An Iranian Mullah Say Islam is Murder
If this letter by the shiite cleric Hadi Ma'ssumi published on the
iran-chabar site is true then this is just mega explosive:
The letter to Rafsanjani is written by a Karaj based cleric. He says in
the letter that he is ill and near death, so presumably that is what has
given him the extra ordinary courage needed to write this letter.
If this letter was from an exiled opposition, it would not have
been so controversial but to read this sort of thing from a Shiite
cleric is truly remarkable.
In the letter, the cleric Hadi Ma'ssumi starts from the beginning of
Islam in Iran. How the religion was forced upon Iranians, how the
invading Arabs raped the Iranian women, massacred the population, looted
our wealth, tried to run the windmills with the blood of Iranians and
how they burned all our books and destroyed so much of our knowledge.
He then starts scrutinising 26 years of Rafsanjani's unrelentless power.
He reminds Rafsanjani of what went on in Iran's political prisons in the
80s. How young virgin girls were raped before their executions using
Koranic justifications - virgin girls go to heaven no matter what, so
young female political activists were raped to ensure they didn't go to
heaven - how thousands suffered torture and the massacre of Iranian
political prisoners in 1988.
The many extra-judicial killings of Iranian dissidents both inside Iran
and outside Iran.
"Ayatollah Rafsnajani, you know how murder, kidnapping and torture
has become synonymous with your name" Ma'assumi writes in his
Hadi Ma'ssumi asks about Rafsanjani's close relationship with the likes
of Saeed Emami, responsible for murder of dissidents inside Iran and
Vahid Gorji who is responsible for many assassinations of Iranian exiles
Ma'ssumi recalls how Rafsanjani unnecassarily prolonged the
war with Iraq, casuing the death and injuries to millions and how he
himself hugely profitted from the war instead.
Ma'ssumi asks Rafsanjani to comment on the imprisonment of many of
Iran's dissidents today. What he thinks of stoning, public flogging,
cutting limbs and forcing women to wear the veil.
He asks Rafsanjani why women in Iran are forced to wear the veil in
summer heat and yet Rafsanjani's daughter Faezeh dresses up in
skimpy clothing when she travels through European cities of Paris,
London and Geneva.
Even perhaps all this is not that controversial, there are after all
many Iranian clerics who oppose the Islamic Republic and the rule of
mullahs. But just read this below. This is an exact translation of one
paragraph of an elderly Shiite cleric's statement on his death bed:
"You know like I do what lies behind this religion (Islam), after
all this crime carried out against Iranians. lets do one good thing
and tell the people what is behind this religion. Lets tell everyone
that this religion is neither "martyr generating", nor
pro-science nor pro the people, this religion tells the elite that it is
for the plebs and it tells the plebs that it is for the elite, it tells
the elite that all its silly laws are for the stupid plebs, in fact this
religion is "ignorance generator". It has come about to
humiliate people. As you (Rafsanjani) once told me, it is one
religion for the elite and another for the plebs. You rightly
regard yourself, the supreme leader and your Guardian Council as the
elite, and the "martyr generating" nation of Iran are the
plebs. Now for the sake of God tell the truth to the people that there
is nothing in this religion but stupidity and ignorance, other than
silly laws about what is considered clean and what is untouchable, what
is allowed and what is not allowed, believe me that God and the people
will then forgive you, although I know you are conscious
enough NOT to believe in God!"