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Iran vs. Persian "round 2"

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Submitted by Jamontis Ribostin (United Kingdom), Dec 21, 2005 at 21:41

My comments are namely for the benefit of Mr Ian Mordant..

A little history lesson seems to be in order.

Persia is in fact a newer name for the country we know today as Iran.

The name Iran was not "chosen" by the Shah in 1935.. It was simply re-introduced.

The timing of the Shah's actions may simply have been to ensure that the true story of the origins of the Aryan people was not lost amongst the rhetoric and propaganda coming out of the 3rd Reich at the time.

The name "Persia" is a term penned by the Greeks some time in the latter half of the 1st millennium BC, during the reign of the Achaemenid dynasty over the "Persian empire" (between 600BC and 400BC).

The word Persia derived from the name of a province (which still exists) called Pars, in what is the south west of modern day Iran.

Pars was the likely candidate at the time ; as its main city Persepolis served as the king's place of residence and was therefore regarded as the capital city.

The province of Pars derived its name from the settling tribe known historically as the Parsi, a tribe of Aryan descent. The head of each tribe ruled over his province as king.

So, the reason the empire was named "Persian" was simply because the tribe presiding over Pars emerged to rule over the other Iranian tribes (of which it was one) and beyond.

Although the existence of the Parsi is referenced in some local scripture as early as 844BC, they did not find their place of settlement until 700BC... Iranian history dates back thousands of years further, to the migrations of their anscestors, the Aryans on the Iranian plateu.

Darius I, the Achaemenian king in the 5th century BC, declared himself a Persian and a descendent of the Aryan race.

"I am Dariush, the great king, the king of kings
The king of many countries and many people
The king of this expansive land,
The son of Wishtaspa of Achaemenid,
Persian, the son of a Persian,
'Aryan', from the Aryan race"

"From Darius the Great's Inscription in Naqshe-e-Rostam"

It is the original king of the Persian empire, Cyrus II (also an Aryan), who not only created history's first doctrine of human rights (a memorial to which resides at the UN HQ in NYC).. but who was the first figure in history to grant Jews freedom from persecution by way of "The decree of return for the Jews" 539BC. His actions to this effect are referred to in some detail in the The Hebrew Bible, Ezra 1:1-8

So, to conclude... Iran is the original name for the country of the people who were subsequently known as the Persians. Persians, by their own admission and confirmed by Herodotus ("the father of history") were of the Aryan race. This has nothing to do with nazi-ism. This is historical fact.

The moral of this story.... DO SOME RESEARCH!

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