Copithrone's Report on Iran to Serve None But Oppressors and
on Iran to Serve None But Oppressors and Arrogant Powers
A well-known anti-Iran official of the UN High Commissioner on Human
Rights Maurice Copithrone once more chanted the same old slogans in a
new style and wordings.
Copithrone, as usual raised the issue of Bahai sect that is not
constitutionally recognized in the Islamic Republic.
As far as constitutional provisionson religions are concerned, Bahaism is
not recognized in Iran. Only the Divine religions are recognized by the
Iranian Constitution and others do have every right to live in the country
in peace with no problem.
The case of Bahais is different because this cult was a brain child of the
Zionists who created it with two specific goals: first, to sow the seeds
of discord among the Muslims through Bahais' well-known tactics tom ake
propaganda against the fundamentals of Islam; second, the Bahais, through
spying for the Zionists, serve Israeli interest not only in Iran but
elsewhere in the world.
The Iranian security forces have authentic proof against Bahais who,
during the Shah's regime and after the culmination of the Islamic
Revolution in 1979, spied for Israel and served that entity's interest in
With this background, is it really necessary to give explanation about
why the Bahais do not enjoy equal status with other nationals in this
country? Copithrone also mentioned about freedoms of the press,
expression and association and said these are on the decline in Iran since
what he said the repression in July of student protests against the
Capithorne's statement is really surprising, for even a layman can
understand that at this stage the Iranians enjoy freedom of expression
-- more than any time in the past.
So many periodicals hit the news stands everyday which are widely read
with a variety of opinions on various national and international issues
Copithrone and the like simply forget that the present ruling system is
Iran came into existence after unprecedented sacrifices made by
the common people and stalwarts of the revolution.
The most important factor is that the Islamic Republic had cut off the
hands of the oppressors from Iran -- the oppressors who, through their
puppet regime of the shahs, were exploiting the national wealth for
The Iranian nation also knows very well that those who lost their
illegitimate interest in Iran have been doing all to undo what was done
through unprecedented sacrifices by this nation.
Under the circumstance, unlimited freedom of expression of thought can
not be useful for the health of the society. Otherwise, Iran has several
political parties and factions, they participate in the free and fair
elections and express their opinion on all national and international
issues with the same limitation that may preserve the health of the
Copithrone's statement will serve none but the oppressors and arrogant
powers who want to see Iran as a submissive country and not an independent
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