Death to America--Political Education--
In the brief time I spent on this platform I have witnessed the extent to which it maintains a culture that is hostile to oppressed peoples and coddles colonizers. I have seen people refer to Chador and Hijab as "wearing trashbags" and the Islamic Republic of Iran is "enslaving women" and nobody else said a word. I have seen people refer to Islam as "a painkiller" and that communists should "free [Muslims] from irrational immaterial thought" and make accusations that all Muslims engage in FGC . Nobody else said a word. I was banned from the Palestine community for "being mean" to an israeli colonizer after I told them to expeditiously get out of Palestine. An israeli occupier playing the victim had, according to the mod, "done nothing against [me]." Nobody said a word. I do not understand why in a community about Palestine that there is coddling the feelings of "Good Israelis" who are resistant to the idea of leaving occupied Palestine. This had happened only a few days after 'israeli' jets bombed civilian homes in earthquake stricken Syria martyring several Arabs--and the day after a horde of 500+ 'israelis' (men, women, and children) descended upon Nablus in an orgy of violence and burned property and lynched at least one Palestinian. I have had my comments censored and removed when discussing the liberation of Palestine **From the River to the Sea** and citing the revolutionary leaders from the resistance. The reasoning for censorship repeated the zionist entity language: "advocating terrorism". Throughout all of this I see invaders who live in the settler-colonies are defended as "comrades like everyone else". Even though they are repeating toxic discourse about how such and such liberation movement "shouldn't alienate the [colonizer] 'workers'." In very few cases does anyone let alone moderators speak up to challenge this chauvinism. Islam in particular is slandered and constantly portrayed as 'backwards'--albeit it in less direct/overt (and therefore more sinister) ways. In many ways, my experience on this platform has mapped quite clearly onto my experience on other anglophone social media platforms that censor and punish people for combating liberalism. Lemmy is just more covert about it. Shall this serve as a warning for cousins and comrades and a testimony of my experience here. Goodbye

Earlier this evening, 23 year old resistance fighter Moataz al-Khawaja from the Occupied West Bank city of Ramallah carried out a shooting operation on Dizengoff street in the heart of maximum security Tel Aviv. The resistance operation left at least 5 settlers wounded, one of whom is said to be in critical condition. He was martyred on the scene by an off-duty lsraeli officer. ![](

Arab and Islamic governments and organizations have condemned the burning of the Quran in Sweden by a Swedish-Danish far-right lawyer, an act they considered a provocation that spreads hatred under the pretext of freedom of expression.

Freedom of speech today is giving racist groups permission to attack migrants, Muslims, says Masoud Kamali A prominent sociologist has condemned the burning of the Quran in Sweden and the Swedish authorities’ decision to allow such acts to take place under the pretext of freedom of speech. Masoud Kamali, a former special investigator in Sweden, told Anadolu that burning the Muslim holy book in front of the Turkish Embassy is a “political and racist message” aimed at Muslims that transcends to all European countries and beyond. The act, he said, is a “political game,” adding that the freedom of speech today is giving racist groups permission to attack migrants and Muslims and to enable them “to say whatever they want and make any action that they want.” He said that if a racist politician like Rasmus Pludan or anyone else was denied permission to burn Quran, it would not have damaged the freedom of speech. Paludan and those like him have “support here,” he added. Earlier today, Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right party Stram Kurs (Hard Line), burnt a copy of the Quran near the Turkish Embassy in the Swedish capital.

On the eve of the third anniversary of the martyrdom of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, we remember Shahid Soleimani who was not a figure limited by Iranian geography, but rather a figure that transcends borders. His main role was confronting the American-Israeli project with all its tools, hence why his assassination had repercussions on both the reginal an international level. The assassination of Major General Soleimani did not achieve the American goals of weakening the axis of resistance. Rather, his martyrdom had a major role in crystallizing what has come to be known as the Soleimani school, as the capabilities of the axis increased. To discuss this issue with us from Beirut is Dr. Bilal Lakis, academic, researcher and political commentator. The high level of honesty and sincerity that martyr Hajj Qassem Soleimani enjoyed, turned him into a model for the aspiring youth in the Islamic world who yearn for the presence of heroes like him. The region of west Asia has witnessed major shifts in favor of the axis of resistance following the martyrdom of haj Qassim which is a blessing that came along as a result of Shahid Soleimani’s pure blood that was shed three years ago. Everyone will leave this world in some way. However, Martyr Soleimani’s departure from this world completed the argument against the enemies and all those who witnessed it, making his legacy as a martyr far more dangerous n the enemies than his role as Lieutenant general and commander of al Quds brigades. We continue from Beirut with Dr. Bilal Lakis, academic, researcher and political commentator.

By Hiba Morad Regarded in Iran as a 'national hero', Iran’s top anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani was a charismatic resistance commander, a master strategist, and a seasoned diplomat with lovers and admirers across the world. He was recognized in the West as a "shadow commander" and as a “man who changed the Middle East”. In fact, he did change it for the better – a stronger, independent region that says no to Western imperialism. General Soleimani foiled the nefarious US plot to create a “new Middle East” as declared by then-US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2006 after Israel launched a brutal war against Lebanon. The top general protected the region and its people from many evil Western schemes. Like in his life, General Soleimani brought people in Iran together in his death as well when millions took to the streets to bid him farewell. To him, Iran was “the Iranian nation, Iranian soil and Islam,” as mentioned in the last will he left behind. Soleimani’s will: A roadmap to safety General Soleimani had deep insight into the future, which is clearly reflected in his last will that he dedicated to his beloved Iran, both the people and the government. “Brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, my dear ones! The Islamic Republic is experiencing its most glorious period today. You should know that it does not matter what the enemy thinks about you. What did the enemy think about your Prophet? What accusations did they make about him, and how did they treat his immaculate children? The enemies’ reproach, censure and pressure should not divide you,” Martyr Soleimani addressed the Iranian nation in the will. The globally renowned military commander seemed to be warning his people and opening their eyes to the fact that troublemakers were seeking to create unrest in the country. Of course, Iran, which empowers the people of the region and backs the Resistance Front that is growing stronger by the day, is the main target of Western aggression. It would be safe to suggest that Washington’s threatening and warmongering narrative has become the sacred text of its foreign policy towards Tehran. General Soleimani not only alerted his people of the enemy plots but also provided them with the pillars to protect and safeguard the Islamic Republic of Iran. “You should know that the Islamic Republic is a sanctuary, and if this sanctuary is preserved, other sanctuaries will be preserved as well,” he wrote, in reference to Islam’s holiest sites which are a direct target of Western hegemony. Haj Qassem, as he was referred to, implied that the West aims to destroy societies from within by attacking morals and societal values. The war to destroy Iran had already started years ago. The Iranian commander through his will shared a practical road map against such plots. The second pillar General Soleimani pointed out was the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the “Wilayat-e-Faqih” (Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist). “You know perfectly well that the purest religious scholar who shook the whole world and revived Islam – our great and pure Khomeini – stated that “Wilayate-Faqih” is the only prescription for the salvation of this nation. Therefore, those of you who believe in it as Shi’ah Muslims based on religion, and those of you who believe in it as Sunni Muslims based on logic, should know that you must refuse to abandon the tent of Wilayat, and without any discord among yourselves,” he explained. By emphasizing the importance of unity, General Soleimani drew attention to the holistic worldview presented by Islam and the Islamic Republic. Addressing the people, he said when it comes to Islam, the Islamic Republic, Islamic sanctities and Wilayate-Faqih represent the colors of humanity. “You know that I paid more attention to humanity, to affection and to innate nature than to political colors,” he said, emphasizing the real essence of Islam, a religion of mercy and peace. Addressing politicians, General Soleimani said Ayatollah Khamenei needs their cooperation and assistance, urging them to “direct the society with your statements, meetings and support.” He warned officials that governments are the main factor in both strengthening families as well as causing families to break apart and that the Front of Arrogance will do its best to promote disbelief and deviation, which cannot be reversed. If these principles are acted upon, he asserted, everyone will be on the path of the Leader, the Revolution and the Islamic Republic, pointing to the pillars to protect Iran and Islam. Elsewhere in his will, he addressed the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and police forces saying “you should gain a timely understanding of the enemy, his goals and his policies, and then take decisions and act promptly.” The great martyr’s wording and description of the threats and challenges that might face the Islamic Republic was a reflection of his insight and ability to look into the future. Real face of war, real face of Iran Since mid-September, violent foreign-backed riots have swept Iran sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a young lady who died at a hospital after suddenly collapsing at a police station. According to the Western narrative, Amini was murdered in police custody after being savagely beaten in a police van. In reality, as CCTV footage shows, the young woman collapsed after a conversation with a female police officer inside the police station. Western media reported that people were protesting against Hijab in Iran and the poor economic situation. Soon, self-proclaimed “opposition” figures such as former footballer Ali Karimi and CIA-hired rabble-rouser Masih Ali Nejad jumped in and launched a “movement” to instigate rioters and destabilize the Islamic Republic. The real face of the movement surfaced quickly. The pillars Haj Qassem told people to preserve in his will were being attacked: Islam, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the leader of the Islamic Revolution. It has been more than three months since the riots erupted but the Islamic Republic of Iran did not collapse. There is resentment over economic pressures, mainly caused by US sanctions. That, however, doesn’t suggest that 88 million Iranians are in favor of the “regime change”. Iran is here to stay because it has been nourished by the blood of martyrs such as Soleimani. Hiba Morad is a Tehran-based academic and political analyst, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Tehran.

A far-right Israeli minister, who attracted international uproar by storming the al-Aqsa Mosque's compound recently, causes yet another scandal by visiting a high-security Israeli prison to make sure Palestinian inmates' conditions there has not improved. The regime's "national security" minister Itamar Ben-Gvir paid a visit to the Nafha Prison, which is located in the southern part of the occupied territories, on Thursday, various Israeli newspapers reported. The prison holds Palestinians, who are found by the regime to be guilty of "security offenses," the term which is applied by Tel Aviv to describe Palestinian resistance operations. The minister said he had visited the recently-renovated facility to "ensure" that the Palestinians incarcerated there "are not getting better conditions as a result of the construction of new cells," The Times of Israel reported. "And I was glad to see that the Israel Prison Service does not intend to improve their holding conditions,” he said. According to Ha'aretz, another Israeli paper, Ben-Gvir said he would continue to check in on the conditions of the prisoners to make sure they do not have "excessive rights." 'Criminal behavior' The Gaza Strip-based Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas raged against the fresh controversy, calling it "a dangerous escalation." The move was intended "to oppress the prisoners and to tighten their suffocating conditions. It’s unprecedented criminal behavior toward them," the group said, and warned that it would not remain silent in the face of such provocative measures. Ben-Gvir had stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque's compound in the holy occupied city of al-Quds' Old City on Tuesday. The compound is regarded by Muslims as their third-holiest site. The Palestinian leadership called the intrusion "an unprecedented provocation." The occupied West Bank-headquartered Palestinian foreign ministry reacted by warning that the move had violated both the international law and the historical status quo of the site, adding that it could trigger a "religious war." "Ben-Gvir is widely regarded as a fascist, who has repeatedly made provocative moves against Palestinians and the sacred al-Aqsa Mosque, and has frequently stoked violence and terror with his inflammatory remarks, hateful threats, and controversial actions,” the ministry said in a statement. The United Arab Emirates and China have also called on the United Nations Security Council to meet publicly after the provocation, and Jordan has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Amman, presenting him with a strong-worded protest note.

The leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement has hailed the late top Iranian anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani as an undisputed champion in various spheres of the resistance front, stressing that the Palestinian issue was his main area of concern. Ziyad al-Nakhalah made the remarks at a Thursday ceremony in commemoration of the two legendary commander in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, where Iranian ambassador Mojtaba Amani, Lebanese and Palestinian resistance leaders, and a number of political and religious dignitaries were in attendance. Nakhalah said General Soleimani once referred to him as “a dear brother and an inspiring leader,” stressing that the former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had “intense relationship with all Palestinian resistance groups and was in close contact with us, no matter whether we were active in the occupied territories or in the diaspora.” The Islamic Jihad chief underscored that General Soleimani evolved from a national figure into an internationally distinguished personality turning the impossible into the possible. “He was primarily concerned with the Palestinian issue, strongly in unity within the Muslim world, and viewed Palestine and liberation of the occupied holy city of al-Quds as a gateway to such unanimity,” Nakhalah pointed out. “General Soleimani made great efforts to fortify and expand the Axis of Resistance,” he said, describing the launch of relentless barrages of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities, including Tel Aviv, in response to Israel's 11-day military onslaught against the besieged coastal enclave in May 2021 as an obvious manifestation of such a fact. General Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), and their companions were assassinated in a US drone strike authorized by Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020. Two days after the attack, Iraqi lawmakers approved a bill that required the government to end the presence of all foreign military forces led by the US in the country. Both commanders were highly revered across the Middle East because of their key role in fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria. On January 8, 2020, the IRGC targeted the US-run Ain al-Asad base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar with a wave of missile attacks in retaliation for the assassination of General Soleimani. According to the Pentagon, more than 100 American forces suffered “traumatic brain injuries” during the counterstrike on the base. The IRGC, however, says Washington uses the term to mask the number of the Americans who perished during the retaliation. Iran has described the missile attack on Ain al-Assad as a “first slap”.

Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations has strongly condemned desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of al-Quds by Israel's new far-right security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir. “We urge the Security Council to condemn the ongoing violations and crimes of the Zionist regime in the occupied Palestinian territories, and to force the lawless regime to strictly adhere to international regulations, including relevant United Nations resolutions,” Amir Saeed Iravani told a UN Security Council meeting to discuss recent developments in al-Quds Friday. “It is regrettable that the Zionist regime’s blatant violations of human rights and international humanitarian principles in the occupied Palestinian territories, including systematic and brazen provocations as well as desecration of holy places, are met with the international community’s apathy,” Iravani stated. He touched on the sensitivity of Muslims worldwide to any desecration of their holy places, saying that “if the international community, especially the Security Council, remains silent in the face of the Zionist regime’s ongoing violence, the regime will pluck up the courage to press ahead with its crimes and acts of aggression.” The diplomat also dismissed Israeli envoy Gilad Erdan’s anti-Iranian allegations, emphasizing that such unfounded claims are meant to divert the world public opinion away from the continuing crimes and serious violations of international principles that the regime is perpetrating against the Palestinian nation. Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour pushed for the Security Council on Thursday to take action against Israel over Ben-Gvir’s provocative actions. “What red line does Israel need to cross for the Security Council to finally say, enough is enough?” Mansour asked the 15-member council, denouncing Israel for showing “absolute contempt”. Hardline Israeli officials and settlers regularly storm the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied city, a provocative move that infuriates Palestinians. Such mass settler break-ins almost always take place at the behest of Tel Aviv-backed temple groups and under the auspices of the Israeli police in al-Quds. The al-Aqsa Mosque compound, which sits just above the Western Wall plaza, houses both the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque. The Jewish visitation of al-Aqsa is permitted, but as part of a decades-old agreement between Jordan – the custodian of Islamic and Christian sites in al-Quds – and Israel in the wake of Israel’s occupation of East al-Quds in 1967, non-Muslim worship at the compound is prohibited. Back in May last year, an Israeli court upheld a ban on Jewish prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, after an earlier lower court's decision stirred outrage among various Palestinians and across the Muslim world. Judge of the district court in al-Quds Aryeh Romanov on October 8 confirmed that Jews are barred from worshiping openly at the site, and only Muslims are permitted to pray there. In May 2021, frequent acts of violence against Palestinian worshipers at al-Aqsa Mosque led to an 11-day war between Palestinian resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip and the Israeli regime, during which the regime forces killed at least 260 Palestinians, including 66 children. Palestinians want the occupied West Bank as part of their future independent state and view al-Quds’ eastern sector as the capital of their future sovereign state.

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry says Tehran holds the French government responsible for an “anti-cultural and anti-human move” by a notorious French weekly to publish insulting caricatures of the country’s top politico-religious authority, announcing a decision to revise cultural relations with Paris in response. In a statement on Thursday, the ministry said it would review France's cultural activities in Iran, and that it was “ending the activities of the French Institute for Research in Iran as a first step.” It added that the French government bears “undeniable responsibility” to deal with violations of the sanctity of freedom, breach of human rights, insults against religious values and beliefs and threats to the national sovereignty of other countries by legal and natural persons subject to the rule of the European country’s government. The ministry condemned “in the strongest terms” the infamous French magazine’s move “to trample on recognized moral norms, savagely violate religious sanctities, disrespect the sanctum of the politico-religious authority, and insult the Iranians’ state symbols and national values.” The French publication’s move was another sign of the Zionism’s role in a media campaign to promote Islamophobia, incite hatred and sow discord among peoples and countries, it said. It added that the French publication has for many years misused the noble concept of “freedom of speech” as a cover for its anti-cultural acts and desecration of humans as well as sublime moral and religious values. The statement noted that in the past years, the French magazine has repeatedly provoked Muslim anger by publishing insulting cartoons of Prophet Mohammad. Iran slams the inaction of the relevant authorities in France in dealing with the French publications' measures against Islam and the spread of racist hatred and reiterates the direct responsibility of the government in Paris to hold accountable the perpetrators of such moves, it said. The ministry added that Iran also called for a serious fight against Islamophobia as a “manifestation of institutionalized racism in this country.” It vowed to seriously pursue the Iranian nation’s demand for the French government to hold accountable the perpetrators and prevent their repetition, saying Tehran would take appropriate measures in this regard. The statement comes as the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is set to publish several insulting cartoons of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a special issue later this week. The controversial right-wing magazine had in early December announced a competition for producing the cartoons. Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the French Ambassador in Tehran Nicolas Roche to protest the insulting act by the French magazine in publishing caricatures of the country’s top religious authority. Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian also on Wednesday strongly condemned the “insulting” act by the controversial French magazine, warning of a “decisive” response. Iran FM censures Charlie Hebdo over ‘insulting’ act, warns of ‘decisive’ response Iran FM censures Charlie Hebdo over ‘insulting’ act, warns of ‘decisive’ response Iran “The insulting and indecent move by a French publication in publishing cartoons against the religious and political authority will not go without an effective and decisive response,” the minister wrote in a Twitter post.

Iran police release new details of dismantling terrorist team in South East Iran
Zahedan, IRNA – Police Chief of Sistan and Baluchestan province Brigadier General Mohammad Ghanbari said on Wednesday that the terrorist team that was dismantled in Zahedan last night was directly linked to the enemies residing abroad. Brigadier General Ghanbari said that members of the terrorist team have had a number of armed attacks in recent weeks aimed at assassinating police personnel on police patrols, and afterward they tried to publish their illegal attempts on foreign media outlets. All members of this six-member gang, plus three people who cooperated with them, were arrested last night after conducting intelligence work with a complicated operation, he underlined. According to the confessions, the terrorists still had plans to attack police patrols, he further noted. He went on to say that police confiscated some weapons and ammunition, including pistols and Kalashnikov rifles, as well as six vehicles that were conducting their operations, with these vehicles discovered and following the investigation, it was determined that the vehicles were stolen.

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