Yuram Abdullah Weiler, an American from Denver, Co. who converted to Islam in 2003, has been a frequent contributor to the Tehran Times. He still lives in Denver, offering, as his paper puts it, “a dissenting voice from the ‘Belly of the Beast.'”
His Saturday column was titled “Pulling the Nuclear Knife Out of Iran’s Back,” and like many converts, Weiler manages to channel the most self-righteous, victimized voice of the Mullahs he so admires.
He opens with a quote from Malcolm X, a quote that turns victimization into poetry: “If you stick a knife nine inches into my back and pull it out three inches, that is not progress. Even if you pull it all the way out, that is not progress. Progress is healing the wound, and America hasn’t even begun to pull out the knife.”
I don’t know when Malcolm said this, if he did. I did find a much angrier quote, about the foot-long knife the White Man stuck in the Black Man’s back 400 years ago, and should the former jerk the knife out, should the latter feel grateful? That sounds more like Malcolm X. The quote in the Tehran Times—although I’ve seen it in recent posts online—reads too whiney for Malcolm X.
There’s too much victim’s tears in the first quote, which Weler chose as the opener for his attack on everyone: America, the West, the “Zionist entity,” anyone who won’t serve up what is Iran’s inalienable right: to trade however much it wants to, while preparing as many nukes as it wishes.
To read Weiler, which I recommend, is to realize he actually believes it’s Iran that’s been duped here. The knife in its back? Why, it’s the original sanctions placed on it. And now the only proper thing the west can do is to restore things to the way they’re supposed to be and walk away.
In Weiler’s world, which is consistent with the Ayatollahs’, only the Russians seem to get it right:
No sooner had the ink dried on the Geneva plan when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began to express diverging views on whether or not the agreement recognized Iran’s inalienable right to enrich uranium. “This deal means that we agree with the need to recognize Iran’s right for peaceful nuclear energy, including the right for enrichment,” Lavrov affirmed. Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, concurred that the agreement indeed recognizes Iran’s right to enrich uranium, and in fact states explicitly, “This comprehensive solution would involve a mutually defined enrichment program with practical limits and transparency measures to ensure the peaceful nature of the program.”
However, Kerry insisted, “The first step, let me be clear, does not say that Iran has a right to enrich uranium.” Siding with Lavrov and Araqchi, Article IV of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty clearly states, “Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination …,” which would include the enrichment of uranium.
And the Jews? Don’t ask, it’s embarrassing how much noise they’re making, with their bizarre desire to stay alive:
Predictably, the Zionist entity’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, went into a convulsive fit over the Iran-U.S. deal, and, warning of disastrous consequences, fomented in furious tones that the agreement was “a historic mistake,” and has “not made the world a safer place.” However, even Netanyahu was forced to admit that the agreement actually did recognize Iran’s right to enrich uranium, as he himself bemoaned, “Now, for the first time, the international community has formally consented that Iran continue its enrichment of uranium.”
In other words, Weiler is not contradicting the stress-ridden warnings of the Israeli PM, he’s confirming them and is delighted in the achievement of his new home country.