Friday, September 23, 2005

Terrorist Hedayat Mostowfi Stages Small Protest at UN

www.intellectualconservative.com Time to Support the Iranian people and their Resistance Movement: "Time to Support the Iranian people and their Resistance Movement
by Hedayat Mostowfi
23 September 2005

On Wednesday, September 14th, more than 20,000 Iranians along with Americans from forty states across the country rallied outside UN Headquarters to condemn the presence of Iran's terrorist president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN and to demand his expulsion.



Who could have guessed that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would be the one to hammer the last nail into the appeasement policy’s coffin? Ahmadinejad had promised five weeks ago that his speech would bring a solution and new approaches to Iran’s nuclear problem. However, in his speech Ahmadinejad announced that the mullahs’ regime would never give up its nuclear enrichment program. He also threatened the world of grave consequences should Iran’s case be referred to the Security Council, which convinced the audience of Iran’s intentions to build nuclear weapons. All this is in addition to his previous threat that Iran would share nuclear technology with other Islamic nations.

For years Iran has supported international terrorism. Many Iraqi people as well as Iraqi and coalition soldiers die every day as a result of the Iranian-fueled insurgency. Terrorist groups have a yearly meeting in Tehran. Suicide bombers register openly to blow up themselves wherever the mullahs tell them. 120,000 Iranians have been executed by the mullah regime. 450 have been assassinated abroad. Many Americans and Europeans were taken hostage or died during terrorist attacks organized by Iran. However, the West, in particular the three European countries, France, Germany and England, have shrugged off Iran’s terrorist activities and decided to appease the mullahs by offering them incentives, including blacklisting Iran’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, hoping that the mullahs would not bite their hands.

Confusion in policy towards Iran only buys time for the mullahs to carry out their evil missions in Iraq and to go on with their nuclear weapons program. It is time now for a regime change in Iran. The West needs to realize clearly that to bring back peace and stability to the Middle East and the world, the regime in Tehran must be changed to a secular democracy. It is important to understand that the Iranian people have the capability of changing the regime.

Contrary to the Europeans, the Iranian people have never had illusions about the tyrannical mullahs. On Wednesday, September 14th, more than 20,000 Iranians along with Americans from forty states across the country rallied outside the United Nations Headquarters to condemn the presence of Iran's terrorist president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN and to demand his expulsion. They ruled out a military solution in Iran and declared support for a democratic regime change in Iran instituted by the Iranian people.

Last December Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, stated in her speech to the European Parliament: “We do not want money or weapons from West. We only want them to recognize our right to fight for a free, secular Iran.” She proposed a third option on Iranian policy: “No appeasement, no military action, but regime change in Iran by Iranian people and their organized resistance.”

On September 14th, in a televised broadcast to the crowd gathered in front of the United Nations, Mrs. Rajavi said: “... The terror label against the Iranian Resistance movement is the hallmark of the policy of appeasement toward the mullahs' regime. Now that the policy of strengthening the bogus moderates within the regime has failed miserably this label has to be removed."

The appeasement policy and in particular, the blacklisting of the Iranian resistance, only served to embolden the mullahs in their nuclear quest and their terrorist ambitions in Iraq and the Middle East, causing the loss of many innocent lives.

A democratic change in Iran cannot exclude the Iranian people and their organized resistance movement. One can only imagine the capacity and potential of a resistance that while restricted, can gather 20,000 Iranians and attract support from US Senators and Representatives, European parliamentarians and religious figures and families of the victims of Iran’s terrorism.

The policy on Iran is now in its next phase. A regime change is inevitable. For that, we need to stop siding with the mullahs, and start siding with the Iranian people, by removing the restrictions on the Iranian Resistance, the PMOI.

If President Bush’s January 2005 pledge to the Iranian people to support their quest for democracy and freedom was more than just a political slogan and a good “sound bite,” then it’s time to take some action. Taking the PMOI and the NCRI off of the list will send a clear message to the mullahs, and to the Iranian people. As the say down in Texas: “A little less talk and a lot more action, please!”

Hedayat Mostowfi is the Executive Director for nationwide Committee in Support of Referendum in Iran."

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