Dr. James B Thring

Responses

Letter Encourages Dialogue among Faiths & Cultures

The political and peace activist in the UK, Dr James B Thring in an interview with Taqrib News Reporter answered the following questions on the effect of releasing letter by Supreme Leader.

1- Can people consider Iranians leaders’ letter as a new trend in Islamic Republic of Iran for interfaith dialogue and promote understanding between cultures?

I see the Grand Ayatollah’s letter as reinforcing the openness of the Islamic Republic of Iran to listen to other faiths and cultures and to encourage dialogue and understanding between them. The Tehran Conferences on Peace, Democracy, Terrorism, the history of World War 11 and other subjects testifies to this willingness to air, analyse and debate such issues, in contrast to the UK administration which does not host such conferences but instead sabotages those that try to take place. For example, Lord Ahmed’s seminar on my booklet ‘Peace with Iran’ was deliberately sabotaged by the Jewish Chronicle which telephoned the Sergeant at Arms in the Palace of Westminster to warn ‘there would be violence if the seminar took place’. The invitees were largely MP’s, Lords, Ladies, gentlemen of the press, academics and mild activists.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s letter will promote understanding of Islamic culture by asking searching questions, exposing the propaganda poisoning the minds of those exposed to largely ‘western’ orchestrated media; by encouraging research and a scientific attitude towards the Holy Qur’an. It will make people think and discuss the contributions of Islam to global progress. Thus they will appreciate its peaceful, edifying and moral influences where sinister Cabals persistently invent causes for war, disruption, degradation, corruption and immorality.
The letter initiates thought and discussion which the Muslim community in the UK seems to have abandoned in public, largely owing to pressure, one would imagine, from the Judaic lobbies.

2- How much can understanding of real Islam prevent Muslin youth form being radicalised?
Having read the Qur’an and ‘Qur’anic Sciences’ 25 years ago I am convinced that ‘real’ Islam is about good behaviour, even towards those who make themselves enemies. It should, therefore temper radicalization and foster an equable, law-abiding, generous and morally upstanding society. I find this amongst all Muslims I know. Unfortunately, in the ‘west’ such good behaviour is no longer the watch-word but instead it is the selfish pursuit of inordinate wealth, attacking innocent nations for oil; destroying ancient cultures; changing established laws; legislating for immoral behaviour such as homosexuality, same-sex marriages and exploitative usury; buying political favours; protecting criminals; dumbing down education; creating enemies and even false-flag attacks by them; denigrating national pride and generally suppressing debate on all these vital issues. By these examples, the ‘normal’ person has been marginalized and thus is driven to appear ‘extremist’ or ‘radicalized’.
In this climate it would thus be impossible for some Muslims as well as those of other faiths not to be radicalized.

3- Can Islamophobia in the West be stopped by Western youth after studying Islam carefully?

Western youth has a role to play in appraising itself of the beneficence of Islam. Sadly, it is unlikely that many will study Islam carefully under the current regime of prejudice and indoctrination.

But there are useful summaries, such as ‘Loyalty, Freedom, Equality, Respect, Peace’ and ‘Some Distinctive Features of Islam’ which I found being distributed by the Ahmadiyya Mosque community that can be easily assimilated as a start.

Once intrigued, the youth that often reacts to diktats from older generations, should recognise the social and moral leadership of Islamic teaching and dismiss the prejudices that have been planted by those who propagate anti-social and immoral practices.
The youth have a role in complaining about these prejudices by writing to the media which otherwise grows complacent about the public’s tolerance of their increasingly rampant pro-Israeli propaganda and eulogising of Judaism generally.

4- Which factor or factors are more important in spreading Islamophobia in the West? (Lack of understating Islam, politicians, media…)
Lack of understanding facilitates the Islamophobia propagated by the media and certain politicians. Immigration concerns also play a secondary role although no phobia is allowed of non-Muslim immigrants from Africa, Asia or Europe. But the most important factor in the UK and probably the ‘west’ in general, is the supremacy in media ownership and government lobbying by the Judaic fraternity. This group acts vehemently on behalf of the Zionist entity in the midst of Islamic Middle East. It has been especially virulent in blaming Islam for terror attacks such as those on 9-11 in the USA and 7-7 in the UK, both of which are now known to have been orchestrated by friends of Israel: ‘9-11′, as exposed in my booklet ”’9-11′ – the Israeli Links’, was the ‘Pearl Harbour’ event invoked by Rabbi Dov Zacheim, an author of ‘Rebuilding America’s Defences’ which cites such an event needed to engender public support for militarily occupying six Muslim countries as potential enemies of America, which itself is a gross distortion of the truth. And ‘7-7’ occurred on the same day in the same spots as Operation Caesar which was to test the responses of the security services to such incidents, as laid out in ‘Terror on the Tube’ by Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom.
But this insidious denigration of Muslims also occurs in other sectors: In education Muslims are pilloried for inculcating ‘extremism’ into UK schools using a ‘Trojan Horse’. This conspiracy theory has been exposed but is still regurgitated by the syndicated media to terrify students and parents against Islam. Also in higher education, debates about Palestine, for example, are foreclosed, obviously to avoid criticism of Israel. In food processing Halal killing of animals is abhorred although similar methods are practised by the Jewish community which is scarcely mentioned. And in religion, certain Muslim Mullahs have been targeted as preaching ‘hate’ although their cases have not been aired in open Court so the charges are suspect and probably only relate to stern criticism of Zionists whose Talmudic brethren are fundamentally steeped in anti-Gentile rhetoric.

And finally, in histories of war, Islamic defenders of their faith and lands such as Yassir Arafat, Muammar Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Mahatir Mohammed, have been viciously denigrated as ‘terrorists’, ‘genocidal maniacs’ and ‘dictators’, whereas they are or were actually victims of Jewish or ‘western’ terror, genocide and dictatorship over their Human Rights, banking system, weaponry or opinions.

5- All Abrahamic religions and Divine prophets have come to lead [people] toward an ethical life and obeying God. How much dialogue among religions, civilisations and cultures can help mankind to eradicate war and violence and promote better understanding and friendship?
There is plenty of room for such dialogue. The fact that it occurs in Iran, Lebanon and Malaysia, but not in London, New York or Tel Aviv tends to suggest a lack of confidence in defending the wayward practices of the latter, despite their being openly discussed in the former countries, even in mainstream media such as PRESStv and El-Etejah tv. Rigorous debate can clear the air of prejudicial indoctrination and thus de-escalate the violence and wars promulgated by avaricious and aggressive politicians covertly exploiting phantom ogres and the animal instincts of their ignorant or obedient foot-soldiers.
There is also much enlightenment to be gained by comparing religious codes which underpin most of our civilized societies and by highlighting the similarities as opposed to the differences. This should normally dispel misunderstandings and engender friendship, especially when it is realised that many admirable cultures and religions have been denigrated by zealots of an alien cabal that set itself against the rest of Humanity many centuries ago and which still engages in putting its perceived enemies against each other.

Henry Kissinger, for example, fostered the war between Iran and Iraq to take their sights off the Zionists poisoning Palestine and threatening and attacking all the neighbours. Prince Charles set a good example by insisting on being titled ‘Defender of Faiths’ rather than ‘of the Faith’. Luckily, he is still poised to head the UK.

6- It seems that Western media and politicians don’t like to talk about dialogue among civilisations. Can elite, preachers and Western thinkers try to inform the youth about this message and mention the necessity of studying and negotiating about the real Islam?

It would help if they did. But it is rare because everyone is made to fear supporting Islam owing to the false association with ‘terrorism’ which has been associated in the public psyche with Islam. Of course, the reality is that Zion is the actual fount of terror, as clearly seen in its vicious attacks on Gaza and its cruel mistreatment of all Palestinians. Yet its adherents have such a grip on the media and politicians in the ‘west’ that it can turn its victims into aggressors while its people are cast as ‘victims’.

Much of this artificial ‘victim’ status derives from their distortion of their treatment as prisoners by the German High Command in WW11. That fabrication of stories, labelled ‘The Holocaust Industry’ by Jewish Professor Norman Finkelstein, is fast unravelling, as demonstrated by Dr Kollerstrom in his new book ‘Breaking the Spell’: There were no gas chambers for exterminating people but only for de-lousing clothes; No evidence of Nazi atrocities against inmates could be adduced from a ‘survivor’ who testified at the Canadian trial of Ernst Zundel; the ‘4 million’ alleged deaths at Auschwitz has now been officially reduced to 1.3 million; it has been discovered after the 70-year release of UK code-breakers’ intercept records that there were no secret communications between camp commanders about murderous intent ; and a film has recently been released, ‘Night Will Fall’ based on one by Bernstein and Hitchcock (both Jewish) in 1945 when Russia and the Allies took over the camps, proving that the common causes of death were typhus, dysentery and starvation resulting from Allied bombing of supply lines.

As these lies and deceptions are exposed the truth will dawn on people who will want to revise their misperceptions about Palestine, the Middle East unrest and Islam in general, possibly with extreme anger at the lies they have been fed.

However, as the Ayotollah mentioned, much of the disinformation and smear campaign against Islam became viral after the fall of the Soviet Union which had kept the balance of power between East and West. Will it resume its former position?

The new propaganda war, triggered by the chaos in Kiev, may have delayed this prospect for some time. But the new global power, China, may restore a semblance of equilibrium which may, in turn, challenge the war-mongering by Israel, the USA and her allies under the old PNAC (Project for New American Century) cry that ‘Islam is a threat to our way of life’. Of course, it is not Islam that is a threat but Zionism which has been threatening everyone else’s civilization by building hundreds of nuclear warheads outside international non-proliferation treaties; killing thousands of civilians with indiscriminate bombs, tank shells and phosphorus; inciting the USA to kill hundreds of thousands more innocent people in surrounding countries like Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan; sowing distrust amongst everyone by Mossad’s covert surveillance and terror operations; and terrorizing the global community into keeping quiet about their crimes using the fake ‘Anti-Semitic’ charge if they do.

There is thus plenty of material for preachers and academics to deploy to energise discussion about the truth about Islam and the horrific tragedies its adherents have suffered in the last century or two. And there is much to be revealed about the motives and beneficiaries of the somewhat ignominious colonial activities of ‘western’ nations in the name of Christianity but actually in the interests of Judaism and its principal beneficiaries such as the Rothschilds and Oppenheimers. There is also more that can be taught about the ethical, cultural and scientific achievements of Islam, many of which have been covertly incorporated into western culture.

James Thring is a retired architect-planner concerned about the Middle East since Israel’s 1967 War. He designed the first Cambridge Autonomous House in 1971 with a view to helping people isolated from public services, as in Palestine, and applied the technology to a plan for Saharan Libya in 1975. He also helped plan S.E. England and prepared scenarios for UK financial futures at the Department of the Environment. He advised companies like BA, BT and British Gas on likelihoods of future scenarios using Battelle’s risk analysis model. In 1980 he was a Committee Member of Architects for Peace, seconded to Professions for World Disarmanent & Development where he created Planning for Peace and was then deputed to the World Constitution & Parliament Association where he applied his scenario modelling. After initiating the Ministry of Peace to unite the anti-war lobbies he co-founded Legal Action Against War to prosecute Blair et al. for War Crimes against Iraq. Whilst visiting Iraq and Palestine he compiled ‘Crimes against the Palestinians’ and wrote ‘Peace with Iraq’ to counter the ‘dodgy dossier’ and gave it to every MP in 2002. When Israel threatened to attack Iran in 2006 and 2012 he published ‘Peace with Iran’ but the launch in the House of Lords with Lord Ahmed was sabotaged by the Israeli lobby. He continues to lobby for diplomatic, peaceful solutions to conflicts mostly in the Middle East, gives opinions to tv and radio channels and writes to Ministers, influential figures and the media.

Source: Taghrib News Agency