This is a more thorough response to Eric who commented on the conversation reported by Babak yesterday. I would like to add a few points and I'm sure many of my ideas might seem incorrect to you, but have your say too:
.....Iranians are not muslims? what exactly is a muslim and whats the difference between that and islam?
Iranians are mostly (90%?) Muslims, that is they believe in The One God (Allah, literally) and his last prophet Mohammad and the life after death. However the Iranian identity is a complex mixture of pre-Islamic/Islamic/post-Islamic traits. This is why nowadays most of the young people in Iran do not care if US has occupied Afghanistan/Iraq, and they also think they have nothing to do with Palestinian uprisings. This is to be contrasted to the young people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Pacific Muslim countries and Arab countries that think otherwise. This shows just the tip of the iceberg of the Iranian dilemma. Iranian people have many problems and fanaticism is also one of them, but not a main one in my opinion.
what they should be doing with all that terrorist money, is feed the starving children in palestine...instead of trying to kill with it. wouldnt that end suffering? their stated goal?
Yes! It will definitely be more humane and ethically correct but we are talking about all these people who are simply lazy to think for themselves and would listen to this fanatic talking in the corner of a musque who is calling everyone to arms because he can easily define good and bad for these people. Fanaticism is really bred by people who are too lazy to think.
I also wanted to add soemthing about the environment and what overdeveloped countries are doing with it, but I think I can leave it for some other occasion.