Skip to comments.Iran: opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi 'ready to die' for the cause
Posted on 01/01/2010 8:09:01 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Iran: opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi 'ready to die' for the cause
Iran's opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi said the country is in 'serious crisis' and he is 'not afraid to die' for his cause.
Published: 9:28AM GMT 01 Jan 2010
In a statement posted on his website on Friday , Mr Mousavi called for the immediate release of his supporters arrested after the disputed presidential vote in June and during protests earlier this week.
"Arresting or killing Mousavi, [and another opposition leader Mehdi] Karoubi ... will not calm the situation," he said.
"I am not afraid to die for people's demands ... Iran is in serious crisis.
"Harsh remarks ... will create internal uprising. The election law should be changed. Political prisoners should be freed."
He added: "I am not unwilling to become a martyr like those who made that sacrifice after the election for their rightful national and religious demands.
"My blood is no redder than theirs."
Anti-government protests erupted in Iran after the June 12 presidential vote, which secured Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election.
The continuing protests have plunged Iran into its worst internal crisis in the Islamic Republic's 30-year history.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
“No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.”
Because political power in Iran is held by Islamic religious leaders, disaffection with the government translates into disaffection with Islam. Where the world sees thousands of angry protesters, Iranian christians see fields ripe for harvest, muslims ready to hear the truth of Jesus. So, they’ve been out in the streets, offering food and water to the protesters, and sharing the love of Christ!
Patton obviously underestimated the power of martyrdom to inspire others, especially in the Middle East...
I wouldn’t hold your breath....
No, I don't hold my breath...I PRAY! While the Iranian government's anti-western stand is becoming more and more anti-christian, reports from house church leaders indicate that they are getting overwhelmed by the number of new believers who need to be discipled. Christian programs broadcast by satellites are watched at home, and christians invite friends and nieghbors to watch with them, resulting in hundreds of calls from people asking for more information about christianity. Don' hold your breath, pray for our persecuted brethren, and if you want to do more go to Voice of the Martyrs for more suggestions!
It's not a war...yet.
When the IRCG and Iranian regulars get involved it's just "riots in the streets".
A sufficiently ruthless regime can survive and suppress that. Only when the police, military and "special forces" tire of the suppression does the war begin.