What if I am a Jew?


What if I am a Jew?
by Shazde Asdola Mirza

One of the IRI troopers on this site enjoys coming to my blogs, to curse me as a Jew (Yahoodi). I always found those posts offensive and cursed him back, but after his last attack, I had these thoughts:  

1- Why do I get so offended by his accusation?  

2- What if I actually were a Jew?  

To answer the number 1 question, I had to be really honest with myself and dig deep into my inner thoughts and biases. As any other kid brought up in the streets of Tehran, I always associated the Jews with filth and fear. The suffix after calling someone a Jew was either Kasif or Tarso. So naturally, as a proud boy, I never wanted to be associated with kids carrying either of those nasty adjectives.  

The second what-if question is a bit easier to answer. I have a large nose as well as a large circumcised … oops. So without any identification papers, I could have been picked up by the Nazi SS as one of the Jewish rats, destined for extermination. Then I did some more thinking to see what would have happened if I was really a Jew, and came up with the following answers.  

1- I would still have loved the ham and cheese sandwich, the bacon cheeseburger and the pepperoni pizza.  

2- I’d be still chasing the Shiksa blonde girls, although their IQ is half the minimum level for mating, as recommended by the Rabbi.  

3- If some Arab terrorist threw mortar and missiles at my town, I would go and bomb the crap out of their neighborhood guerrilla base.  

4- If the nut job president of an Islamist country threatened to destroy my nation, and then went on to build some nuclear stuff, I’d have gone and destroyed all his atomic toys.

What the fuck? I haven’t had a bowl of Matzo balls and already my Jewish vein is throbbing like a time bomb!


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by humanbeing on

"we can get over it and work with our neighbours"

indeed part of the problem is alienation, ostracism, rejection of outstretched hands. this breeds new indignation. people's upbringing and traditions, and family and community pressures, sometimes very subtle, inhibit them from getting over certain indignations passed down sometimes for many generations. it is perceived as a breach of loyalty. and change is so uncomfortable, even if it brings a better life. we see this in victims of abuse, for example.

if you can get over it, than we can too. maybe that will be the new contagion. it is hard work, but rewarding.


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First of all Iranian people include a lot of groups. There are plenty of Iranian Arabs and Jews and so on. So I am only talking about our neighbors not our ham meehans. 

IMHO Iranian people need to have good relationships with all their neighbors. That includes Arabs; Israeli's; Armenians; Turks and so on. The problem is that some people put their own personal agenda ahead of Iran. Those tend to be the ones who want us to get into the Arab Israeli conflict and take sides mostly on the side of Arabs.

There are also Iranians who have not ever forgiven Arabs for invading Iran. Some may say that I have fallen into that trap from time to time. The good news is that we don't need to fall for it. We can get over it and work with our neighbors.



thank you mehrdad

by humanbeing on

i think i have the luxury that my life is not threatened from where i am, so i can say all these things. i wonder if i'd have the courage to do so under more limiting conditions. like for instance those of people in iran.

it is in the context of comparing my situation with theirs that i can recognize and admire real courage. this reflection has taught me many lessons, and put my hard look in the mirror into real focus.

all this considered, it is so disappointing for me that i myself and many people in my country, who are not so limited and threatened, do not do more to expedite improvement. but if change is to be real, deep, and autochthonic, it can not be 'instant'.

i highly value your frank words of encouragement, for there is lots of hard work ahead.


Samer & humanbeing:

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At the risk of being repetitive on this blog, I do want to say that I share your sentiments fully. It is so sad to see that so often we hear complaints on this site from some folks (without pointing fingers of course) who complaint about rudeness of others, lack of logic, racism or what have you, yet in the very same post they go and apply the same manners which they are complaining about to others and justify it that if he is IRI supporter or Zionist supporter then it is OK.

@ humanbeing - I admire your honesty and sincerity and ability to look both inward and outward and the wish of better things for ALL and not the people of your country ONLY.

I have been very critical of the policies of your country towards Palestinians, at the same time have had Israeli friends who have been brave enough to call it what it is and be open minded about those policies. I think it is easy for an "outsider" like me to be critical but for an "insider" being honest and open minded about your own people take much more courage. And just wanted to share how much I admire your honesty and civility.



well stated, samer

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i feel encouraged by your no-nonsense attitude. i think if in ME we each did a little home improvement before jumping to criticize our neighbours, things would look better: a long hard look in the mirror, some positive education and ridding of incitement, and respect for human life and neighbour's honour will go a long way.

pipedreams again. i hope your country enjoys peace and prosperity and real independence. 

i know many countries have contributed to the mess in lebanon, in addition to internal strife, but i can only express shame for what my country did.

i have been accused of being a humanistic troll, so i end by saying constructive action should be encouraged.

Samer Srouji

Shazde thank you for your post.

by Samer Srouji on

No one can deny that the Jewish people have sufferred greatly, pogroms and massacres through the ages. We can also be critical of Israel´s occupation of Palestine; in fact many Jews are outraged and disappointed in Israeli policies too.

A personal reflexion; I find it very ironic that we Middle Eastern people, regardless of our religious affiliation, are constantly taking offense and shouting against the "other´s" fanaticism, when we fail to see our own. We slam the Israelis, Hamas or the Iranian government as extremist fanatics, and yet inside we fail to see our own fanaticism: royalists, MKI supporters, hard-core secularists (just examples, not thinking of anyone in particular!). I take the example of Lebanon; I sometimes hear  criticism of Hezbollah by Lebanese Christians, i.e. that they are Islamists, that they have an agenda blabla, and everyone nods their heads in agreement, but those same Christians are hot-minded, racist, fanatics! No better or worse than Hezbollah if you ask me, and yes, they have an agenda too.

I am a student of Iran; and while it is nice to read and contribute to these debates, it makes me sad that if one day, as Iranians in Iran and exiles, u may have to build a democratic harmonious society, how will u overcome deeply ingrained clashing ideologies or racist views? How can intolerence or rejection of the other build a unified society?

Iran is your land and your love; if you love her, then u need to respect each other; respect the religious and respect the atheist, respect the Zoroastrian and the Bahai, and the ethnic minorities who have a different culture or language but who are also Iran.

Don't become like Lebanon, in public we pretend we all get along and are respectful, and at home or in our communities we spend our time badmouthing, insulting and generalizing about other communities. We are flesh and blood, and whether we are Muslim or Christian or atheist, we all need faith and spiritual fulfillment and belonging. Apologies if I went on a tangent. Keep up the discussions!!





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Hi! Kooshan,

    Thank you for your post, great job & well-said!


Jewish people (compared to

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Jewish people (compared to their population throughout histor) had the most impact on human history as we know it. This by itself means they will have friends and enemies because they stand out.


However, judging people based on their background is not rational. The good, The bad and The uglies of the world belong to people from any background.


Lets judge people based on their deed NOT how they are branded.


Can't we just share the Earth peacefully thru our Journey in this world?

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Please guide us comrade IHACOAT. Do we have to send more oil money to Hezbollah? How about those poor Hamas terrorists? They seem not to have enough missiles, Katusha and Scuds!

Please guide us dear IHACOAT, where should the ignorant people of Iran invest our money? How can we defeat Israel, after finishing off the Green Movement?

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You have been the same person cheering when Iran refused the nuclear deal. YOU said "yippee, Iran has 70 million people against the 7 million Israeli ... Israel is toast!"

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Sister IHACOAT- Many Hozeyeh Elmiyeh Boshkeh (Barrels) of

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blessings  upon you, brother Tehran Sagord Pirouz Bob, brother Mola Nasserdin, brother i_support_khaymenie, and the rest of the IRI supporting brothers and sisters...


Pastor Bill Rennick



I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

pastor bill that's all you have to say??

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you're a dime a dozen. keep it up. make sure you get enough nutrition in between your BS sessions on IC condemning IRI. Freedom fighter! lol

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Do you think Sister IHACOAT has been in the same Boshkeh as Brother Tehran Sagord Pirouz Bob?

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

the questions in this blog prove how uninformed you are

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about the arab israeli and israeli WORLD conflict. it's always the non-israeli party's fault, eh? good for you. now go pay your taxes. Israel needs more phosphorous bombs to wipe out palestine on your dime. Get up and go Shazdeh! go! do it. your children's school teacher should suffer a pay cut, your roads can stand to be sh*tty, but Israel MUST get its money to pay for "defense."

Israel is a big failed state. They have only succeeded because of hardworking American tax dollars. Such a shame. 

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Thanks Shazde, only your humour and tact can handle such sensitive issue. You are very right, who can blame Israelis for fighting for their own country and nation. I join others to condemn the land grabbing practices by the Israelis, but which country was ever built on its own land? Not an excuse for the Israelis to infringe on the Palestinian rights, but an observation of the laws of the human jungle. 

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Kindly answer my questions.


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Brother Capt Ayhab

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Please view my sermons for further discussions on Islam.





Pastor Bill

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Being a Pastor, you should know the answer, or I suppose.

Lets start with Abraham.

He had 8 children, but two were rather very significant.

Ismael: The firstborn, Father of Islam.

Issac: Father of Hebrews.

Can you take it from here?



P/S Abraham/Ibrahim is mentioned in 24 out of 114 Sura's[chapters] in Qur'an.

PP/S I wish those two stupid brothers had stopped fighting


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bottom line do we retain our humanity. and humility. i ask myself this every day, and i'm sure i often don't make the grade. i keep trying.

thanks for the reminder.

ideologies, loyalties, traditions, religions vary, humanity is universal.



Question is not whether we are Jews, Muslims or Christians

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Question is how much of a human beings we are.

Are we slaves to our ideologies? which dispenses us to everything that is ugly, or masters of our beings who have apathy and empathy toward anyone in pain.

Pain and misery know no boundary, neither should humanity. Everything else is pretension at its best.



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The question is whether Muhammad was a Jew?

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Any take on this?


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Yes, bavafa, those

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Yes, bavafa, those governments are puppets but the solution is not to replace them with Hamas, or Islamic brotherhood. They are not in the business of giving freedom to anybody.


vildemose:I certainly don't know but here is what I know:

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1- the alternative that has been brought to them by the puppet governments (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, etc) is any thing but good.

2- The atrocities that has been inflicted on Palestinians by Israelis are far worse then it has been inflicted by the Islamism, yet one can argue that the Islimist have not had much power so far so I guess yet to see.



Bavafa: What brand of

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Bavafa: What brand of freedom do u think Hamas and Islamic brotherhood and Hizballah are going to bring to their respective countries?  Freedom to impose puritanical/fundamental Islam Inquistion style as Khomeini et al did.

Read the Charter of Hamas and Hizballah to see what kind of "freedom" they have in mind. Already Gazan women have been victims of acid-throwings since Hamas took over...


Don't forget

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One man's Terrorist = another man's freedom fighter

However, I think this fits the definition of terrorist much closer. Just listen and judge for yourself.