On Monday March 30, the official website of Ayatollah Khamenei published an interview by former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, a pediatrician and the Supreme Leader’s advisor for international affair. In the interview, he expressed anxiety that the Islamic Republic could be held to account for violations against human rights.
“If they think they have been successful in forcing us to retreat when it comes to the nuclear issues, they will then use the same pressures when it comes to missiles,” said Velayati. “Little by little, they will introduce the issue of human rights. They asked, for example, ‘why don’t you give freedoms to the Baha’is?’ Giving Baha’is freedom means giving them the right to spy for the Zionist Regime. The connection between Baha’ism and the Zionist Regime is not a secret to anybody. Baha’ism has its headquarters in the occupied territories. Or they ask: why do we exercise sharia law? And so on.”
No one should ever doubt that what has been perpetrated and continues to be perpetrated, by the Islamic Republic Regime of Iran, against its Baha’i community citizens, is intentional, deliberate, orchestrated and malicious. At the one hundredth anniversary of the genocide of the Armenians, Turkish authorities were hoping to convince the civilized world that what they did to the Arminians was NOT intentional!!
Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I. Turks by and large do not believe mass killings were planned.
On Wednesday 01 April 2015 in an interview Mehrangiz Kar sheds a flood light on the dark corners the Islamic Regime human rights violations.
Distorting the Present by Distorting History
“The pediatrician-turned-demagogue offers an example that lacks any historical credibility. By narrowing down all human rights violations to the violation of the rights of the Baha’is, he avoids saying anything about the sufferings of the Shi’a majority, or about the systematic and widespread violation of the rights of the country’s Sunnis. He falsifies history without fear of being exposed. He knows very well that the violation of human rights in Iran is so horrible that no Iranian professors of history, law or religion would dare to stand up to him and ask him on what historical evidence he bases his claims. Did the Baha’is build their places of worship after the formation of Israel or before it? History is an honest witness. Baha’i holy places were built long before Israel came into being. Who in Iran can offer a truthful historical narrative in response to the demagoguery of Velayati, and the words published on the Supreme Leader’s website? Who will dare to tell him that the pervasive violations of human rights plagues all Iranians, from every class and with all kinds of beliefs — save his own of course? The Baha’is are not alone. It is the whole nation that burns in the wrathful fire lit by these ignorant, self-important members of the elite.”
It is flattering to hear that Baha’is are associated with so much clout and power by their enemies. I specially like the part about the Islamic Regime’s fear that the Baha’is will question Shahria law. The zionist alliance attributed to the Baha’is by the Islamic Regime holds no water amongst the historians. But on the other hand, who in the civilized world, does not question the Sharia Law? It belongs to the time when there was no human rights and women and children were possessions of men to be treated like cattle!! I should think that gene is out of the bottle in the civilized parts of the world and there is no going back in the bottle!! Too bad for those who remain stuck and cannot let go of the outdated laws of the past.
In the age of Tweeter and Facebook, all that was hidden is now manifest and history is written, documented by every single witness that has access to the media. The civilized world is putting it out there and for the Iranian Regime, there will be no place to hide.
Let us continue and Speak up.