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About Middle-East-Info.org - Middle East Regimes, Islamic Totalitarianism and Terrorism

Why should you care about regimes in the Middle East?

The scourge of international terrorism and suicide bombings has reached far beyond the United States and Israel, the Middle East’s sole democracy to the European Union, the Balkans as well as India, China, Russia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand, the Philippines, and even the Islamic world. The Middle East includes 7 out of 19 of the most repressive regimes in the world and their weapons of mass destruction. It is also the hotbed of Islamic Totalitarianism and Jihad (Holy War), an ideology of world domination. 5 out of the world's 7 state sponsors of terrorism and half of the world’s major terror groups are Arab and Iranian. The combination of these factors makes it more important than ever to be acquainted with the reality of the Middle East.

What is terrorism?

Terrorism is above all politically motivated targeting of civilians.

For example, the deliberate killings of Israeli civilians by Palestinian armed groups are both widespread and systematic, and are perpetrated as part of a publicly announced policy to target civilians.

What are Islamic Totalitarianism and Jihad?

Islamic Totalitarianism —State Islam— rule by Islamic Law is a movement, akin to fascism and communism.

Jihad (Arabic for "struggle") is a central duty of every Muslim and is "holy war." Or, more precisely: It means the legal, compulsory, communal effort to expand the territories ruled by Muslims at the expense of territories ruled by non-Muslims. The purpose of jihad, in other words, is not directly to spread the Islamic faith but to extend sovereign Muslim power including rule of Islamic law (faith, of course, often follows the flag). Jihad is thus unabashedly offensive in nature, with the eventual goal of achieving Muslim dominion over the entire globe. The Qur'an and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad are used by jihad terrorists today to justify their actions and gain new recruits.

Some modern Muslim theologians have spoken of other things as jihads, such as the struggle within the soul, defending the faith from critics, supporting its growth and defense financially, even migrating to non-Muslim lands for the purpose of spreading Islam, but no major Muslim group has ever repudiated the doctrines of armed jihad. Only when jihad is defeated will moderate Muslims finally find their voice and truly begin the hard work of modernizing Islam.

What you need to know about Arab and Iranian dictators' propaganda

The mechanics of tyranny make Arab and Iranian dictators inherently belligerent. Even if the Arab and Iranian dictators' regimes and their terrorist arms had never initiated force against Israel and the other democracies, they still would have no moral right to exist.

Arab and Iranian dictators' propaganda is insidious: sponsors of terrorism establish "independent" human rights organizations, victims are turned into aggressors and savages, barbarians are painted as victims, imperialists and warmongers are declared moderates, defense is aggression, offense is defense, democrats are denounced as imperialists, dictators are lauded as democrats, and there are no problems that could not be resolved through the destruction of Israel, the Middle East’s sole democracy.

The propaganda tactics deployed by Arab and Iranian regimes are as simple as they are cunning: diversion and deceit. The diversion is in the systematic changing of the subject from the real aim, which is oppression and embezzlement from their own people and even global Islamic tyranny, to issues that people in the democratic world care deeply about like freedom of expression, right of ownership or equality before the law. The deceit is in that all this crusading energy disappears once one leaves the borders of democratic states and enters Iran and the Arab world. Not only do Arab and Iranian dictators fail to accord Arab, Iranian and Muslim majorities in their states even a fraction of what they demand the democratic world including Israel accord its Arab, Iranian and Muslim minorities, they even incite against other people and support Islamic terrorism worldwide. In other words, Arab and Iranian dictators and their supporters hail democratic values only when it helps undermine democracy.

Palestinian Authority TV Sermon, May 13, 2005: "Muslims Will Rule America, Britain ... and the Entire World; Israel is a Cancer; Jews are a Virus Resembling AIDS; Muslims Will Finish Them Off" | Transcript

Official website of Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights, founded upon a decree issued by dictator and sponsor of terrorism Yasser Arafat (snapshot of March 8, 2004)

PALLYWOOD - "according to Palestinian sources"

The first test of intentions is not what Arab and Iranian dictators say to the West, but what they say and do to the children, women, minorities and dissidents in their countries.

Why should you care about the freedom of 360 million Arabs and Iranians?

Because the same Arab and Iranian dictators oppress their fellow subjects, sponsor half of the world’s major terror groups and imperil the Middle East’s sole democracy. Democratically governed nations are more likely to secure the peace, deter aggression, expand open markets, promote economic development, protect Western citizens, combat international terrorism and crime, uphold human and worker rights, avoid humanitarian crises and refugee flows, improve the global environment, and protect human health.

What you need to know about Arabs and Muslims living in democratic Israel

Israel is a democracy which recognizes the individual rights of its citizens (such as their right to liberty and freedom of speech).

The Israeli government is the only government in the Middle East that is elected by free citizens -- including 1.2 million Arabs and Muslims.

Israel is the sole Middle East country with the rule of law (including an independent judiciary and state's monopoly to use force), freedom of speech, press and religion, property rights, minority rights, and the right to form voluntary organizations (especially political parties) etc.

The enemies of Israel, by contrast, are dictatorships and state sponsored terrorist organizations. They do not recognize the individual rights of their own subjects, much less those of the citizens of Israel. They initiate force indiscriminately in order to retain and expand their power.

Israel is the only country in the world which is regularly slated for extermination.

About Middle-East-Info.org

  • Aims to advance democracy, pluralism and mutual respect in the Middle East.
  • NGO not affiliated with any government nor any political party
  • Funded by private persons only
  • Researchers and managers include volunteers from Europe, America, Asia, South-Africa and Middle Eastern countries
  • What brings us together is our mutual concern about the Arab and Iranian dictators who oppress their fellow subjects, sponsor half of the world’s major terror groups and imperil the Middle East’s sole democracy: 360 million oppressed people in Arab states and Iran are entitled to freedom and prosperity enjoyed by Europeans, Americans and Israelis.

    Last but not least, we believe that Israel and those who attack it are not moral equals and are certainly not seeking to establish an even freer nation: they are seeking to wipe out the only outpost of freedom in the Middle East. Neddless to say, Israeli actions or policies are not perfect, like in all democracies. We support Israel not for its shortcommings but for its virtues, and we understand that those who threaten Israel's freedom also threaten the rest of the free world; if they succeed in destroying Israel, they will turn their full aggressions even more than today to the rest of the free world.

The website

The purpose of this website is to provide links to information, predominantly from Arab, Iranian and international sources, about the Middle-East = 10% of world land area = 50% of the world's major terror groups = 67% of the world's state sponsors of terrorism = 22 Arab regimes, Iran and Israel.

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