Hoder’s arrest confirmed by Iranian authorities

It's offical now. Hoder is under arrest by the Iranian authorities on charges of spying for Israel. Ok? He is not faking it, it's not a publicity stunt, this is the real deal.

My call for action still stands!

Comments

  1. The Jews made them do it

  2. Sandmonkey:

    I will do what I can for Hoder, but I still think it was an enormous mistake on your part to try to help free Alaa. The man is proudly a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and as such, is part of the problem. I believe at the very least you owed your readers the full disclosure that Alaa was a Muslim Brotherhood member, which you did not give. As a result of this lack of full disclosure, many Israelis and Zionists worked to try to free Alaa, not knowing they were working to free someone who wishes them dead and openly supports their destruction.

    We have a limited time on this planet and limited resources to give to causes. It makes no sense to use these limited resources to help people who are part of the problem. Hoder may or may not be part of the problem, and the fact that he is being jailed by Iran means he can’t be that terrible a guy and likely is worth advocating for. But these are real considerations to think about.

  3. Tulip, it’s not nice to help only the misfortunates that like you. Helping those who hate you makes you the bigger man (or woman, I suspect) and might even set an example that will change the misfortunate’s bad opinion about you.

  4. I believe at the very least you owed your readers the full disclosure that Alaa was a Muslim Brotherhood member, which you did not give.

    Alaa is (or at least was) a Christian, no? How could he have been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood? Makes no sense. If he converted to Islam and joined the MB after being jailed, you can hardly blame SM for “lack of disclosure”, can you? How could he have known? Or maybe my memory is faulty on this one… somebody feel free to set the record straight :)

  5. Craig,

    I do not know when Alaa joined Ikwan. I only know that when I went to his site about two years ago now, I saw his advocacy on behalf of Ikwan. See below for proof of his Ikwan advocacy:

    http://cultureforall.blogspot.com/2006/10/manalaanet-calls-for-muslims-to-join.html

    Alaa is a secularist and a leftist, but also an open supporter of Ikwan. Go figure.