With international condemnation at their brutal crackdown on protesters during the nationwide uprising that has now continued for seven months, it might have been imagined that Iran’s mullahs would have learned some lessons in moderation. The killing last September, of the young Kurdish girl, Mahsa Amini, by the morality police, for not wearing her hijab properly, was an outrage that has led to a denunciation by Amnesty International and other human rights organizations. The shoot-to-kill strategy that has killed more than 750 protesters, and the arrest of over 30,000, has triggered an unprecedented outcry from the civilized world. But, deaf to all demonstrations, the theocratic regime has continued on its repressive path.
Now, during the Nowruz (Persian New Year) holidays and the holy month of Ramadan, the police are demanding even greater powers to crush dissent. Hassan Karami, the commander of the regime’s Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) Special Units, has called for the number of security police to be doubled to confront the ongoing nationwide insurrection. Karami was sanctioned by the EU in April 2021 for his role in the savage response to mass protests that took place in November 2019, when more than 1,500, mostly young protesters, were killed. He has coordinated the use of lethal force for crowd control and the suppression of protests during the current uprising. His LEF Special Units have also been responsible for serious human rights abuse against prisoners detained during the disturbances. Karamihas boasted that confronting the protests would be part of the agenda of his LEF Special Units during the Nowruz holidays and Ramadan. He described the uprising as “extreme sedition” and told the state-run Mehr news agency that his units were covering the unrest and possible movement of enemies in at least 400 cities and regions and that this required a doubling of police numbers.
Meanwhile, to further the theocratic regime’s oppressive tyranny, the police and security services have shut down dozens of businesses and issued warnings to many others for disrespecting Ramadan fasting rules.A police official in Khuzestan Province said that 55 businesses, were shut down in Ahvaz, the capital of the province, for breaking the rules of fasting. Colonel Mohammad-Hossein Mohammadv and said 229 businesses were inspected, 55 were shut down and 14 others received warnings that they faced closure if they failed to abide by the rules. Inspections will continue until the end of Ramadan, he said. Similar inspections are being carried out in other cities across the country. The rules require restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, tea houses, ice-cream and juice bars to remain closed until fasting ends around sunset. In the capital Tehran, sunset falls at around 18:35 at this time of year.
The same rules are enforced in all public places including gyms, schools, universities and factories, where cafeterias and canteens are closed throughout the month of Ramadan. Even eating inside cars is forbidden.With echoes of Stalinist repression, the hard-line crackdown has seen authorities urging members of the public who witness anyone violating the fasting or hijab rules to send a text message to a special designated number online. Large government-sponsored billboards advise similar tell-tale action. Only restaurants situated inside hotels or in airports or stations, can apply for special licences to cater for tourists or travellers, provided their windows are screened so that anyone eating inside cannot be seen from outside. Even then, the police keep a careful control on the number of licences issued.
The mullahs ludicrously claim that those who eat, drink, or smoke in public during Ramadan, are exhibitionists who refuse to follow the fasting rules. Such behaviour is punishable by a sentence of 10 to 60 days in prison or up to 74 lashes, according to article 638 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code. During the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims celebrate the fundamental messages of Islam – freedom, justice, mercy,and emancipation, 85 million beleaguered citizens of Iran have seen their rights and civil liberties crushed by the fascist theocratic dictatorship.
The Islamic Republic’s elderly Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has sought to position himself as the representative of God and Islam on earth.He regularly brands his opponents as enemies of God. Protesters can be accused of the spurious offence of moharebeh or ‘waging war against God’, which carries the mandatory death sentence. Since the 1979 revolution which ousted the hated Shah, but was hi-jacked by the mullahs, the main democratic opposition movement, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), has been the key voice calling for freedom, justice and democracy. They have paid a high price for their dissent. More than 30,000 mostly MEK political prisoners were executed in 1988 in a massacre ordered by a fatwa from the then Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini. Courageous Resistance Units of the MEK have directed the current uprising across Iran.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the charismatic president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), of which the MEK is a key component, said in her Nowruz address that the MEK have always made it clear that Islam is a religion of compassion and emancipation, not what the fascist mullahs claim it to be. She emphasized that “Islam is not misogynistic but founded on freedom, equality and free choice for all individuals, regardless of their gender or religion”. She pointed out that the MEK has rigorously opposed religious compulsion, underlining that it runs counter to the teachings of Islam. Mrs Rajavi said: “The MEK’s selflessness in the face of the regime’s religious dictatorship has exposed Khomeini and his successors as demagogues who exploit Islam for their own interests, and as criminals who have imprisoned and oppressed the Iranian people, while spreading death, terrorism and fundamentalism throughout the region.”
As the uprising in Iran continues to gain momentum and the chants of “down with the dictator” and “down with Khamenei” can be heard in the streets, it is time for the US, the EU and the UK to take concrete steps to show their support for the Iranian people and their determined and courageous demands for regime change.
Spurwing Plover says
Where is the UN to condemn them? Way too busy demanding we give up our guns and open our Private Property to the so called Refugees to settle and build their Villages on
About the 750 killed in Iran since November 2022, IF we were living in a world without Globalist lies and propaganda in the press,like say, the 1960s and 1970s, then I would believe it.
It could be true,why not.It could 50% less.
1. The Globalist press (BBC,The Guardian,Washington Post,France 24,etc) also says 700 SCHOOLGIRLS in Iran have been POISENED in DOZENS of schools by the Iranian government,since November 2022.
Assuming it is true,or half true,then it sounds like a CIA operation. Why do I say it?Because of:
ASSASINATION OF SOLEIMANI
Now we have peace between Iran and SAUDI ARABIA,
and it has led to peace talks,and the release of 900 prisoners in YEMEN.It seems soon Saudi Arabia and Yemen will be reconciled.
Soleimani was the SECOND most important man in Iran,after the Grand Ayatollah,ruler,and he was killed by Trump in 2020.
1. A few days before an ATTACK was made on Americans in IRAK. The US said it was by IRAN.Or was it a CIA FALSE flag.
2. Soleimani was killed by the US when he went to BAGDAD to speak with Iraki officials.
3.Pompeo said it was because Iran was planning future attacks to kill Americans.It was a lie.
Iraqi PRIME MINISTER Adil Abdul-Mahdi said in his country’s parliament that HE had planned to meet Soleimani on the morning the general was killed to discuss PEACE talks that HE was brokering between Iran and SAUDI ARABIA.
Abdul-Mahdi said that Trump PERSONALLY had thanked him for the effort. So Trump knew about the peace talks,and so Soleimani believed it was SAFE for him to PERSONALLY go to Bagdad.
How many in the Conservative group in the US have even heard about this?
It could be the Iranian theocracy were CRAZY enough to attack and plan to kill Americans and at the SAME time make peace with SAUDI ARABIA. But I don’t think so.
Here is what I we can agree on:
1.Each FRIDAY in all the mosques of Iran the say DEATH to AMERICA.
2. For the Iranian theocracy there are 2 Satans: the GREAT SATAN ( US ) and LITTLE SATAN ( Israel).
3.They have APOCALYPTIC beliefs: one day the 12th IMAM ( leader ),also called MAHDI(Guided One) will arrive. For the SHIA he is a direct descendant of Mohammed, who lived in the 800s and was a child of 8 or 9 years old
and one day just disappeared. This is called the Great OCCULTATION. They believe he is still ALIVE. He never died,is some 1,200 years old and lives,literally in a WELL in Iran in a town called
JAMKARAN,near Qom.And people go there are throw messages inside the well,prayers.
JESUS will come back,never having died either,nor crucified,but taken up to heaven,and will join the 12th Imam, and both will conquer the world for Islam.
They say the mollahs in Iran want to build a NUCLEAR bomb,use it, don’t care if millions of Iranians are killed in an apocalyptic war.
a. Killing SOLEIMANI was enough reason for Iran to declare war.War on the Great Satan( US ).
b.If the mollahs are so into lauching an apocalyptic war,then they would have done it when Soleimani was killed. It would have totally justified them BLOCKING the
HORMUZ strait,preventing oil tankers from leaving the strait.Tankers EACH carrying MILLIONS of barrels of oil from Kuweit,UAE,QAtar, Saudi Arabia.
c. In ONE DAY the price of oil would go up to $200 per barrel. It would destroy the US economy,causing HYPERinflation. The Great Satan is dead.
Another example of what Deep State is capable of:
Recently information has come out that TWO of the 9/11 highjackers were CIA RECRUITS. They were being used by it to SPY on Al-Qaida,know its plans. It was a joint CIA-Saudi Arabia operation.
They both died in the crash on the Pentagon.
It seems BUSH knew about the plan, and the neocons,followers of the Wolfowitz doctrine, said:
“Let it happen, we can use it justify an invasion of the MIDDLE EAST,blaming Sadam Hussein,Iran,etc”
A newly-released court filing raises grave questions about the relationship between Alec Station, a CIA unit set up to track Al Qaida chief Osama bin Laden and his associates, and two 9/11 hijackers leading up to the attacks, which was subject to a coverup at the highest levels of the FBI.
Obtained by SpyTalk, the filing is a 21-page declaration by Don Canestraro, a lead investigator for the Office of Military Commissions, the legal body overseeing the cases of 9/11 defendants. It summarizes classified government discovery disclosures, and private interviews he conducted with anonymous high-ranking CIA and FBI officials.
Jack Diamond says
Crackpot b.s. 9/11 was true Islam. Not to hold the murderers responsible is a betrayal of everyone killed by them, for reasons of Islam. Iran was directly involved in 9/11 and in facilitating al Qaeda, they have not been paid back. Soleimani was hated inside and outside Iran and responsible for the deaths of many Americans. The IRGC is a designated terrorist entity by the United States. The Islamic Republic of Iran has considered itself at war with us since 1979. They are also at war with their own children (hence the “war against God” charges for protesters and against “apostates” refusing to accept their slavery status as women under shari’ah).
This death-cult regime is headed for the dustbin of history.
I didn’t say it was not by Al-Qaida,simply the CIA had the INFO from its informants that would have prevented it,and decided it was more useful to let it happen.
I highly doubt the 2 recruits knew all the details,that the White House,Pentagon,Twin Towers were targeted. But they would have know that an attack was about to take place.
The CIA could not have known 3,000 would be killed,probably thought 50-60 killed.
SOLEIMANI killed 700 Americans who were SOLDIERS,because:
1.IRAK is 60% SHIA, and the US had ILLEGALLY invaded Irak,based on lies,against the UN which forbade it. So for Soleimani he was killing illegal invaders of a brother Shia nation.
2. You do not know this,Soleimani’s Special Military Forces in Irak also FOUGHT another enemy of the Shias……………………………….AL-QAIDA terrorists.
Al-Qaida was killing only,only,only Shias.
3.You also probably do not know that SOLEIMANI’s forces fought and defeated,with Syrian and Russian forces……………………..AL-QAIDA and ISIS terorists in SYRIA.
He had been asked by Assad to help him.
Jack Diamond says
“Islam is not misogynistic but founded on freedom, equality and free choice for all individuals, regardless of their gender or religion” a fantastically false statement. The Mullahs do know their Islam very well and the Resistance will be much better off leaving Islam, while they are junking the murderous, tyrannical Islamic Republic. Islam means slavery, literally submission; hate and enmity for disbelievers and apostates, their subjugation and a declaration of war against them. The idea Islam is not misogynistic but liberating for women requires transcendent levels of cognitive dissonance, missing the forest for the trees. That a Muslim may believe in freedom, equality, and free choice is laudable; but they do not believe it for reasons of Islam.
Tony Rice says
Is ” thighing ” still a favourite past time of Iranian men ie getting a young girl naked at least from the waist down and placing an erect penis on her legs etc up to her vagina but not actually entering it. What mental emotional and sexual sickness . The original Ayatollah engaged in it, according to a close friend of his who witnessed him. And he supposedly a man of Allah, so ……………? On that occasion the girl was 4 .
Charles Clock says
DemoRAT party and its woke ideology in lockstep with mullahs.
THROW THE BUMS OUT!
Walter Sieruk says
With or with the excuse of Ramadan the tyrants of the Islamic regime of Iran have said that they will “act decisively” against the Iranian people who are protesting, It actually means those tyrants in power in that Islamic tyranny will use the mayhem in the protests as an excuse to come down with vicious malicious brutal deadly violence against people who only want their basic human rights by being free of horrendous tyrannical oppression. In other words, the heads of that used the chaos as an excuse to inflict pain, misery and death on people who only want to be free from tyranny. As its been wisely said that “Evil is always looking for an excuse.”
Walter Sieruk says
Those people who engaged protest against that Islamic tyranny of Iran are right and righteous.
For that tyrannical Islamic regime is cruelly oppressive in many very brutal hostile and murderous ways.
The Iranian people do have every right to rise up and overthrow that horrendous Islamic tyranny which terribly abuses them and denies then their basic human rights and reasonable personal freedoms and establish a real genuine government.
This is their nature right by, common sense and even explained that very intelligent man, who many Iranians in their quest for freedom might not even know about, he is the British philosopher, John Locke.