Free Aram

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TRANSLATION: Black banner: “There is no god but allah, Muhammed is his messenger”. White sign on her left: “Yezidi woman $10”

The terrorist Islamic State caliphate must be militarily eliminated and so must the terrorist Hezbollah state within the state unless it agrees to voluntarily disarm.

Contrary to common perception in the outside world is Iran one of the most secular societies in the world. Most members of the religious denomination of Twelver Shia Orthodox Islam in Iran has become so pervasively secular due its almost universal conflation in Iran with the ruling totalitarian modern political ideology of Twelver Shia Islamism. While many Iranians still overtly pretend to be religious Twelver Shia Muslims is this increasing religious hypocrisy due to pervasive fear of the Islamist regime. Iran thus has become a country of munafiqun (religious Arabic for “hypocrites”, persons pretending to be believing Muslims), in effect non-Muslim pragmatic hypocrites outwardly pretending to be conscientious Muslims and in this case due to fear of reigning Islamists. Even the Islamist regime itself has gained a distinctly kleptocratic character with Islamist ideology serving as a thinly veiled veneer for extremely greedy kleptocracy despite the fact that predominant interpretations of sharia (Muslim religious law) suggests cutting off hands of convicted thieves.

The increasing domination of Islam by Islamists in more and more countries in recent decades has as combined with the worldwide spread of the Internet lead to a situation where members of educated socio-economic elites in most Muslim countries increasingly privately no longer believe in Islam itself as they have instant access to innumerable online alternative sources of information to both Islamist propaganda in mosques and regime media propaganda, including in Arabophone countries importantly the Arabic-language Wikipedia.

The cynically kleptocratic nature of the outwardly Islamist regime in Iran has led to a situation where increasingly members of the ruling regime itself are munafiqun. This has even permitted Israel to increasingly develop unofficial diplomatic ties with increasingly secular parts of the Iranian establishment.

Nominally Lebanese Hezbollah as a branch of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is however one surviving pocket of Islamist hegemony within the Iranian regime in the region. Lebanon’s Twelver Shia Muslims were at the beginning of the 20th century relatively demographically marginal in Lebanon but their traditionally low socio-economic status in Lebanese society caused high birth rates which together with ethnically Christian emigration to the Western hemisphere and especially so during the Lebanese civil war – catapulted the Twelver Shias into the largest religious denomination in a Lebanon as comprising about 40% of the country’s citizens.

Lebanese Shias are descended from Crypto-Jewish Alawites who rather than being forced to become Sunni Muslims opted to become Shias instead. Regional parallels are the ethnically Sumerian Twelver Shia people of southern Iraq who were Crypto-Jewish Yarsanis prior to being forced to become Muslims and the Twelver Shia Hazara people of Afghanistan who were Crypto-Jewish Alevis/Bektashis prior to enforced Islamization. The ethnonym Hazara is derived from the name of the ancient Israelite tribe of Asher (from Canaanite goddess Asherah, i.e. Sumerian Inanna) as the names of the other tribes of the Northern Jurisdiction of Israel are famously found among the important tribes of the neighboring and more overtly Para-Jewish Pashtun people in Pashtunistan south of the Hazara region. The peoples of Afghanistan including the ancestors of the Asian-looking Hazara people adopted core Median Judaism of the religious Northern Jurisdiction of Israel and which later under Persian rule came to be known as Zoroastrianism.

Lebanese Shias are an historically oppressed, marginalized and disenfranchised demographics which suffered much religious oppression during Ottoman rule for refusing to become Sunnis. Twelver Shiism was even typically practiced semi-secretly in what is now Lebanon so as to avoid Sunni and Ottoman persecution. The socio-economically marginal status of the ethnically Shia community in Lebanon was however cynically used by Iranian-controlled Islamist Hezbollah (formed in 1982, yet officially founded in 1985) to gain increasing social hegemony among the ethnic Shias of Lebanon.

Lebanese and Syrian social and economic elites however typically no longer believe in Islam which increasingly has become an empty shell of social hypocrisy in an historical period of Islamist domination of Islam in more and more countries worldwide. The 1989 Taif agreement required disarmament of all militias, despite this did Iranian-controlled Hezbollah and the Israeli-allied South Lebanon Army (SLA) remain non-disarmed although the SLA was disbanded in the year 2000. The Hezbollah has remained a destabilizing element in Lebanon as acting with impunity in assassinating prominent Lebanese personalities and effectively acting as the colonial long arm of imperialist Iran in Lebanon. Hezbollah’s war in Syria in support of the secularist Syrian establishment as famously dominated by ethnic Alawites has however increasingly eroded support for Hezbollah among ethnically Shia Lebanese and most Lebanese are today privately staunchly pro-Israel as they tend to view wealthy and liberal-democratic Israel as a model for the future of Lebanon.

The new Trump-Pence administration in the United States was initially somewhat surprised to find out that its conception of Islamism as an expression of underlying problems of Islam itself is part of an international political consensus among the post-Muslim political leaderships of most so called “Muslim countries”. This international consensus of governments of “Islamdom” sees Islam as having become so profoundly poisoned by Islamism and Islam itself therefore effectively preventing almost every social progress, including the promotion of gender equality, liberalization and democratization. The now clearly failed approach of trying to marginalize Islam in society by deploying the originally Christian ideology of secularism in countries of ‘Islamdom’ such as Turkey, Iran and the Central Asian states unfortunately rather enabled Islamists to increasingly reach religious hegemony within Islam of those countries.

The well-organized feminist revolution in Rojava (Kurdish for West Kurdistan), i.e. Syrian Kurdistan has however pioneered a successful alternative approach whereby grassroots feminist revolution within local cultural units (tribe, clan and village) replaced the typically secularist elitist view in ‘Islamdom’ of secularizing society from above. Although far from yet becoming a liberal democracy is Rojava as supported by Israel and the United States almost sensationally in the region the world’s first state whose primary political ideology is feminism. Rojava is ruled by the PYD, the Syrian political branch of the formerly Marxist-Leninist and now staunchly feminist and pro-democratic PKK movement in Kurdistan as fundamentally reformed as part of its alliance with Israel since 2004, an alliance which is part of the people-to-people Israel-Kurdistan special relationship which is the by far strongest mutual relationship in the Middle East.

However, in order to promote communal reversion to Alawite Judaism (a branch of Median Judaism) is it vital to first disarm Islamist Hezbollah in accordance with the 1989 Taif peace accord in Lebanon. The Christian churches of the Middle East are Crypto-Jewish denominations whose religious leaderships privately certainly do not tend to believe in Christian religious doctrine but instead typically have well developed Jewish identities in being well aware of the Crypto-Jewish nature of their communities as being descended from Christianized Jews of both the Southern Jurisdiction of Judah (today Rabbinic Judaism and Karaite Judaism) and the Northern Jurisdiction of Israel, i.e. Median Judaism.

Initially two states are needed in the post-Alawite cultural region of Western Syria and Lebanon, a Judeo-Christian state of Aram and a greater Alawistan as also incorporating some non-Kurdish parts of southern Turkey with both states adopting the increasingly revived Aramaic as its official language along with the natively spoken major Semitic language of Amiyyah which has a Lebanese orthography using Latin characters with numbers denoting Semitic sounds. A unified Druze state from the Druze Mountain region (Jabal Druze in southern Syria) to the Mediterranean coast is truly needed for the halakhically Jewish Druze people; Druze Judaism being a denomination of Median Judaism in the Middle East. The ethnic Shias of Lebanon are however a crucial part of local processes of communal reversions in Lebanon and Syria to the Alawite Judaism of their ancestors. If the Crypto-Jewish Christian denominations of a state of Aram (incorporating Christian regions of Lebanon and Syria) wish communal reversion to the Alawite Judaism of their ancestors should Aram and Alawistan become merged into a unified state of Aram as based on communal reversion to Alawite Judaism and revival of the Aramaic language which traditionally is the liturgic language of many Crypto-Jewish Aramean Christian denominations in the Middle East, including the Maronite church, the largest Christian denomination in Lebanon.

Aramaic never ceased to be natively spoken among Aramean Maronites in Israel and the successful Aramaic revival in Israel as centered on the Maronite-majority village of Jish (Hebrew Gush Halav) commenced before the demise of the last old Maronite native speakers of Aramaic in Israel and so their Aramaic dialect has thus been preserved and is being successfully revived with methods from the historically extremely successful revival of the Hebrew language. Aramaic is still natively spoken by both Muslims and the ethnically Aramean Greek Orthodox of the Jubbadin, Maloula and Sarkha (Barkha) villages west of Lebanon inside Syria. The communities of the Greek Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches of the region are Crypto-Jewish ethnic Arameans and traditionally known as Melkites (literally “royalists”) as originally referring to their historical religious origin in the united monarchy of the Kingdom of Israel.

The successful Aramaic linguistic revival therefore needs to spread to Lebanon, Syria and and Iraq. A new Yezidi Aramaic state as a certain southern extension of the Rojava revolution and as based on Aramaic language revival, communal reversion to Yezidi Judaism, organized feminist grassroots revolution and return to the gynocentric Sumerian origins of Median Judaism will also need to be founded in eastern Syria and central Iraq in the place of the present genocidal caliphate. It is especially important that Aramaic is studied in Christian systems of education in Lebanon and this should begin with Maronite schools in Lebanon.

However, as local processes of communal reversion of Lebanese Shias to the Alawite Judaism of their ancestors is a very essential part of overall region-wide local processes of reversion to Alawite Judaism and the establishment of a larger Alawite state is it precisely essential to dismantle the Hezbollah no less than dismantling the Islamic State caliphate. While the dismantling of the Islamic State caliphate can only be performed by war would it however be much preferable if Hezbollah was disarmed with political and diplomatic means only.

Lebanon and Israel have a very close relationship and so the Lebanese government, most of of which is extremely eager to see Hezbollah disarmed as soon as possible need to consider whether they themselves prefer Israel to perform this essential task or to do this themselves whether by political or military means? Also the Hezbollah leadership should ask itself whether they prefer an orderly and agreed disarmament or else see comprehensive military defeat at the hands of the sole great power in the Middle East? Hezbollah and the Islamic State caliphate are remaining anomalies in an ‘Islamdom’ where both governments and educated elites typically no longer believe in Islam and so Israel will certainly need to perform this essential task in Lebanon if the Lebanese government feels unable to do so. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are certainly most ready and up to the task after many years of extremely extensive preparations for this strategic operation and is also most honored to stand at the service of the peoples of Lebanon and the cause of freedom in the Middle East and around the world. Israel is precisely to the Middle East what America is to the world, a model society and a beacon of freedom and prosperity.