3 Iranian officers killed near Ahvaz , Khuzestan

The flag of Ahwaz
The flag of Ahwaz
Colonel Rahman Mousavi, a provincial deputy police chief, said three Iranian officers were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on a temporary police station at a park in the city of Hamidiyeh, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) west of the city of Ahvaz, the provincial capital of Khuzestan at around 3:00 a.m. local time Thursday , state owned Iranian news website Press TV reported on Friday

The police officers were reportedly on duty at the makeshift station set up for the Nowruz holidays when they came under the attack.

Mousavi said an investigation has been launched into the attack to identify and arrest the perpetrators.

The city of Hamidiyeh witnessed huge protests in April 2011 resulting in the killing of a protester by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard . Eyewitnesses said that a large number of wounded were taken to homes and their relatives refused to transfer them to hospitals for fear of arrest.

Similarly, The Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces fired on demonstrators in the city of Ahwaz killing three and injuring many others. This came in response to the peaceful protests which swept the Arab region in what was called as the “day of rage in Ahwaz”. It was declared to protest what the organizers called the oppression against the Arabs in that province.

The Ahwazi ( Ahvazi) Arabs are the predominant majority in the Khuzestan province of southwestern Iran with major cities such as Ahwaz , Abadan and Khoramshahr.

Khuuzestan produces about 80 % of Iran’s oil but you couldn’t tell this from the way the Iranian regime treats the Ahwazi people. According to observers , the Ahwazi Arabs suffer a great deal of discrimination. The people in Ahwaz are known to be proud Arabs but the Arab countries always ignored their calls for help in order to appease the rulers of Tehran.

There are reportedly five million Arabs struggling to survive under the Persian rule in an Arab region bordering Iraq and the Arabian Gulf . Once an autonomous area, separated from Persia by the Zagros mountain range, under the governance of Sheikh Khazaal bin Jabber whose family had ruled for over a century, it was seized by Shah Reza Pahlavi in 1925 with a nod and a wink from Britain eager to preserve its relationship with Iran due to its oil interests.

Formerly known as Arabistan, the Iranian occupiers wasted no time in changing the name of this new Iranian province to Khuzestan, rejected by its Arab residents even today. Arabs and Persians have little in common and as Sir Arnold Wilson, a British colonial administrator, once said: Arabistan is “a country as different from Persia as is Spain from Germany.”

Iran’s policy of ethnic discrimination combined with its Persian resettlement endeavors resulted in turning the Ahwazi Arabs into an economic and social underclass.

Numerous Arab villages are without schools and those ‘lucky’ enough to attend school are educated in Farsi. Some 80 percent of Ahwazi Arab women are illiterate as opposed to 50 percent of Ahwazi men. Over thirty percent of the under-30s are unemployed in this heavily industrialized region, primarily because Persians receive priority and jobs often advertised outside the governorate .

Thousands are without access to drinking water, because rivers have been diverted to arid Persian provinces. Many are deprived of electricity and gas. In 2013 Ahwaz, was classed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most polluted city on earth partly due to desertification and industrial smog. Arab farmers are regularly stripped of agricultural land and although there has been loud international condemnation of Israel’s separation walls, there have been no media headlines about the segregation walls hiding squalid Arab ghettoes from wealthier Persian settlements and glossy new towns.

According to observers it is no wonder that Ahwazi Arabs are now driven to protest against such blatant discrimination. According to the Ahwaz Studies Center, “increasing joblessness and rising poverty is creating a humanitarian crisis among Ahwazi Arabs that threatens to lead to widespread unrest…” The authorities use a heavy hand against demonstrators and rights activists.

Most recently the Iranian security forces attacked Ahwazi football( soccer) fans for wearing traditional Arab dress while celebrating the triumph of the visiting Saudi Al-Hilal team against the local Foolad Khuzestan team .

The Iranian authorities were alerted when Ahwazis referred to the Saudi players as “their Arab Brothers” and welcomed them to “Arab lands”. The forces attempted to move the Arabs away from the cameras, provoking resistance. The crowd responded by destroying posters of Iran’s Supreme rule Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This resulted in several arrests . The protesters were heard in a video as saying “Iran will never be able to smother our voice and our Arab identity.”

YL/Press TV/ Al-Arabiya

  • wargame1

    Khuuzestan produces about 80 % of Iran’s oil ! Formerly known as Arabistan, the Iranian occupiers wasted no time in changing the name of this new Iranian province to Khuzestan, rejected by its Arab residents even today In 2013 Ahwaz, was classed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most polluted city on earth partly due to desertification and industrial smog. OK Iran is lucky that Saudi Arabia Egypt UAE etc didnt meddle with the Arabs in Arabistan. The Saudis should teach them a lesson now and let them realize the discomfort of the Sunnis in Syria Lebanon Iraq Afghanistan Libya Yemen and else where due to the Shit sponsoring the minority Shits Houthis.

    • stnsht

      See what this chia ayatollah who is famous among chias (some on here n elsewhere usually post videos of him mocking (ahem…oops) showing love for Sunnis and respect for their religious figures) has to say about Iran and Chias. Mind you, he is known for not using Taqqiyah and always speaks like a real chia and usually embarrass the Chias and ayatollahs on what they say n think of Sunnis n their religious figures in their closed doors husseiniyats and without the Taqqiyah Hat ON. :)))))))

      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KBzq8zKwjE0

      Other videos…

      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4BWQzoojAm0

      IRANIAN SHIA AYATULLATS ADMIT WE MURDERED HUSSEIN (RA)
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      • wargame1

        This dew development in Arabistan is significant. If Iran make any bad move like they did in Syria , things can go out of control. This time the GCC countries wont mind to support the Arabs in Iran.

        • Hind Abyad

          Crimes against Islam. ISIS slaughters Sunni Clerics

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1HGYEnSwKo

          • wargame1

            I dont support these Khawarij because they are the enemy of Allah and his messenger. The latest news is that the ISIS has attacked the Palestinian refugee camp and Assad is giving them air cover. You see that they are a great asset of Assad against the sunnis

      • Hind Abyad

        ISIS are on Amphetamines but claims sharia for impure.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDWtinYeTq4

        • wargame1

          Its good to see that you are exposing the ISIS. But You seems support the main handlers of ISIS i.e. Iran and the Assad regime

          • Hind Abyad

            I’m not into sectarian wars, you can’t force me by calling me Iranian whore,. you people have ruined the Region for everybody else

          • wargame1

            If you blame the Sunnis then their first target would be Iran. You see no Arab countries sponsor the minority Sunnis in Iran. But Iran on the other hand meddle with every sunni majority countries. In Pakistan the majority are sunnis but their leaders are always Shia! One after another i.e. Julfikar Ali Bhutto Shia and his wife was imported from Ispahan Ms. Nusrat Bhutto and their daughter Benjir Bhutto a total shia married another Shia Asif Ali Zardari the former Paki President. In Yemen Ali Alabala Saleh is a Shia and he empowered all the Shias in the top rank of Yemeni military and now we see their ultimate plan of taking over. Bashar Al-Qaeda is another Shia ruined Syria after ruling Syria over 40 years under emergency law. The Shias in Lebanon invaded the land and polluted it.The Shias in Iraq made the country a war zone. Gaddafi was a shia but he was not obedient to the 12 Imami rafida so he had to go and now there is another Shia government but they are struggling for power with other groups. Muslim Brotherhood is a pro Iranian group but the smart Egyptians could get rid of him. You have some mental problem to overlook Iranian hegemony on the Arabs. I think when the Arabs will attack Iran you will suddenly realize the newton’s theory for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
            p.s.You dont have to be an Iranian whore because Muta is legalized in Iran.

          • O

            “You dont have to be an Iranian whore because Muta is legalized in Iran.”

            LOLLLL

            That should make him happy

          • 5thDrawer

            You didn’t need the P.S. …. the rest of it was fairly good, and not prophecy. 😉

          • wargame1

            I wrote in defense of hind as she wrote “I’m not into sectarian wars, you can’t force me by calling me Iranian whore”.

            I usually do not like to hurt people by abusive language but sometimes I do lose control and then rectify myself again. I wrote something that is a sad truth in shiaism. The Rafida scholars promote this forbidden practice. So I hope she will think about it and if she does that then she may be refrain from doing it.

          • wargame1

            The problem happens when the minority become ambitious and want to take over. They can rely on the foreign power but there is always a risk. The Shias are less than 7% You can combine Alawite, Sufi ,Ismaeli ,Khawarij, Kadiani, Houthi and the blow fish etc and you can have 7% but sunnis are 93% therefore in any sunni majority country you will never have any popular support specially if you try to dominate them. Iran used to be a sunni country where your past Rafidas wholesale killing reduced the sunnis much. Now do you see any hope in Iraq Libya Syria Lebanon Yemen Afghanistan and else where? Iran is exposed and now world wide the sunnis are not happy about their activities. The Iranian rafidas are endangering their Shias world wide. Iran could be a prosperous country if it would stop these hegemony. Arabs would never go against them and they could have a secured and peaceful countries. These Minority Arabs would live in peace in Iran. Iranian joyride is ending and you will see the nasty ending of Iran

          • Anti ISIS

            All this shit you have written without one hadith or one prophecy from one of your satanic clerics. Your losing it wargame. You are quick to mention all the bad every other religion has committed. And never admitting all the bad your Sunni brother have and are committing. In that sick mind of yours, if a muslim does a bad thing then they must be a shiite. You do realize how stupid you sound, right. In islam, no one has committed more attrocites like the Sunnis.

          • wargame1

            Iran’s annual defense budget of roughly $10 billion. Iran’s nuclear program has already cost Tehran more than $100 billion which has raised questions for years about Iran’s ultimate intention. building the uranium enrichment facility at Natanz beneath 25 feet of concrete at one point consumed Iran’s entire concrete output!! Iran’s efforts do not make sense in a traditional cost-benefit analysis. We all can feel as what the Iranian Ayadollars are up to. By some estimates, relying on nuclear fuel enriched domestically could cost Iran $125 million more per year than buying fuel on the international market. Iran’s solar energy potential may be 13 times higher than the country’s “total energy needs.” “I ask myself the question: Why is the regime in its entirety ready to pay such a high price, and make such great sacrifices, if there is no military component?” asks Ali Alfoneh, an Iran specialist at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington.
            You see the people understand the game so does Saudi Arabia Egypt UAE etc. Are they happy to see this Iranian deal? What if the Nuke plant explodes ?

          • Anti ISIS

            WTF does Iran have to do with what I said.

          • wargame1

            You are afraid now after reading the Elam prophesy!! You asked for a prophesy so I decided to post one.

          • O

            🙂
            Now anti education will have to look up any word you used that is longer than four letters

          • Anti ISIS

            Yep, I’m sooooooo afraid.

          • 5thDrawer

            lololol ….

          • Hind Abyad

            Haha…!

          • O

            “And never admitting all the bad your Sunni brother have and are committing”

            Case of the pot calling the kettle black.

            Damn it! Why didn’t you drink and drive?

          • Anti ISIS

            I see you haven’t gone and scewed yourself yet. Lets hope when you sleep next you don’t wake up you rotten piece of dog shit.

          • O

            just make sure you drink and drive on your way back.

          • wargame1

            Iranian Nuke plant will explode according to the Bible prophesy. The Bible mentioned that Persia are with the Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38:5 but in another prophesy it mentioned “Elam” and its destruction. You know why? Well the current Bushar Nuke plant is exactly situated in Elum which is the name in the ancient map. So what the Bible says about Elam? You may read here ………………..
            Jeremiah 49:35-39
            35 “Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
            36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
            37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:
            38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord.
            39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.”

          • wargame1

            I would like to express my thoughts about this Elam prophesy.
            “I will break the bow of Elam the chief of their might.”
            You notice that it doesn’t mention the arrow. So the bow is the launching pad of the arrow. If you have no bow then your arrow is useless. “The chief of their might”…need no explanation.
            The outcasts of Elam will go everywhere as refugee!! WHY? does it indicates that a great disaster like a Nuke plant explosion and the subsequent radiation impact ? You cant live there and need to flee.
            After this possible disaster the Iranian Army will be scared as the chief of their might is vaporized! And all the angry and oppressed nation is getting ready to attack the Gangs of the Rafida.
            “will destroy from thence the king and the princes” All the tire headed (Both Black and White) will be dead.
            When will this thing happen? “But it shall come to pass in the latter days”

            Now I will relate this prophesy with the Muslim Prophesy where I have found the hint.

          • wargame1

            A huge fire from the East for 3 or 7 nights, darkness will be seen in the sky, and there will be a redness in the sky spread across the horizon, unlike the pink in the horizon with which we are familiar. (Muhammad Al-Barzanji’s book Isha’ah li Ashrat Al-Sa’a)

            NOW “East” usually refers to Iraq Iran.

          • wargame1

            Ibn Qazuwaih said that Kathir bin Murra said: ” The Aya (sign) of the event of Ramadan will be a fire in the sky like the necks of camels or like iron columns. If you see it, prepare for your family food supplies for a year.” Or perhaps he (Kathir bin Murra) said: “The Aya of the event is a column of fire originating from the sky.” (Ibn Al-Shajari’s Al-Amali Al-Shajaria)

          • wargame1

            Ibn Qazuwaih said that Kathir bin Murra said: ” The beginning of the Aya (sign) will be redness in the sky.” (Ibn Al-Shajari’s Al-Amali Al-Shajaria)

            It can be the effect of solar flare too. But the bad news is that the Strong Solar flare can cause great earth quake ,Land slide etc.

          • wargame1

            Khaded Bin Madan said: ” If you see a column of fire from the East, in the month of Ramadan, in the sky, get food as much as you can, for it is (going to be) a year of starvation (famine).” (Tabarani, Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan )

          • wargame1

            Khaded Bin Madan said: ” An Aya (sign) which is a column of fire rising from the East will appear that all people of the World will be able see. Whoever is present (alive) should arrange for his family food supply for one year.” (Nuaim bin Hammad’s Kitab Al-Fitan )
            ————————-
            “all people of the World will be able see” . I think all people will be able to see from CNN BBC Sky News etc.

          • 5thDrawer

            WARS create Famines. Always have I’d guess … prophets didn’t need much ‘vision’.

          • Patience2

            Actually, the ones I know of don’t HAVE any real vision.

          • Hind Abyad

            Very interesting.. writers, educated journalists had vision, today’s news about War and history is a farce

          • “°•°”<–chia

            Rafidi Twelver Shi’ism – A Saba’ite-Safavid-Sassanid conspiracy forced on Persia

            Unfortunately many Muslims and non-muslims are not aware of the impressive orthodox-Sunni history of Iran. Many don’t know that Iranians, especially Persians since the arrival of Islam (by the Arab, EHTIOPIAN, ROMAN and PERSIAN companions of the Prophet peace be upon him) to Persia, used to be Muslims (Sunni) and not twelver Shi’ites (Rafidites/Rafidis). In fact the conversation of the people of the Iranian plateau to Islam was a gradual one, and even 300 years after the downfall of the Sasanians there were sizeable Zoroastrian communities in Iran. The Persians were “forced to convert to Islam and attack by “Omar” is nothing but a lie.Never were the Iranian people FORCED to convert to Islam. That is why it took the Iranian nation 300 years to have a substantial Muslim population.

            The only thing the noble people of Persia were forced to was the heretical cult of twelver Shi’ism. Rafidi Shi’ism was mainly alien to Iran, except some regions like Qom and Kashan, Qom in fact was “founded” by Saba’ite Arab Yemenites of the Ash’ari tribe. Other than that, the Persians used to despite Rafidi Shi’ism and Rafidi Shi’ites with passion, Persians and especially Persian scholars (and even poets like Saadi Shirazi the Sunni-to-the-bone) used to write volumes in defence of the Khulafa’ Al-Rashideen, this can be proven through endless works of Shirazi, Isfahani etc. scholars who compiled volumes over volumes in defence of the creed of the Ahlul Sunnah and the refutation of Rafidi Shi’ism. This plain facts simply destroy the lies by the Shia Rafidi clergy that “Persians became Shia from they dot and despised Abu Bakr, Omar and ‘Othman. The same lie has been repeated countless times by Islamophobic Iranians who are happy to adopt Shi’ism as a cover, just for the sake of resisting orthodox Islam, the Islam of Imam Tabari, Ibn Hazm, Abu Hatim Al-Razi Al-Isfahani, Nafe’ Al-Isfahani, Sulayman Ibn Mehran (Al-A’mash), Abu Na’im Al-Isfahani, Saadi Shirazi, Attar, who were all of Persian origin.

            Now there is no doubt that twelver Shi’ism (especially after the Safavid era) has undergone various changes (into extremes) during history as their major scholars said, what used to be heresy to the Shias of the past is considered from the most essential parts of the Shia religion today. We have chosen the title:

            A Saba’ite-Safavid-Sassanid conspiracy forced on Persia, because this is the cocktail of heresy that since the Safavids has been forced on the majority of the Iranians under the pretext of: “Ahl Al-Bayt/Ja’fari/Imami/Shia Twelver” school of thought. Now let’s start with the Sassanid part, and with that we mean the Sassanid/Persian elite, the Majoos who (along with the Zoroastrian priests) used to suppress the non-royal and non-elite of the Persian society, just like in ancient India, Persia was divided into a caste system. Now these Majoos (Sassanid Zoroastrians) who were wiped away by Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, the Farooq who brought Islam to Iran were not sleeping, they, along with other Zanadiqah (heretics) tried to weaken Islam by any means possible. Now it is true that Shi’ism was started by a Yemenite Jew, and certainly not by Persians, but it is also true that the heresy of Tashayyu’ (Shi’ism) after being propagated by a Yemeni Jew was then adopted by Extremist Azeri Sufis (the Safavids) and then finally being advocated by Racist, fashist, Sassanid Persians who saw their chance to destroy Islam from within, especially inside Iran, by adopting and actively supporting Shi’ism, and claiming that the only Islam acceptable for Iranians the Shi’a one.

            It did not take much time until Shi’ism after the Safavids was filled with nationalistic Persian elements, in nature absolutely alien to Islam, like the veneration of “Nowrooz” etc all actively advocated by top Shi’a scholars, like Majlisi, the palace scholars of the Safavids. The Safavids and their forced and brutal conversion of the Muslim Persians (Sunnis) into heresy (Shi’ism) has been well documented.

            Race is of no importance according to the teachings of Islam, the only point that should be made is that even though the Safavids (being of Turkish-Azeri origin) dyed their own Shia version with Persian elements (with the support of Persian Islamophobes who wanted to distort the authentic Islam that covered almost all parts of Persia), they themselves were NOT Persians, neither those who were in charge to convert the Persians (i.e. the scholars). This is important to understand that the original ISLAMIC heretige of Persians was Islam and Sunnah (Ahl Al-Sunnah) for over 1000 years of Sunni-Persian history. For Shiism did not become fully established until the reign of Abbas I of Persia (1587–1629).

            As for the Safavids (Azeri non-Persians) and their crimes:

            ‘Methods of converting Iran’

            Imposing Shiism as the state and mandatory religion for the whole nation and much forcible conversions of Iranian Sufi Sunnis to Shiism [Modern Iran: roots and results of revolution. Nikki R Keddie, Yann Richard, pp. 13, 20. The Encyclopedia of world history: ancient, medieval, and modern. Peter N. Stearns, William Leonard Langer, p. 360. Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces. Steven R Ward, pg.43]
            He destroyed Sunni mosques. This was even noted by Tomé Pires, the Portuguese ambassador to China who visited Iran in 1511–12, who when referring to Ismail noted: “He (i.e. Ismail Safawi) reforms our churches, destroys the houses of all Moors who follow (the Sunnah of) Muhammad…” (This is a tradition still practiced by the Shia-Rafidi-Safavid Mullahs of Iran, like under the reign of the AZERI-TURK Khamenei who himself ordered the destruction of the Sheikh Feiz Sunni Mosque of Mashad).
            He (Ismail I) enforced the ritual and compulsory cursing of the first three Sunni Caliphs (Abu Bakr, Omar, and Othman) as usurpers, from all mosques, disbanded Sunni Tariqahs and seized their assets, used state patronage to develop Shia shrines, institutions and religious art and imported Shia scholars to replace Sunni scholars. [Sources: A new introduction to Islam. Daniel W Brown, p. 191. Encyclopaedic Historiography of the Muslim World. NK Singh, A Samiuddin, p. 90. The Cambridge illustrated history of the Islamic world. Francis Robinson, p. 72.]
            He shed Sunni blood and destroyed and desecrated the graves and mosques of Sunnis. This caused the Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II (who initially congratulated Ismail on his victories) to advise and ask the young monarch (in a “fatherly” manner) to stop the anti-Sunni actions. However, Ismail was strongly anti-Sunni, ignored the Sultans warning and continued to spread the Shia faith by the sword. [Sources: Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces. Steven R. Ward, p. 44. Iran and America: re-kindling a love lost]. Badi Badiozamani, pp. 174–5.]
            He persecuted, imprisoned and executed stubbornly resistant Sunnis. [Sources:The Cambridge illustrated history of the Islamic world. Francis Robinson, p. 72. Iraq: Old Land, New Nation in Conflict. William Spencer, p. 51.]
            With the establishment of Safavid rule, there was a very raucous and colourful, almost carnival-like holiday on 26 Dhu al-Hijjah (or alternatively, 9 Rabi’ al-awwal) celebrating the murder of Caliph Omar. The highlight of the day was making an effigy of Omar to be cursed, insulted, and finally burned. However, as relations between Iran and Sunni countries improved, the holiday was no longer observed (at least officially …). [Source: Culture and customs of Iran. Elton L Daniel, ‘Alī Akbar Mahdī, p. 185]
            In 1501 Ismail invited all the Shia living outside Iran to come to Iran and be assured of protection from the Sunni majority. [Source: Iraq: Old Land, New Nation in Conflict. William Spencer, p. 51.]
            The early Safavid rulers took a number of steps against the Sunni Ulema of Iran. These steps included giving the Ulema the choice of conversion, death, or exile [Sources: A new introduction to Islam, By Daniel W. Brown, pg.191^ The Middle East and Islamic world reader, By Marvin E. Gettleman, Stuart Schaar, pg.42^ Immortal: A Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces, By Steven R. Ward, pg.43]
            and massacring the Sunni clerics who resisted the Shia transformation of Iran, as witnessed in Herat.[32] As a result, many Sunni scholars who refused to adopt the new religious direction lost their lives or fled to the neighboring Sunni states. [Sources: The failure of political Islam, By Olivier Roy, Carol Volk, pg.170^ Conceptualizing/re-conceptualizing Africa: the construction of African …, By Maghan Keita, pg.90^ Iran: a short history : from Islamization to the present, By Monika Gronke, pg.90]
            As for the Saba’ites (Arab-Rafidite Shia clergy) and Sassanid (Persian Majoos) their crimes:

            After the conquest, Ismail began transforming the religious landscape of Iran by imposing Twelver Shiism on the populace. Since most of the population embraced Sunni Islam and since an educated version of Shiism was scarce in Iran at the time, Ismail imported a new Shia Ulema corps from traditional Shiite centers of the Arabic speaking lands, such as Jabal Amil (of Southern Lebanon. Many such devils are still active in Iran, one of them is a truly lunatic and polytheist liar dwelling in Qom, who goes by the name AL-KORANI), Bahrain and Southern Iraq in order to create a state clergy. Ismail offered them land and money in return for loyalty. These scholars taught the doctrine of Twelver Shiism and made it accessible to the population and energetically encouraged conversion to Shiism.

            To emphasize how scarce Twelver Shiism was then to be found in Iran, a chronicler tells us that only one Shia text could be found in Ismail’s capital Tabriz. Thus it is questionable whether Ismail and his followers could have succeeded in forcing a whole people to adopt a new faith without the support of the Arab Shiite scholars. The rulers of Safavid Persia also invited these foreign Shiite religious scholars to their court in order to provide legitimacy for their own rule over Persia.

            Abbas I of Persia, during his reign, also imported more Arab Shia scholars to Iran, built religious institutions for them, including many Madrasahs (religious schools) and successfully persuaded them to participate in the government, which they had shunned in the past (following the Hidden imam doctrine).

            [Sources: The failure of political Islam, By Olivier Roy, Carol Volk, pg.170^ The Cambridge illustrated history of the Islamic world, By Francis Robinson, pg.72^ The Middle East and Islamic world reader, By Marvin E. Gettleman, Stuart Schaar, pg.42^ The Encyclopedia of world history: ancient, medieval, and modern … By Peter N. Stearns, William Leonard Langer, pg.360^ Iran: religion, politics, and society : collected essays, By Nikki R. Keddie, pg.91^ Iran: a short history : from Islamization to the present, By Monika Gronke, pg.90^ Shi‘ite Lebanon: transnational religion and the making of national identities, By Roschanack Shaery-Eisenlohr, pg.12-13^ Science under Islam: rise, decline and revival, By S. M. Deen, pg.37]

            Shi’ism did not become fully established until the reign of Abbas I of Persia (1587–1629). Abbas hated the Sunnis, and forced the population to accept Twelver Shiism. Thus by 1602 most of the formerly Sunnis of Iran had accepted Shiism (i.e. Iran is majority Shia for about 400 years only). A significant number (until TODAY >Sunnis of Iran<), however, did not accept Safavid rule, prompting Abbas to institute a number of administrative changes in order to further transform Iran into a Twelver Shia state.

            Under the guidance of Muhammad Baqir Majlisi (1616–98, one of the most important Shiite clerics of all time who openly believed in the distortion of the Qur’an), who devoted himself to (among other things) the eradication of Sunnism in Iran, the Safavid state made major efforts, in the 17th century to Persianize Shiite practice and culture in order to facilitate its spread in Iran among its Sunni populace. It was only under Majlisi that Shi’a Islam truly took hold among the masses.

            Conclusion: The Safavids were a Azeri-Turkish (of Sufi origin) clan that converted to Shi’ism, opposed the Ottomans and used Shi’ism as their tool. They literally massacred the Sunni Persians (and other Iranian people) and forced them into Rafidite-Shi’ism with the help of Arab-Lebanese Rafidite clergy of south Lebanon, Iraq and Bahrain. If anything than the Persians are (generally) victims of Shi’ism for contrary to what many believe, Shi’ism was not started neither carried by Persians, it was carried by Arabs in the past and the Safavid Turks of the past and today (Khamenei is Azeri …) who introduced Shi’ism to Persians and the world with an extra brush of heresy, namely pre-Islamic Zoroastrian-Arab-hating twelver Shi’ism:

          • wargame1

            Very informative and great presentation Mashallah.

          • “°•°”<–chia

            Chukran! 🙂 All for the love (ahem) of chias n chiasim. :)))

          • “°•°”<–chia
          • Hind Abyad

            Iran? Who’s sending Jihad to Syria kill Shia from door to door? AND everyone else?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E7KYAFwEek

          • Hind Abyad

            Terrorizing Syrians, this was 2013

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGXXvn9FD-w

          • 5thDrawer

            Life in Armageddon.

          • Hind Abyad

            Really?

          • O

            “I’m not into sectarian wars, you can’t force me by calling me Iranian whore,. you people have ruined the Region for everybody else”

            Lol as you bray “Wahhabi” “Salafi” day and night.
            Ok taqqiya lover

          • Hind Abyad

            Wahhabi beheads as ISIS, or vice versa.
            Wahhahabi men (marry), rape little girls..like ISIS..
            Ugly monkey mixed race?
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Un9Av6HMo

          • O

            Lol good boy.
            Now sit boy!

          • 5thDrawer

            Happy Easter, Hind. (I’ll be looking for bunnies …. chocolate of course. :-))

          • Hind Abyad

            Am el Massih! We never say “resuscitated”:))

          • MaImequer0

            Happy Passover sweetie.
            -Arik 514

          • Hind Abyad

            Good Passover the Wall

          • O

            Good passunder the truck

          • MaImequer0

            All and all it’s just another brick in the wall, hey sweetie, leave those conspiracies alone☻

          • O

            Where have you been. You missed out on hind being exposed using a different profile name “whistleblower”. And on him claiming he was “never ever on Facebook” but also claiming he “was on it for a while but got bored and deactivated it”. Oh and he got invited to fb but then it was his aunt who was invited. And the best of all was the explanation “my aunt and I shared a pc for a week”! That exposure brought out a lot of cockroaches

          • MaImequer0

            LOL !! It’s been busy lately.

        • wargame1

          There is no much difference between the ISIS and Ayadollars. ISIS beheads and the Ayadollars hang people. ISIS like Jihadi Nika and Ayadollars like Muta. ISIS like black cloths the Iranian Ayadollars like Black cloths too.

          • O

            Shites behead too

            “”His friend with the folding knife kept trying to stab the Egyptian, with no success. He cried out: “I need a sharp knife. I want to behead this dirty Daesh””

          • Hind Abyad

            2013, first thing ISIS (not Iran) did on arrival in Halab is kill a 14years old Syrian Sunni boy because of a candid joke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uaDn0ITfng

        • 5thDrawer

          One notes that ‘line’ … the ones that says “Several foreign countries sent young people”.. and THAT basic lie runs through many ‘dialogues’. Those idiots sent themselves.
          Good commentary … :-)))

    • “°•°”<–chia

      Were Safavids, the founders of shia Iran, Persian?

      No, not really! Safavids were Azerbaijanis. The Safavis were of Azeri origin, Azeris consider themselves turks and the Safavis originated from Anatolia, these are facts. The Iranian Azeri’s consider themselves NON-PERSIAN IRANIANS. All historians agree to that.

      They did choose Shia Islam and with the force of the sword killed and forced hitherto Sunni Iranians to convert to Shia Islam.

      When the Shias took over the power in Iran they massacred thousands of people as they were not ready to abandoned Sunnism and convert to Shiism.

      The Iranian great historian, Kasrawi wrote that 20 thousand people were killed in Tabriz, capital of Azerbayjan, as the Sunnis refused to become Shia. The urgent pressure for converting the Sunni Muslim of Iran into Shia resulted in the disintegration of Iran as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Gherghizistan, and all parts of Central Asia seceded from Iran. About three million sq m of Iranians soil seceded from Iran as the residents of these places were not prepared to abandon Sunnis in and convert to Shiism.

      This is bigger than Karbala.

      BRITISH COLLABORATION WITH SAFAVIDS

      The Safavid Shah Abbas converted large pieces of Safavid land traditionally granted to tribal chiefs as assignments into crown lands that he taxed directly. This new military force was trained on European lines with the advice of Robert Sherley (http://www.jstor.org/pss/4299681). Sherley was an English adventurer expert in artillery tactics who, accompanied by a party of cannon founders, reached Qazvin with his brother Anthony Sherley in1598. In a short time Shah Abbas created a formidable army, consisting of cavalry, infantry and artillery.

      Robert went with his brother Anthony to Persia in 1598. Anthony was sent to the Safavid Persia from 1 December 1599 to May 1600, with 5,000 horses to train the Persian army according to the rules and customs of the English militia. He was also commanded to reform and retrain the artillery. When he left Persia, he left Robert behind with fourteen Englishmen, who remained in Persia for years. Having married Teresia (aka Teresa), a Circassian lady, he stayed in Persia until 1608, when Shah Abbas sent him on a diplomatic errand to James I and to other European princes, the Persian embassy to Europe (1609–1615). He was employed, as his brother had been, as ambassador to several princes of Christendom, for the purpose of uniting them in a confederacy against the Ottoman Empire.

      DUTCH EAST INDIAN COMPANY HELPED THE SAFAVIDS IN THEIR ATTACK ON OTTOMAN CONTROLLED IRAQ

      After Shah Abbas ousted the Portuguese from the island of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf in 1622, Bandar Abbas (Port of Abbas) became the center of the East India Company’s trade. But Later the Dutch East India Company received trade capitulations from Shah Abbas. The Dutch soon gained supremacy in the European trade with Iran, outdistancing British competitors. They established a spice-trading center at Bandar Abbas. In 1623-24 Shah Abbas I launched an offensive against Ottomans and established control over Kurdish territories, Baghdad and the Shi’a Holy Cities of Najaf and Karbala.

      In the 16th and 17th centuries, Persia tried to obtain support among European nations against the expansionism of the Portuguese and the Ottoman Empire. Since France was tied into a Franco-Ottoman alliance alliance however, the Persian embassy to Europe of 1599–1602 and the Persian embassy to Europe of 1609–1615 avoided France. A Capuchin missions was however established in Ispahan under Pacifique de Provins in 1627.

      Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier by Nicolas de Largillière (c. 1700).

      Trade contacts however existed, and the French trader Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605–1689) is known to have been as far as Ispahan circa 1632.

      Relations took an official turn under Louis XIV and Colbert, when Colbert founded the French East India Company in 1664, and subsequently asked Lalain and Laboulaye to go to Ispahan and promote French interests in Persia.[1] The Shah welcomed them as he was delighted to be given an opportunity to counterbalance English and Dutch influence in his country. He provided a three-year exemption from customs duties, and gave France the same privileges as other countries.[1] Further, a trading post was given to France in Bandar Abbas.[2]

      Another French trader Jean Chardin (1643–1715) visited Persia and received the patronage of the Safavid monarch Shah Abbas II and his son Shah Suleiman I. Chardin returned to France in 1670. The following year, he published an account of Le Couronnement de Soleïmaan (English translation: The Coronation of Shah Soleiman). He again visited Persia and India between 1673 and 1680.

      The Persian embassy to Louis XIV. Ambassade de Persie auprès de Louis XIV, studio of Antoine Coypel, c. 1715

      Numerous trade contacts continued to occur between Persia (modern Iran) and France. In 1705, Louis XIV dispatched an Ambassador Extraordinary in the person of Jean-Baptiste Fabre, accompanied by a party including Jacques Rousseau, uncle of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.[2] Fabre died in Persia, but negotiations were taken over by Pierre-Victor Michel, leading to a Treaty signed in September 1708.[3]

      Wishing to reinforce exchanges, the Shah sent an Embassy in 1715, led by Mohhammad Reza Beg, the Persian embassy to Louis XIV. The embassy visited king Louis XIV and obtained a new treaty of alliance signed in Versailles on 13 August 1715.[4] Contact were then interrupted with the fall of the Safavid Empire in 1722 and the subsequent troubles, until the end of the century.[5]

      Impressed by the Persian visits, the French author Montesquieu wrote a fictional account about Persia, the Lettres persanes, in 1721.

      The Bektashi Sufi Order which was widespread in the Ottoman Empire (because the majority of Ottoman Janissaries were Shia-Sufis). The Janissaries were the heavy armored infantry or Foot Knights of the Ottoman Empire. They did have cavalry brigades too, but the Sipahis (Turkish Nobles) and Ghulams (mostly from Persian stock) were the bulk of the Ottoman Heavy Cavalry. Something noteworthy is that the Janissaries cousins in Iran (Persia) under the Safavid Dynasty (Persian-Turkic Cousins of the Ottomans) were similar to the Sipahis and Ghulams in that they were like the Janissary, elite soliders, however they were mostly horsemen. The Safavids and Ottomans were literally cousins that were of Turkic origins but spoke Persian in their courts, just like the Mughals in India.

      Their tekkes or “lodges” were all over Anatolia as well as the Balkans. Among it’s most prominent Ottoman followers were Ali Pasha and Hussein Gradascevic. The order had close ties with the Janissary Corps, which was the bulk of the Ottoman Army (predominantly Sunni government). Later, when the Ottoman Sipahis (armored Ottoman Knights mostly from the Turkish Sunni nobility) promoted the abolition of the Janissaries, the Bektashi order was banned throughout the Ottoman Empire.

      The Battle of Chaldiran (also Chaldoran or Çaldıran) occurred on 23 August 1514 and ended with a decisive victory for the Ottoman Empire over the Safavids. As a result the Ottomans gained control over the eastern half of Anatolia. The Ottomans had a , better equipped army with experiance of European warfare tactics they had introduced and tested on their European borders while the Iranians relied mainly on ancient oriental tactics. The Iranian Shah Ismail I was wounded and almost captured in the conflict. Following the victory Ottomans captured Tabriz, and Safavids did not threaten them again for nearly a century. It also brought an end to the Alevi uprisings in Anatolia.

      The Battle of Chaldiran demonstrated that firearms were a decisive factor in warfare.

      The outcome at Chaldiran had many consequences. Perhaps most significantly, it established the border between the two empires, which remains the border between Turkey and Iran today. With the establishment of that border, Tabriz became a frontier city, uncomfortably close to the Ottoman enemy. That consideration would be a major factor in the decision to move the Safavid capital to Qazvin, in the mid-16th century, and finally to Isfahan, in central Persia, in 1598.

      The Safavids made drastic domestic changes after the defeat at Chaldiran. The Safavids spoke a Turkic language but, following the loss of their Anatolian territories which formed the heartland of their Turkic support switched to Persian. The Safavid royal family also moved away from extreme, eschatological, Alevi sect and adopted Shia sect as the official religion of the empire – the position of the Shah as Mahdi being incompatible with the recent defeat. The Sunni majority of Iran was also forcibly converted to Shia while those, mostly qizilbash, who refused to abandon the previous worship of the Shah were executed.

      • wargame1

        Great post Mashallah. One good information I have collected from your writing i.e. about the “Turks” . I have been doing some search about the whole of “Turks” They are from central asia and the Turks in Turkey are also Turks. Now the Safavids are also Turks. This is a vital piece of information I needed to interprete some prophesy.

        • 5thDrawer

          History of wars and warring … for religion or power ?

        • “°•°”<–chia

          Chukran!:) Also Sufi, no wonder why Chias n Sufis among other denominations vouch for each other n conspire against Islam n Muslims!

  • arzatna1

    I once met an Ahwazi Arab at a hotel in the city of Ahwaz while I was on a business trip in the seventies and before the revolution.
    He recited a poem in Arabic that he composed and asked me if I could hand write it for him . When I asked him why he said he does not know how to write in Arabic .
    I found out that the Iranian authorities during the Shah era did not also allow schools in the Ahwaz region to teach Arabic .
    Needless to say I was utterly shocked specially because in the Arab Gulf states that I visited they allowed schools to teach Persian .
    The Ahwazi Arab that I met was so grateful ,he invited me as the guest of honor to the wedding of his brother . All the time he introduced me as his Lebanese friend who has hand written the poem he composed. They were all so friendly and treated me like I was one of them . They made me feel right at home in Lebanon.

    • 5thDrawer

      Sounds something like French in Quebec … beware the ‘language police’. 😉
      Lebanese CAN make you feel ‘at home’. 🙂

      • arzatna1

        You couldn’t believe how nice these Ahwazi Arab people were
        I feel sorry for them . Faced with poverty, discrimination and cultural dislocation, Ahwazi Arabs lead Iran only in suicide, according to a 2012 statistics despite the fact that if it want’ for their oil and gas field Iran would have been buying these commodities

        • 5thDrawer

          Hi Arzatna. I believe it. I have seen that, most often, the nicest and most giving people to ‘the stranger’ ARE the poorest and least respected. I think it’s because they really do understand the value of a friendship, when there is little more to offer than a meal and a bed. They KNOW the experiences of life we could all be facing.
          Your sorrow, as a feeling person, is knowing you cannot – as an individual – help them all….
          but if they hear that you feel it, it’s enough.

  • Rudy1947

    Another candidate for a new ME country.

    • O

      You?
      So basically another retard

      • Rudy1947

        Another ME is not necessarily retarded, it could be a good thing…..as long as the oil holds out.

        • 5thDrawer

          Don’t forget the Date Palms around the occasional Oasis. 😉
          Maybe Figs, too.

  • 5thDrawer

    Ahhhh. Isn’t ‘History’ Grand?? :-))
    Sounds a bit like TIBET … indeed.