February 15, 2011

Iranian Regime Calls for Murder of Protest Leaders (bumped)

Today the Iranian regime called for the execution murder of the leaders of the freedom movement in Iran.

BBC: Members of Iran's parliament have called for opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to be tried and executed.

Some 50 conservative MPs marched through parliament's main hall on Tuesday, chanting "Death to Mousavi, death to Karroubi", shown on state TV.

Thousands of opposition supporters had protested in Iran's capital on Monday.

One person was reportedly shot dead in the violent clashes between protesters and security forces in central Tehran.

The BBC received reports of banned demonstrations in other Iranian cities, including Isfahan, Mashhad and Shiraz.

In the capital, dozens were detained, and opposition leaders including Mr Mousavi and Mr Karroubi were placed under house arrest.

Police blocked access to Mr Mousavi's home in what the former prime minister's website said was intended to prevent him attending the Tehran rally, which was lauded by the US administration.

Both he and Mr Karroubi - a former speaker of parliament and a senior cleric - disputed the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June 2009, which triggered protests that drew the largest crowds in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

The authorities responded by launching a brutal crackdown.

Islamists, it seems no matter the strain, the end solution is always the same. Kill somebody. Anyone really, take your pick. That part matters less.

Is Islam really a one trick pony? From where I'm sitting, yeah pretty much.

Update: The Muslim Brotherhood applies for party status...

he Muslim Brotherhood is supposedly banned in Egypt, so here’s the result of their application:

1. Approved - They win the election hands-down, probably without much rigging at all. It’s well-known that the vast majority of the Egyptian population want Shari’a Law instituted and Islam as the political decision-maker.

2. Denied - The ‘protests’ not only remain, but increase by the day in locations, size and...... well...... let’s call it ‘intensity’…… All that without any sort of help from The MB or a ‘nudge’ from anywhere else of course.

And of course, “It can’t happen here”.

By Howie at 11:01 AM | Comments |