Erfan Fard

The Story Behind ‘The Black Shabbat’: A New Book

The cover of the Book , by KETAB.Co

As the dust settles on the haunting memories of October 7, 2023, a new narrative emerges through the pages of a new analytical book. On January 5th, 2024, a Jewish Iranian American publishing house KETAB in Los Angeles unveiled “The Black Shabbat – Israel, The Target of Terrorists,” a pioneering work offering a deep dive into the complexities of Islamic Terrorism and its sprawling transnational networks.

The Black Shabbat” is not just another book on terrorism; it is a critical exploration of the Islamic Republic’s ties with terrorist organizations, representing a substantial step in uncovering these complex relationships. The book’s prominent focus is on the critical roles of the IRGC, Quds Force, and MOIS, exposing the deep-seated terrorism within the Iranian regime. It encapsulates a profound journey into the depths of geopolitics, national security, and the relentless grip of terrorism.

The narrative of the book, enriched by personal experiences and extensive research, began in response to a series of questions from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spanning March 2017 to November 2018. This path led to a crucial meeting with the FBI in Washington DC in May 2021 to highlight the often-misunderstood aspects of the Iranian regime during both the Trump and Biden administrations.

At the heart of “The Black Sabbath” lies a relentless effort to expose the terrorist activities of Tehran’s criminal Ayatollahs, particularly their significant role in fueling Islamic Terrorism against Israel. This element of the book is of paramount importance as it addresses a critical national security threat posed by Iranian regime sleeper cells to both the USA and Israel.

The Black Shabbat” does not just skim the surface but offers a comprehensive understanding of the significant victories and challenges in combating radicalism, Islamic terrorism, and Shia extremism. The book pays tribute to Dr. Michael Morell, the former CIA Director, dedicating the book to him with a heartfelt acknowledgment, “For Michael Morell, whose realistic perspective I seek to reflect in my analyses.” Additionally, the book is dedicated to the innocent lives lost during the tragic events of October 7, 2023, now remembered as Black Shabbat.

James Carafano, Senior Counselor to the President at The Heritage Foundation, has endorsed “The Black Sabbath” with high praise, declaring it a “must-read that demands attention.” He particularly highlights the difficult realities faced by Iran’s populace under its current regime.

This book is more than just a collection of articles; it serves as a window into a world often hidden from the public eye, woven with threads of history, personal experiences, and deep analytical insights. It tells a story of resilience, chronicling the unyielding spirit of those committed to unveiling the truth and serves as a tribute to the countless unnamed heroes who stand guard in the shadows, protecting the values we hold dear.

On January 2024, in more than 11 states of the USA, in some branches of Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Centers, and Synagogues, the book will be promoted to the American Jewish community to remember the crime of “The Genocidal Cult of Islamo-Nazism” in the 21st century.

A sentence from the Introduction reads: “The October Gambit – In the clandestine heart of Gaza, beneath the city’s desolate streets, a palpable sense of anticipation hung heavy in the air. It was the year 2023, and around a massive, worn table, a secretive council of Hamas leaders had convened. Their eyes were locked on a series of maps adorned with strategic markings, revealing a daring plan that could alter the course of their relentless conflict with Israel.

For years, these Islamic Terrorists had meticulously planned and prepared for this moment. They had watched and waited for the right opportunity, and they decided to strike in October. The decision was calculated, born of multiple motivating factors. Their primary goal was to disrupt the fragile Arab-Israeli normalization efforts. With a wary eye on the growing willingness of Arab states to engage with Israel, they saw an opening. They intended to portray themselves as the true champions of the Palestinian cause, challenging the establishment of relations between Israel and its neighbors.

“The Black Shabbat” is a collection of thought-provoking op-eds and articles previously featured in the Jerusalem Post, Israel National News, and Jewish News Syndicate (JNS). Spanning 44 chapters and 305 pages, the book offers an in-depth analysis and unique perspective on the ongoing challenges in the Middle East. It is a testament to the power of diligent research, thorough analysis, and a commitment to truth.

In conclusion, “The Black Shabbat – Israel, The Target of Terrorists” is more than just a narrative on current events. It is a meticulously crafted account that unravels the intricacies of geopolitics and terrorism. It provides a comprehensive view of the threats posed by extremist ideologies and the ongoing struggle to maintain peace and security in a volatile world.

This book stands as a beacon of knowledge and understanding, illuminating the shadows cast by the tragic events of October 7th, and offering a path forward in navigating the complex realities of our time.

from the fifth page of the Black Shabbat: “With profound sincerity, I consecrate this book to the ethereal souls of those who met their untimely fate on the sacred Jewish soil, victims of the harrowing onslaught of Islamic terrorism on the somber eve of October 7, 2023, an ill-fated day etched in history as Black Shabbat. Their memory shall endure for all eternity.”

About the Author
Erfan Fard is a counter-terrorism analyst and Middle East Studies researcher based in Washington, DC. He is in Middle Eastern regional security affairs with a particular focus on Iran, Counter terrorism, IRGC, MOIS and Ethnic conflicts in MENA. \He graduated in International Security Studies (London M. University, UK), and in International Relations (CSU-LA), and is fluent in Persian, Kurdish, Arabic and English. Follow him in this twitter account @EQFARD
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