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A Conversation with Kourosh Ziabari and Fars News Agency: Mark Dankof on Israel and the Anti-Islamic Media Attacks

Mark Dankof in Washington, D. C. in November of 2011

TEHRAN (FNA)- American political commentator and radio host Mark Dankof believes that the Israeli regime and its allies were behind the production and distribution of the anti-Islam movie which has insulted Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and ridiculed the Muslims’ sacred beliefs.

“The not-so-Hidden Hand financing these unsavory efforts is aimed at provoking the ‘War of Civilizations’ fervently desired by the Zionists and their Neo-Conservative allies in the West. This War of Civilizations has three objectives. The first is the expansion of the Zionist State of Israel’s borders to those of ancient Israel’s at the time of King David as told in the Old Testament,” said Mark Dankof in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency.

Dankof believes that Christians and Muslims are equally the victims of a Zionist-engineered project to disparage their religious beliefs and dominate their intellectual resources.

He says that the American public should be given an opportunity to make a close acquaintance of the hidden realities of Islam so that they may not fall in the trap of seeing Islam and Muslims through the eyes of extremist Zionists.

What follows is the text of Fars News Agency’s interview with Mark Dankof, American political commentator and host of Mark Dankof’s America on The Ugly Truth radio network.

Kourosh Ziabari:  The release of the anti-Islam movie which has instigated the anger of Muslims around the world is not the first attack by Western propaganda machinery against Islam. The offensive movie “Fitna” by extremist Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders and the provocative cartoons of the Danish magazine Jyallands-Posten are such examples of anti-Islam bigotry and prejudice in the West. What do you make out of it? What are these attacks on Islam aimed at?
Mark Dankof: Even a cursory examination of this subject with an Internet search engine including these individuals and these productions in the subject line, reveals the agenda behind these libelous ad hominem attacks upon the Islamic religion. The not-so-Hidden Hand financing these unsavory efforts is aimed at provoking the “War of Civilizations” fervently desired by the Zionists and their Neo-Conservative allies in the West. This War of Civilizations has three (3) objectives. The first is the expansion of the Zionist State of Israel’s borders to those of ancient Israel’s at the time of King David as told in the Old Testament. This is the Eretz Yisrael” [Greater Israel] doctrine included in the language of all of the charter documents of the major political parties of the modern Zionist State. The second is to insure that all of the Islamic nations are forced at gunpoint to utilize the American dollar in trade; to be dragged into the New World Order’s global international banking system based in Jewish usury, fiat money, and fractional reserve banking. Third, as Dr. Paul Sheldon Foote pointed out recently on Press TV, is the facilitation of the thievery of the resources of the Islamic nations (like oil) at below-market prices by the United States and the Multinational Corporations of the West.
Kourosh Ziabari:  Who has been behind the anti-Islam movie which has denigrated Prophet Muhammad? We already know that 100 Jewish donors contributed a considerable amount of money to this film. Does Israel in one way or another benefit from the propagation of anti-Islamic sentiments and the desecration of Islamic sanctities and values?

Kourosh Ziabari: Winner of the Superior Iranian Youth Award and Iran’s 18th Press Festival First Prize for Political Articles. Correspondent for Fars News Agency.

Mark Dankof: Justin Raimondo’s piece for Antiwar.com entitled, “The Pro-Israel Network Behind the Innocence Video,” is the best I’ve recently encountered in underscoring the sordid subterranean network being employed on behalf of the Zionist New World Order agenda in the financing, production, and distribution of this cinematic trash, which Eric Margolis correctly identified as “Neo-Conservative Pornography.”
Israel and its supporters are clearly behind this latest outrage and provocation.The War of Civilizations we have already mentioned is complimented by the moral, spiritual, and intellectual subversion of the population being targeted by that war. Islamic people and nations are in the crosshairs for reasons articulated in my answer to the first question. It is important for your Iranian readers to understand that these Zionist and Jewish interests are behind the totally effective cultural, moral, and political subversion of the older Christian culture in the United States and the West as well.

Dr. E. Michael Jones of the Roman Catholic Culture Wars, is an outstanding academic source for documenting that when it comes to the Pornography Industry in the United States, the Abortion Industry, and the Gay Rights Movement, just to name three that come to mind, the disproportionate Jewish role in producing and financing these phenomena is demonstrable. Why? This is very easily explained and understood. A morally degenerate, passive, narcissistic population is most easily controlled and manipulated. When family structures and authority are undermined, when traditional religious and moral values are subverted and eliminated, the masses become self-absorbed and deluded. They become obsessed with sexual perversion, greed, and violent spectator sports. They lose their ability to think and to evaluate their individual situations, or the situation collectively faced by the society of which they are a part. They are especially ripe for diversion and manipulation by a Zionist-controlled media, what Ray McGovern tabs as “Establishment Corporate Media” (ECM). Narcissicism, passivity, and the inability to think create a population of malleable fools who accept the establishment version of what happened with Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy Assassination, the USS Liberty attack, 9-11, and the War on Terror, among other things. In the United States, the Jewish power and financial structures behind both of the major political parties is not acknowledged and understood by the average citizen. The $17 trillion dollar national debt and the $221 trillion unfunded liability for Social Security and Medicare is not discussed. The Israel Lobby’s power to bring the United States into a conflict with Iran that contains the potential to ignite World War III seems less important than the outcome of the last Monday Night Football game. It goes on and on. You get the idea. It is critical that what I am saying here be understood by Islamic peoples globally. Those of us like me, who are a part of the older Christian culture in the West, are trying to warn you in advance. This is the way the game is played. As Sun Tzu would have said, we need to understand the identity of the enemy, and his methods of operation. Only then can victory be achieved.
Kourosh Ziabari: The French government has banned demonstrations and rallies in protest at the anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims.” Isn’t the right of holding demos and public protests a civil right which should be guaranteed based on the principles of human right and international law? Why did the French government which has always boasted of being committed to civil liberties take such a controversial decision?
Mark Dankof: There is but one answer for what has happened in France and elsewhere in the West. When it comes to Jewish and Zionist interests, there is no level playing field for those who protest their actions or their version of truth and morality. Demonstrations and protests are assumed in the West to be a part of the principles of human rights and international law only when these interests are not involved.
As but one example, questioning the establishment version of what happened in the so-called Holocaust in World War II, is a prosecutable offense punishable by disemployment, marginalization, and imprisonment in a number of Western countries. This is ridiculous. Whatever the merits and demerits of the arguments of the Revisionist academics and scholars in this area, the notion that mere advocacy of ideas should have this sort of outcome is indefensible.

There is another example in recent years. On October 16, 2004 President Bush signed into law the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act. It establishes a special department within the U.S. State Department to monitor “Global Anti-Semitism“, reporting annually to Congress.

Globe-trotting international journalist Kourosh Ziabari of Iran

As Ted Pike and Michael Collins Piper have documented it, this law and the department it created, have defined the following as “anti-Semitic” and worthy of Hate Crimes legislation and prosecution:

Any assertion “that the Jewish community controls government, the media, international business and the financial world” is anti-Semitic.           

“Strong anti-Israel sentiment ” is anti-Semitic.

Virulent criticism” of Israel’s leaders, past or present, is anti-Semitic.           

According to the State Department, anti-Semitism occurs when a swastika is portrayed in a cartoon decrying the behavior of a past or present Zionist leader. Thus, a cartoon that includes a swastika to criticize Ariel Sharon’s brutal 2002 invasion of the West Bank, raining “hell-fire ” missiles on hapless Palestinian men, women and children, is anti-Semitic. Similarly, when the word “Zionazi ” is used to describe Sharon’s saturation bombing in Lebanon in 1982 (killing 17,500 innocent refugees), it is also “anti-Semitic.”

Criticism of the Jewish religion or its religious leaders or literature (especially the Talmud and Kabbalah) is anti-Semitic.

Criticism of the U.S. government and Congress for being under undue influence by the Jewish-Zionist community (including AIPAC) is anti-Semitic.

Criticism of the Jewish-Zionist community for promoting globalism (the “New World Order“) is anti-Semitic.

Blaming Jewish leaders and their followers for inciting the Roman crucifixion of Christ is anti-Semitic.

Diminishing the “six million” figure of Holocaust victims is anti-Semitic.

Calling Israel a “racist” state is anti-Semitic.

Asserting that there exists a “Zionist Conspiracy” is anti-Semitic.

Claiming that Jews and their leaders created the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia is anti-Semitic.

Making “derogatory statements about Jewish persons” is anti-Semitic.

Denying spiritually disobedient Jews the biblical right to re-occupy Palestine is anti-Semitic.

Alleging that Mossad was behind the 9/11 attack is anti-Semitic.


We might be forgiven for comparing the sacrosanct position of Jews and Zionists in the West as demonstrated by this American law, with the totally vulnerable position of Islamic and Christian peoples who protest against what is being done to them and to their cultures, in both the United States and Europe.

Kourosh Ziabari: The U.S. government didn’t condemn the production of anti-Islam movie, but condemned the massive demonstrations of Muslims around the world who stormed into the streets to express their protest and dismay at the sacrilegious and offensive movie. Isn’t such an approach a representation of double standards by a government which claims to care about the religious sensitivities of different people with different racial and religious backgrounds?
Mark Dankof: The double standard is self-evident. It is reinforced by what the United States Government routinely does in foreign policy. We claim to have invaded Afghanistan to destroy al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, because of al-Qaeda’s alleged role in 9-11. Yet the United States, NATO, and Israeli interests are working with al-Qaeda in what happened in the Libyan invasion aimed at removing Qaddafi, and now in the attempted overthrow of the Alawite/Shiite regime in Syria. The same thing is true in the recent victory of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) in achieving delisting as an international terrorist organization by the American State Department. Their clear history of terrorism and murder since the 1960s is a matter of public record. But we have delisted them because of their pivotal role now as a surrogate of the Israeli Mossad in conducting acts of terror in Iran, including assassinations of scientists and bomb blasts targeting Iranian military depots, nuclear facilities, and oil pipelines. The message is clear. When Israel commits acts of terrorism and murder, they aren’t acts of terrorism and murder because of the privileges accorded by Talmudic racial supremacist theory in awarded status as “God’s Chosen People.” When the United States sponsors Israel in these activities and endeavors, that is deemed legitimate because of the doctrine of American Exceptionalism to the rules that supposedly govern everyone else. As Dr. Foote has already pointed out, maintaining the status of the American petrodollar and helping ourselves to below market value prices for other people’s resources and commodities can and does justify anything we do, in our own minds. It is as morally bankrupt as it is delusional. These methods are clearly catching up to us.
We claim to believe in “democracy,” as another example–until a one person-one vote election results in the election of someone we don’t like. When that happens, we declare the election null-and-void.
Kourosh Ziabari: The anti-U.S. protests which swept the Middle East, North Africa and Asia over the past weeks played well into the hands of the U.S. government to portray Muslims as a group of fanatic and extremist people. The Western don’t have a clear, realistic image of Muslims and Islam in their mind and their conception of Islam is framed by the mainstream media’s stereotypes. How is it possible to discard these stereotypes and introduce the hidden realities of Islam to the West?
Mark Dankof: It would be possible if mainstream Islamic theology and people were given a fair chance by mass media in the United States, and if more Americans had the same opportunity I had years ago, to encounter a place like Iran personally. The problem is that I see no way this can be achieved. The typical American has every false stereotype of Islam and Islamic people reinforced in most of what he or she watches on television and encounters in newspapers and magazines here. Most of these folks haven’t even traveled to Europe, much less been among the Islamic peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. The ignorance is possibly insurmountable. And if Netanyahu and his cheerleaders in the United States can get a war started with Iran, the demonization of Iranians specifically, and Islamic peoples generally, will go into fourth gear. I can see it coming.
Kourosh Ziabari: Of course the objective of those behind such blasphemies and profanities is to sow the seeds of discord and strife between the Muslims, Christians and Jews and impede inter-faith dialogue. The distributions of blasphemous movies, cartoons, books, etc. make the Muslims pessimistic about the Christians and Jews and vice versa. How should we confront these plots?
Mark Dankof: I have already alluded to what I believe the strategy should be. It is the one being employed by my colleague Mark Glenn, at The Ugly Truth and Crescent and Cross. The Zionist-Christian alliance must be destroyed, for openers. The Dispensational Premillennial view of Biblical prophecy promoted by the Scofield Reference Bible is the glue that holds this alliance together. Demonstrate to more Christians in the West that this view is of recent origin, and that its presuppositions and conclusions contradict many of Jesus Christ’s teachings on the Kingdom of God in the New Testament, and one is on the way to exposing the Zionist-Jewish role in subverting traditional Christian influence and moral teaching in the West and in the United States. Achieve that, and one is then on the way to doing what Mark Glenn does in showing people that the Christian New Testament and the Islamic Koran have far more in common than the former does with the Talmud. It can then be definitively demonstrated that the Western Christian enemy in cultural and moral subversion in his or her country is not being fostered by the Islamic communities of the West, or by the Islamic World globally. One can then proceed to demonstrate that the War on Terror and theWar of Civilizations is not in the interest of either the Christian or Islamic people of faith. The key is to definitively identify the force targeting both Christian and Islamic peoples for cultural, political, and economic disintegration. It is the same force behind the War on Terror and the War of Civilizations. When that is understood, the Zionist shell game is over.
Kourosh Ziabari:  And as my final question; what do you think about the Western media’s reaction to the movie, its release on Youtube and its aftermaths? They exaggeratingly talked about what they called the violent response of Muslims to the movie, but never mentioned anything about the offensive content of the movie, including its showing Prophet Muhammad as a power-hungry man who abuses children and women. What’s your take on that?
Mark Dankof: This is the same crowd that takes pleasure at blaspheming Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, and the substitutionary atonement of Christ at Calvary in the orthodox Christian understanding. It is critical that Christian and Islamic people of faith understand this. We are both targeted. We are both in the crosshairs. Because of this, we should be natural allies.
This is the same crowd that depicts Jesus as a homosexual or the Virgin Mary as a prostitute in movies routinely watched in the West, as a result of the mass dissemination of the largely Jewish staffed and financed media productions which have successfully facilitated Neo-Marxist cultural revolution in the United States and the West in the last half century . The name Antonio Gramsci is pivotal. He is the Godfather of the ideology and methodology of this Cultural Revolution.
Finally, when one reads the passages of desecration of Christ and His Mother emanating from the Talmud, we see the ultimate nature and source of the problem. It is the script for the Western cinematic assault on both Christianity and Islam. This problem hasn’t been caused by Islamic peoples or countries. They are the same potential victims that the Christians have been in a post-Christian Western World. Our mutual adversary has targeted both of us for coerced inclusion in the New World Order, or for death. This death can be spiritual. It can be physical. This is how serious the real conflict is. We have a mutual interest in survivability.
Original Posting with Fars News Agency of Iran.
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September 29, 2012 at 10:10 am

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