Friday , 7 October 2022

The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) condemns the attempt to assassinate Salman Rushdie

Shabtabnews – In a letter the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) condemned the attempt to assassinate Salman Rushdie.

The letter stated that: “Ruhollah Khomeini’s political fatwa for the murder of Salman Rushdie at that time should be interpreted as a Machiavellian act, in order to show European governments the Iranian regimes’ power. The power which the ruling mullahs possess by their dogmatic determination to take advantage of ignorance, superstition and prejudice of the masses, in order to achieve its nefarious clandestine international goals, even in the hearts of Western societies.

“This belief is strengthened by the fact that Ruhollah Khomeini, in his fatwa, in a completely hypocritical manner, ordered the death of Salman Rushdie for expressing the same content, which before then, was also contained in many Shia and Sunni Islamic texts and sources, such as Tafsir and Tarikh al-Tabari. Especially, as Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d and Sahab al-Tanzil were also written, published and were even taught in some religious schools, all of which of course are still accessible to the public.

Now, sadly after three decades, once again, Western governments find themselves under the pressure of public opinion and awakened consciences, as well as the endless blackmails of the leaders of the Iranian regime, to remove the name of the IRGC from list of terrorist organisations. “

The statement also declared : ” the IOPHR would like to remind all awake consciences in the free world to review the numerous historical terrorist actions organised by the Iranian regime within democratic societies during the past four decades. So that they realise that removing IRGC from the list of terrorist organisation would be a grave a mistake, and would in effect be an act of appeasement by the Western governments, and especially the European governments towards Iranian regime’s hidden terrorist agenda. Which will only embolden the Iranian regime to increase its efforts to destabilise Western democracy and increase the dangers faced by citizens of democratic countries. In fact one can say Western tolerance of IRGC, has only led to its increased activities, such as sending a terrorist to murder the famous writer Salman Rushdie. 

“In conclusion, the IOPHR, as always, would like to remind the Western governments that the only way to confront the actions and terrorist operations of the ruling regime of Iran, and its proxy groups, is the honest adherence of Western authorities to human principles and values, ​​and their decisive and unconditional support for human rights in Iran, in all dealings with the Iranian regime. “

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