Â Islamic Mosaic of Diversity
Something tells me these bearded freaks mean what they say.
Once again, one may note the striking uniformity of Islamic antisemitism in places far removed from one another. So,Â did these guys call each other? “Ayatollah: Kill all Jews, annihilate Israel,” by Reza Khalili forÂ World Net DailyÂ February 5, JW:
The Iranian government, through a website proxy, has laid out the legal and religious justification for the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of its people.The doctrine includes wiping out Israeli assets and Jewish people worldwide.
“Speculation Fever in Israel”–
Calling Israel a danger to Islam, the conservative website Alef, with ties to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the opportunity must not be lost to remove “this corrupting material. It is a ‘jurisprudential justification” to kill all the Jews and annihilate Israel, and in that, the Islamic government of Iran must take the helm.”
The article, written by Alireza Forghani, a conservative analyst and a strategy specialist in Khamenei’s camp, now is being run on most state-owned conservative sites, including the Revolutionary Guards’ Fars News Agency, showing that the regime endorses this doctrine.
Because Israel is going to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, Iran is justified in launching a pre-emptive, cataclysmic attack against the Jewish state, the doctrine argues. […]
On Friday, in a major speech at prayers, Khamenei announced that Iran will support any nation or group that attacks the “cancerous tumor” of Israel. Though his statement was seen by some in the West as fluff, there is substance behind it. […]
The commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Brig. Gen. Seyyed Mehdi Farahi, stated in August that the Safir missile, which is capable of transporting a satellite into space, can easily be launched parallel to the earth’s orbit, which will transform it into an intercontinental ballistic missile. Western analysts didn’t believe this would happen until 2015. Historically, orbiting a satellite is the criterion for crediting a nation withÂ ICBMÂ capability.
Forghani details the Islamic duty of jihad as laid out in the Quran for the sake of Allah and states that “primary jihad,” according to some Shiite jurists, can only occur when the Hidden Imam, the Shiites’ 12th Imam Mahdi, returns. Shiites believe Mahdi’’s return will usher in Armageddon.
In the absence of the hidden Imam, Forghani says, “defensive jihad” could certainly take place when Islam is threatened, and Muslims must defend Islam and kill their enemies. To justify such action, Alef quotes the Shiites’ first imam, Ali, who stated “Waging war against the enemies with whom war is inevitable and there is a strong possibility that in near future they will attack Muslims is a must and the duty of Muslims.”
The article then quotes theÂ Quran (Albaghara 2:191-193): “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers] … and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”
It is the duty for all Muslims to participate in this defensive jihad, Forghani says. A fatwa by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini made it clear thatÂ any political domination by infidels over Muslims authorizes Muslims to defend Islam by all means.Â Iran now has theÂ ICBMÂ means to deliver destruction on Israel and soon will have nuclear warheads for those missiles. […]
Under this pre-emptive defensive doctrine, several Ground Zero points of Israel must be destroyed and its people annihilated. Forghani cites the last census by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics that shows Israel has a population of 7.5 million citizens of which a majority of 5.7 million are Jewish. Then it breaks down the districts with the highest concentration of Jewish people, indicating that three cities, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, contain over 60 percent of the Jewish population that Iran could target with its Shahab 3 ballistic missiles, killing all its inhabitants….
Andrew Bostom has this:
Iran: More Jew-Annihilationist Jihad Rhetoric (and Jihad Taqiyya)
Reza KhaliliÂ reportsÂ the latest (ad nauseum) re-statement of the Iranian Shiite theocracy’s Jew-annihilationist jihadism (see my three-part series, “Jihad and Genocidal Islamic Antisemitism in Shiite Iran” [here,Â here, andÂ here], and much more extensive material included in “The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism”)â€”putatively (and perversely) a “response” to Israel’s ownÂ planned effortsÂ to thwart Iran’s longstanding, expressed genocidal desire to destroy the Jewish State and Zionists (i.e., non-dhimmi Jews) in general. But as is their wont, and entirely consistent with their forbears, Iran’s Shiite theocrats manage toÂ includeÂ someÂ taqiyyaÂ (sacralized Islamic dissimulation) on the doctrine of offensive jihad in Shiite Islam. After all, how in fact did their lionized ancestorsâ€”beginning with Shah Ismail at the advent of the 16thÂ centuryâ€”justify the expansionist jihad campaigns which created the “Safavid Empire”, as well as the maintenance of this imperialistic aggressiveness during the subsequent Qajar dynasty (i.e., into the early 20thÂ century)?
In fact, Shia and Sunni doctrines on jihad are fundamentally the same.  Even the so-called “requirement” for the “hidden” Shia Imam’s “consent” to wage jihad, was already argued away regarding “defensive jihad” by Abu Jaffar al-Tusi during the 11thÂ century as the Shia of Iraq were beset by the Sunni Seljuk Turks.  This position was reiterated in the 13thÂ century by al-Hilli.  These legists maintainedâ€”in a deliberately vague and elastic formulationâ€”that Shia Muslims could be summoned to jihad by the Imam’s so-called “designee(s)”â€”which came to mean the “fuqaha,” or doctors of the (Shiite) Muslim Law.  With the advent at the outset of the 16thÂ century of the very aggressive Shiite Safavid theocracy under Shah Ismail, who claimed direct descent from the Imams, we seeÂ “non-fuqaha” rulers declaring unabashed offensive, expansionist jihad throughout this dynasty. 
Demonstrating how Safavid Shi’ite jurisprudence was in agreement with the Sunni consensus on the basic nature ofÂ jihadÂ war, including offensive jihad, here is an excerpt from theÂ Jami-i-AbbasiÂ [the popular Persian manual of Shi’a Law] written by al-Amili (d.1622), a distinguished theologian under Shah Abbas I :
Islamic Holy war [jihad] against followers of other religions,Â such as Jews, is required unless they convert to Islam or pay the poll tax.
The 18th century Qajar Shiite theocratic dynasty saw the role of declaring jihadâ€”again, including offensive, expansionist jihadâ€”restored in theory to the Shiite fuqaha.  Moreover, re-emphasizing how such campaigns under the both Safavids and Qajars no longer required endorsement by the Imam, an early 18thcentury Qajar treatise on jihad states, “It is possible to say that jihad during the Imam’s concealment isÂ more praiseworthyÂ than during his presence.” 
Finally, Sunni and Shiite eschatologyâ€”the latter being of particular importance to Iran’s current obsessive desire to eradicate Israel and non-dhimmi Jewsâ€”highlights the Jews purported supreme hostility to Islam. Jews are described as adherents of the Dajjalâ€”the Muslim equivalent of the Anti-Christâ€”and as per another tradition, the Dajjal is in fact Jewish. At his appearance, other traditions state that the Dajjal will be accompanied by 70,000 Jews from Isfahan wrapped in their robes, and armed with polished sabers, their heads covered with a sort of veil.  When the Dajjal is defeated, his Jewish companions will be slaughteredâ€” everything will deliver them up except for the so-called gharkad tree. Thus, according to a canonical hadith (Sahih Muslim, Book 40, Number 6985), if a Jew seeks refuge under a tree or a stone, these objects will be able to speak to tell a Muslim: “There is a Jew behind me; come and kill him!”  Another hadith variant, which takes place in Jerusalem is described by James Robson, a noted scholar and English translator of the hadith. 
…most of the Arabs will be in Jerusalem when Jesus [i.e., Isa, the Muslim Jesus] will descend. The imam will give place to him, but Jesus will tell him to lead the prayers. Afterwards, Jesus will order the door to be opened, and the Dajjal will be seen there with 70,000 armed Jews. The Dajjal will begin to melt, but Jesus will pursue and catch him and kill him at the east gate of Ludd. God will rout the Jews who will find that even the places where they shelter will shout out where they are hiding.
And Georges Vajda, whose magisterial 1937 essay on the Antisemitic motifs in the hadith, remains the defining scholarship in this area, emphasizes how the notion of jihad “ransom” extends even into Islamic eschatology: 
Not only are the Jews vanquished in the eschatological war, but they will serve as ransom for the Muslims in the fires of hell. The sins of certain Muslims will weigh on them like mountains, but on the day of resurrection, these sins will be lifted and laid upon the Jews.