Skip to comments.Iran Plans on Destroying Tomb of King Cyrus, Friend of the Jews
Posted on 01/13/2008 10:57:06 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
Iran is planning on submerging the tomb of King Cyrus (Coresh), the Persian King known for authorizing the Jewish exiles to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Holy Temple.
According to a report by Omedia, an Iranian organization is demanding that the International Criminal Court take action against those responsible.
The Iranian ayatollahs are planning on destroying the tomb as part of a general campaign to sever the Persian people from their non-Islamic heritage; Cyrus was thought to be a Zoroastrian and was one of the first rulers to enforce a policy of religious tolerance on his huge kingdom. Journalist Ran Porat quoted a young Iranian who said that the measures being taken by the Islamic Republics regime include the destruction of archaeological sites significant to this heritage.
The government is in the final stages of constructing a dam in southern Iran that will submerge the archaeological sites of Pasargad and Persopolis the ancient capital of the Persian Empire, the report states. The site, which is considered exceptional in terms of its archaeological wealth and historical importance, houses the tomb of the Persian King Cyrus.
Cyrus, who lived from 576-530 BCE, liberated Babylonian Jewry from their exile in the famous Declaration of Cyrus (mentioned in the book of Ezra in both Hebrew and Aramaic).
A group of Iranian academics opposed to the regimes policies founded a group called the Pasargad Heritage Foundation with hopes of getting the United Nations involved in protecting the historical site. Most recently, the foundation filed a petition with the International Criminal Court against the Iranian official in charge of maintaining the sites, charging him and his bureau with "crimes against humanity, due to the systematic state-sanctioned destruction of the culture of the ancient Iranian world and its historical heritage."
Though the city of Pasargad is a ruin, Cyruss Tomb has remained largely intact and it has been partially restored to counter its natural deterioration over the years.
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.
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""O man, whoever you are and wherever you come from, for I know that you will come--I am Cyrus, son of Cambyses, who founded the Empire of the Persians and was king of the East. Do not grudge me this spot of earth which covers my body." Cyrus"
This is looking a lot like what the Taliban did in Afghanistan. They blew up millenia-old Buddhist statues to erase their non-Islamic history. If left on their own, there would be no evidence of civilization prior to 700 A.D.
Does anybody know where I could get one of those “F*&k IRAN”
bumper stickers from the 70’s?
They urinated and defecated all over it, does that count?
And little evidence of civilization after 700 A. D.
“The religion that destroys everything. I am surprised they have not destroyed the birthplace of Christ.”
Give them time......
“Cyrus was thought to be a Zoroastrian and was one of the first rulers to enforce a policy of religious tolerance on his huge kingdom.”
Well, Muslims can’t abide by religious tolerance, can they?
This is also evidence that the mullahs’ regime is feeling a lot of domestic heat. Nutball regimes become more so under pressure.
To be fair there were 4th or 5th century Christians with much the same attitude. The Christian mob that murdered Hypatia & then sacked the great library comes to mind.
How does a nice mosque on all of bethlehem sound to you?
Radical Islam is anti-history and anti-culture.
This king is such a hero in pre-Islamic Persian culture that his name is a common one for boys. Will they all have to change their names now?
Quite Talibanesque of them.
Reminds me of the American Leftist Taliban who are trying to destoy all Monuments, symbols, etc. of the South’s Confederate Heritage.
Also, Cyrus is a Messiah. Is 45:1 A VIP in Judaism.
Give them time.... they will be glad to fulfill that thought...
That very Tailban of Mullahs of Iran
Cyrus was thought to be a Zoroastrian and was one of the first rulers to enforce a policy of religious tolerance on his huge kingdom.
I'm gonna get slammed for this, but all pagan religions were more or less "tolerant" because they believed in multiple "gxds." Judaism was for a long time the one exception because it was the only Monotheistic religion. The first brush the Jews had with pagan intolerance was Antiochus. Islam is intolerant because it inherited this from its predecessor monotheistic religions.
I don't wish to be misunderstood, but many conservatives are allowing the moslems to manipulate them into sounding like Voltaire. Strictly and objectively speaking, there is no "right" to worship false "gxds" or follow false religions. The whole goal of history is a world in which all mankind joins in acknowledging the One True G-d.
I have no wish to see islam imposed on anyone, and my skin crawls at how secularist liberals have adopted a double standard on its own "theocratic" tendencies, but just because islam isn't the One True Religion doesn't mean there isn't one!
Thanks Alouette and Blam. If I had to guess, mine would be that the mullahcracy isn't going to be calling the shots very much longer. I hope Cyrus' monument makes it.
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Mr. Kurosh Zaim’s letter
to the International Criminal Court
Extract: “I propose the following amendments be made to the Rome Statute in order to enable the Court to prosecute those who willfully destroy world historical and cultural heritage.
“Examples of such crimes are the destruction of the statue of Buda and numerous historical artifacts by the Taliban in Afghanistan; and the ongoing destruction of Pasargad historical site in Iran and the tomb of Cyrus the Great, a world cultural heritage.” >>>>
(There’s also a Petition.)
Its long past time when the civilized world should let these savages know that they cannot continue to destroy, deface, steal, terrorize and otherwise ruin this planet.
The problem with Islam is Islam. Unless it can be brought screaming and kicking inot the modern world, it be surpressed by all civilized nations for what it is - a nihilistic death cult.
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Zoroastrianism is not pagan, unless you define pagan as “not Christian or Jewish.”
Not soon enough !!
I don’t know if he was Zoroastrian or not; most Zoroastrians, I think, tend to leave their dead exposed on high platforms (at least, that is the ritual of the Parsees, I think).
Maybe with kings it was different, and they were buried?
They desecrated it, urinated in it, smeared feces around it and burned/destroyed ancient scrolls within it. Does that come close?
Thanks for the ping.
This shows, again, that Islamists are fervently devoted to causing hardship, death and destruction.
That’s a lot a “hate”. Where are the wacky anti-hate groups?
Come on. The Persians were practical people. They tolerated religions in order to better conquer them. Cyrus would honor local gods, secure allegiance to his empire, then move on.
The modern muzzies haven’t a clue how to run an empire.
A savage bunch of buttlifting swine!
The Taliban were filthy diapers on their heads; the ayatollahs wear space saver spare tires in their misbegotten heads!
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