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Time of the Ghost
by Nicholas Mirzoeff
To you your religion, and to me my religion.
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Zoroastrian, Jewish and Christian Iranians are the only recognized religious minorities who, within the limits of the law, are free to perform their religious rites and ceremonies, and to act according to their own canon in matters of personal affairs and religious education.
Article 13, Iranian Constitution
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The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and all Muslims are duty bound to treat non-Muslims in conformity with ethical norms and the principles of Islamic just and equality, and to respect their human rights.
Article 14, Iranian Constitution
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TREE OF HEREDITY
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God does not have a corporeal form.
God is eternity, immutability, perfection, and goodness.
The force of the universe is within God.
The essence of God is Love. The one true path to God is love.
Love is the only emotion worth having, and also the hardest to feel.
Love is the only force that transcends the bonds of reason.
"The love of God is a fire that consumes all difficulties."
"Through love, burning fire is a fragrant light."
"Take refuge in God from His Satan!... He may be just one spirit but Satan can enter a thousand beings, and everyone that Satan enters becomes a Satan like him."
Service to others is a service to God. Matter is not an entity apart from spirit.
To lose one's Self completely and unite with God (Truth).
One is nothing without God because the boundaries between God and not-god have disappeared.
Knowing God is intuitive. Intellectual studies are not enough.
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Jews are forbidden to own nicer homes than Muslims. 1026 CE
Jews may not set foot outside their homes after sunset. 1660 CE
Jewish Sabbath is no longer officially recognized. 1979 CE
Mohammed Reza Shah befriends Hitler and gives his agents free reign in Iran. 1939 CE
Jews may not buy fresh fruits. 1660 CE
He who kills a Jew shall go free upon payment of a fine. 1660 CE
Mullahs claim persecution of Jews opens the gates of heaven to Muslim persecutors. 1736 CE
No Jew may pass a Muslim in the street. 1660 CE
Tossing Jewish kids in the air to impale on knives planted in the ground becomes popular. 1865 CE
Jews may not appear in the bazaars. 1898 CE
Muslims must not sell foodstuffs to Jews. 1898 CE
Shah Abbas II forces Jews to convert to Islam. Jews who refuse are killed. 1660 CE
Jews are quietly executed for minor crimes. Families are informed only after the accused¹s death. 1995-1998 CE
Jews confined to ghetto in Tehran, rooms with no heat, courtyards filled with garbage. 1895 CE
If a Muslim curses a Jew, the Jew must remain silent and bow his head. 1660 CE
A Jewish teacher is killed. The killer is released after three months. 1910 CE
If a Muslim says that a Jew has blasphemed, that Jew must be put to death. 1660 CE
Jews are forced to wear a yellow patch in public. 1026 CE
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sentenced to 2 years in prison on charges of "membership in the espionage network and cooperation with the Zionist regime."
sentenced to 5 years in prison on charges "of operating a branch of the espionage network in Isfahan and cooperating with the Zionist regime."
sentenced to 3 years in prison on charges of "membership in the espionage network and cooperation with the hostile Zionist regime."
sentenced to 6 years in prison on charges "of cooperating with the hostile Zionist government and membership in the espionage network."
sentenced to 6 years in prison on charges "of membership in the espionage network and cooperation with the hostile Zionist regime."
Closed Door Trial
Judge also acting as Prosecutor