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Grand Ayatollah Montezari answers questions about the Green Movement (Iran)
amontazeri.com/ anonymous Iran ^

Posted on 12/03/2009 5:47:49 PM PST by nuconvert

Questions asked of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri of Iran on his website.......

In your opinion: What were the achievements of the (SoG)Movement over recent months? What are the factors that could stop the movement from expansion and make the way harder for them. What are the ways that would strengthen, safe-guard and protect the movement? What do you suggest to make the movement grow and blossom?”

1. The (SoG) Movement is the real representation of the legitimate demands of the majority of the Iranian nation, over many years. Although until now it has been facing the rough and extreme retaliation of the fundamentalist ruling regime. But the achievements of the Movement both nationally and internationally cannot be overlooked or ignored. This movement inside the country managed to establish a culture of peacefully demanding the rights of the nation. After the election, the movement exposed the real face of the oppressive and fundamentalist group (regime?). And of course the movement has suffered a very high cost. This shows that people won’t be satisfied with anything less than achieving their legitimate right. Killing, terrorizing, intimidation, arrests, irreligious and illegal show trials - along with the harsh and unjust sentences of active politicians and freedom seekers, and propagating lies has no effect on people’s determination.

The foreign effect has been to change the view of foreign countries, especially those in the developed world, and among Human Rights agencies, about the desire of the nation and the suppression of the people. It has shown the real power of the nation to the world.

2. From amongst the factors that could be an obstacle to the movement’s legitimate expansion:

The use of deviating & divisive slogans. Any unsuitable slogans that could give an excuse to the hardliner fundamentalists to put down the movement. The movement has both legitimate and legal desires and should pursue them peacefully. They should not respond to the violence and oppression with slogans or acts in ways that the regime would benefit. Things have been done deliberately to derail the movement and on many occasions people have seen both personal and public property being destroyed by the regime in order to blame and discredit the movement.

Another factor is expecting a quick victory with no patience. The movement should not show impatience to achieve the nation’s goals. Patience against the roughness and disaster and perseverance in the way of justice. (Inviting to the good and discouraging from the bad). Perseverance to achieve the rights are based in the important teaching of religion - not only is it taught in the Qu’ran, but it is also reaffirmed in the Hadiths.

The third factor is differing views (disagreement) of how to achieve the end goal of the rights for the people. Disagreement on how to ‘encourage the good, and discourage the bad’ - that can cause very serious damage to the cause and the people’s movement. In this subject the trusted and effective figures in the nation, can clarify the legal and religious demands of the people, and create full understanding with each other - to avoid the aforementioned divisions and so strengthen the popular movement and safe-guard against damage.

3. It is clear that those people who try to achieve the nation’s rights, in reality they do their national and religious duty of encouraging the good and discouraging the bad. First of all they should show themselves to do right and good and avoid the futile bad. They should protect the boundaries of morality and religion, for their actions and movement to be in the way of the Creator and for the good of the people.

Once again I emphasize and repeat, I warn the rulers that the way you are walking on, will bring nothing but damage and destruction not just to the religion, but also to the ‘earthly’ issues - both on yourselves and on the nation. Being loyal to the law and respecting the nation’s right is the best way to show a ruler’s good will. Selfishness, greed, domination and the acts of violence against the nation - the irreligious & illegal show trials of respected politicians, and the heavy sentences for them, will have the outcome of isolation of the country and the system in the world. And puts even more distance between the people and the rulers, and is destroying the face of the ‘oppressed Islam’. And in the end it will bring God’s anger.

I hope that the people in charge, will as soon as possible, correct the futile way of wrong, and will try to achieve the will of the creator and the nation."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; montazeri

1 posted on 12/03/2009 5:47:50 PM PST by nuconvert
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2 posted on 12/03/2009 5:51:46 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Sorry, tbere are 2 different links for this. The original is in Persian....
http://www.amontazeri.com/farsi/default.asp

The translation is here....
http://iran.whyweprotest.net/news-current-events/60137-montezari-answers-questions-about-green-movement.html


3 posted on 12/03/2009 5:54:03 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Once again I emphasize and repeat, I warn the rulers that the way you are walking on, will bring nothing but damage and destruction not just to the religion, but also to the ‘earthly’ issues - both on yourselves and on the nation. Being loyal to the law and respecting the nation’s right is the best way to show a ruler’s good will. Selfishness, greed, domination and the acts of violence against the nation - the irreligious & illegal show trials of respected politicians, and the heavy sentences for them, will have the outcome of isolation of the country and the system in the world. And puts even more distance between the people and the rulers, and is destroying the face of the ‘oppressed Islam’. And in the end it will bring God’s anger.

The destruction of Qom and the holy cities would reflect
the wrath of Allah.

Just sayin.


4 posted on 12/03/2009 6:00:24 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Thought you might be interested in this


5 posted on 12/03/2009 6:02:43 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

A lot can be read into and said about Montezari’s replies. But, specifics are missing. What’s obvious is that he continues to advocate an Islamic State in Iran, though not the “fundamentalist group (regime?)” one.

I will only clarify:

>”(Inviting to the good and discouraging from the bad).”

is actually “Amr_e be maroof and nahi az monker” per your link in Persian. “Amr” literally means “ordering” or “enjoining” and “nahi” means “preventing” or “forbidding”. Not “inviting” and “discouraging”. It is one of the Islam’s principle pillars, and specifically refers to “Hossein” - the third Shia Imam.

Hossein is said to have died for Amre Be Maroof Va Nahi Az Monker in order to establish so-called social justice (Edalat) and pious leadership (Imamat). His death is mourned during “Ashura” in the Arabic month of “MOHARAM”. According to this principle a Muslim is under the obligation to order another to adhere to the Islamic ways and if ineffective take measures to prevent the unislamic act from taking place.

Therefore, Amr_e be maroof and nahi az monker is in no way related to and should not be in any way mistaken for Zoroastrian philosophy of “Humata, Hukhta and Hvarshta” often translated as “Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds”.


6 posted on 12/03/2009 11:57:09 PM PST by odds
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But, specifics are missing = because specifics are missing


7 posted on 12/04/2009 12:15:25 AM PST by odds
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