#Iran/#Ahwaz: January 2016
(English Version below)
The filthy Iranian regime indulges in its ignorance against the core human rights of religious minorities in Iran as this regime violated recently the religious freedom of Assyrian Christians by converting a Church into a so called “Hussainia” (Shiite prayer venue) by force. These unjustified and illegal actions by Iran are not new for such a filthy regime, as Iran worked systematically in the period from 1980 till now on removing and destroying Mosques for Sunni Muslims, Arabs, Kurds, Baluchis, Turkmen and others whom are considered indigenous people to this land, Iran.
But allegations thrown by this regime about respecting and recognising Human Rights for all people is not a novelty, as the religion and the doctrine this country follows, is corrupt itself, since it urges its rulers to act like hypocrites by lying and changing facts according to their desires and interests. The Iranian hypocrisy is nothing but the application of the so called “Taqy’ia” or “lying”, which is one of the pillars, fundamentals and the core of their religion and faith since it represents nine-tenths (9/10) of their religion, and their scholars confirm that “No religion to those who have no Taqy’ia! Furthermore, it is considered a pillar exactly as “Prayer”, “Zakat-Charity”, “Pilgrimage” etc. of that of Sunni Muslims, as one of their scholars and religious leaders “Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Babawaih al-Qummi” referred to as “Ibn Babawayh” or “Al-Shaykh al-Sadeq” (the truthful scholar) said in his (Book of Beliefs p.114), “Our belief in “Taqy’ia” is obligatory, whoever leaves it will be considered as those who leave “Al-Salat” (Prayer)!!
Government bodies in the Iranian capital Tehran few days ago, seized a Church of the Assyrian minority in the country, under the pretext of building a Shiite shrine, as if the Shiite Shrines are more sacred and religious than Churches!
A lot of Assyrians have argued the state in a speech given by the representative of the Assyrian community in Parliament, Jonathan Bet-Kelia that this act breaches the constitution that protects minorities and respects their religious views, by describing the incident as a «rape of the places» owned by the Assyrian minority in Iran.
Ali Younesi, the special assistant to the regime’s so called president Hasan Rouhani on ethnic minorities’ affairs, escaped responsibility on this matter by saying that nothing could be done about it. This person is the former Minister of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and is personally responsible for ordering numerous arrests and assassinations of dissidents.
Younesi also confirmed later after the incident, that «extremist groups or people of any religion or sect are enemies of Iran». Younsei accused «Iran’s enemies» of trying to export differences to Iran and disseminate them among the followers of religions and leaders of religious communities, and divide Shiites and Sunnis, Jews and Christians! Wow, diversity is considered a threat to Iran according to the abovementioned dude. lol
The Iranian Parliament allocates five seats only for minorities, who complain of ignoring their demands by the parliament and the Iranian government. Those indigenous people always demand reconsideration of Iranian constitutional article that violates their rights, and this’s not new as well as the Parliament ignored a draft resolution submitted by representatives of minorities 12 years ago to amend the constitutional articles, despite the fact that it was supported by 198 MPs at that time!
Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has guaranteed freedom of belief and religion as it stipulates that “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, TO MANIFEST HIS RELIGION OR BELIEF IN TEACHING, PRACTICE, WORSHIP AND OBSERVANCE.”
I believe #Hasan_Rouhani, the so called president of Iran is way too blind to see such article in a declaration he claims his country has signed on. What a joke and what a jerk!
Monitoring Human Rights violations committed by the Iranian Government.
Mouaaz Al Ajami