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To: Marine_Uncle; parisa; freedom44; nuconvert; DoctorZIn
Good enough for me. I am sure you have been following activities taking place in Iran much closer then many of us. I have lots of web sites to access, most of the stuff you and others have shared at this site, but due to time constraints do not keep up with things. I will ask you this, and please be assured it is not to put you on the spot. Do you have a solid reference that shows clearly what percentage of peoples are for the current regieme, do not care who is in power, want secularism, want at all costs Islam not to have any bearing on personal and government level decision making for the people of Iran? Again, don't kill yourself trying to find a appropriate URL line etc., if it is not readily available, simply say to much trouble to find. I am not trying to put you on the spot. And if you cannot produce such a %, that does not imply you lack the info, just that it is not so easy to get at on the fly. I have gone down that course in the past, and recognize good info is not always easily obtainable on the fly.

It is really hard, as you said, to produce such a number!

But I can tell that more than 90% of people in Iran do not want this type of government but it doesnt mean that all of them are also ready to kill themselves to get rid of the Mullahs

But this regime in Iran is not popular any more

That is for sure

To trust what I said, just chat with Iranians in Yahoo chat rooms and you will find people disagreeing with the regime of Iran

90% are unhappy with the system of governance in Iran but some want reform from within, some want a big change, some want American invasion

Ideas vary there!

I think my friends can correct me if I am wrong

25 posted on 08/03/2005 5:27:06 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

Your answers where good enough for me. Again I have no doubt as time goes by and the older folks who thought they would benifit from the revolution die off, I can see where the percentage of population would move away from wanting a theocracy. I guess we all have heard numbers thrown around and often depending one where they are heard from if they represent a realistic picture. Thanks for the effort however, I know if a nice chart was available you would have shared it with us. One thing I am certain of at present, and that is that Iraq's Shiite Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Husaini Sistani wants no part of a theocracy formed in Iraq. He is one the record as to want a secular democratically elected government, that upholds the Islamic laws, but does not take preceedance over mechanisms that should remain with the government. If this ends up happening despite the much to do over hammering away by the Iraqi Constitutional Council, and a secular government arises, you can bet the good folk in Iran are going to be hopping up and down for a similiar system. And dispite what Iran tries to do, I don't think they are going to get control of Iraq, becuase as long as Sistani's dominanent Shiite sect is in control from the religious majority point of view, the new government has a chance to truly become more secular within bounds of their recognized rules. So this cannot but add fuel/oxygen to the fire burning in Iran for more freedoms. The Iranian Mullahs must fear their time may be drawing to an end.


27 posted on 08/03/2005 7:50:20 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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