May 24, 2007
Islamic "Democide" in IranBy Amil Imani
The dictionary defines "Democide" as "The murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder."
Democide means for governments what murder means for an individual under criminal law. It is the premeditated killing of a person in cold blood, or causing the death of a person through reckless and wanton disregard for life. Thus, a government incarcerating people in a prison under such conditions that they die in a few years is guilty of murder by the state.
With that in mind, the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the greatest mega-murderers in recent history, killing thousands of people a year without any due process.
The former President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Rafsanjani, along with one of the greatest murderers in recent history, the Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini Hendi, are directly responsible for the death of millions of Iranians.
To avoid public outrage, arrests usually occur in the dead of night. Individuals later find themselves held in "detention" for days, weeks, months and even years without any formal charges whatsoever. By obtaining self-incriminating confessions, the Islamic Republic is focusing on destroying individuals' reputations, dignity and honour, while sowing the seeds of contention, enmity, friction and the tearing to pieces of the best human characteristics. Such is the plight of the Iranian people.
The Intelligence Ministry of the Islamic Republic often arrests and prosecutes people, not necessarily for what they did, but for who they are and what they are capable of doing. Their targets have been those groups of people who were acclaimed or fluent in foreign languages, educators, members of different organizations, leaders of communities, leaders of different parties, writers, poets, intellectuals, and especially journalists.
Currently, the regime is holding Haleh Esfandiari, a 67-year-old Iranian-American woman who is the director of the Middle East Program at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars. Ms. Esfandiari came to Iran months ago to visit her 93-year-old mother and was prevented from leaving Iran. On May 8, 2007 she was arrested.
Following weeks of interrogation about her work, she was accused of spying for Israel. She has been transferred to Iran's notorious prison, Evin. For four months the ministry officials repeatedly interrogated her in the same fashion that they integrated Ziba (Zahra) Kazemi, who was murdered by the agents of the intelligence ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ms. Esfandiari has been trapped in Iran since December when, according to the Wilson Center, three masked men with knives stole her luggage and passport as she headed to the airport to leave the country. In the weeks before her arrest, she was called in for daily questioning on her activities.
In April 2006 a prominent Iranian-Canadian, Ramin Jahanbegloo, was arrested on similar charges. Human Rights Watch said the Iranian government's mistreatment of Esfandiari recalls that of Ramin Jahanbegloo, an Iranian-Canadian philosopher. After nearly four months of detention and interrogation, Jahanbegloo was forced to "confess" that his scholarly works had contributed to the planning of a "Velvet Revolution."
The government of the Islamic Republic in Iran is not run by human beings, but by thugs and murderers. President Ahmadinejad affectionately known by Iranians as "the Monkey," is the leader of the thugs. Naturally, it is difficult for other nations to reason and work with these human look-alikes. Regrettably, the world has become accustomed for nearly 29 years to the events in Iran and has conducted commerce with them despite the fact the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to harass, torture, intimidate and kill its victims, the Iranian people, on false pretenses. Some things never change.
Oil seems to be more important to these nations than the human rights and the lives of the Iranian people. We, the Iranians, find this to be outrageous, disgusting and truly appalling.
In the cycle of prison horrors and terrors, the Islamic Republic of Iran uses many old Soviet techniques, ranging from harassment, intimidation and tortures, to mechanical devices designed to inflict gross tissue damage. They employ psychological and physiological techniques, (an example is Ziba Kezemi, an Iraninan-Candian journalist), such as solitary confinement and sleep deprivation. These techniques are commonly being used on Iranian youth by the Islamic Republic's lackeys while the Islamic Republic dreams of world domination.
The latest foreigner to be detained in Iran is Kian Tajbakhsh, who works for George Soros' Open Society Institute. Even those working for the harshest opponents of George W. Bush are not spared, something which should be kept in mind by those who assume the Mullahs will turn a benign eye toward an America led by a Democrat.
Khomeini and his supporters have copied the Stalinist technique of establishing informers in every neighborhood. This, coupled with fierce punishments for suspected traitors and their families, has created a fear among the population that has made rebellion almost impossible. More notably, they created and recruited a group of torturers and secret policemen, mostly from the neighboring Islamic countries who were hated by the population. This hate was conducive to the leaders of the Islamic regime, for it ensured the loyalty of these henchmen, these foreign thugs
The Islamic Republic of Iran's ambition is to acquire the atomic bomb by any means available to them. One thing that constantly worked for them was the ability to create chaos and crises, both in Iran and other Muslim countries. But, first and foremost, they need to bring the Iranian population to its knees. They need to create Islamic jihadists by force and brainwashing techniques. In order to accomplish their evil mission, the brutalization of the Iranian people becomes necessary.
The Islamic Republic of Iran is seeking either to end the world or make the world so chaotic as to force the arrival of their imaginary hidden Imam. What a travesty!
For those naïve people who do not understand Islam's history and Word-of-God scripture, let me reiterate. Islam is not a religion of peace. It is a cult of war, the holy war of jihad. Even a cursory examination of Islam's history and Islamic texts conclusively proves the exact opposite of peacefulness. Islam was, and continues to be, a movement of unbridled violence.
Hence, it is a fact that Islam is misrepresented. It is misrepresented very effectively by non-Muslim individuals and institutions who are generously rewarded by the modern day Islamic conquerors.
This time around the Muslims are using the immense amount of petrodollars they extract from oil-addicted non-Muslims. The sword is temporarily replaced by just as deadly a weapon- the petrodollar. Before long, the fanatical Muslims running Iran aim to add a more deadly modern version of the sword, the Islamic bomb. With the bomb in one hand and the other hand on the oil spigot, the non-Muslim world will be brought to its knees by the religion of peace and brotherhood.
To make matters worse, the agents of death, the Mullahs, divert sorely needed funds at home to sponsor and support adventurous Islamic trouble-making abroad. They supply weapons, provide funds, and train any and all takers who share their wanton campaign of terrorism anywhere in the world.
To understand the true Islam, one needs to pay close attention to the words of the late Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of Islamic terrorism. On the occasion of the birthday of Imam Ali, Ayatollah Khomeini said:
At this juncture, a meaningful and comprehensive political, moral and economic measure by the United States and others offers the best chance of ending the Mullah's reign of terror and diffusing the existential threat they pose to the world. The Bible says, "To whom much is given, much is required" Perhaps it is for this reason that the people of the United States of America, once again, are called upon to make huge sacrifices to defeat another tyranny. It is important that this great nation stays the course and, enlists its power in support of freedom-loving Iranians to topple the ruling Islamofascists who are bent on wreaking death and destruction on the world.
The world is a laboratory where the experiment with Islam shows irrefutable results. To the extent that Islam rules any society, that society is stagnant, backward thinking, repressive and violent. The Islamic Republic of Iran represents the cutting edge for the newly petrodollar invigorated Islam. It is determined to complete its task of ending the world of "Dar-ul-Harb"-the non-Muslim world to be warred upon-and establishing the "Dar-ul-Solh," or "Dar-ul-Salam"-the Muslim world of the Ummeh under the rule of the Mahdi. If achieving this aim hinges on the conflagration of the Third World War, the mullahs are happy to make it happen.
It is also important to keep in mind Albert Einstein's warning, "The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
The threat of radical Islam is real. If you wish your children to grow up and have a bright future, you must do all you can to defeat Islamism now before we all vanish by the ever-creeping Islamofascisim. A warning: Complacency is death. "Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."
Amil Imani is an Iranian-born American citizen and pro-democracy activist, a columnist, literary translator, novelist essayist, who has been writing and speaking out for the struggling people of his native land, Iran. He maintains a website at http://www.ailimani.com/