We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.
Oh I remember AKh making this comment. In fact SB should know better. We were both at Princeton at the time. We all know, how AKh did not want to even have Iran, included in the name of the Islamic Republic. Fact is, he did not even want to leave Iraq. He is famous for being so unmoved returning to Iran. He was quite happy to have a Seyyed Empire from Baghdad as and when. But we must give credit to Iranians from the first day. The Seyyeds began losing against the nation of Iran, right from the word go. Akh could not persue all his radical thoughts and had to shut up. But that did not mean that there was a political alternative to him. The Shah died and we all know the rest. So what are we to do? Quite simple really, carry on as we are modernizing Iran, in spite of what these Seyyeds are doing. They need their own land. Let them go to southern Iraq, and have a seat right next to the Holy See in the UN. But leave Iran, that is thousands of years older alone. Heck if it was not for people like Mani, you would not have the likes of Salman Parsi and Islam. The people who come from Babylon have a distinctively different outlook to Life than Iranians. We look at the God within. Akh and his lot, are idealists. One book and that’s it. Fine go and run your country with that one booK. Don’t come and burn all ours. The Earth is big enough for all of us. If you are going to stay in Iran, put Iran and its history, above everything else. You will have your peaceful departure, and we Iranians will not harm you. We are too civilized for that. Look out for the shut down.