October 07, 2013

Mr. Kazemeini-Boroujerdi’s message on the occasion of the eighth year of the storming of his home and arrest of his supporters

Greetings of the meek to the Almighty who at no time neglected to caress his creatures; the Almighty who neither commanded violence, nor ever sent forth a prophet to abuse believers, and whose commandments were not ordained for inhumanity.
 I embark on the eighth year of the most horrifying and painful imprisonment, which is the mark of a treacherous political Islamic apparatus, headed by fraudulent clerics. It is with great pity that thirty four years ago, the forsaken people of Iran were fooled by these so-called men of the cloth, giving the power of their vote away to a religious regime and scorching the path to their own future and that of generations to come.
I am a product and emblem of the promises made by the founder of the Islamic revolution, who condemned the Shah for the most minimal of objections, and am now myself, condemned to endure the unthinkable. Khomeini accused the Shah of treason against the people. The Constitutional Monarchy however never took issue with anyone who delivered the word of God and the clerical system of any kind; in fact in confronting the Communist (Russian) threat, his government facilitated the activities of the people of all faiths. Be that as it may, the last three plus decades has been nothing more than an ordeal and terror for the believers of the various faiths. In the name of Islam and the children of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and under the illegitimate guise of the Supreme Leadership and the Guardianship of the Jurist, great thinkers have been imprisoned, Shi’a clerics have been silenced and those of us who have dared to speak in favor of the separation of religion and government, have suffered fates that no enemy would wreak onto another.
I am contented that my youth wasted away in the claws of the pretenders of faith, that my body and limbs have been broken at the hands of the ruling monsters and that I will take my last breath in Evin prison. My painful existence exposes the utter brutality of these inhumane despots and bullies in the position of authority in this regime.
This revolution brought nothing for our violated and plundered people but war and terror and now, my fellow compatriots only dream of the return of the days gone by; they compare everything that is inside the country with that which is outside and realize just what price they have paid for turning their backs on the former government.

Seyyed Hossein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi
Evin Prison, Tehran
September 2013

Translated and edited by: Banafsheh zand

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