Monday, 6 July 2009

Clerics Declare Ahmadinejad Illegitimate

There is a revolution going on in Iran, and it is coming from the largest group of clerics.

Ayatolleh Khamenei has already declared that the re-election of President Ahmadinejad last month was legal and legitimate and made clear he would not tolerate any more challenges to that 'victory'. However, the Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qom, the largest grouping of clerics in the country have issued a statement to the contrary. The fact that it is such a sizable group of the clerics that has spoken out is a blow to the Spiritual leader of the country.

In a rebuke to the regime it declared on its website:

"Candidates’ complaints and strong evidence of vote-rigging were ignored . . . Peaceful protests by Iranians were violently oppressed . . . Dozens of Iranians were killed and hundreds were illegally arrested . . . The outcome is invalid."

It called on other clerics to speak out, demanded the release of all those arrested in the past three weeks, and directly challenged the authority of the Guardian Council, a body of 12 senior clerics that has openly backed Mr Ahmadinejad and his patron, Mr Khamenei. "How can one accept the legitimacy of the election just because the Guardian Council says so?", they asked.

The top end of the regime is losing the battle to maintain the charade of a fair election. Khamenei has lost the backing of those he is supposed to lead in the clerical realm. The people know that there is an issue with their own votes. The top tier of leadership in Iran is all that is holding Ahmadinejad in power, Iran and the rest of the world realises that.

Houssein Mousavi, along with former Presidents Mohammed Khatami and Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and fellow 'defeated' candidate Medhi Karoubi and now the Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qom there is a new political front former. A new movement that is going to carry on the challenge of Government legitimacy.

One analyst said:

"The fact that anyone dares to condemn the election when people were calling for Mousavi and Karoubi’s heads is remarkable. It shows there is depth to Mousavi’s support. They have not been bullied into silence, there are factions forming and this is not over."

The people need to keep calling for their vote to count, their voice to be heard, their preferred leader to the President. The world is watching, waiting for Ahmadinejad to realise what is the right thing.


  1. The fact that a British newspaper reports that this is a significant body & that what they are reported as saying is actually in context is hardly proof.

    It is quite obvious that he won the election. As you know our media are willing to tell absolutely any lie & censor any fact to promote racial genocide. This is something of which all Lib Dems approve. However I suggest that if they are willing to lie to us in that cause there is no reason to suppose they are not lying over a little election fiddling.

    Have you any actual evidence whatsoever that he is not thousands of time more democratic than, for example, an openly pro-Nazi "LibDem" party which has demonstrated it will tell any lie whatsoever about its commitment to democracy before an election & break it immediately afterwards.

  2. You know what Neil the 20+ sources that I have from inside Iran that have been risking imprisionment or death to get news out despite the clamp down on foriegn were probably making it all up. The video footage from various different angles from the same scene at times were worthy of a BBC OB fully equipped van.

    He managed to win the election with 120% tournout in some areas. Care to explain that one.

    Care to explain that the streets have been filled with protesters and that the regime in charge has been doing everything it can to stop the opposition communitcating with each other, the outide world or the outside world communicating with them.

    Care to also explain the arrest of Nationals who work for foreign embassies.

    Care to explain why the deaths are coming from protesters, or the innocent caught up in the wrong place.

    Care to explain why you are accusing me of being a Nazi when Ahmadinejad is the one on record of threatening Isreals existence.

    Open you eyes Neil in this day and age there are ways to get information from all locations very easily. The official line from a government is not always the truth, especially where evidence and actions point towards a cover up.

  3. Indeed it isn't & the official line in Britain is everything that you have been saying.

    Or do you say it is impossible for nationals of foreign (eg british) governments to instigate coups in Iran or elsewhere? Did Britain not have a real innocent killed in a demo recently & not a demo trying to overthrow a democratically elected government either? What evidence, apart from saying so, have you produced that your alleged "20+" sources & "120% vote" are at least 500,000 times more truthful than the claims of massacres made by NATO funded pimps Nazis & gangsters which turned out to be a deliberate pack of lies?

    Any evidence that Ahmadinejad is a member of a pro-Nazi party every single one of whose members is, under party rules, required to be supportive of war crimes, racial genocide & dissecting living people to promote Nazism, as you are? If not I think you owe him an apology.

    Or perhaps, since I last wrote here you have actually done SOMETHING publicly to say that your party's war crimes, genocide, child sex slavery & organlegging is a bad thing.

    No? Imagine my surprise.