Friday, November 09, 2007

Can't Join if You are Critical of Iranian Regime

Yesterday's article in the Independent by By Jerome Taylor confirms the suspicions I had about the inconsistencies of 'Stop the War Campaigns', which I wrote about back in March this year:

I know Yassmine Mather, who is mentioned in the Independent article. I have known her from some earlier campaigns seven years ago, in the aftermath of the student uprising in Iran. She is a committed Socialist and definitely against any military intervention in Iran. If Stop the War Coalition refuses her to join the 'coalition', then it really goes to show that the group's true agenda is nothing other than keeping the Ayatollahs in power.

The Independent article finishes by quoting Andrew Murray, chair of Stop the War Coalition, as saying ".. It's completely untrue to say we are apologists. We are no more supporters of the Tehran regime than we were of Saddam Hussein or the Taliban."

I just wish Jerome Taylor had asked Murray the question I keep asking the SWP, to name just one occasion, in the last 28 years, when they had a campaign against the theocracy of the Ayatollahs in Iran or the Taliban in Afghanistan. Andrew Murray, you are an apologist and a supporter of those who keep people in chains and in misery. You are a disgrace.


Anonymous said...

Hear hear,

Of course Andrew Murray is also the Director of Campaigns for the Transport and General Workers' Union.

What has he had to say about the incarceration and torture of Mansour Onsaloo, the leader of Iran's first independant trades union -The Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburban Bus Company - in recent memory?

Absolutely nothing. He is a total moral void.

Winston said...


Anonymous said...

Being against any military intervention in Iran but not against the Islamic Fascists in Tehran is a joke. The real cause of a war is the Islamic Republic itself. No war, no Islamic Republic, no separatism.

Bardia said...

این گروههای سازمان یافته جمهوری اسلامی خارج از کشور بنا به فلسفه وجودی انقلاب باید هم از هوش و تدبیر پایین برخوردار باشند. این گروهها سوپاپ اطمینان جمهوری اسلامی هستند و اکنون بدانید که خطر بسیار نزدیک تر از پیش است که اینگونه به دست و پا افتاده اند
ولی اینرا به همه شما قول میدهم که هیچ حمله نظامی رخ نخواهد داد و همان دستی که حکومت قبلی را بی هیچ خون ریزی برداشت اگر احساس خطر جدی بکند این حکومت اسلامی را نیز خواهد برچید

Bahramerad said...



Iran police battle Sufi Muslims: As Reported By BBC

The Sufi lodge was partially destroyed in the clashes: see Pictures

Around 180 Sufi Muslims have been arrested in Iran after attacking a Shia mosque where a cleric labelled their religion "illegitimate", say reports. The confrontation in the western city of Boroujerd led to a shoot-out between the Sufis and police that reportedly left about 80 people injured. (WHO WAS SHOOTING WHOM? DID THE SUFIS SHOOT AT THE POLICE?)
Sufis are tolerated in the Islamic Republic though some religious leaders have branded them "a danger to Islam". About 1,000 Sufis were held last year in clashes at Iran's holy city of Qom. (so how come so many of them were arrested last year, IF THEY ARE TOLERATED, according to your own report)?

The disorder in Boroujerd, about 320 km (200 miles) south-west of the capital, Tehran, broke out on Saturday morning, according to local news agencies.

Sufis attacked a Shia mosque after a cleric said their lodge should be shut down. (repeat the same lie over and over, maybe it will stick). On Sunday, police reportedly raided the Sufi lodge to make arrests and bloody clashes ensued,

(NO NO NO , it was the Hezbollah and the paid up IRI IDIOT thugs who attacked the Sufis and their Lodge),

resulting in the building being partially destroyed. (IT is only in Iran that a building gets demolished when POLICE go in with bulldozers and battering ramps to arrest peaceful Sufis)

Sufism is Islamic mysticism. Sufis believe in a mystical path to God through prayer, dance and music. There are Sunni and Shia Sufis. Their practices are often seen as unorthodox and illegitimate by more conservative Muslims. (so they have no Human Rights to exist and should be killed and their lodge to be destroyed)!

SHAM ON YOU - BBC AND FUCK YOU BBC for telling lies!

at 7:52:00 AM Posted by Bahramerad