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Celtic Twilight

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  1. I don't think in the times we live in that there is ever going to be a police force free from serious ethical problems but I think in most situations it is best to support the police as a lesser or necessary evil.
  2. This is a very interesting historical document both for what it does and does not say. Forget the introduction to the link and read his actual document. http://ijtihadnet.com/a-call-to-divine-unity-pdf/
  3. I don't think that they are a Third Positionist group, Third Positionists tend to greatly admire the Islamic Republic of Iran. MKO are extremely strange, and I think in many ways there own thing, from what I have been able to gather about them they are like Trotskyites in regard to their psychotic cult of personality. Since Saddam went they are massively now supported by the Neo-Con wing of the US ruling elite. Resentment against Imam Khomieni and their cults of personality seem to be their key defining features.
  4. MKO are currently allied to the scumiest, utterly nasty faction of the US Ruling Class who are the most cruelly capitalistic people you can imagine. They are also the people who are most antagonistic towards the Islamic world. It could be argued that anyone who allies with such people is NEITHER a Muslim or a Socialist. Ali Shariati is probably the most famous, at least in the West, example of an Islamic Socialist. A lot of what I have read by him I agree with but some of this stuff I found silly. He did though die a martyr and he was important in the restoration of Iran to the Iranian
  5. Socialism does not have to be secular. I think actually Socialism can only really work long term when it has Religion, or at least some form of ethical Monotheism, because of the ethical demands it makes on people to work for the common good. I think the idea of an economy based around the concept of social duty as opposed to private greed fits in with what could be called the Abrahamic tradition in many ways. There was a quite interesting Jewish mystic called Yehuda Ashlag who predicted the fall of the Soviet Union, which he admired in very many ways because of it's atheism. He also predicted
  6. I don't think that they are a Third Positionist group, Third Positionists tend to greatly admire the Islamic Republic of Iran. MKO are extremely strange, and I think in many ways their own thing, from what I have been able to gather about them they are like Trotskyites in regard to their psychotic cult of personality. Since Saddam went they are massively now supported by the Neo-Con wing of the US ruling elite. Resentment against Imam Khomieni and their cults of personality seem to be their key defining features.
  7. The idea of an Islamic Antichrist as in THE Antichrist and not an Antichrist is extremely recent. I am pretty sure that it only goes to the 00s of this century. Historically Christians have actually seen Islam as the worst of Christian heresies. Now though in the United States you have all these crazies claiming that Islam is actually pagan and nothing to do with Abrahamic ethical Monotheism. Check out the complete insanity of the below; https://www.derekpgilbert.com/bad-moon-rising/ However the people who believe this nonsense generally are extremely far from historic Christianity a
  8. No it most definitely is not. The current West is a million miles away from the Legion of the Archangel Michael in Romania in the 1920s and 1930s, and very far removed from the Salaazar regime in Portugal which lasted into the 1970s. Evangelical Protestants by the way do not have the power that a lot of people ascribe to them- just look at their utter failure to overturn the Roe versus Wade decision on abortion. The dominant culture today in the West is nihilistic capitalist greed which is why you have things like "gay marriage" which could not be dreamed of under actual "Christo-Fascism".
  9. Now that I think about it Hasan Ali Shah Mahallati did make himself very useful to the British Empire in Afghanistan. Something weird about the current Aga Khan- he has banned his followers from wearing the hijab accept where not wearing one would cause hassle. His logic for this is the claim that originally slave women wore them and free women did not, but actually it was the reverse.
  10. This opinion though (I am trying to remember where I read it) among them came before the modern era though. The Ismailis now certainly have something of the sycophant about them however in the Middle Ages it was they who were the "Radical Muslims". The present Aga Khan's claim to be a legitimate Ismaili Iman are suspect- the founder of his line supposedly came out of hiding in the 19 th century. I know there are Sevener Shia in both India, Yemen and some other places who reject him.
  11. Politics is a necessity in this fallen world. What are the real world actual alternatives to the current system in Iran that would serve the Iranian people better? I cannot think of any. From my reading the current set up happened almost by accident, there really does seem to have been something genuinely Providential in the real sense of that term about Khomeini.
  12. Well the "Palestinian Authority" which is neither genuinely Palestinian or an Authority is backed into corner, if it accepts this it destroys the little legitimacy it has left. The problem is that if they reject this the US may basically allow the Zionist colonial project to carry out an actual genocide.
  13. The Jewish Socialist Bund talked at times of having Jewish autonomous areas in Poland and Russia but they were not Zionists.
  14. Any criticism of Jewish cultures and Rabbinic Judaism as a Religion is completely taboo within mainstream Western societies, while as people are free to say want they want Christianity, Believing Christians, Islam and Muslims. The supposed "antisemitism" on the rise usually just boils down to people expressing concern and sympathy for the plight of the indigenous Palestinians.I believe that it is healthy for all groups and Religions to be subject to criticism as long as that criticism is based on reason and reality. What are you talking about? The World Zionist Congress was offered empty
  15. I remember reading in places that the Sevener Shia did ally with certain Crusader factions at times. I do not recall however reading anywhere that the Twelver Shia did so.
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