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Vigilante Militia Attack Women’s Gathering ý

Chanting “Death to Peace Activist”ý - 2009.01.13

Sara Moghaddam

A peaceful and quiet gathering that was hosted by the Mothers for Peace group in Iran ýand attended by several civil society activists condemning violence and the deadly war in ýthe Gaza Strip, held in front of the Palestinian embassy in Tehran, was marred in violence ýwithin hours after vigilante militia attacked the demonstrators. Last week, a group of ývigilante militia attacked Nobel laurette Shirin Ebadi’s house on the excuse that she did ýnot condemn the deadly attacks in Gaza. ý

Yesterday’s gathering, which was hosted by the Mothers for Peace group and attended by ývarious groups and civil society activists, was held at 11 o’clock in front of the ýPalestinian embassy. After an hour, however, the gathering turned violent when a group ýof vigilante militia attacked the demonstrators while shouting slogans such as “Death to ýPeace Activist” and “Death to Collaborator.” ý

Noting her disbelief of yesterday’s attack and that the Mothers for Peace had staged the ýgathering to support children and mothers and the defenseless people of Gaza, Nobel ýPeace Laureate Shirin Ebadi told Rooz, “Last week my house and office were attacked. ýThe attackers accused us of being silent in face of Israel’s aggression, even though the ýCenter for the Defenders of Human Rights had in fact issued a statement supporting the ýdefenseless people of Gaza. How is it that when we remain silent, they attack us, and ýwhen we protest the aggression on Gaza, they still attack us? And all the attacks take ýplace in the presence of the police?” ý

Journalist and member of the Mothers for Peace group, Leili Farhadpour describes ýyesterday’s gathering as successful, telling Rooz, “The most important and significant ýaspect of today’s gathering was the side-by-side presence of people from various political ýand civil society groups. They had all come to support victims of the Gaza attacks and to ýcondemn violence against them.” ý

She recalls that after half an hour of gathering and holding placards and signs ýcondemning violence and aggression against the people of Palestine in Gaza, several ýspeakers supported the gathering and read a statement written by organizers. ý

Farhadpour emphasizes the peaceful nature of this gathering and demonstrators, adding, ýý“The police were present a the scene and watching our civil protest. We shouted slogans ýand handed out flyers in support of the Palestinian people to passers-by. Suddenly an ýaggressive group approached the gathering and began shouting slogans such as ‘Death to ýAmerica,’ ‘Death to Israel,’ ‘Death to Anti-Supreme Leader,’ etc. Gradually the tone of ýslogans changes and in response to our slogan, ‘Peace, Peace, Ceasefire,’ they began ýshouting, ‘War, War, Until Victory.’ They were shouting so loud that the voice of six or ýseven of them was louder than our loudspeakers.” ý

Farhadpour then talks about the ensuing violence and dispersion of the crowd, adding, ýý“In order to prevent any kind of violence from taking place, we decided to disperse. But ýthey were not leaving us alone, and their numbers kept on increasing, until they began ýinsulting and beating up the crowd.” ý

It must be noted that several members of the Mothers for Peace group attended a blood ýdonation center based on previous plans and donated blood to the attacked people of ýPalestine in Gaza. ý

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This is what Shirin Ebadi said in an article written in 2006 --- she calls the "relationship" that the "shah" had with the US and zionist entity as "mutually beneficial" and a "honeymoon" period --- ridiculous!

"There was a time when relations between the United States and the Iranian government were mutually beneficial. That honeymoon period began in 1953 when Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran, was in power. A good friend of the United States, the shah purchased U.S. weapons and signed important oil contracts with American companies. He also became a close ally of Israel in the Middle East."

http://psyopiran.wordpress.com/2007/05/26/...f-shirin-ebadi/

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This is what Shirin Ebadi said in an article written in 2006 --- she calls the "relationship" that the "shah" had with the US and zionist entity as "mutually beneficial" and a "honeymoon" period --- ridiculous!

"There was a time when relations between the United States and the Iranian government were mutually beneficial. That honeymoon period began in 1953 when Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran, was in power. A good friend of the United States, the shah purchased U.S. weapons and signed important oil contracts with American companies. He also became a close ally of Israel in the Middle East."

http://psyopiran.wordpress.com/2007/05/26/...f-shirin-ebadi/

And now Al-Maliki is Supreme Shaninshah of Iran. What American has not achieved from Reza Shah, is going to be done by Al-Maliki's Suprepme Power. That's why Al-Hakim Power is activated to check Al-Maliki's Actions against the region.

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