But every now and then, I do get floored by their pathogenic and ethno-centric behaviour, and now, is one of those times. According to INN,
Iran is planning on submerging the tomb of King Cyrus, the Persian King known for authorizing the Jewish exiles to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Holy Temple. Cyrus, who lived from 576-530 BCE, liberated Babylonian Jewry from their exile in the famous Declaration of Cyrus which is mentioned in the book of Ezra in both Hebrew and Aramaic.As one commenter wrote, "Cyrus is a historic symbol of Jewish freedom; it is Jewish freedom Iran seeks to destroy." Indeed. This depravity is staggering in its scope; the Islamists are planning on destroying the tomb as part of a general campaign to sever the Persian people from their non-Islamic heritage.
Cyrus was praised in the Tanach (Isaiah 45:1-6), though he was also criticized for believing the false report of the Cuthites, who wanted to halt the building of the Second Temple. They accused the Jews of conspiring to rebel, so Cyrus in turn stopped the construction of the temple, which would not be completed until 516 BCE, during the reign of Darius the Great, the grandson of Queen Esther.
What depths Islamists will go to rewrite history. What an outrageous crime accompanied by yet another crime - the crime of silence and tacit approval - from the international community.