Iranian Student Group Offers $100K Reward to Blow Up U.S. Jerusalem Embassy
An Iranian student group known as the Iranian Justice Seeker Student Movement has been putting up posters offering a $100,000 bounty to anyone who will blow up the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.
"The Student Justice Movement will support anybody who destroy the illegal American embassy in Jerusalem," the poster states in Farsi, Arabic, and English, according to an independent translation of the propaganda poster provided to the Free Beacon.
There will be a "$100,000 dollar prize for the person who destroys the illegal American embassy in Jerusalem," the poster states.
The call for an attack on the new embassy is just the latest escalation by hostile Islamic states and leaders who have lashed out at the United States and President Donald Trump for making good on a campaign promise to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's declared capital city of Jerusalem.
News of the bomb threat was first reported by the University Student News Network, a regional Farsi-language site that aggregates relevant news briefs.
"The Student Movement for Justice declared, ‘Whoever bombs the embassy's building will receive a $100,000 award,'" the report states. "It is necessary to mention that the steps by Trump to transfer the US Embassy to Holy Qods [Jerusalem] has led to the anger and hatred of Muslims and liberators throughout the world.'"
Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, told the Washington Free Beacon that terrorism of this nature is embedded in the Iranian regime's hardline stance.
"Unfortunately, terrorism directed toward diplomats and embassies has become a central pillar of the Islamic Republic's culture," Rubin said. "Terrorism is lionized in Iranian schools. This bounty is more the rule than the exception. To blame Washington or Jerusalem is to blame the victim and give terrorists a veto over U.S. policy."
Behnam Ben Taleblu, an research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, described the poster as repulsive and blamed the Iranian ruling regime for fostering such an attitude.
"This is nothing short of an invitation to a heinous act of an international terror by a student group that looks up to the world's foremost state sponsor of terror—the Islamic Republic of Iran," he said.
Why is it that the groups least interested in "justice" always have that word as part of their name?
The analysts are right, of course. The Iranian regime came into being taking over the U.S. embassy in Tehran and holding Americans hostage. But President Obama forgave them and handed over tens of billions of dollars in assets that had been frozen since 1979.
The Trump administration is now working for regime change in Iran -- the first U.S. administration to get serious about it since our hostages were taken almost 40 years ago. Success will mean that one of the most repulsive, dangerous regimes in the world will be no more.
For that reason, failure is not an option.