Mir-Hossein Mousavi in a meeting with a group of
Iran-Iraq war veterans portrayed the paths before the establishment in the
current critical situation and categorized them into two completely opposite
ones. He called one of these two paths the "authoritarian path" and the other
the "people path". In clarification of this categorization, he explained that in
the first path the religion is used as a tool and the imprisonment, oppression
and abolishing the constitution are used and in the second path i.e. the
"people's choice" the political prisoners are freed and the right to free,
competitive and non-selective elections is also recognized. Mir Hossein Mousavi
in this meeting by pointing to the crimes that have been committed in Kahrizak
prison, the attacks on student dormitories and the current crimes being committed in prisons emphasized: "The
disaster that is happening in the prisons these days is the outcome of the views
of the Chairman of the Guardian Council and his protégés. The catastrophe of
Kahrizak [prison], the assault on the student dormitories and the attack on the
people are the results of such views that one can clearly see the ugliness and
brutality of all aspects of totalitarian and authoritarian tendencies in them."
Mir Hossein Mousavi added: "These are the people who distinguish whom and with
what ideology to send to the parliament and these real representatives of the
people and not the ones appointed for them [by the Guardian Council and the
establishment] who recognize the best interests of the country and how the
country should be run. In this way, all the members of the government are
elected by the people and are the people's servants, not their masters."
Mir Hossein Mousavi (center) with his wife Zahra Rahnavard
People's triumph over Pharaoh's
Mir Hossein Mousavi at the beginning of his remarks in the gathering of a group of families of the veterans of Iran-Iraq war while congratulating the holy celebrations of the month of Sha'ban said: "In the Ghesas Surah (chapter on punishment in the holy Quran) when discussing the fight against Pharaoh's tyranny, the good news of victory is assured; and thus reminds all of the everlasting necessity of fighting against the Pharaoh type tyranny in order to achieve people's victory. Although as it has been discussed in the [religious] narratives the climax of this victory will happen at the time of emergence of the hidden Imam (Shia's 12th Imam), these verses show that oppression, tyranny and dictatorship in any time and any place will result in the fight between the oppressed and the tyrants and current times Pharaohs."
Is Islam accepting a human's dignity being violated?
The prime minister during the Iran-Iraq war era by pointing to the extension of oppression and tyranny in the society said: "Oppression and tyranny is appalling in any condition or any era, be it during Pahlavi era (Shah's time) or during Islamic Republic era; actually oppression during Islamic Republic is even worse, because it is happening in the name of Islam. Would Islam accept a human's dignity gets violated or by weatherboarding a prisoner in a toilet bowl, he/she is forced to give confession?"
Religious tyranny is the worst kind of tyranny
Mousavi by referring to remarks made by Allameh Naeini (religious scholar): "We know that during the Constitutional era great figures such as Allamed Naeini called religious tyranny the worst kind of tyranny. When on one side we witness the trial methods, tortures, restrictions imposed in the universities, giving heavy disciplinary sentences to academia and banning [active] students from school, and on the other side witness the resistance by the [political] prisoners and people for achieving their goals, we recall the Ghesas Surah (the chapter in the holy Quran about punishment) and similar holy verses in which both topics of the fight between the Pharaoh type tyranny and the oppressed as well as the good news of victory of the oppressed is discussed."
Mir Hossein Mousavi in another part of his remarks pointed to the statements recently made by Ahmad Jannati (the appointed chairman of the Guardian Council who shamelessly said that the Green leaders have received one billion dollars from United States government via Saudis to overthrow the Islamic Republic and five billion dollars would come in future!) and added: "Lying is one kind of these oppressions that is appalling at any time, especially if these lies are made by the chairman of the Guardian Council of the constitution and the Imam of Friday Prayers in the capital city, the individual who is supposed to be trusted by the people to protect their votes and to guard the principles of the constitution and the National Covenant. Can anyone bring any clearer proof for fraud in the [tenth presidential] election than this fellow's recent great lie? Especially if we consider the fact that this is not the first time this person made such untrue statements!"
The disasters in prisons is the result of thoughts similar to the ones by the chairman of the Guardian Council
Mir Hossein Mousavi emphasized: "The disaster that is happening in the prisons these days is the outcome of the views of the Chairman of the Guardian Council and his protégés. The catastrophe of Kahrizak [prison], the assault on the student dormitories and the attack on the people are the results of such views that one can clearly see the ugliness and brutality of all aspects of Pharaoh's totalitarian and authoritarian tendencies in them; truly his remarks that were made from the platform of the Friday Prayer in which he was praising the judiciary for executing prisoners and was encouraging them to execute more people cannot be forgotten."
Mousavi by stating that some are using violence to create cemetery type silence and lies, added: "We expect all the nation and especially the religious figures and the Marjas to demand to see and review Ahmad Janatti's documents regarding his claim; and also ask the other Friday Prayer Imam, who is an ally of Ahmad Jannati and claimed that the Guardian Council is approved by the hidden Imam as the filter, to show his full documents in order to proof this claimed satisfaction of the hidden Imam from himself and his allies in the Guardian Council."
Pharaoh's tyranny will continue if...
Mousavi said: "As long as we let some rule and have the power and positions and call the people cow, goat and dirt and strew this Pharaoh type tyranny will continue and organized lies and distortion of Islam will be used."
Mousavi in continuation of his remarks called the majority of the religious figures and Marjas individuals who care for the people and are honest regardless of their political views and said: "But some few individuals with their words and actions are damaging the statue of this great group of Marjas."
Mousavi by pointing to a program broadcasted on the state-run TV said: "On the day of holy celebration of mid-Sha'ban, I turned on the TV and accidently saw that it is showing a program called the great celebration of velayat (supremacy) in Tehran University. An individual in religious clothing and on a holy religious celebration day was telling people that if half of the society stands against the other half which is in power, the half which is ruling can execute all the people in the other half! What is more tragic is that he was using the Nahrovan war (war during Imam Ali, Shia's first Imam, era) as a reference for his pro-genocide views, and of course in this speech he neither mentioned how the Nahrovan war was started and ended nor the fact that the Khavarej (those who were fighting Imam Ali) were freely present in the territory of the Islamic world those days, and also he did not care at all about the consequences and the influence of his remarks and interpretations on the religious beliefs and faith of the people and the future of Islam. Obviously one can find the signatures of these kinds of thoughts in terrorist and killers groups."
A damage that will break people's bones
Mousavi by discussing the possible options in front of the system said: "Previously in our country various methods were used to confront the people. The events of the past year and the way that people were confronted gradually destroyed this variety. One can say that the system and our country are facing two opposite paths."
He considered one of these paths based on the authoritarian approach and continued: "In this path the religion is used as a tool and the imprisonment, oppression, shutting down newspapers, abolishing major part of the constitution and disrespect the innate rights and dignity of human are used. In this approach, as that dressed-as-clergyman bluntly said at the University on the mid of Sha'ban (the birthday anniversary of Imam Mehdi, the last Imam of Shi'a) as frank said, if the government sees it necessary, it can execute half of the society and we know that that this approach has no end other the disintegration of the establishment. Although at the end, Iran, Iranians and Islam will remain but you can guess that the damage of this path will break the back of our nation."
A deviation, which is fatal for the country's future
Mir Hossein Mousavi at the end of his remarks once again stressed on the importance of having free and fair elections and said: "These are the people who distinguish whom and with what ideology to send to the parliament and these real representatives of the people and not the ones appointed for them [by the Guardian Council and the establishment] who recognize the best interests of the country and how the country should be run. In this path, all the members of the government are elected by the people and are their servants, not their masters; and in the first parliament of the Islamic Republic we got close to such an atmosphere. But after the fourth parliament the atmosphere was lost. Today the increasing exposure of the minimalistic thinking of some members of the Guardian Council is revealing to the nation how fatal the expansion of the capacity of this key council and its deviation from the main tasks and becoming a filter for the people's votes is for country's future and how the reliance of the authoritarians in maintaining the Guardian Council with this aim will lead the country to the disaster of the first choice, which was mentioned."
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