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Iran's Jewish Community

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 by Maasanova

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If you only listen to the three-letter alphabet news networks and their pro-war propaganda, you might think that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to kill all the Jews. Since the mainstream media is always looking for a new Hitler, they would have you believe that if Ahmadinejad had his way, all the Jews in the Middle East would be identified by yellow armbands and lined up for execution in the gas chambers. They constantly repeat the erroneous claim that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to "wipe Israel off the map," in order to gain public support for a pending war with Iran.

What the media doesn't tell you is that Iran is home to a population of 28,000 - 30,000 proud Sephardic Jews, whom, as are Iran's Christian population, protected by a 'fatwa' issued by Iran's former Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. You may be surprised at how they they live and are treated in Iran, considering the media would have us believe that Iran is the epicenter of hatred towards the Jews.

Here are some interesting quotes that I dug up on the attitudes of Iranian Jews towards the unique paradox of their situation:

"I am an Iranian first and a Jew second." - Maurice Motamed , MP of Iranian Parliment

''We are Jews, not Zionists. We are a religious community, not a political one.'' - Parvis Yashaya, Film Producer

I posted the video on a few forums today, and decided it would be great material for a post here at Under The Radar Media. I hope you find this educational and enlightening.

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