Hatred of Arabs deeply rooted in Persians, says Iranian intellectual – Iranian secularists and religious Shia united in Sunni hatred

sonsofsunnah.com note: Everyone reading the article will discover that with Persians the author means NON-MUSLIM Persians and heretics like twelver Shi’ites (he does not even mention Sunni Iranians once!) who do not represent the Islamic history of Iran and Persians which was mostly (900 years!) Sunni and just recently (Iran is majority Shia for 400 years!) Shi’ite. Hence us, the Sunni Persians and other Iranian people (like Lurs, Bakhtiaris,
Baloch) are certainly not included for our religion which is Islam  – unlike Shi’ism – is not based on racism and hatred towards any race let alone the race of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him.

Here some quotes:

Sunday, 09 October 2011

Iranian intellectual Sadek Zibakalam says that most Iranians hate not only Arabs, but many other peoples as well.

The relationship between Arabs and Persians has always been a source of controversy, not only owing to the contemporary power struggle in the region, but also because of a long history of rivalry that formed an integral part of the national psyche of both people. Iranian intellectual Sadek Zibakalam provides deep insight into the different levels of this enduring animosity.

“I think the majority of Iranians of all types hate Arabs, and I believe they hate us, too,” Sadek Zibakalam, who is also a professor at the University of Tehran, said in an interview with the Iranian weekly Sobh Azade.

Zibakalam said there is a link between racism and a lack of education, and pointed out that this is the case in Europe, where people who express hatred against Jews or Muslims or foreigners are mostly uneducated. However, the situation tends to be different in Iran.

“The phenomenon of hating Arabs is very common among intellectuals in Iran,” he said.

He added that religious people also frequently express their resentment of Arabs, which usually comes in the form of curses directed at Sunnis.

“As a matter of fact, Iranians’ constant attacks on Sunnis stem from their hatred of Arabs.”

Zibakalam was born in 1948 to a Shiite family in Tehran and obtained his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Bradford in the U.K. He is currently a member of the Scientific Association at Tehran University.

Zibakalam was a critic of the Shah and a supporter of former Prime Minister Mohamed Mossadeq. He was sent to jail for two years during the Shah’s reign.

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