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Iran Plans on Destroying Tomb of King Cyrus, Friend of the Jews
Arutz Sheva ^ | January 13, 2008 | Ezra HaLevi

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 Republic’s 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 regime’s 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, Cyrus’s 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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1 posted on 01/13/2008 10:57:08 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
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2 posted on 01/13/2008 10:58:54 AM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: SunkenCiv

ggg ping


3 posted on 01/13/2008 11:00:39 AM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: West Coast Conservative
These otherworldly muzzie beasts need to be wiped from the face of the earth.
4 posted on 01/13/2008 11:06:00 AM PST by isrul
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To: West Coast Conservative
I suppose the regime has tortured and mutilated enough living Iranians, so now they're moving on to the dead ones.
5 posted on 01/13/2008 11:08:04 AM PST by dr_who_2
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To: West Coast Conservative

Ethnic & historical ‘cleansing’ ...


6 posted on 01/13/2008 11:15:54 AM PST by dodger
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To: West Coast Conservative

Intolerance is their signature.


7 posted on 01/13/2008 11:17:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
To the Mad Iranian Mullahs....Beware the ghost of King Cyrus,,
8 posted on 01/13/2008 11:19:29 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

ping


9 posted on 01/13/2008 11:19:51 AM PST by GreyFriar ( 3rd Armored Division - Spearhead)
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To: West Coast Conservative; SunkenCiv

Tomb Of Cyrus

""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"

10 posted on 01/13/2008 11:20:13 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.


11 posted on 01/13/2008 11:26:13 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: West Coast Conservative
The religion that destroys everything. I am surprised they have not destroyed the birthplace of Christ.
12 posted on 01/13/2008 11:26:18 AM PST by Americanexpat
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To: Alouette

Does anybody know where I could get one of those “F*&k IRAN”
bumper stickers from the 70’s?


13 posted on 01/13/2008 11:26:31 AM PST by phs3 (If you call a terrorist a freedom fighter, I call you the enemy.)
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To: Americanexpat
I am surprised they have not destroyed the birthplace of Christ.

They urinated and defecated all over it, does that count?

15 posted on 01/13/2008 11:31:06 AM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Americanexpat
The religion that destroys everything. I am surprised they have not destroyed the birthplace of Christ.

I'm sure it's on their agenda eventually.
16 posted on 01/13/2008 11:32:40 AM PST by swatbuznik
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To: blam
What's the difference between the the Ayatollahs and the Taliban?


17 posted on 01/13/2008 11:34:28 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul politicians. The Ship of State needs a good scrubbing!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
If left on their own, there would be no evidence of civilization prior to 700 A.D.

And little evidence of civilization after 700 A. D.

18 posted on 01/13/2008 11:36:43 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Americanexpat

“The religion that destroys everything. I am surprised they have not destroyed the birthplace of Christ.”

Give them time......


19 posted on 01/13/2008 11:36:53 AM PST by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

bump


20 posted on 01/13/2008 11:37:38 AM PST by VOA
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To: West Coast Conservative

“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?


21 posted on 01/13/2008 11:41:29 AM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

This is also evidence that the mullahs’ regime is feeling a lot of domestic heat. Nutball regimes become more so under pressure.


22 posted on 01/13/2008 11:43:28 AM PST by Thud
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To: Americanexpat
Well Christ is in the Koran.
I remember a quote from the Islamic conqueror ( Amr ibn al-As) of Egypt, when the he was asked if the last remnant of the famed ‘Library of Alexandria’ should be saved. It was pointed out to him that this remnant contained ancient wisdom. It said something to the effect if “we have all the wisdom we need in the Koran if it contains wisdom contained in the Koran then we already have it, if it does not then it should be destroyed”.

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.

23 posted on 01/13/2008 11:54:48 AM PST by Reily
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To: Americanexpat
They will not destroy the christian holy places, but rather claim them for their own and build mosques on all christendom's holy places.

How does a nice mosque on all of bethlehem sound to you?

24 posted on 01/13/2008 11:58:17 AM PST by Nachum
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To: West Coast Conservative

Radical Islam is anti-history and anti-culture.


25 posted on 01/13/2008 12:31:21 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: West Coast Conservative
Iran is planning on submerging the tomb of King Cyrus (Coresh)

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?

26 posted on 01/13/2008 12:54:01 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: West Coast Conservative

Quite Talibanesque of them.


27 posted on 01/13/2008 12:55:13 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: West Coast Conservative

Reminds me of the American Leftist Taliban who are trying to destoy all Monuments, symbols, etc. of the South’s Confederate Heritage.


28 posted on 01/13/2008 12:55:19 PM PST by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: popdonnelly

Also, Cyrus is a Messiah. Is 45:1 A VIP in Judaism.


29 posted on 01/13/2008 1:52:22 PM PST by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Law is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: Americanexpat
The religion that destroys everything. I am surprised they have not destroyed the birthplace of Christ.

Give them time.... they will be glad to fulfill that thought...

30 posted on 01/13/2008 2:00:01 PM PST by TheBattman (LORD God, please help us to elect a Godly and patriotic man for President in 08, Amen.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

That very Tailban of Mullahs of Iran


31 posted on 01/13/2008 2:45:51 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: West Coast Conservative
This is terrible news. I don't suppose the Cyrus rates the same concern that people had for ancient pagan statues, though.

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!

32 posted on 01/13/2008 4:56:36 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vayavo'u Venei-Yisra'el betokh hayam bayabbashah; vehamayim lahem chomah miymiynam umissemo'lam.)
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33 posted on 01/13/2008 5:32:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.savepasargad.com/european_languages.htm

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.)


34 posted on 01/13/2008 5:51:44 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Fair Dinkum!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.


35 posted on 01/13/2008 6:00:30 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Fred Nerks
Somehow I don't think the mullahs listen to the polls, or to elections for that matter.
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36 posted on 01/13/2008 6:21:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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37 posted on 01/13/2008 6:37:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Zoroastrianism is not pagan, unless you define pagan as “not Christian or Jewish.”


38 posted on 01/13/2008 6:46:07 PM PST by Defiant (Hillary needs Obama in the race to make it seem she has experience by comparison.)
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To: F15Eagle

Not soon enough !!


39 posted on 01/13/2008 6:58:46 PM PST by RachelFaith (Doing NOTHING... about the illegals already here IS Amnesty !!)
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To: RachelFaith

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?


40 posted on 01/13/2008 7:18:46 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Americanexpat
"The religion that destroys everything. I am surprised they have not destroyed the birthplace of Christ."

Well, take a visit to Cyprus sometime and see what the invading Turks (who are still occupying half the island after 32 years) have done to priceless Christian shrines, churches and relics there. This is a site of Paul's evangelism; the governor of Cyprus was the first leader to convert to Christianity. This beautiful and friendly place is littered with astonishing old churches from the very dawn of Christianity... and the Turks use them for stables and target practice. I kid you not.

This is the same Turkey that the EU is considering for membership. But, Cyprus is already a member. 32 years of violent armed occupation, and the EU has nothing to say about it. Nor does the UN, or the mainstream media. Yet George Bush is Hitler incarnate for liberating more muslims from dictatorial tyranny than any man in history. Go figure.
41 posted on 01/13/2008 8:08:27 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Fred Thompson/Clarence Thomas 2008!])
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To: Reily
"Well Christ is in the Koran."

Jesus (Issa) is, but not as Christ.
42 posted on 01/13/2008 8:09:32 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Fred Thompson/Clarence Thomas 2008!])
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To: Americanexpat
I am surprised they have not destroyed the birthplace of Christ.

They desecrated it, urinated in it, smeared feces around it and burned/destroyed ancient scrolls within it. Does that come close?

43 posted on 01/13/2008 8:13:45 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping.

This shows, again, that Islamists are fervently devoted to causing hardship, death and destruction.


44 posted on 01/13/2008 8:14:56 PM PST by zot
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
True !
BUT he is called the Messiah, which in Messianic terms is the same as Christ! There was a German religious scholar who claims that the Koran is a mish-mash of Christan, Gnostic Christian liturgical works that should be read in Aramaic not Arabic. In fact if you read it in Aramaic most the Korans literary problems which some include strange nonsensical Arabic sentence structure & word meaning goes away. Of course Muslim's have traditionally interpreted the "nonsense" as something mystical. For example the 72 virgins becomes 72 bunches of white grapes. (I wish this guys book would be published here in the USA!)
45 posted on 01/13/2008 9:02:48 PM PST by Reily
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To: West Coast Conservative

That’s a lot a “hate”. Where are the wacky anti-hate groups?


46 posted on 01/13/2008 9:05:43 PM PST by rbosque ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

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.


47 posted on 01/13/2008 9:28:41 PM PST by nicollo (you're freakin' out!)
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To: isrul

A savage bunch of buttlifting swine!


49 posted on 01/13/2008 11:24:28 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: BIGLOOK

The Taliban were filthy diapers on their heads; the ayatollahs wear space saver spare tires in their misbegotten heads!


50 posted on 01/13/2008 11:26:44 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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