Shame on Professor Rabbi Daniel M. Zucker

When will you disclose the amount of money (if any) you receive from or contribute to the Iranian Communist MEK (MKO, PMOI, NCRI, Rajavi Cult, or Pol Pot of Iran)?

Paul Sheldon Foote, July 22, 2007 – http://360.yahoo.com/paulsheldonfoote

In response to my book review of David Horowitz’s The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, Professor Rabbi Daniel M. Zucker posted the following comment:

“May we ask why Professor Foote always attacks opponents of the current Teheran regime? Even Professor Ervand Abrahamian

(author of the 1987 text The Iranian Mojahedin and no friend of the MEK)wrote that the MEK never was or had any ties to the Communist Party or any of its fellow travellers. Foote uses his “conservative” credentials to hide his support and defense of the tyrannical theocratic regime in Teheran. Shame on him! He opposes those that want to end the tyranny in Teheran.

Professor Rabbi Daniel M. Zucker”

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/forum/read.html?id=2075

My answers to Professor Rabbi Daniel M. Zucker are:

1. I am a lifelong registered Republican. You may verify my current party registration with Orange County, California. You have failed to disclose your party affiliation.

2. In 1992, I was a candidate for the California State Assembly in the Republican primary election. The California Republican Assembly (CRA) endorsed me. United Republicans of California (UROC) co-endorsed me. These were the two conservative Republican groups endorsing during that election.

3. I volunteered and served in Vietnam as an American Army officer fighting against communism. When have you ever opposed communism? Unlike chickenhawk neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites), I served in the military in a war zone. I did not attempt to dupe any Christian Zionists to go in my place.

4. The following is a posted usage of the word conservative related to your name:

Congregation Beth Sholom

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

(CONSERVATIVE)

516-432-7464

315 Roosevelt Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561

fax: 516-889-1015

Rabbi Daniel Zucker

S,DM,L,RS,AE email: [email protected]

http://cojonc.org/_wsn/page5.html

Can you provide any other evidence that you are conservative in any way?

5. Your summary of Professor Ervand Abrahamian’s book The Iranian Mojahedin is totally false.

On page 2, Professor Abrahamian wrote:

“The Mojahedin has in fact never once used the terms socialist, communist, Marxist or eshteraki to describe itself.”

On page 102, Professor Abrahamian included (in black and white) the red, communist flag of the MEK. Throughout his book, Professor Abrahamian explained in detail the Marxist and Maoist influences on the MEK.

Any serious student of communism knows that communists have attempted to dupe religious people in this way. Massoud Rajavi was familiar with the liberation theology successes in Latin America. If the communists in Latin America can dupe ignorant Christians by not using the usual Marxist jargon, then they will do so.

On page 261, Professor Abrahamian concluded that the MEK vision that there will be a Second Coming in Iran with the people shouting the slogan ‘Iran is Rajavi, Rajavi is Iran’ is a vision shared only by members of the MEK.

Professor Abrahamian and I are signers of the Stop War on Iran statement:

Ervand Abrahamian, Prof. ME History, Author, Between Two Revolutions

Paul Foote, Professor, California State University, Fullerton*, Fullerton, CA

http://www.stopwaroniran.org/statement.shtml

6. Your claim that I support any theocracy is a total lie. My postings are available for all to read at my blog and at my Yahoo political discussion group:

http://360.yahoo.com/paulsheldonfoote

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/traitorsusa/

Also, I appeared last year on the NITV’s “Power of One” Iranian opposition satellite television program with the hosts Zia Atabay and Manook Khodabakhshian. In a program watched in Iran, I explained that my Foote ancestors left England, a theocracy and a monarchy, nearly 400 years ago to enjoy religious and economic freedom in America. Today, I remain opposed to any theocracy and to any monarchy. However, I do not know of any member of the Foote family in America for nearly 400 years who has advocated a military attack on England because it has a theocracy or a monarchy. If Iranian expatriates do not like what is happening in Iran today, they can return to Iran to make improvements. Why have dishonest Iranian communists and monarchists moved to America? The leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran need to study why the United Kingdom has been successful in maintaining a theocracy and a monarchy.

At the start of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Iranian nationalists collapsed quickly. That left only Islamic religious leaders and Massoud Rajavi (the leader of the communist MEK) struggling for power. I have written repeatedly that, while I am a Republican who did not vote for President Jimmy Carter, I am delighted that President Carter’s strategy of a Muslim green zone in the Middle East succeeded. I was delighted in 1981 when the Islamic leaders ousted Massoud Rajavi from Iran. If Rajavi had succeeded in installing a totalitarian regime similar to Pol Pot’s in Cambodia, Rajavi would have murdered a large percentage of the Iranian people and there might still be a Soviet Union.

7. The Web site for your Americans for Democracy in the Middle East (ADME) does not include any disclosures of financial statements:

1040 First Avenue, Suite 350

New York, NY 10022-2902

http://www.adme.ws/

When will you disclose the amount of money (if any) you receive from or contribute to the Iranian Communist MEK (MKO, PMOI, NCRI, Rajavi Cult, or Pol Pot of Iran)?

 

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