Skip to comments.Iran election: protesters 'worthy of execution' says cleric
Posted on 06/26/2009 11:11:01 AM PDT by Schnucki
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a member of the clerical leadership, used the platform of Friday prayers at Tehran University to level charges that the regimes opponents were "rioting" in defiance of God's will.
Those arrested should be punished harshly, he said, while their leaders could face the death penalty as enemies of the Islamic Republic.
Iran's regime strengthened its stance in the absence of mass demonstrations, which have come to an end after a brutal police and militia response led to the deaths of dozens of people.
Tehran's defiance was challenged by President Barack Obama on Friday and by G8 foreign ministers, including David Miliband, meeting in Italy, who condemned Iran's harsh repression of the pro-democracy demonstrations since the June 12 election was handed to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the incumbent president, amid allegations of massive rigging.
In a strong attack on the strident comments from Iran's leaders, Mr Obama heaped praise on the protesters and dismissed as "not serious" Mr Ahmadinejad's demand this week for an apology for what he claimed was US interference in the election. He admitted that his hopes for a post-election overture to Tehran had been hurt.
"There is no doubt that any direct dialogue or diplomacy with Iran is going to be affected by the events of the last several weeks," he said.
Praising the protesters, he said: "Their bravery in the face of brutality is a testament to their enduring pursuit of justice. The violence perpetrated against them is outrageous."
Mr Obama also reminded the world of the urgency of stopping Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons programme.
"Iran's possession of nuclear weapons will trigger an arms race in the Middle East that would be bad ... for the security of the entire region," he said.
"So even as we clearly speak out in a
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Wonder how many thousands or tens of thousands of people he plans to execute.
Coming to a neighborhood near you.......in England.
Well so much for Khatami being a “moderate”.
Remind me: which country is Buraq Obama (famous quote ‘the Muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound in the world’) Head-of-State of?
And didn’t Obama recently state (through his puppets) that protesters were terrorists?
This is coming to America.
The DemocRATS feel this same way about conservative Americans.
must be the voice of allah...........the vengeful god
I would put nothing below this Branch outlet of Hell,do not forget in the Iraq Iran war how they cleared the mine fields!
A little bit more clumsy and public than Tiananmen Square but quite effective. The regime's follow up is just beginning. Look for a less "permissive" state from now on.
Whoops, I have to get my full attention back to the tragic death of the "King Of Pop".
Ah -- I see; if Bush refuses to talk to Iran because they act like thugs on Bush's watch, that's bad diplomacy; but if they act like thugs during baraq's regime, well now, that's a horse of a different color! See how it works?
Nasty little bugger, that Khatami.
This should be one of the first to be exterminated.
The Iranian Revolution: Killed in its cradle by the death of Michael Jackson.
ABC,CBS,NBC,FOX,CNN: All MJ, All the time. Let me know when the PressCreeps wake up.