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Ayatollah sentenced to death in Iran
Mideast Youth ^ | 6/15/07 | Mideast Youth

Posted on 06/15/2007 12:51:12 PM PDT by freedom44

Ayatollah Boroujerdi (son of the prominent shia cleric Seyyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeini Boroujerdi) has been sentenced to death together with 17 of his followers.

The secular ideology of this Shia cleric is that the “Hidden Imam” is the only one who has the legitimate competence to rule and pass judgment based on Islam, not the “Supreme Leader” and other self pro-claimed “Marjas” (Council of Guardian) who have the ultimate power in Iran, one after the other above the mostly symbolic president and parliament.

The popularity of Kazemeini made the regime very uncomfortable last year after many speeches he gave against political Islam which lead to his arrest by the Ministry of Intelligence (who at the time spread rumours that Kazemeini claims that he is the 12th Imam himself) . The arrest came in October 2006 in which police faced confrontation by 100s of his followers who surrounded the area. Over 40 of the followers were also arrested, including bloggers who were there to report whats happening.

Since then Kazemeini has gone under heavy tortures in Section 209 of Evin prison. His health started to deteriorate after a hunger strike he started in February, eye-witness reports from his appearance infront of “Special Court for Clergy” (SCC, set up by Khomeini himself in 1987 to combat clerics against the regime) in March claim that he was in a very poor condition, unable to walk upright and was coughing up blood.

In March Kazemeini also appeared on a disgusting TV programme by the regime which goes live in prisons to show tortured political prisoners’ forced fake “confessions”. He appeared in prison uniform and poor condition admitting to his “lies” and how his “poor followers” believed in them!

On Sunday the secular cleric and 80 of his followers appeared in front of the illegal court without the right to have a lawyer. He was sentenced to death on the grounds of over 30 accusations including threat to national security, calling the Velayat-e Faqih “illegitimate”, connections with “anti-revolutionary” forces and spying for them inside the country, creating a new religion called “the traditional religion”, etc etc.

He was in such a poor condition that he found speaking very difficult but he said to the court that he is not guilty of being political but his only real crime is his religious beliefs.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ayatollah; ayatollahboroujerdi; boroujerdi; iran; kazemeini

1 posted on 06/15/2007 12:51:17 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Man, these people are just crazy. It’s like looking back into the 9th century.


2 posted on 06/15/2007 12:52:38 PM PDT by kjo
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To: KylaStarr; Cindy; StillProud2BeFree; nw_arizona_granny; Velveeta; Dolphy; appalachian_dweller; ...

ping


3 posted on 06/15/2007 12:54:27 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: kjo

Heck of a lot more in common with the French Revolution and Stalin’s show trials.


4 posted on 06/15/2007 12:55:21 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Diversity in theory is the enemy of diversity in practice.)
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To: freedom44
Could this be the spark?

I'm doubtful that a secular Iranian revolution will happen until another generation reaches maturity, probably 10-20 years or so, but if it's going to happen, something like this could be the catalyst. It'll be interesting to watch how the Iranian public reacts.
5 posted on 06/15/2007 12:57:43 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country. Friend of Fred.)
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To: freedom44

Oops! His bad.


6 posted on 06/15/2007 1:04:01 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: Calpernia

Thank you for the ping Calpernia.


7 posted on 06/15/2007 1:07:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: kjo

“Man, these people are just crazy. It’s like looking back into the 9th century.”

Too bad we can’t get Prince to sing “We’re going to party like it’s nine ninety nine!”


8 posted on 06/15/2007 1:09:31 PM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: freedom44
The secular ideology of this Shia cleric is that the “Hidden Imam” is the only one who has the legitimate competence to rule and pass judgment based on Islam, not the “Supreme Leader” and other self pro-claimed “Marjas” (Council of Guardian) who have the ultimate power in Iran, one after the other above the mostly symbolic president and parliament.
Prediction: he will be granted a last minute reprieve and be allowed to quietly retire to a villa in Qom where he will live out his days in relatively comfortable house arrest. The Mullahs do not want yet another Martyr.
9 posted on 06/15/2007 1:14:09 PM PDT by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
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To: freedom44

Not enough! I want him dis-barred permanently!


10 posted on 06/15/2007 1:26:10 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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To: freedom44

OOPs - I thought I clicked on the Mike Nifong thread. Oh well, death is not enough for this Ayatollah. I want him permanently dis-barred too!


11 posted on 06/15/2007 1:27:27 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Life is too short to go through it clenched of sphincter and void of humor - it's okay to laugh.)
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To: freedom44
Ah the ROP strikes again.
They seem to relish in killing their own as well as killing infidels.
12 posted on 06/15/2007 1:28:45 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: freedom44

What a bunch of fu.... up people.


13 posted on 06/15/2007 1:32:46 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: FastCoyote
“Man, these people are just crazy. It’s like looking back into the 9th century.”

Too bad we can’t get Prince to sing “We’re going to party like it’s nine ninety nine!”

That would be the 10th century.
Eight ninety nine would be the ninth century.

:-)

14 posted on 06/15/2007 1:36:17 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

No, actually, this Ayatollah is a good guy.


15 posted on 06/15/2007 1:46:37 PM PDT by dangus (Mr. President, "Choke on it b!+ch" is not a very good campaign slogan for your amnesty.)
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To: freedom44

The guy’s ‘heresy’ of nonjudgmentalism and leaving the choices to God sounds a lot like normal people’s Christianity and Buddhism and Judaism and Hinduism.

Pray for the guy, he’s hearing God.


16 posted on 06/15/2007 3:35:39 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Calpernia; FARS

Bump and ping.


17 posted on 06/15/2007 6:25:51 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny (When God spoke to the world, were you listening?)
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To: Asclepius; All

Doubt they will pardon him or let him live. The current Ahmadi-Nejad admin wants people like him dead not a continuing sore source of discontent should there be a future power shift. This might be different had there been an uprising at the time of his arrest. He called for people to rise in support at the time but nobody came. Thus the current clerics have no fear of any major upset at his death.

Unlike the pre-revolution fallacy that kept Khomeini alive - “don’t want to create a martyr” which resulted in the horrific current situation in Iran, had he been “removed with prejudice” while in France, Iran would not be suffering the clerics today.

Though it might be under Marxist rule since the Mullahs stole the revolution out of the mouth of the Marxist-Islamist Mojaheddins. The Islamist part was purely a cover for their Communist activites, orchestrated directly out of the Soviet embassy in Tehran.


18 posted on 06/16/2007 1:30:09 AM PDT by FARS
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To: freedom44

Don’t worry, he’ll get his virgins.


19 posted on 06/16/2007 1:32:44 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (hater)
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To: freedom44

Twelfth Imam bump


20 posted on 06/16/2007 2:36:20 AM PDT by Dajjal
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To: freedom44

But doesn’t the Iranian Pres Ahmadinejad also believe in this Hidden Imam cult? He spoke about him in variuos speaches. Why isn’t he in being tortured?


21 posted on 06/16/2007 5:16:43 AM PDT by KillTime (Democracies that can't distinguish between good and evil or deny any difference shall surely perish.)
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