|Iran issues blacklist of Zionist companies|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 05 October 2006 00:00|
Many Jews have been saying the atmosphere in the world today bears much resemblance to that of 1930's Nazi Germany. And they have good reason for believing that. Anti-Semitism across Europe is at an all time high. Yesterday around 80 Jewish graves in a Russian cemetery were smashed and spray-painted with Nazi swastikas, on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). During the Israeli-Hizbullah war (or the first Iranian war as many are now calling it), a young Jewish girl was beaten unconscious on a London bus while passengers looked on, and no news organization was willing to break the story. Today a Muslim Police officer refused to carry out his duty in guarding the Israeli Embassy in London, because he morally objected to defending Jews against terrorist attacks. And today Iran has published a blacklist of Zionist companies that Muslims have a religious duty to boycott. Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki, who met with Solana earlier in the year, addressed the Iranian parliament stating that it was a legal responsibility to impose sanctions on Israeli companies...
Quote: "Speaking to the Iranian parliament on Sunday, Foreign Minister Manoucher Mottaki told deputies that Teheran was committed to bolstering an international Islamic embargo against the Jewish state. "Imposing sanctions on Israeli companies or firms in association with the illegal Zionist regime's interests is a legal responsibility and duty", Mottaki said, according to a report by the state-run Iranian news agency IRNA. According to the report, which also appears on the Iranian Foreign Ministry's website, Mottaki presented parliamentarians with several booklets that had recently been published by his Ministry in an attempt to single out corporations with whom Iran and Muslims worldwide should have no commercial or economic dealings.
Yes, you would be forgiven for thinking you were living in 1938. For many Jews this may be a painful reminder of what happened in Germany in the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, in which Jews were stripped of their rights to run businesses, and culminated in Kristallnacht (the night of breaking glass), when Jewish families were attacked, synagogues burned and businesses destroyed. The Jews have a saying about the holocaust, "Never again", but at present no leader seems prepared to stand up against Ahmadinejad, and say "Enough is enough".