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Lee Kaplan Discusses the Pro-terrorism Activities of Ali Mir of SABA Islamic Center

Lee Kaplan discusses the pro-Hezbollah activities of SABA Islamic Center's Ali R. Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi)

The investigative journalist Lee Kaplan looks into the pro-terrorism Internet activities of Ali R. Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi) and discusses them with Zia Atabay on NITV.

Ali R. Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi): "HEZBOLLAH [a dangerous international terrorist organization] -- Take the gun and fight the Zionists [i.e., Jews] and the Nawasib [i.e., Sunni-Muslims]."

Ali Mir (Ishraq Abidi) is a leading figure at the San Jose-based Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA Islamic Center). He is the son of SABA's troubled imam Nabi Raza Mir (a.k.a. Nabi Raza Abidi). Ali Mir is also a Qur'an teacher in SABA's Sunday School. Last year, Ali Mir led SABA's procession during its yearly Husayn Day "Peace" Walk, an event that uses to promote extremism in the Bay Area.

Said Lee Kaplan: "There are a lot of things going on because of the Internet. That's one of the things too. I did an article on HomelandSecurityUS.com (the Northeast Intelligence Network), where I talked about the imam's son [Ali R. Mir (a.k.a. Ishraq Abidi)]at the SABA Mosque who seems to be, you know, a forthright young man of seventeen, who is the imam's son. But, you know, after we did some research into the boy's social media on the Internet we saw a multitude of websites, which had Jihadist and Khomeinist leanings on them. Now I am not just talking, you know, about public opinion or propaganda in favor of the Velayat-e Faqih regime, but I am talking about things that promoted terrorist entities, you know. Things like, you know, "fight the Zionists," which is of course the Jews; "fight the Nawasib," which is of course the Saudis because they are considered the enemy [by the Khomeinists] because they are Sunnis. And the boy's social media pages are festooned with armed terrorists, armed fighters, propaganda war videos from Iran and things like this..."

Official: The Arab revolt makes Tehran nervous

By Amir Taheri

For three decades Khomeinist rulers in Tehran have dreamed of change in the Middle East. Now that change is really happening in much of the region, Tehran is watching with growing nervousness.

That the Khomeinist regime should have dreamt of change is no surprise. 

Thirty years ago, Iran under Velayat-e Faqih or rule by a mullah looked out of place in the Middle East. Indeed, with the exception of Tibet's government in exile under Dalai Lama, the Khomeinist set-up did not resemble any regime in the world. Like the Bolshevik regime of Russia in 1917, it had to either become like others or make all others like itself.

For a decade, under Khomeini himself, the regime tried to make the rest of region like itself by "exporting revolution". 

The results were meagre. Tehran managed to influence part of the Shi'ite community in Lebanon and create a branch of Hezbollah in that country. Tehran also succeeded in turning Syria into a client state without, however, persuading the Baathist regime to adopt Walayat al-Faqih. 

In the decade that followed, under President Hashemi Rafsanjani, the regime tried to become like others, especially in the economic field. The strategy produced a class of new rich with extensive business contacts with the outside world, including the Gulf region. 

In the final analysis, however, that strategy, too, failed.

Under President Muhammad Khatami, the regime tried a new version of that strategy, this time emphasising the political domain. 

Known as the "Davos Strategy", named after the Swiss village where Khatami spent time courting Western political and business leaders during the World Economic Forum, it focused on public relations. That included pseudo-intellectual speeches in Western universities and clubs, peppered with quotations from Hobbes, Locke and de Tocqueville. 

Nicknamed "A Smile Under A Turban", Khatami for a while charmed some naïve souls.

However, that strategy, too, failed because a leopard does not change by painting is spots.

By the time, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had become president, it must have been clear to rulers in Tehran that no nation would be foolish enough to copy Walayat al-Faqih.

That was why Ahmadinejad tried to move the ball in a different court by focusing on the Israel-Palestine issue. 

His calculation was based on the assumption that the issue was top of the list of priorities for Muslims, especially Arabs, throughout the world.

To that end, Ahmadinejad adopted an incendiary rhetoric to inject the classical Khomeinist discourse with a stronger dose of anti-Israel and anti-American themes.

Well, that strategy, too, has failed. 

The Arab Uprising was, and is, about people rejecting brutal and corrupt military-security regimes imposed by coups d'etat and maintained by repression. It is not about religion and even less about Israel-Palestine. Nor is there much sign of anti-American sentiments, quite the contrary. 

No one knows how the current tsunami may reshape the political landscape. 

But one thing is certain: no one is trying to adopt the Khomeinist model.

Tehran strategists are not quite sure what is happening in the Middle East. Nevertheless, it is clear that, all in all, they are pessimistic about the outcome of the current turn in the region's political kaleidoscope.

After 9/11, the mullahs feared that change in Afghanistan and Iraq might be extended to Iran. President George W Bush's so-called "Freedom Agenda" for the Greater Middle East clearly included Iran.

Now we know that change in the Middle East need not come either from "export of revolution" by Iran or military invasion by the United States.

This why Tehran is nervous. Ten days ago, Esfandiar Masha'i, the key strategist in Ahmadinejad's administration, warned against "starry-eyed assessments of the events" in Arab countries affected.

"We must not assume that the change will necessarily be in our interest," he said. 

Newspapers controlled by the "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenei attacked Masha'i for "trying to create the impression that the Arab Uprising is not profoundly Islamic." 

However, the Islamic Majlis, Iran's fake parliament, has just published a lengthy analysis that echoes Masha'i's alleged "pessimism."

It says that Libya will end up under a new government backed by the United States. Nevertheless, the Majlis rejects the idea of backing Muammar Gaddafi to prevent the US from scoring a strategic gain. 

The analysis also admits that Egypt and Tunisia will end up under new pro-Western regimes backed by their respective armies. The most that Tehran could hope for is to restore diplomatic ties with Tunis and Cairo. But even that "does not look likely at present."

The Majlis analysis insists that the Islamic Republic should deploy "strategic support" for President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria to crush the popular revolt.

In that context, the analysis adds, the role of Hezbollah in Lebanon is "of special importance". The "spread of revolt to Syrian cities" a threat to "the interests of the Islamic Republic".

The analysis recommends hat Hezbollah units be used to affect the outcome of the current tensions, especially in Bahrain and Yemen through "asymmetric warfare."

The Majlis report calls for using Hezbollah to "strengthen our zone of influence in Lebanon".

The analysis also recommends the use of "clandestine operations" against Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Another move recommended by the analysis is to "extend and deepen relations" with Qatar as a means of dividing the Gulf states. With the fall of the Syrian regime now a possibility, the analysis recommends "strengthening relations with Nuri Al-Maliki's government" in Iraq.

All in all, however, the analysis, predicts that Iran's relations with the Gulf states, except Qatar, may be severed at some point in the future.

The Majlis report also predicts a popular revolt in neighbouring Azerbaijan and recommends that "contingency plans be drawn to face any eventuality." 

An prising in the former Soviet republic may quickly spread to Iran's Azerbaijani provinces that account for almost 15 per cent of the total population.

The Islamic Republic looks like a man who, all his life, has dreamt of a big do in which he would be the heart of the party but, when the party comes in the end, he has the door shut in his face.

Khomeinist Candy: Honey Mixed with Poison

The recruiting tools of Velayat-e Faqih include addictive songs (known in Arabic as nadbiyahs), which are used as ear candy to attract new fans and recruits into the pack.

بالدم الحسيني نفدي نهج الخميني،
بايعناك "حزب الله" بالروح واليدين!
Biddam-mil-Husseini
With Husseini blood we sacrifice for the path of al-Khomeini,
We give allegiance to Hezbollah with soul and hands!

The Arabic-language Hezbollah song in the above video (posted on YouTube) is known as ''Biddam-mil-Husseini''; in it the terrorist singer softly misguides the listeners by associating the path of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, a fallibale man, with the blood and story of Imam Hussein, Peace be upon him, an Infallible Imam.

Ridiculous but true!

The Satanic Imam: Signs and Symptoms

There are many ways to determine whether an "imam" or a "maulana" or a "syed" or a "sheikh," etc. (whichever way you want to spell these fancy and egotistic titles and there are countless ways to do so) has gone bad, very, very bad:

  1. If a turbaned "syed," he considers himself implicitly or more often explicitly to be special and requires special treatment because he wraps his head with a piece of black shroud and claims to be a descendant of the holy line of Prophet Muhammad, PBUH&HF.
  2. He declares those who question or reject his leadership or refuse to serve him or decline to provide him with Khoms and other types of financial donations to be apostates and U.S. government spies.
  3. He seeks the interference of terror organizations such as Hezbollah, VEVAK (the intelligence arm of the Velayat-e Faqih clerical regime of Iran), the Pasdaran mercenaries (i.e., the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - IRGC), and the Basij thugs, in the lives and affairs of those who have abandoned, rejected, defied, or upset him.
  4. He fills the management groups of his Islamist center with Iranian regime operatives, Basij thugs, Hezbollah terrorists, and their likes.
  5. Foul odor comes out of his mouth whenever Ali Khamenei farts out his messages of hate and bitterness somewhere in occupied Iran. In other words, Khamenei would say something evil and his hench-maulana would repeat it in the United States like a parrot or a tape recorder.
  6. He sends word to every Islamic center in the lands that his real or imaginary adversary is an "undercover FBI agent" or a "Mosad operative," etc, trying to "get them..." Watch out Khomeinist: There may be an FBI agent inside your cloak or even beneath your turban (in your sick mind)!
  7. He refuses to keep and raise a U.S. flag in his Islamist center or mosque lest this upsets Baba Khomeini in his bloody grave and gives Baba Khamenei a nastier-than-usual mood. (You never wanna upset Seyed Ali [Khamenei] for he may slam you with an irreversible killer-fatwa that sends every Faqihi thug after you. Baba Khamenei can get you even if you flee to the Moon: Remember, nowadays, his regime is considered a space power!! Yes, the IRGC has already launched TWO satellites into space!!!! Can you believe that: TWO, I mean TWO satellites!! Wow, not even Libya has been able to do that!! Anyway, you flee to the Moon and you may be slammed with an IRGC rocket even there!)
  8. He habitually takes advantage of the pulpit of Rasoulullah (Prophet Muhammad), PBUH&HF, to make jabs at those whom he dislikes for one true or imaginary reason or another. True the purpose of the pulpit is to educate, inspire, and save souls, but it doesn't hurt to use it to settle scores once and a while or does it?!?
  9. He launches covert slander campaigns, with the pretext of defending Islam and the Muslim community, against those who question his behavior, defy him, or side with a competing mullah, etc.
  10. He brags that he settles his scores with his adversaries in the wee and dawn hours by cursing and casting spells on them while they sleep.
  11. He works systemically to isolate those who do not want to be enslaved by him by painting them as a danger to the community. In reality he is the greatest of all dangers to everyone around him first and foremost because he is the explicit and overt agent of foreign and hostile anti-West, anti-American, anti-freedom, and anti-liberty entities (e.g., the Velayat-e Faqih Regime of Iran, Hezbollah, the Qa'eda, etc...)
  12. He obsesses about the level of presence at his center and the centers of his competitors.
  13. He feels a great joy when his spies send him word that the level of attendance at competing mosques has declined.
  14. His heart fills with envy and bitterness whenever he hears that competing Islamic centers are doing very well.
  15. He wants to control or have a say in all Islamic centers in his area.
  16. He makes persistent claims that he runs the biggest Islamic center or mosque along with the largest parking lot in the land!
  17. He has the body of a man and the heart of a scorpion.

Signs and symptoms indeed... Verily, such a cleric is aalem-e soo.

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