فراخوان به تظاهرات در سالگرد مرگ خمینی در تورنتو!
زمان :یکشنبه ۲ جون ۲۰۱۳ در ساعت ۵ بعد از ظهر
محل: مرکز اسلامی الهدی واقع در شماره ۹۷۵ خیابان کندی در تورنتو (کندی، یک بلوک جنوب لارنس)
"جامعه مسلمانان کلانشهر تورنتو" به مناسبت ۲۴ مین سالگرد مرگ روح الله خمینی، مراسم بزرگداشتی در تورنتو ترتیب داده است. در پوستر تبلیغی، موضوع برنامه بطور طعنه آمیزی "مبارزه امام خمینی برای عدالت برای مظلومان" عنوان شده است.
این جالب است که خمینی یک دیکتاتور اسلامی وحشی بود که انقلاب ایران در سال ۱۹۷۹ را ربود و "مقام معظم رهبری" یک دیکتاتوری اسلامی بود که نه تنها مردم خود را در۳۴ سال گذشته سرکوب میکرده، بلکه بسیار درگیر در تروریسم بین المللی در سراسر جهان هم بوده است.
Sayeh Hassan is an Iranian Canadian Lawyer, blogger and Pro-Democracy Activist
Call to Pickett Ruhollah Khomeini’s Anniversary Event in Toronto!
Date: June 2nd 2013
Place: 975 Kennedy Road, Toronto, Ontario-Al Huda Islamic Centre
An event has been organized by the “Muslim Community of GTA” to mark the 24th death anniversary of Ruhollah Khomeini in Toronto. Ironically the theme of this event as identified on the flyer is “Imam Khomeini’s Struggle For Justice of the Oppressed.”
This is ironic as Khomeini was the brutal Islamic dictator who high-jacked the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and was the “Supreme Leader” of an Islamic dictatorship that not only has been oppressing its own people for the past 34 years, but is also very much involved in international terrorism worldwide.
Khomeini is a widely hated figure in Iran and is seen by many as the Iranian “Hitler”. He is responsible for the arrest, torture, rape and imprisonment of thousands of Iranian political dissidents after the revolution.
After the revolution millions of Iranians were forced to flee Iran in order to save their own lives or the lives of those they loved. Over the past 34 years many Iranians have come to Canada to escape for that type of Islamic extremism and have embraced the Canadian values of freedom, democracy and secularism.
It is unfortunate that Canada which is a safe haven for many Iranians who have escaped from Islamic extremism and terrorism has become a breeding ground for Islamic extremists who view Islamic dictators as heroes to be celebrated and worshiped.
Canada is a free country and while these individuals may have the right to hold such events on private property we also have the right to picket such events and voice our concern over these types of events which serve to disseminate Islamic extremism and hateful propaganda throughout Canada.
Hope to see everyone there!
Sayeh Hassan is an Iranian Canadian lawyer, blogger and pro-democracy activist
"GLOBAL DIALOGUE" or "REFORMISTS" DIAL-UP
A Lost Opportunity For: A Real"GLOBAL DIALOGUE ON THE FUTURE OF IRAN"
May 15, 2013
Ms. Janice Stein Director Munk School of Global Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Janice Stein,
As Canadian-Iranian activists, deeply involved in struggle for a free, democratic and secular Iran, we would like to praise the Munk School of Global Affairs for facilitating an “International Dialogue” about the future of Iran.
However, we are deeply concerned that only, for the benefit of window-dressing, an insignificant number of invitees were from the opposition which are closely linked to the struggle for democratic movement in Iran.
It is extremely disappointing to see that Munk School, for an unknown reason/s, chose to exclude the opposition groups instead inviting the pro-regime “Reformists”.
As you may be aware there are opposition groups, with divers political perspectives, who have been deeply involved in the struggle to end the tyranny of Islamic regime - in order to bring about a form of freely and democratically elected governance that respects freedom, Human Rights and the will of people. We truly believe that the insight of these organizations, which have supporters in Iran and representatives in Canada and in other Western countries, would have been extremely beneficial in any type of dialogue dealing with the future of Iran.
As the Islamic regime's "Presidential [s]election" fast approaches, it would have been not only important but very relevant for the Munk School of Global Affairs, to provide a venue to the Iranian opposition. It is extremely concerning and disappointing that this opportunity was not granted.
It is our great concern that many invitees in the, so called, “Global Dialogue on the Future of Iran” were individuals who either have been part of the Islamic regime (i.e. Mojtaba Vahedi) or the pro-regime “reformists” chapter (i.e. Mehrangiz Kar), or “cultural attaché” (i.e. Mehrdad Aiannejad) and of course "academic elites" (i.e. Ramin Jahanbegloo) in favour of "Dialogue" with the regime.
We were particularly disgusted with the presentation of Bahman Kalbasi and Mehrangiz Kar under the pretext of “moderators” with agenda in promoting the Islamic regime and its anti-Human Rights “Constitution”.
Sadly, the only person, Ms. Shiva Mahboubi, who really alluded to the subject of ending the Islamic dictatorship, was subjected to gagging by the moderator/dominator, pro-regime reformist, Ms. Mehrangiz Kar.
It should be noted that the “Future” begins today; unfortunately, there was no discussion on how to overcome the obstacle of today - Islamic dictatorship - and to arrive at the presumed "Future". In addition, during the two-day sessions, none of the selected topics or questions dealt with the subject of facilitation of ending the tyranny of “Islamic Republic” in Iran – with a free democratic secular government.
Please note that in the eyes of the Iranian people, neither the Islamic regime, the regime of: rape, torture and execution, has any legitimacy nor do individuals who persistently insist to promote a different version of Islam in an attempt to salvage the “Islamic Republic”.
Unfortunately, this was a lost opportunity to have a real "GLOBAL DIALOGUE ON THE FUTURE OF IRAN" - a dialogue which includes Iranian opposition, individuals, and groups opposing the totality of the Islamic regime in Iran. However, we are hopeful that the Munk School of Global Affairs will be more inclusive in its future events; and in addition, more transparent in demonstrating its stance with and its support for the people of Iran in their struggle for freedom.
In conclusion, we would like to inform you that for the people of Iran, one of the significant factors in their struggle - for ending the Islamic dictatorship and quest for freedom and democracy - is “memory and remembrance”.
Sayeh Hassan Canadian-Iranian lawyer, pro-democracy activist and blogger Sayehhassan30@gmail.com, shiro-khorshid-forever.blogspot.com
Faramarz Shiravand Canadian-Iranian investigative reporter and political activist Shiravand_mf@yahoo.com
CC: John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs
In memory of Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam Hooli, Farzad Kamangar, Mehdi Islamian and Ali Heydari who were executed by the Islamic Regime in Iran on May 9th 2010. Three years later we still Honour their memory and the memory of all brave Iranians who have been executed at the hands of this Regime for fighting for freedom and democracy. As the Presidential [S]Elections of June approaches, I hope we will keep the memories of these brave freedom fighters alive and say No To Executions, No to Torture and NO TO ISLAMIC REGIME IN IRAN!