Below, is part of a speech given in NYC on the occasion of the presence of the president of Iran. It was given by someone I know personally, who is a tireless worker to expose the hate and violence and totalitarian and genocidal motives of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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September 22, 2011, Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza,
The Manhattan Park near the United Nations HQ
It is an honour to have the privilege of addressing you today. I would like to thank all the members of the Iran180 Coalition for inviting me to speak.
The United Nations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees the freedom of thought, of conscience, of opinion and of expression to all people. Yet the Islamic Republic of Iran continually and consistently intimidates, arrests, tortures and executes innocent citizens who peacefully petition for their mandated rights. The basis of a democratic government’s authority is the will of the people. In denying the Iranian people their fundamental rights, the Islamic Republic of Iran usurps the will of the people. Governance in Iran is undemocratic, it is a theocracy that not only causes pain and suffering of the people but is a danger to the world. Let us be clear, the Islamic Republic of Iran does NOT represent the people of Iran. Let the world hear this message clearly.
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “serious concern” about Iran’s human rights record:“…increased executions, amputations, arbitrary arrest and detention, unfair trials, and possible torture and ill-treatment of human rights activists, lawyers, journalists and opposition activists”
Added to this list of authoritative, the persecution of minorities, including Arabs, Armenians, Azeris, Balouchs, Christians, Jews, Kurds and Baha’is; Ban Ki-moon noted the continued execution of Kurds on various charges, including Moharebeh (being “enmity against God”). Although there are about four million Kurds in Iran, they are barred from teaching the Kurdish language in regional schools.
Under Iran’s present constitution, key members of the government, parliament, judiciary and military must be Shiites, leaving Sunnis, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians and others as second-class citizens, facing harsh treatment whenever they practise their faith openly. Nobel Peace laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi stated on Radio Hamseda in Ottawa in April, 2010: “Sunnis are not granted permits to build mosques in Tehran and every time they apply for (a) permit, the application gets rejected.”
According to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad, Iran is the freest country…
BUT this is the IRI Ahmadi Nejad is representing here today. Free to humiliate, free to imprison, free to torture, free to rape, free to execute…
This is the regime that Ahmadi Nejad is representing, a regime that its head of Human Rights Council shamelessly proclaims there is nothing more beautiful than stoning to death, cutting limbs and taking an eye out of socket! This is Sharia law at work.