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Triumph over tyranny depends on unity

By Mohsen Taghavi, Salam Toronto


Iranians protesting in Montreal



Iran is close to reaching a genuine democracy. But there are two enormous threats against this historical uprising.

  1. Disunity in the ranks of people

  2. Foreign intervention and military attack

Iranians inside Iran and internationally have come forward with a political stage of maturity and intelligence, more united than ever (even more so than the 1979 revolution) to finish off the tyranny forever. But the two above-mentioned threats are very serious.

Iranians protesting in Vancouver


United Solidarity in various demonstrations and protests, far from any sectarianism, and most importantly far from any violence, is the antidote to overcome tyranny.

If anybody, under any name, in any form, acts without harmony to disrupt this unity, to disrupt the united rank, to get attention, to attract energies, instead of focusing on the struggle against the monstrous tyranny, they would actually be helping to save it. Any claim of them being progressive and any demands for democracy would be fake or hypocrisy.


Iranians protesting in Ottawa


On the other hand, any forcible intervention or surprise assault or attack from foreign powers and countries (from US to Israel) would be catastrophic as well; it would let the tyranny live on and would give them an excuse to regain millions of Iranians' support. People, in order to save the integrity of Iran, would back off the face of tyranny and this would ruin the movement all together.


Iranians protesting in Calgary

This is indeed not what Mr. Obama wants and therefore any attempt to intervene would be hypocritical of him. After 30 years of undergoing unbearable pressures to establish a genuine democracy, the Iranian people are resolved. And, under the watchful eye of the world, they have found the way: solidarity and unity in a united rank, far from any violence. Let's strengthen the consolidated ranks of Iranians, wherever we are, and with whatever way we can. Let's not sacrifice political maturity and intelligence for immediate feelings.

Last week, Iranian Canadians staged powerful gatherings to support the demands of Iranian people from Halifax to Vancouver, from Montreal to Ottawa to Toronto and even in Kingston. They want to continue these gatherings and to expand them.

Our shared responsibility is solidarity and staying away from disunity. If we want a happy and democratic future for Iran, we have to stand away from Sectarianism.

... Payvand News - 06/18/09 ... --

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