The Ambassador of Iran 16 Prince’s Gate London SW7 1PT Your Excellency I switched on the news this morning to hear that the President of Iran had convened a conference, currently being held in Teheran, whose purpose was to deny the Holocaust, the fact that around 6000000 Jews perished in Hitler’s death camps during the Second World War.
How any sane person can continue to deny what is a fact of history is hard to understand except on the basis that the ‘deniers’ are people whose malevolent intentions towards the Jews are inspired by Satan, the Prince of Darkness; certainly the proclamations of the holocaust deniers defy all reason, and are utterly contrary to the evidence. Of course, there are still people, even in 2006, who are convinced that the moon is made of cheese, and others who still believe that the Earth is flat, despite all the evidence to the contrary, but for the most part such people end up in lunatic asylums, they do not become the president of an important country like Iran.
But suppose, just for a moment, that I were to concede that the President of Iran is right after all, and that I am the one who is deluded; let us suppose that the Jews suffered little under the Nazis, and that the holocaust was a fiction created by these devious Jews as they sought to control the world and blind its people to the truth regarding their evil activities. (This is essentially what Moslems and many other haters of the Jewish people actually believe!) Let me then put it to you: If the President of Iran doesn’t admit that there was a Holocaust of the Jews during the Second World War, he certainly desires to bring about a Holocaust of the Jews in the future.
Islamic preachers, Islamic hate literature, Islamic television stations, wage an unending campaign calling for the Jews to be destroyed, for Jews in Israel to be driven into the sea; some Islamic preachers actually welcome the return of the Jews to their God given land on the grounds that if all the Jewish people are gathered together in Israel it will be easier for Islam to fulfil the obligation laid upon it by its founder to liquidate all the world’s Jews. If that were ever to happen (it won’t, because the Lord, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the God of Israel, Isaac and Jacob has said otherwise — see some relevant extracts from the Bible at the end of this communication) wouldn’t that be a Holocaust? If the President of Iran denies that a Holocaust of the Jewish people ever took place during the 1939-45 war he certainly can’t deny that he wants a Holocaust to take place, on an even larger scale, in the future. His attitude is just a little hypocritical, don’t you think?
The president of Iran tells us that he has called this conference of Holocaust deniers to test just how willing the West is to allow freedom of speech. I could scarcely credit the hypocrisy in this statement! Am I not correct in saying that only recently the whole Islamic world erupted in uncontrolled and murderous anger because some people in Denmark made a rather critical assessment of the ‘prophet’ Mohammed, and that subsequently some western people were kidnapped and murdered by Moslem fanatics who were quite clearly not willing to extend to others the freedom of speech which they demand for themselves as a right? What is all this, if not pure hypocrisy?
Would I have the freedom to proclaim Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha Mesheach, in Teheran? My head would be off, or my throat cut, before the day was out. No, Moslems generally have scant regard for freedom of speech, except in relation to themselves, and refuse to extend this right to others. Then again, the case of Mr Salman Rushdi comes to mind; the author of the Satanic Verses had a ‘fatwa’ issued against him by Islamic clerics and I suppose he is lucky still to be alive; so much for his ‘freedom of speech’. I am not Jewish, but I stand with the people of Israel as they face the world’s hatred, much of it inspired by Islam. I believe what God, the God of Israel, Isaac, and Jacob says, not what Allah says. How can one believe a man, a self proclaimed prophet, who lived from 570-632, claiming to bring a divine revelation, who came and tried to re-write the Hebrew scriptures, replacing God’ promises to Abraham and his descendants with alleged promises to Ishmael? God says, I am the Lord, I change not!
The Pentateuch was written 2000 years before Mohammed arrived on the scene! Its very first book, the book of Genesis, contains the following highly significant statement from the mouth of Almighty God: “The Lord said unto Abraham, Get out of your country, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, unto a land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you, and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12: 1-3) So, woe to those who seek to destroy the Jewish people. Such folk come under the curse of God himself. But I will let you into a secret (well, it’s not a secret to those who believe the word of the living God, the God of Israel, Isaac, and Jacob).
The word of God makes clear that in the last days a great army of Jew haters will attack Israel; if I am not mistaken, the time is not now in the distant future. Allow me to quote a few relevant verses from the book of the prophet Ezekiel, chapters 38, 39….you may find them very interesting: • “Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him: …..I will bring you forth, and all your army, ….Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them…… Gomer and all his bands, the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands; and many people with you. Be prepared, and prepare yourself, you and all your company…. After many days you will be visited: in the latter years you shall come into the land (Israel) that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, (Well, you can see it happening now if you have eyes to see!) against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it (referring to the Jewish people) is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely, all of them. You shall ascend and come like a storm, you will be like a cloud to cover the land, and all your bands, and many people with you……to take spoil, and to take prey…….. ………… Thus says the Lord God: Are you he of whom I have spoken in ancient times by my servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied ….. that I would bring you against them. (Israel)? ….And it shall come to pass that my fury (referring to God) shall come up in my face. ………….. I will call for a sword against him (the invaders) throughout all my mountains, says the Lord God…..And I will plead against him (the invaders) with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire and brimstone. Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord…………………….. And I will turn you (the invaders) back and leave but one sixth part of you………..And it shall come to pass in that day that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel…..and it shall stop the noses of those passing by…and there they shall bury Gog.” Such is the end of those who join in an international conspiracy against Israel, the apple of God’s eye as the scriptures say. As for Mohammed, let me leave you with the means of evaluating him and his claims.
I’ll quote the words of Jesus (Yeshua), the one who came and died on the cross for the sins of us all and rose again from the dead for the justification of all who trust in his atoning work: (i) The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ (John 1:17) (ii) [Words of Jesus] Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. (Matthew 7: 15-18) (iii) [Words of Jesus] God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Whoever believes on him is not condemned: but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
And this is the condemnation, that light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 3: 17-21) (iv) As for those who have a mind to destroy Israel, hear the words of God Almighty, the God of Israel, Isaac and Jacob: • “Thus says the Lord, which gave the sun for light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, which divides the sea when its waves roar; the Lord of hosts is his name. If those ordinances depart from before me, says the Lord, then the seed of Israel shall cease from being a nation before me.
Thus says the Lord, if heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the Lord.” (Jeremiah: 31: 35-37) So despite Israel’s sin (Which nation, and which of us is sinless?) God has not written her off, and never will write her off. Islam is going to have an impossible task to destroy her — for which I praise God. You would be better advised to give up the thought of destroying Israel now and to come to God in repentance through the one who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha Mesheach. God willing, this will give you food for thought. Yours sincerely Dr H C Rae