Just when I thought I
was the only one in the world who wasn’t starry-eyed and
hopeful that Shirin Ebadi was going to lead the Iranian people to
freedom, a beacon of insight and rationality popped up from the Dr.
Homa Darabi Foundation, a human rights organization defending the
right of women against religious, cultural and social abuse.
In their open
letter to Shirin Ebadi, chairwoman (this is how she refers to
herself, hence I am honoring it) Parvin Darabi, says “The day we
… heard the news of an Iranian woman winning the Nobel Peace prize
for 2003, were elated with joy.” She then goes on to ask some
extremely insightful questions.
“We were stunned to hear you
calling yourself a Muslim woman instead of an Iranian woman. Have
you forgotten that Iran has been a defeated country and Islam is a
foreign religion forced on the Iranians for centuries?”
Darabi is right: the Iranian people are
not Islamic. Before the Islamic takeover, Iranians were
Zoroastrians, and they had a great and prosperous nation. If there
is any hope for people in that region, it is an enlightened Iran.
The Ayatollah thugs are forcing Islam on the Iranian people; the
Iranian people are everything but Muslim.
If Ebadi were genuinely for the Iranian
people and wanted to see them free, why is she identifying herself
as an Islamic woman – as a part of the religion that has oppressed
the Iranian people for centuries?
Darabi goes on to challenge Ebadi:
“Also didn’t we hear you
advocating the separation of mosque and state?”
Indeed, a separation of religion and
state would be accepted by the Iranian people, who, again, are not
Islamic. (Separation of religion and state is good anyway, but
especially in this case in which the people’s religion is not the
same as the state’s religion).
It seems if a person wanted to liberate
the Iranian people, especially someone like Ebadi, who is touting
herself as an advocate of women and children’s rights, they would
advocate the separation of religion and state. But she isn’t. Why
Ebadi insists that Islam and human
rights are compatible. But as Darabi points out: “Even Islamic
Scholars such as Kadivar have stated that Islam is the religion of
discrimination and separation.” Why is Ebadi so insistent on
preserving the image of the Islam religion?
“Dear Mrs. Ebadi, how can you be
working for human rights and then accept the Islamic laws of
torture, amputations, stoning, beating and flogging?”
Some might say Ebadi is afraid to do
otherwise. But this is a woman who is being touted as a rebel –
having been jailed, taking her scarf off in public, etc. Being
“afraid to” does not fit in with the rest of her character.
Regardless of whether you support Islam,
or believe it is an oppressive
religion, a fact remains: the Iranian people are not Islamic.
They do not appreciate their Islamic based government. Anyone in
support of the Iranian people would come out against the Islamic
But Ebadi is insistent on preserving the
name and image of Islam. Especially for someone who supposedly
advocates women’s and children’s rights, which are not goals met
by the Islamic religion, Ebadi’s actions do not line up. She is
identifying herself as an Islamic woman and she is not calling for a
separation of religion and state. The pieces really fall together
regarding the motive and character of this woman.
Shirin Ebadi, I believe, is, in fact, a
tool for the Ayatollah government, meant to preserve the Islamic
Ayatollah government. Her purpose is not to bring reform to the
government, but to suppress the Iranian people’s movement to
overthrow their government.
I sincerely wonder, sometimes, if I am
the only one on the entire planet who does not believe that more
“reform” and “working with” the thug regime of the Ayatollah
government will bring freedom to Iran. Everyone seems to believe
“something will happen” over in Iran, but they aren’t really
sure what. They are hopeful of Shirin Ebadi. Why? Because she got
the Nobel Peace Prize.
Yes, indeed, the Iranian people will
eventually lead themselves to freedom. But not through Shirin Ebadi.
She is just going to prolong the process.
There is only one way for freedom and
peace over there: to drive the religious fanatics out of that
country. The revolutionaries and people of Iran need the United
States’ intellectual and moral support. The fact that the Iranian
people were so welcoming of Shirin Ebadi, because she got the Nobel
Peace Prize, shows how in need of external guidance and moral
support they are. Europe gave it to them. The United States
didn’t. This is a problem.
Just imagine what would have happened if
that same kind of moral support went to a person who would lead the
revolutionaries, and not the reformists. (And, no, the United States
does not have to create another “award.” Verbal moral support
I’d like to take the time to
congratulate the Dr. Homa Darabi Foundation for having the
intellectual clarity to ask their insightful questions and for
taking a moral stand against Islam, which is something leftists have
sold out on for they no longer take a stand against oppressive
Islam. Hopefully their questions and insight will start to cast
speculation on Shirin Ebadi.
Mark my words: not only is this woman
misguided in her tactic, she is a fraud.