Three Whom God Should Not Have Created: Persians, Jews, and Flies

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Three Whom God Should Not Have Created: Persians, Jews, and Flies (Arabic : ثلاثة كان على الله أن لا يخلقهم: الفرس، اليهود والذباب, romanized: Thalatha kan 'ala Allah an la yakhluqahum: al-Furs, al-Yahud wal-dhubab) is an alleged political pamphlet by Khairallah Talfah, an Iraqi Ba'ath Party official and the maternal uncle and father-in-law of Saddam Hussein. [1] [2] The pamphlet was authored in 1940, but was published during the era of Saddam Hussein. [3] [4] [ failed verification ] [5] [6] The document is highly derogatory towards Persians and Jews.

In 1980, following the start of the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqi government publishing house Dar al-Hurriyya (Abode of Liberty) republished it [7] , and the Iraqi Ministry of Education distributed the propaganda as part of a textbook for school-children.[ citation needed ]

The work describes Persians as "animals God created in the shape of humans" [8] [9] , Jews as a "mixture of dirt and the leftovers of diverse people", [10] and flies as poor misunderstood creatures "whom we do not understand God's purpose in creating". [11]

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