezbollah, the Shiite Lebanese militia has also sided with Assad and
    sent fighters into Syria to support Assad.

    Shocking! How can the “experts” be wrong? They tell us militant groups are not necessarily about religion, that there are political factors, that alliances are complex…and yet at the end of the day, these groups end up lining up along confessional fault lines?

    The story does have a funny point, though.

    “We never expected that a country like Iran, which talked about oppressed people and dictatorial regimes, would stand behind a dictator like Assad who is killing his own people,” Ahmed Yousef, an adviser to Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ prime minister, said, according to The Telegraph.

    Gee, you think? I mean, it is not like the regime of Iran would ever do something like this?

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    • Larry




      A marriage is engaged in by 2 consenting adults.

      Do you really believe a 6 year old child would desire to marry a 51 year old man?

      Do you think that is what she would choose?

      Do you think a 9 year old girl would desire to have sex with a 54 year old?

      The thought of an old man becoming aroused by a child is one of the most disturbing thoughts that makes us cringe as it reminds us of pedophilia and the most despicable people. It is difficult to accept that the “Holy Prophet” of Mecca married Aisha when she was 6-years-old and WANKED BETWEEN HER THIGHS FOR 3 YEARS and consummated/RAPED her when she was 9. He was then, 54 years old.


      Now let us see how thighing is practiced on a female child & who began this evil practice. According to an official Fatwa issued in Saudi Arabia, the prophet Muhammad began to practice thighing his child-bride, Aisha when she was 6 years old until she reached 9 years of age (Fatwa No. 31409). The hadith mentioned the prophet Muhammad started performing literal sex with Aisha ONLY when she reached the age of 9 (Sahih al-Bukhari, book 62, hadith No. 89).

      Muslim scholars collectively agree, a child becomes an adult, available for sexual intercourse as soon as she reaches the age of nine. Likewise, the Shari’a allows any of the faithful to marry a six-year-old child.

      According to the fatwa, the prophet Muhammad could not have sex with his fiancée, Aisha when she was six due to her small size & age. However, the fatwa said that at age six, he would put his penis between her thighs and massage it gently because he did not want to harm her.

      Imagine a man of 51 removing the clothes of a 6-year-old girl and slipping his erect penis between her thighs, rubbing her until he ejaculated and his semen ran down her thighs. To this day, this is considered a benevolent act on the part of the adult male “not wanting to harm her.” What harm could be inflicted upon a young girl mentally and emotionally if not a grown man showing her his penis and stripping her of her clothes and rubbing his male organ between her legs?

      Of course the twisted mind that does such an evil to a female child, would not hesitate to ejaculate on her body. And if this sexually perverted evil frame of mind committed such an act upon a child, the pedophile would not stop at ejaculating on her. His evil desire would go further and rape the child before she was a mature adult. This is exactly what Muhammad did to Aisha when she was yet a child of 9.

      Before she reached puberty, he began to have sex with her. Let us see what the fatwa said about the prophet of Islam and his child-bride, Aisha.”Praise be to Allah and peace be upon the one after whom there is no [further] prophet. After the permanent committee for the scientific research and fatwas (religious decrees) reviewed the question presented to the grand Mufti Abu Abdullah Muhammad Al-Shamari, with reference number 1809 issued on
      3/8/1421(Islamic calendar).

      The inquirer asked the following: ‘It has become wide spread these days, and especially during weddings, the habit of mufakhathat of the children (mufakhathat literally translated means “placing between the thighs of children” which means placing the male erected penis between the thighs of a child). What is the opinion of scholars knowing full well that the
      prophet, the peace and prayers of Allah be upon him, also practiced the “thighing” of Aisha – the mother of believers ?’

      After the committee studied the issue, they gave the following reply: ‘It has not been the practice of the Muslims throughout the centuries to resort to this unlawful practice that has come to our countries from pornographic movies that the kofar (infidels) and enemies of Islam send. As for the Prophet, peace and prayers of Allah be upon him, thighing his
      fiancée Aisha. She was six years of age and he could not have intercourse with her due to her small age.

      That is why the prophet peace and prayers of Allah be upon him placed his penis between her thighs and massaged it lightly, as the apostle of Allah had control of his penis not like other believers'” (Fatwa No. 31409).

      Thighing of children is practiced in many Arab and Muslim countries, notably in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, and the Gulf countries. Also evil practices like altamatu’a bil almuka’aba (pleasure from sexual contact with her breasts), altamatu’a bil alsagirah (pleasure from sexual contact with a baby girl), altamatu’a bil alradi’ah, (pleasure from sexual contact with a suckling female infant), (Reported by Baharini Women’s Rights Activist, Ghada Jamshir)

      From the Hadith of Bukhari:
      Volume 1, Book 4, Number 229:

      Narrated ‘Aisha:

      I used to wash the traces of Janaba (semen) from the clothes of the Prophet and he used to go for prayers while traces of water were still on it (water spots were still visible).

      Volume 1, Book 4, Number 231:

      Narrated Sulaiman bin Yasar:

      I asked ‘Aisha about the clothes soiled with semen. She replied, “I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Apostle and he would go for the prayer while water spots were still visible.”