Iranian mob attacks moderate ex-president Mohammed Khatami
The Times / Catherine Philp
12-Feb-2009 (2 comments)

Iran’s former president was set upon by an angry stick-wielding mob today amid celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on the streets of Tehran. The attack on Mohammed Khatami came just two days after the reformist cleric announced he would be running against the hardline incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June's presidential elections. According to Mr Khatami’s Baran Foundation, the attackers were repelled by his own supporters, who chanted, “Khatami, Khatami, we support you.” Mr Khatami was escorted from the street by his bodyguards who took him to shelter in a nearby building.

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khatami's welcome committee (with sticks)

by News Goffer on

That was a short honeymoon!  Two days after he announced his candidacy, Khatami has been attacked by a mob of stick wielding men.  It seems for Mahmoud and friends, including staunch supporter Ali Khamenei, it might be cheaper and easier to scare the competition away before the elections than to have to compete.  Looks like a bumpy ride for Khatami this time.



Bazaar Garmi

by Doubtful (not verified) on

I would look at all this with a grain of salt and would not believe everything at face value. Maybe they staged this to encourage the desperate yet quite gullible people to get more determined in showing up in millions to vote for him, out of spite for Hizbullahi baseejees.

Mullahs are masters of deception.