This makes Ahmadinejad and his government venerable with Arab people, a position strongly detested by Arab leaders in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and to a lesser degree by Saudi Arabia and others. At the same time, some of these Arab leaders–particularly the King of Jordan, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, and some Saudi princes, together with active participation of Ehud Olmert and other Israeli leaders–concocted the theory of a “Shiite Crescent”, implying that as Iran is a Shiite majority nation, the Iranian regime, which has never shown any sectarian inclination in it regional and international strategies, is bound to work for the creation of a geopolitical alliance with Shiite majority countries of the region, which could put her in the dominant political position over the Sunni countries of the Middle East.
Leaders in Tehran are fully aware that while this idea so patently lacks any credible substance, it is concocted primarily to create an ideological rift between Iran and other Muslims in the Middle East, and is best ignored in order to deny it the needed stimulant to flare up and destroy Arab-Iranian friendship and cooperation.
From their point of view, the idea of a “Shiite crescent” does not cross the mind of the regime that has come into being on the basis of an Islamic fundamentalist revolution, and its practical politics in the Middle East suggests in no way that it is designed to include non-Shiite Arab countries like Syria and non-Shiite Arab groups like Hamas in a fanciful Shiite Crescent.
But this tactical decision of ignoring the mentioned ideas will not work in the face of the fact that major Arab and Muslim societies, like powerful circles in Saudi Arabia, seem to have embraced the conspiracy of Shiite Crescent and are acting on that belief. Others in the region like the UAE are also doing their fair share to harm the overall Arab-Iranian relations, seemingly on the excuse of pursuing an old territorial grudge against Iran, which is completely invalid from all historical, geographical, and legal points of view.
By actually ignoring all these intrigues, Dr. Ahmadinejad’s government has started a new round of charm offensive in the hope of preventing the Israeli desires of a complete rift among the Muslim nations of the region being realized.
American corporate media are excessively under the control of certain lobbies, which mostly censor the pro-Iranian remarks, news, reports and every kind of Iran-related information that is beyond their clichés and stereotypes. Are there some practical ways to confront this hostile stream?
It is not only American corporate media that are under the control of the Jewish lobbies and Zionist circles in the West, but even the British, French, Canadian, Italian and Australian outlets have also been under the control of these sinister circles, creating a chorus of anti-Iranian propaganda.
The governments in the West are also strongly influenced by the same Iranophobic circles, and these lobbies had declared themselves the national enemies of Iran as early as the emergence of the revolutionary regime in that country.
These lobbies, in close cooperation with Israeli leaders, did their best to get the West to spread Islamophobia, and in pursuit of Israel’s unholy designs against Iran they managed to get the neocon regime in the United States to formulate belligerent concepts like “pre-emptive” action for “regime change” for which they destroyed a whole nation, Iraq, and put the people of Iran under economic siege, nearly starting a war that could destroy the nation of Iran alongside many other nations in the Middle East.
These severe media-promoted economic sanctions against the people of Iran encouraged other evil treatment of Iran to the detriment of USA global standing as a defender of peace and democracy and to the detriment of their own credibility as promoters of truth. The media in the West pushed these extremist anti-Islam and anti-Iran views of said circles so far that their repercussions destroyed Christian Zionism and neo-con inclinations in the United States.
Western governments made no secret of their sigh of relief when America decided to throw the neo-cons out of office. I for one, have also been the subject of the media censorship for having defended Iran’s indisputable rights to nuclear energy, and a victim of an unholy campaign of vilification among some Arabs and Iranians even inside Iran.
I do not think we need to do anything to change this, because it seems with president Obama’s policy of “change”, especially change of attitude regarding Iran, this problem is also beginning to sort itself out.