U.N. anti-drug conference turns into anti-Semitic confab
While the United States and most western nations declined to participate, the United Nations sponsored an international anti-drug conference, held in Iran’s capital city of Tehran, that was more anti-Zionist than anti-drug addiction, according to an analytical study released by an Israeli think-tank on Monday.
The theme of the conference was the occasion of the International Day of Drug Abuse, according to the Meir Amit Information Center in Israel.
The keynote speaker representing the Iranian government was Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, who gave a blatantly anti-Semitic speech at the international conference that began on June 29. What was supposed to be a serious discussion about the global drug trade, substance abuse and narco-terrorism quickly degenerated into a “blame the Jews” confab, according to an Israeli police source.
“Zionists control the global drug trade. That is because the Talmud teaches the Jews to think they are a superior race and shows them how to destroy non-Jews,” claimed Rahimi.
As “proof,” Rahimi said his evidence is that no Zionist was ever addicted to drugs. He went so far as to say the Iranian government would pay anyone who could find a single Zionist drug addict.
He also stated that Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was initiated by the Jews. In addition, the vice president also mentioned gynecologists who killed black babies on the orders of the Zionists.
“The Ahmadinejad regime has escalated the implementation of Iran’s anti-Semitic policy,” said analysts at Meir Amit..
The Israeli think-tank believes the current Iranian hierarchy regards anti-Semitism as an effective tool to advance Iran’s desire to attain regional hegemony and strengthen its position in the Arab-Muslim world.
“While Iranians are not Arabs themselves, they depend on the region’s Arab population to work with the regime to spread their brand of Islam,” said counterterrorism and law enforcement expert Manny Cardona. “In the Middle East and North Africa, religion (Islam) trumps nationality, ethnicity, or race.”
According to Meir Amit, as opposed to the first years of the Islamic regime in Tehran, today Iran is engaged in a campaign to increase its influence in the Middle East. The Iranian regime considers its anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic campaign as an effective propaganda weapon which can be used to acquire support among the Arab-Muslim masses and to harm the pro-Western regimes which have peace treaties with Israel, exploiting the hatred for Israel, the Jews and the West prevalent in the Arab-Muslim world.
Sadly, their message sometimes resonates with non-Muslims who are far-left ideologues in countries such as the United States (Code Pink, ANSWER) and the United Kingdom (Free Gaza).
For example, one of the key anti-Israeli activists is George Galloway, a former British Member of Parliament and now head of an organization called Viva Palestina, which focuses on sending convoys to Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Galloway hosted a program on Press TV to promote propaganda for the World March to Jerusalem on March 30, 2012.
“Using anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiments for such purposes is not new; they have always been effectively exploited by the Arab regimes in the Middle East to enlist popular support. The Arab regimes, however, have not turned anti-Semitism into a formal political-strategic tool the way Iran has,” stated Meir Amit officials.
The Meir Amit Information Center researches and issues information bulletins about terrorist organizations, among them Palestinian and Lebanese terrorist organizations, Al-Qaeda and global jihad terrorist organizations around the world.
The Center monitors the terrorist organizations’ activities (terrorism, establishing terrorist networks, procuring weapons and financing, media) in the Middle East and beyond. It also studies anti-Israeli incitement and the campaign to de-legitimize Israel in the Middle East and around the globe.