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Call to execute 'rioters' in Iran
Aljazeera.net ^ | June 26, 2009

Posted on 06/27/2009 3:59:33 AM PDT by don-o

A leading Iranian religious leader has called for the execution of "rioters" who have led a series of anti-government protests following the country's disputed June 12 presidential election.

Ahmad Khatami, a member of Iran's Assembly of Experts, told worshippers during a sermon at Friday prayers that Iran's judiciary should charge such rioters as "mohareb", or one who wages war against God.

"Anybody who fights against the Islamic system or the leader of Islamic society, fight him until complete destruction," Khatami said in the nationally broadcast sermon at Tehran University.

"We ask that the judiciary confront the leaders of the protests, leaders of the violations, and those who are supported by the United States and Israel strongly, and without mercy to provide a lesson for all."

Under Iranian law, the punishment for people convicted as mohareb is execution.

'Healthy' elections

Khatami's comments came as the Guardian Council, Iran's electoral watchdog, dismissed opposition allegations of fraud during the election.

The council said on Friday that the vote was the country's "healthiest" since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

"After 10 days of examination, we did not see any major irregularities," Abbas Ali Kadkhodai, a Guardian Council spokesman, said.

"We have had no fraud in any presidential election and this one was the cleanest election we have had. I can say with certainty that there was no fraud in this election."

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The statement leaves the opposition little room for further legal challenges over the election result, with the council previously rejecting a call for the vote to be annulled.

Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, the main challenger to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, have led a series of mass demonstrations in the capital, Tehran, to protest against the results of the election.

At least 19 people are believed to have been killed in violent clashes between demonstrators and Iranian security forces.

Ghanbar Naderi, the economic and political editor of the state-owned Iran Daily newspaper, told Al Jazeera on Friday that the situation is now under control.

"Those who voted for Mr Mousavi in the capital have come to their senses now," he said.

"They are slowly getting along with the reality that yes, most of them voted for Mr Mousavi in the capital, but the rest of the country voted for Mr Ahmadinejad.

"After two weeks ... there are no violent demonstrations on the streets anymore and the last few people who used to take advantage of the situation have now been detained by the police forces and they will be put on special tribunal."

War of words

The protests have also led to a war of words between Iran and the US, which has criticised the conduct of the June 12 election.

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Barack Obama, the US president, has warned that Tehran wanted to blame the US for opposition protests.

But Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, called on Obama to "avoid interfering in Iran's affairs" during a speech broadcast on Iranian state television on Thursday.

"This is our friendly advice; we don't want to see the big disgraces of the Bush era to be repeated in the new US era," he said.

Ahmadinejad's speech came days after Obama said that he was "appalled and outraged" over threats, beatings and imprisonments of opposition protesters following the polls.

The latest comments by both presidents could complicate any attempt at a dialogue, which Washington hopes will include talks on the scope of Iran's nuclear programme.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadkhatami; crushislam; iran; iranelection; iranprotest; iranviolence2009; khatami
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1 posted on 06/27/2009 3:59:33 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Standing by for White House reaction as well as MSM reports...


2 posted on 06/27/2009 4:00:42 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: don-o

Those poor people.

I wonder if we can tear ourselves away from luaus and Michael Jackson long enough to care.


3 posted on 06/27/2009 4:02:00 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: don-o

4 posted on 06/27/2009 4:02:04 AM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: indylindy
I wonder if we can tear ourselves away

Good question. We have to do what we can to not let this disappear from view.

5 posted on 06/27/2009 4:06:30 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: don-o

Well, this certainly shows the whole world that America no longer stands with those who will go out on a limb for freedom anymore.

We now are a shameful country led by a marxist kook who would rule as the mullahs if he gets his way.

The MSM will use whatever idiotic unimportant story they can find to cover for the long legged tyrant.


7 posted on 06/27/2009 4:11:16 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: indylindy

0buma is a traitor...he’s seen as weak, cowardly and a worse idiot than Bush. He’s a disaster.


8 posted on 06/27/2009 4:14:50 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: don-o

Will someone please give me an update on Micheal Jackson? Jeeze, all you guys do is talk politics on this site how boring. </sarcasm>


9 posted on 06/27/2009 4:16:17 AM PDT by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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To: don-o

It could happen here.


10 posted on 06/27/2009 4:16:48 AM PDT by JamesA (He who hesitates is lost.)
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To: F. dAnconia

LOL, as far as I know Michael Jackson is still dead.


11 posted on 06/27/2009 4:17:25 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: Dallas59

Just heard BBc radio that though there is no action in the street for the past few days, the nightly shouting from the rooftops continues and seems to be increasing.


12 posted on 06/27/2009 4:18:12 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: indylindy
Nope.....It's all fake...


13 posted on 06/27/2009 4:20:07 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: don-o
Revolutionary Road

A blog that I follow that seems to be updated regularly.

14 posted on 06/27/2009 4:21:41 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: All

http://elections.7rooz.com/

Site where I found this story


15 posted on 06/27/2009 4:23:20 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: don-o
Too bad we can't get a few thousand of these over there...


16 posted on 06/27/2009 4:24:25 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: don-o

I declare a Fatwa on Ahmad Khatami!


17 posted on 06/27/2009 4:24:50 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: don-o

chirp chirp


18 posted on 06/27/2009 4:31:07 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
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To: JamesA
It could happen here.

Nope. We got guns and we're gonna keep them.

19 posted on 06/27/2009 4:44:52 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: don-o

See what happens when you use that lame Twitter service. They should put a disclaimer on that site “Using Twitter may lead to your execution”.


20 posted on 06/27/2009 4:52:04 AM PDT by frankjr
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To: JamesA

“It could happen here.”

I breezily mentioned to my husband yesterday that I wish 5 million patriotic Americans would show up in D.C. on the 4th. Without missing a beat, my husband retorted, “We’d probably get shot.”

I’m 57, nearly 58, and for the first time in my life, I feel fear of my own government and president—a brand new emotion that I still don’t know how to handle. Thinking about tyranny has heretofore been strictly a theoretical exercise.


21 posted on 06/27/2009 4:56:20 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: don-o

those who are supported by the United States and Israel

Uhhh that would be whom? And how is that done, when there are no relations?

Then there is this: “The protests have also led to a war of words between Iran and the US, which has criticised the conduct of the June 12 election”.

Don’t think so Tim. What was criticized was the treatment of Iranian citizens after the election.

Then there was this: “This is our friendly advice; we don’t want to see the big disgraces of the Bush era to be repeated in the new US era”. Those would be what? Freedom in Iraq, Spanking the Taliban and Al Qaeda world wide. Keeping Iran in the box. What?

Then there was this: The latest comments by both presidents could complicate any attempt at a dialogue, which Washington hopes will include talks on the scope of Iran’s nuclear programme. I don’t think Washington is at all concerned with the scope of Iran’s nuclear program. More like Iran’s nuclear aspirations, considering its radical Islamic view of Israel, and the USA.


22 posted on 06/27/2009 4:59:07 AM PDT by wita
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To: luvEastTenn
feel fear of my own government and president—a brand new emotion

The emotion I feel is not Feat but Anger!

23 posted on 06/27/2009 5:07:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: sauropod

mark


24 posted on 06/27/2009 5:09:49 AM PDT by sauropod (People who do things are people that get things done.)
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To: don-o

I eagerly await the calls to assassinate the muslim clergy. And hope that these calls succeed.


25 posted on 06/27/2009 5:19:32 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Dallas59

I wish I knew how to post jpg.’s like that-! America would have dropped thousands of these to those good people if we had a REAL President-!!


26 posted on 06/27/2009 5:20:23 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: don-o
"Anybody who fights against the Islamic system or the leader of Islamic society, fight him until complete destruction," Khatami said in the nationally broadcast sermon at Tehran University.

This is a direct admission that these demonstrations have not been about the legitimacy of the recent election.

ML/NJ

27 posted on 06/27/2009 5:27:51 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: abb
Nope. We got guns and we're gonna keep them.

Most of the guns we have are for hunting...Outlaw hunting and most will give up their guns...In my humble opinion...

28 posted on 06/27/2009 5:32:48 AM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: indylindy

Well, this certainly shows the whole world that America no longer stands with those who will go out on a limb for freedom anymore.

We now are a shameful country led by a marxist kook

.
To which I find this number fitting for those in Iraq fighting for freedom, Øbama’s comfort is as good as a stoning, axing, shotting, and the moment realized dying;

.
Queensryche - No Sanctuary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czPbIkC2JTk

There’s a certain feeling
Known to all who hear the sound
The call of morning rising
You’re in a mystic space
Can’t you feel the force embrace, the chill of the wind
As it names you

Oh, can’t you see the lies in front of you
Your journey ends so far, and still the distance
Spins round and round you
Now you cry - give me sanctuary
You scream but no one listens
Again you cry - give me sanctuary
Until the end I’ll fight and die, to be free
Oh! No sanctuary

You’re walking halfway in
But crawling halfway out
There’s a void in your mind that you cling to
You feel lost in time, you’ve got no words to rhyme
No more charms, no more spells to protect you

Oh can’t you see the lies in front of you
Your journey ends so far, and still the distance
Spins round and round you
Now you cry - give me sanctuary
You scream, but no one listens
Again you cry - give me sanctuary
Until the end I’ll fight and die
Oh I’ve got to be free


29 posted on 06/27/2009 5:38:29 AM PDT by Son House (President Ă˜bama Turns His Back On The Oppressed During Their Darkest Hours)
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To: don-o
Coming to America:

A leading Democrat Party leader has called for the execution of "rioters" who have led a series of anti-government protests following the country's disputed 2010 mid-term election.

30 posted on 06/27/2009 5:43:04 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: don-o

It will happen here before long. You don’t question a “messiah”


31 posted on 06/27/2009 5:47:37 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing it's Idiot)
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To: Dallas59

That’s the kind of post that gets FR labelled “racist” and a bunch of Ku Klux Klanners.
Very poor taste.


32 posted on 06/27/2009 5:47:47 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

IYO


33 posted on 06/27/2009 5:49:31 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: don-o

This is so disgusting, this is what it is like to have an IVY league liberal, who actually believes all the godless garbage he was taught, in the white house. These people have no soul. It hit me yesterday, these people truly are like the Godless ones Israel fought against in their promised land. After all, these modern day nitwits sacrifice their own babies. This is why our country is being destroyed. Obama is incapable of leading since he has been indoctrinated by those soulless ones! He doesn’t have a soul either, he is probably enjoying that people who are standing up for freedom are being slaughtered. I wonder if I am being too harsh? I don’t think so, not at all!!!


34 posted on 06/27/2009 6:05:27 AM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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To: Iscool
Most of the guns we have are for hunting...Outlaw hunting and most will give up their guns...In my humble opinion...

Don't get out much, do you?

35 posted on 06/27/2009 6:26:37 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: don-o

“Standing by for White House reaction “

That wasn’t the White House?


36 posted on 06/27/2009 6:29:11 AM PDT by Grunthor (Does a crowded elevator smell different to midgets?)
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To: Iscool

That is the silliest thing I have ever read.


37 posted on 06/27/2009 6:31:38 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: indylindy

lol.


38 posted on 06/27/2009 6:36:43 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Dallas59

How do you say “ACORN” in Farsi?


39 posted on 06/27/2009 6:41:21 AM PDT by kempster
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To: luvEastTenn
I feel fear of my own government and president—a brand new emotion that I still don’t know how to handle. Thinking about tyranny has heretofore been strictly a theoretical exercise.




Welcome.
The line forms at the rear.

40 posted on 06/27/2009 6:42:59 AM PDT by mcmuffin
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To: Dallas59

0buma is a traitor...he’s seen as weak, cowardly and a worse idiot than Bush. He’s a disaster.

Well Worth Repeating...


41 posted on 06/27/2009 6:56:35 AM PDT by waterhill ( AN ARMED MAN HAS THE MEANS FOR INDEPENDENCE)
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To: Iscool
Most of the guns we have are for hunting...Outlaw hunting and most will give up their guns...In my humble opinion...

I had some guns, unfortunately they fell overboard in a boating accident on Lake Mead, not one of them was for hunting

42 posted on 06/27/2009 7:14:42 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You Too? Man! I hate that!


43 posted on 06/27/2009 7:18:46 AM PDT by waterhill ( AN ARMED MAN HAS THE MEANS FOR INDEPENDENCE)
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To: don-o

44 posted on 06/27/2009 7:19:00 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: don-o

Kill their own, from the religion of peace.
Of course Obama has already spoken about as harshly as he ever will.
He is not allowing them to have hot dogs at his 4th of July party.

(non pork of course - Obama being a Muslim they can’t be pork)


45 posted on 06/27/2009 8:07:01 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: indylindy

>>Those poor people.

I wonder if we can tear ourselves away from luaus and Michael Jackson long enough to care.<<

Even if you could pry the American public away from “dancing with the stars” ong enough to give a damn, Obama won’t do anything against a dictatorship he is trying to emulate.


46 posted on 06/27/2009 8:08:20 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: F. dAnconia

>Will someone please give me an update on Micheal Jackson? Jeeze, all you guys do is talk politics on this site how boring. </sarcasm><

yeah here it goes.
he is DEAD.
there is so much plastic in his body that they are going to melt him down and let Kids play with him for a change.


47 posted on 06/27/2009 8:09:33 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: luvEastTenn

>>I’m 57, nearly 58, and for the first time in my life, I feel fear of my own government and president—a brand new emotion that I still don’t know how to handle. Thinking about tyranny has heretofore been strictly a theoretical exercise.<<

me too. but it has happened so fast that many people haven’t even figured it out yet.
your one up on them at least.


48 posted on 06/27/2009 8:11:37 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: wita

>>Then there was this: “This is our friendly advice; we don’t want to see the big disgraces of the Bush era to be repeated in the new US era”. Those would be what? Freedom in Iraq, Spanking the Taliban and Al Qaeda world wide. Keeping Iran in the box. What?<<

Notice that since Bush left and a new kinder more understanding open to dialog type has taken over that everything has turned to crap fast, quick and in a hurry?
Think North Korea would have pulled what they are if Bush was there?
I don’t think so.

Imagine North Korea threatening a nuclear launch on America and Bush just taking a “wait and see” attitude like Obama?
We would be over there right now stomping the guts out of them.


49 posted on 06/27/2009 8:15:10 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: JamesA
It could has happened here.

And no doubt, will again.

50 posted on 06/27/2009 8:17:14 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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