Political Correctness


Political Correctness
by IRANdokht

cartoon by AbdolReza Salehi (Iran)

Rule #1: In the Middle East, it is always the Palestinians that attack first, and it's always Israel who defends itself. This is called "retaliation".

Rule #2: The Palestinians are not allowed to kill Israelis. This is called "terrorism".

Rule #3: Israel has the right to kill Palestinian civilians; this is called "self-defense", or "collateral damage".

Rule #4: When Israel kills too many Palestinian civilians, the Western world calls for restraint. This is called the "reaction of the international community".

Rule #5: Palestinians do not have the right to capture Israeli military, not even 1 or 2.

Rule #6 : Israel has the right to capture as many Palestinians as they want (around 10,000 to date being held without trial). There is no limit; there is no need for proof of guilt or trial. All that is needed is the magic word: "terrorism".

Rule #7: When you say "Hamas", always be sure to add "supported by Hezbo-Allah, Syria and Iran".

Rule #8: When you say "Israel", never say "supported by the USA, the UK, European countries and even some Arab regimes", for people (God forbid) might believe this is not an equal conflict.

Rule #9: When it comes to Israel, don't mention the words "occupied territories", "UN resolutions", "Geneva conventions". This could distress the audience of Fox, CNN, etc.

Rule #10: Israelis speak better English than Arabs. This is why we let them speak out as much as possible, so that they can explain rules 1 through 9. This is called "journalism".

Rule #11: If you don't agree with these rules or if you favor the Palestinian side over the Israeli side, you must be a very dangerous anti-Semite. You may even have to make a public apology if you express your honest opinion.



It's good to have friends who set you straight when you need it! 


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by NiloufarParsi (not verified) on

rule #12: do not refer to Palestinian males as human beings, and do not count them when talking about 'innocent' or 'civilian' casualties.
this is called 'anti-racism'

rule #13: when passing UN resolutions on Israel's atrocities, do not include any enforcement mechanisms.
this is called 'international law'

rule #14: repeat zionist lies about Palestine so often that night becomes day and day becomes night.
this is called 'being objective'

rule #15: totally ignore the fact that palestinians are the rightful original owners of the land and they are in fact the original jews who converted to islam & christianity long ago.
this is called 'fighting anti-semitism'



by Mammad on

Excellent. Just make sure you won't terrorized by the "journalists" on this site.



Right on IRANdokht!

by Monda on

I received this very clarifying email few times over the years as well but it never so truly resonated with me until I read it again now. Thank you.


Judeosphere’s List of Top

by sickofdoublestandards (not verified) on

Judeosphere’s List of Top Ten Double Standards On the Middle East ™

(1) Christian fundamentalists who support Israel are religious fanatics; Jewish fundamentalists who oppose Zionism are individuals of deep religious and moral conviction.

(2) Comparing Israelis to Nazis is a poignant political statement; comparing Saddam Hussein and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Hitler is a gross distortion of history with the intent of demonizing foreign leaders and justifying imperialist military campaigns.

(3) Palestinian nationalism reflects the inherent right of all people to self-determination; Jewish nationalism is an archaic form of tribalism and racial supremacy.

(4) Criticizing academics that legitimize hateful stereotypes of African-Americans and Arab-Americans is a proper response from minority groups who oppose racism; criticizing academics that legitimize hateful stereotypes of Jewish-Americans is an attempt to stifle free speech.

(5) Iran has the right under international law to pursue nuclear power for peaceful purposes; any other country that pursues nuclear power is endangering the environment and increasing the risk of nuclear proliferation.

(6) Jews who cite the lessons of the Holocaust as a rationale for opposing Israel are moralists; Jews who cite the lessons of the Holocaust as a rationale for opposing authoritarian regimes in places like Yugoslavia and Iraq are neocon warmongers.

(7) Israeli policies are said to be tantamount to “genocide”; accusations of genocide in Darfur are a Zionist plot to divide the Muslim community.

(8) The war on terrorism is driven by Islamophobia; the “new anti-semitism” is a myth created to deflect legitimate criticism of Israel.

(9) Efforts to oppose anti-semitism on college campuses undermine academic freedom; academic boycotts against Israel infringe upon academic freedom but serve a greater good.

(10) Burning flags with Muslim symbols is desecration, burning the Israeli flag and the Star of David is political protest.


To Irandokht the brave new cyberwarrior on the side of justice

by Coin has two sides (not verified) on

There is a saying in Persian:

Kesi keh yek tarafeh beh Qazi mireh, khoshahl ba rmigardeh!

Now they are shooting rockets form Lebanon into Israel!


Who's spreading this war? I am not taking sides but is it Israel's fault again?


Changing Minds?? I think not!!

by Kouroshs (not verified) on


This is far from even Trying to change Minds! This is about the truth and what happens and has been happening all along for the duration of this conflict.
I guess you must be suggesting that the bully government needs to be begged to stop what they are doing, even though they have been condemned by half of the world?


So brilliant...

by Princess on

Thanks for sharing this, Irandokht. 

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

Simply amazing - Israel's dirty secret

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

After so many wars, so much wasted US money and countless ass smooches, they are still failures. I've been watching fox lately, and seeing Sean Hannity say "defend herself" about Israel ad nauseaum is just sick, considering the death of the children.

KEEP IN MIND! These are the people who had diarrhea and vomiting over Ruby Ridge and Waco....."governments should not over-retaliate" my ass. Republicans suck. 


Very Cute but

by Babak Moghadam (not verified) on

If you people really want peace and if you really want to avoid the loss of innocent lives, do you really think this type of rhetoric resonates amongst the people whose minds you are trying to change? The people being mainly Jews and Israelis? Just keep on high five-ing each other while people die on both sides. Sad -:( -:( -:(


Dear Friends

by IRANdokht on

I wish I could take credit for this clarifying set of rules, but as I mentioned a very dear friend of mine sent me these incredibly hard-to-follow steps of Democracy and I only thought it'd be best to pay it forward.

Thanks for your encouragement!  



IranDOKHT aziz,

by Hajminator on

That's Awesome. Thanks.


Viewers: You Decide

by H.M.G (not verified) on

bajenaghe naghi

irandokht jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

a great post.


IRANdokht Jaan....

by Khar on

Awesome post, you said it girl!!! That is why you Vazir e Mohtaram are on your way to become the next President e Mahboub!

Hajj Ebi Aziz we shall Hemayat our beloved Vazir e Zed Etelaat!

-Sincerely, current President e Mahboob

Nazy Kaviani


by Nazy Kaviani on

So true! Thanks for sharing.

ebi amirhosseini

Irandokht aziz !

by ebi amirhosseini on

A very nice piece of political satire!.

I suggest,you put on your bullet proof vest , helmet before it is too late & you're bombarded by the "journalism". 


Ebi aka Haaji



by JD (not verified) on

On the money and true.