Ayatollah Boroujerdi Persecuted: Iran Deals with anti-Shia Nations and is a US/UK Mirror. By Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker

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Iran is an anomaly because while Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi languishes in prison for holding his Shia beliefs, the theocratic leadership in this nation doesn’t mind trading with anti-Shia nation states. At the same time, the Shia community suffers enormous persecution in nations like Bahrain, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia; but Iran’s actions appear to be minimal. Likewise, in Syria major Gulf and Western powers along with Turkey are supporting fanatical Takfiri sectarians. Therefore, while it is true that Iran is helping Syria; it is equally strange that Iran continues to open its door to Turkey because this nation is laying the foundation for the persecution of minority Muslim groups in Syria.
The above reality indeed vindicates much of what Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi (http://www.aboroujerdi.com) is stating. After all, if Shia Islam was so important to Iranian leaders then why are the Shia abandoned internationally. Indeed while the Shia are being blown-up and beheaded by various fanatical Takfiri groups the same anti-Israel mantra continues. Yet, Takfiris are not followers of Judaism and in Israel – irrespective if people like/despise this nation; it is factual that Shia Muslims don’t face being butchered unlike what is happening in Bahrain, Iraq, and Pakistan.
Indeed, in Egypt it was virtually unheard of that Shia Muslims would be butchered in this nation. Yet, militant Salafis and fanatics within the Muslim Brotherhood were behind the brutal murders of Shia Muslims last year. Likewise, Hamas is involved in supporting Takfiri and anti-Shia sectarians in Syria but Iran is still open to doing deals with this organization. In other words, irrespective if Hamas and Turkey are involved in anti-Shia and anti-Alawite actions in Syria; the religious elites in Iran value trade, power, and geopolitics, above all else.
Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi is being persecuted for merely supporting the separation of religion from politics. This holy religious leader stated
Iranians “believe that they are loyal to the fundamentals of the true religion and the Prophet’s mission, but they are opposed to the politicization of religion and its exploitation by a group that has nothing to do with true Islam. Islam is the religion of tolerance, forbearance, and mercy, to the point where {the Qur’an) emphasized to us that “there is no compulsion in religion.”
Indeed, the hypocrisy in Iran is startling because while apostates from Islam face persecution internally; the Shia on the whole appear to have been abandoned externally outside of geopolitical interests aimed at Israel. It is not only bizarre, but it vindicates the reality that Political Islam in Iran is nothing more than a cover for elites that desire to preserve power concentration. After all, how can Iran justify persecuting Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi, when the same religious elites know full well that Iran is trading openly with Malaysia despite this nation being anti-Shia? In other words, the persecution of Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi, who is a devout Shia Muslim, is based merely on the theocratic elites fearing any open challenge to their power.
Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi was imprisoned in 2006 for merely supporting the separation of religion from the state apparatus. Prior to this, this religious leader suffered many brushes with the ruling elites in Iran. Despite this, Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi bravely spoke out because he refused to bow down to political pressure.
It is believed that the health of Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi is now deteriorating. Therefore, while this holy man continues to remain in prison the ruling theocratic elites are “selling the Shia for trade and geopolitics.”
Of course, the same can be stated about many nations – after all, America and the United Kingdom trade openly with Saudi Arabia and allow Saudi petrodollars to spread Salafi indoctrination. America and the United Kingdom does this in the full knowledge that apostates to Christianity face death and that not one single non-Muslim place of worship is allowed. Yet, does anyone expect morality from political elites in America and the United Kingdom, given their role in destabilizing nation states in conjunction with feudal Gulf monarchs? Equally important, both America and the United Kingdom are secular based powers therefore religious issues are not necessarily high on the agenda.
However, in Iran the ruling clerics hold enormous power but these clerics appear to be mainly silent about dealing with anti-Shia Malaysia and opening up to nations that are persecuting the Shia in a plethora of nations. Indeed, terrorist and sectarian massacres internationally are often aimed at the Shia and this even applies to Sunni Takfiri sectarians killing the Shia while they go on pilgrimage.
If international pressure isn’t forthcoming then a brave religious leader will die based on the policies of the elites in Iran. Yes, the same Iran that appears to have abandoned the Shia internationally – outside of geopolitical interests aimed at Israel – may soon be responsible for the death of an Ayatollah. What does this say about the state of the Islamic Revolution in Iran?
In a petition about this case it was stated: “Ayatollah Boroujerdi has committed no crime. He is a peaceful man who does not advocate violence nor does he threaten the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran in any way. All he has done is to advocate for the unalienable right of the individual to hold personal religious beliefs and to exercise freedom of speech. For this he has been subjected to imprisonment and torture under continuous threat of execution.”
Indeed, at least Judas felt remorse and took responsibility for what he did. In Iran, it is “show us your money” followed by more silence and more devious geopolitical games. If Iran wanted to follow the utter hypocrisy of America and the United Kingdom who sell religious freedom down the drain in order to obtain more economic contracts with nations like China and Saudi Arabia; then Iran is doing a great job!
http://www.boroujerdi.eu/europa/boroujerdi-emain.htm – Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi
http://www.aboroujerdi.com Ayatollah Hossein-Kazamani Boroujerdi
leejay@moderntokyotimes.com
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