Imagine if you will, an Islamic Republic, ruled by fundamental Muslim law, one of the world’s most egregious human rights abusers, where gays hang from cranes, reporters rot in jail, where Christians and all other religious minorities are persecuted, and kept under the thumb of the theocratic state. Imagine a country so twisted and backward that arrests and imprisonment of citizens are at the whim of the dictators, and prisoners are abused and tortured with impunity. Imagine a state where the execution of child offenders is considered normal. A state that is actually the world leader in child execution.
Imagine a country funding and fuelling multiple international terror regimes and proxy wars in the tumultuous region, exporting missiles, money, and genocidal human misery to Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, and Gaza, controlling terrorist groups like Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad.
Then…Imagine tens of thousands of people converging into the town square of this country’s capital, screaming ‘Death to America! Death to Israel’ as the scent of flaming flags fills the air. Imagine the hatred in the eyes of this country’s leader, as he proclaims that it is the will of his god, that Israel be wiped off the map.