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Un-Islamic Images Got Rightly Destroyed

From Iran’s seemingly forgetful of Islamic law Press TV:

In this photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, anti-government and pro-reform Iranian students holding pictures of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, seen as they cover their faces to avoid being identified by security, during a demonstration at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009.

Leader urges Iran to exercise calm

Sun, 13 Dec 2009

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Sunday that insulting the late founder of the Islamic Revolution is the outcome of a series of violations of the law that spread after the presidential election.

A fierce controversy raged in Iran over the state television broadcast of the tearing of a photo of Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Revolution, during anti-government demonstrations on December 7.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei condemned the desecration, saying it was the result of the violation of law and clinging on to the encouragement of foreign media. Now to cover up this travesty, the Leader said, they have turned to "philosophization and false reasoning."

Ayatollah Khamenei said the group which violated the law was responsible for encouraging riots, laying the grounds for insults to the late Imam Khomeini, and helping the "frustrated, hopeless" enemy gain momentum.

"The geometry of this establishment is divine, its basis was established by a divine man and its survival relies on a divine nation," the Leader said. "Its enemy will not achieve its goals."

The Leader reiterated that the defeated presidential candidates, who have failed to prove their claims of vote fraud, should return to the right path as the election file has come to a close.

Ayatollah Khamenei, who called for calm to return to the country, said those who call for protests should stop such moves as the riots are backed by the enemies of Iran.

A sign that the enemy supports these riots, the Leader said, was when in the rallies on Quds Day, which were supposed to defend the rights of the Palestinians, some chanted slogans against the people of Palestine and backed Israel.

"How are they not awakened when leaders of oppression and arrogance — which can be characterized by the United States, France and Britain — show their support for them?," the Leader asked. "Why don’t they realize [they have taken the wrong path] when fugitive, corrupt monarchist and communist figures lend their support to them?"

Ayatollah Khamenei insisted that it was essential for those who are in debt to the Islamic Revolution to realize what is happening around them as ignoring the reality on the ground "on the basis of intellectualism is the exact opposite of logic."

The Leader said even if certain groups in society "do not recognize the country’s elected president" they should adhere to principles and respect the laws of the Islamic Republic.

Ayatollah Khamenei said "taking in the majority and rejecting the minority" is the way forward in dealing with matters of state, adding that "certain individuals insist on distancing themselves from the establishment and being rejected."

The Leader added that a very little number of people who have grown bold enough to stand against the establishment are nonentities compared to the greatness of the Iranian nation.

"The enemies of the Islamic establishment and those who seek to dominate the world through false reasoning will receive a humiliating rebuff from this nation and other independent nations," said the Leader.

Pointing to the public condemnation of the torn poster, Ayatollah Khamenei called on the people "to maintain calm and know that those who oppose the nation have no roots", adding that they would buckle when facing "the greatness of the people of Iran and the Islamic Revolution."

The Leader called on university students "to identify the sources of the unrest and introduce them to others" stressing, however, that all "such measures should be carried out peacefully."

"The enemies who seek to create tension and disorder have to face the nation; of course the judicial system has certain duties which should be fulfilled."

"The enemies of the Iranian nation and the Islamic establishment are like bubbles on the surface of water which will [eventually] burst and what will remain is the Islamic establishment," Ayatollah Khamenei explained.

And this is how our own defenders of the faith at the Associated Press are reporting the news:

Burned ayatollah photo sparks new Iranian protests


December 13, 2009

TEHRAN, Iran — Police surrounded the campus of Tehran University on Sunday, trapping hundreds of students protesting what they said were fabricated government images showing the burning of a photo of the revered founder of the Islamic republic.

State television has repeatedly shown images, ostensibly taken during opposition protests on Dec. 7, of unidentified hands burning the picture of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini — a grave and illegal insult against a man who remains widely respected in the country.

The students protesting on Sunday contend the images were fabricated by government agents and are being used to justify further crackdowns on the opposition

The Dec. 7 rallies, the largest protests in months, did see numerous attacks on the current supreme leader of the country, Khamenei.

Students chanted slogans against him, burned and trampled his photos in unprecedented acts of defiance in a country where Khamenei has final say in all state matters.

Dozens of police surrounded the campus of Tehran University again on Sunday as inside hundreds of pro-reform students protesting inside denied the accusations they had any connection with the images.

The elite Revolutionary Guard, the country’s most powerful military force, called on Sunday for the trial and punishment of those responsible for burning the photo as it continues to pressure the opposition.

"The Revolutionary Guard … won’t tolerate any silence or hesitation in the immediate identification, trial and punishment of those carrying out this ugly insult and the agents behind them," it said in a statement posted on its website.

Under the law, insult to the late or current supreme leader can lead to two years of prison

Thing in how so many ways this is a violation of Islamic law?

First, they have created images of an animate object, a human being. But even worse, they are clearly venerating it like a god.

This is the worst kind of blasphemy under Muslim teachings. But somehow nobody seems to have noticed.

Since it is a convenient excuse to further suppress their population and attack the West.

By the way, notice the AP caption for the photo at the top. They live in perpetual fear of insulting the pious Musselmen.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, December 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Un-Islamic Images Got Rightly Destroyed”

  1. proreason says:

    “They live in perpetual fear of insulting the pious Musselmen.”

    Cowardice, of course, is the second key characteristic of the typical liberal. Self-interest being the first.

    And let’s not forget that amorality is the third, which is most frequently manifested in their absolute indifference to lying.

  2. beautyofreason says:

    “The Leader said even if certain groups in society “do not recognize the country’s elected president” they should adhere to principles and respect the laws of the Islamic Republic. ”

    Because nothing says hostile like a desire to rid the country of dictators – and position of the supreme leader is almost indistinguishable from that of a dictator.

    And nothing says successful leader like Khomeini, a guy who executed thousands of Iranians for political dissent, lowered the marriage age to 9 for girls and famously said “economics is for donkeys.”

    One of the true turds of history.

    Other quotes from Khomeini:

    “There is no humor in Islam.”

    “Even if Salman Rushdie repents and becomes the most pious man of all time, it is incumbent on every Muslim to employ everything he has got, his life and wealth, to send him to Hell.”

    “‘The club of the pen and the club of the tongue is the worst of clubs, whose corruption is a 100 times greater than other clubs.” (on justifying the shutdown of opposition news)

    “”Those who are trying to bring corruption and destruction to our country in the name of democracy will be oppressed. They are worse than Bani-Ghorizeh Jews, and they must be hanged. We will oppress them by God’s order ”

    (the Bani-Ghorizeh Jews were a tribe of Jewish people who were beheaded en mass after being attacked by Mohammad and his army).

    Gee, religion of peace. Not ! More like a faith straight out of hell, an evil for the ages.

  3. Helena says:

    It’s all so confusing. First, it’s blasphemy to create an image of a human being, but then, having blasphemed, it’s blasphemy to destroy that same image? So, the Taliban were blaspheming by destroying those stone Buddhas in the mountains? Or is it only blasphemy when you destroy a blasphmeous image of a Musselman leader? It’s hard to type blasphemous without correcting a lot of typos.

  4. canary says:

    Steve, Helena, great for bringing up this ongoing hypocrisy by extremist muslims creating & worshiping images. I skimmed through an 1930s book on the centuries of bloodshed between the conservative and liberal muslims, and it was confusing. I define the growth of modern muslims as today’s growth of barbaric terrorist.

    Hypocrisy is the modern veiled muslim women bragging they choose to wear
    the veils and coverings for the sake of purity, as men will fall in love with them for their inner beauty and intelligence. Yet, they wear more and more make-up.
    I saw some muslim dressed women in the store, head coverings, but heavy make-up,
    and skinny slim form fitting skirts, but at least they touched the floor.

  5. sheehanjihad says:

    Ayatollah Khamenei, who called for calm to return to the country, said those who call for protests should stop such moves as the riots are backed by the enemies of Iran.

    Someone should send this jerk a head’s up. Obama and his court are literally ignoring the protests, and so is Britain and France. The “enemies” of Iran are the leaders of Iran.

    If the US would actually recognize and back this open revolt, and support the millions who want the theocracy morons out of power asap…..THEN those idiotic “talks” about nukes wouldnt be necessary.

    The average Iranian citizen doesnt want war with anyone. They want what they used to call a life…before radical islam and its horrible repression and murderous ways hijacked their society.

    Obamalama should see how easily he could tip the scales in that country…..instead of stringing Dinnerjacket’s guitar for another round of Kum bya and s’mores at the UN campfire…

  6. tranquil.night says:

    In the game ‘Star Wars: the Force Unleashed’ Darth Vader has you (his apprentice) seek out and start the rebellion against the Evil Empire for what he says is his intent to take down the Emperor. However of course it has been one big ploy to draw the Emperor’s enemies out of hiding and into the open so he can crush them with the Death Star.

    Ever since America abandoned the support for worldwide freedom with the last Iran Elections and subsequent protests I realized we’ve given every tyrant in the world permission to do exactly as Vader did. Now there’s too many of them.

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