letter deeply touched me, particularly because you are labeling people
that you clearly don't know anything about. Labels like "zed-e enghelab"
and "zed-e Iran." I want to draw your attention to the following
- Thank God, the ENGHELAB IS DEAD (it's over, finished, zippo) and I
don't think I need to give you any proof of that. Now it is an open secret
that the Islamic Revolution was an utter failure in every aspect: morally,
socially, culturally, economically, etc.
- Who is really "zed-e Iran"? The following quotations are
a few of the many "farmayeshat-e Imam Khomeini" word for word:
* Khomeini, Qom, Esfand 22, 1357 : "Ma ghalam-haaye masmoome anhaayira
ke sohbate melli va demokratic va inha ra mikonand ra mishekanim."
Translation: "We will break the poisoned pens of those who speak
of nationalism and democracy."
* Khomeini, Qom, Azar 19, 1358 : "Ma Islam ra mikhahim. Ein mellat
ghiam nakard ke dar mamlekateshoon democracy bashad."
Translation: "We want Islam. This nation did not rise up to implement
* Khomeini, Jamaran, Mordad 18, 1359 : "Melli garaii, asas-e badbakhti-e
mast. Inha naghsheha-ist ke mostamerin keshideand. Ma cheghadr sili khordim
az in mellat, inha beravand gomshavand. Inha bayad khaejel bashand."
Translation: "Nationalism is our biggest burden. Nationalism is
a plot by colonialists. We have been harmed so much by nationalism. [The
nationalists] should go and get lost. They should be ashamed. "
* Khomeini, Jamaran, Bahman 19, 1359 : "Har fesadi ke hast, az
melliat, melli garaii, be esme Iran va keshvar-e iran ast..."
Translation: "All corruption comes from nationalism... from [people
who are proud to be] Iranian.
Anybody can understand who the real "zed-e Iran" is, the Islamic
Republic or those you labeled in your letter. And since you seem to be
so worried about Islam and Shi'ism, I must assure you that neither Mr.
Khomeini, nor any of his followers are even Muslim or believe in God. They
are only a group of hateful, power-hungry monopolists, manipulating Islam
as a tool to hold on to power.
Passion, my friend, is better used for making love, not hateful remarks.
Editor, Par magazine