Barry Nussbaum: Hello and welcome to ATP Report. I’m Barry Nussbaum. Before we jump in with our very special guest today, I want to remind all of you out there in ATP land. If you haven’t already subscribed, please do so now.
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Having done that housekeeping, I want to bring out a very special guest. Annie Cyrus, the most famous child bride escapee from Iran, she’s a known expert in all things Islam. She’s the founder of Live Up to Freedom, and she is the editor of what we do here at ATP. Welcome back, Annie.
Aynaz ‘Anni’ Cyrus: Thanks for having me back, Barry,
Barry Nussbaum: Let’s talk about what happened just in the last couple of days. It’s earth-shattering news. The Iron Dome system in Israel has protected tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of Israelis from the terror rockets fired at them from not only the North but mostly the south in Gaza.
It is a one hundred percent defensive weapons system that was developed by Israeli scientists and working in conjunction with the American military, has now been shared with the American military. For the first time in American history, members of Congress blocked the replenishment of the Iron Dome system, and, specifically our good friends, The Squad that loves Islam and hates America.
They also hate Israel, and they blocked the funding. Fortunately, it’s going to go through anyway with an ancillary bill, but I guess the question is, how is it possible that this I hate Israel, I hate America Squad continues to grow in power week by week?
Aynaz ‘Anni’ Cyrus: Well, I agree with you. Even though they’re not technically blocking it, it’s the gesture that counts. To answer your question, I think the main reason is because we, the people, have failed our country. Because the first time Ilhan Omar came out with the most anti-Semitic comments, we didn’t say anything.
Now, please note when I say we, I understand Anni Cyrus, Barry Nussbaum, your audience, my audience. Yes, we are doing our part, but we’re not the majority. We’re the minority within the minority in this country. When I say we, I mean, the majority of Americans, they just kept quiet.
When Rashida Tlaib came dancing wrapped in a Palestinian flag and dropping F-bomb towards President Trump, she got away with it. So, they started small but now they have gained momentum to where it’s a lot harder to say something about it because we didn’t say anything before. So, they kept on doing it bigger and bigger and bigger to now, where, sadly, and unfortunately, as you said, it’s earth-shattering.
Who would have ever thought that America would be the country that’s going to, as they phrased it, defund the missile defense program of Israel?
Barry Nussbaum: It’s tragic and thank goodness the rest of the Dems have excluded them from the vote, so to speak, and it will pass, and it will get funded, as you said; so, switching gears a little bit.
A Middle East scholar named Daniel Pipes says that atheism and the leaving from Islam is spreading inside of Islam.
He cites books and speeches and videos posted by ex-Muslims like Anni Cyrus, saying that we’ve had it. We’re tired of the jihad, and we want to be regular people, and we want to be in the twenty-first century.
And yet many Muslim majority countries punish those that leave Islam, and they call that crime apostasy with execution. Libya, Mauritania, Somalia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Afghanistan, Malaysia, and Brunei in all those countries, Anni, the death penalty can be used if you leave Islam.
Now on a personal basis, you’re one of the most famous, at least in the United States, for people that have left and have cried out against the horrors of what they do to their own people, let alone to other people. Do you believe that that risk that everyone else is facing applies to you, too? Meaning you left, and now there’s a target on your back?
Aynaz ‘Anni’ Cyrus: Well, before I answer that question, I just want to add that even though you mentioned a majority of the Islamic countries, let’s not forget here and there, it’s also happening in America. We had many honor killings taking place in America based on the records released by the government of the United States of America. Averaging twenty-seven to thirty-four honor killings are happening in America, and they are all under the same category.
They were two westernized, meaning not being a good enough Muslim. Which means leaving Islam or turning their back to Islam. I just wanted to put this out there. And yes, that risk, well, the bounty or fatwa on my becoming an ex-Muslim, was issued originally by my own father when I left. But then it was renewed on one of my charges by the regime of Iran, which is moharebeh, waging war against Allah.
When I came out publicly, not only I continued speaking against Islam, but I announced my conversion to Christianity and that’s double the crime. But I would say even for people inside Islamic countries, Barry, there is only so much a human can take before they just can’t take it anymore.
There is only so much oppression they can take when they say, you know, give me freedom or give me death. Give me liberty or give me death. That’s where they’re at. I know many Iranians who are done with it. Kill me, that’s fine. But I’m not going to give in to this oppressive slavery of a life anymore.
Barry Nussbaum: So, are you worried personally?
Aynaz ‘Anni’ Cyrus: Am I worried? No, because we all are going to die one day, somehow. I’m one of those believers that my expiration date was issued the day I was born, but I am concerned that Western governments are not seeing it.
Barry Nussbaum: Fair enough, and from all of us that ATP, we admire your bravery. It’s really impressive and astounding.
The Del Rio International Bridge, which is the connection between Texas and Mexico, that’s an entry point that’s being flooded with illegals.
In recent days, they’re showing something like 14,000 people congregating there now because they’ve been invited by the United States, so to speak, to illegally immigrate into our country. The fact is, and what concerns me and the question for you is out of those tens of thousands that are coming in, we’re not vetting them, and we don’t know who they are. We don’t know, I mean, the more mundane things like, do you have COVID? Or did you have a vaccine?
But from a terroristic point of view, out of tens of thousands coming in, it only takes a couple who are terrorists. Who are sent, say, by the Taliban or ISIS or Islamic Jihad or Hamas to come in and do incredible damage, literally causing a catastrophe in our country, do you think that risk is real?
Aynaz ‘Anni’ Cyrus: Absolutely. I want to say, the whole concept of an open border, which is the narrative or the favorite narrative by the left Democrats. The purpose of it is to bring in destruction. Now, Islamic Jihad is destruction, which I can confirm. I don’t know if your audience is aware, but two Afghan refugees who were brought in recently from Afghanistan in a Wisconsin military base were just indicted with sex, sorry, child abuse, including sexual abuse, strangling, and physical abuse of a child. That child was their child bride.
Now, I consider that part of Islamic Jihad Islamic terrorism. It’s terrorizing for Americans when they hear that in the news because they’re not familiar with the concept in America. So, I just want to be clear when I say terror and destruction. I don’t mean just jihadis are going to come in, blow themselves up. This is destruction. They are either cartel members, drug dealers, human traffickers, or Islamic jihadists.
That is the purpose of the open border because if they wanted to save real refugees, they would actually close the border and make sure those who come in like me through the processing of all documentation and proving who we are, that we would have a safe haven in America instead of looking over our shoulders with seven Imams inside seven American mosques putting bounties on our heads.
Barry Nussbaum: No kidding.
Iran kicked out the IAEA.
They stopped adhering to the JCPOA as bad as it was. At least there was some semblance or attempt to oversee what they were, and we’re not doing. Now the IAEA is reporting that the cameras that they installed in certain nuclear enrichment sites in Iran for purposes of observation of what the Iranians are doing were either damaged or destroyed completely. So, in fact, we don’t know what they’re doing, but it’s being reported today in the press that enrichment has gone up to, get this, 90 percent.
They are well beyond the threshold of being able to produce bombs. If they don’t have nuclear weapons yet, Anni, they’re really close to being able to do maybe half a dozen of them, according to international intelligence officers and experts. My question for you is there’s no doubt they’re racing to the bomb. There’s no doubt that nobody is doing anything to stop them. The question is when they get the bombs. Are they going to use them?
Aynaz ‘Anni’ Cyrus: Well, I would say with the information I have, I don’t think they’re racing to the bomb. They’re at the finish line. And I just want to say, I’m sorry, I keep inserting my own thing in. It is amazing to me if they know Iran is doing what they’re not supposed to do to the extent of requiring cameras, why don’t they just shut it down? Wouldn’t that make more sense, Barry? I think it’s like we are going to be releasing a murderer or a rapist and say, we’re just going to have this camera follow you around all day long because we know you’re going to rape again.
Barry Nussbaum: Well, the fact is the IAEA inspectors were banned from the enrichment sites, they figured they had an improvement by Iran, saying, okay, you can put up cameras. Which Iran then destroyed. So, nobody in the world has proof of their compliance and the leaking information and what they’re putting out, they, being Iran, is, hey, we’re almost there. This means as you said, they may already be there. Are they going to use those bombs?
Aynaz ‘Anni’ Cyrus: Of course, they will. Do you really think it’s a coincidence that as they’re doing that, the Squad is trying to defund the protection of Israel? Do you really think that’s a coincidence? No. And yes, Iran will use the bombs. As I have said many times before, when Ruhollah Khomeini arrived in Iran, the very first thing that came out of his mouth was to let the plan begin.
We’re going to take down the Great Satan America and destroy Israel. The whole purpose of this battle has been to be able to wipe Israel off the map. Why would they stop now? They will use it. They will use it, but I want everybody to know that nobody gets to blame the Islamic Republic of Iran’s regime only. No, they had every single Western country back them up to get to where they are today.
Barry Nussbaum: Well said, and it’s pathetic because it’s true. And the blame should be spread around to all these countries racing to do business with them. Wanting to build factories, wanting to export oil and gas, wanting to trade, wanting to bank with them, and on and on and on. Anni, where can people find out about what you’re doing?
Aynaz ‘Anni’ Cyrus: Live Up to Freedom.com, Live Up to freedom.com, or if they do sign up to American Truth Project.org, they get all my segments with you as well.
Barry Nussbaum: Perfect, and I encourage all of you to follow her. She’s an expert. She’s a scholar. If you don’t know your enemy, you have no one to blame but yourself.
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