راديو ندا : زنان و مقاومت حماسي مردم كوباني، در گفتگو با آوا هما
خانم آوا هما، نويسنده كرد و استاد دانشگاه جورج براون تورنتو كانادا در گفتگو با راديو ندا با بيان اينكه '' داعش نتيجه استراتژي و سياست هاي غلط تمام اين دولت هائي ست كه قدرت دستشان است ''، گفت : '' ابعاد قضيه حمله به كوباني خيلي بزرگ است و كل جهان را مي تواند تحت الشعاع قرار بدهد!''
Unlike his predecessor, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani does not
talk of wiping Israel off the map or claim that homosexuality does not
exist in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Yet, what he told the world from the podium of the UN General Assembly
last week, and in an interview with CNN during his US stay, was no
less shameless and false than the outrageous comments of Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, the man who occupied the Iranian presidency just before.
Since his election in June last year, Iranians and the world have
watched Rouhani with cautious optimism. They have been waiting to see if
he would change Iran’s position on key issues, including its
controversial nuclear program and the treatment of civilians, including
In the interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour – whose father was
Iranian – he was asked about his stance on the militant Islamic State
“Iran has been at the forefront of fighting against terrorism,” he
boasted. “We can go all the way back to the beginning years of the
revolution. We were facing an extremely vicious and savage form of
terrorism inside the country. And we fought against them.”
The “vicious and savage” groups he was referring to were the forces that
united in 1979 to overthrow the monarchy, in a revolution for greater
democracy. Yet, these people were immediately and mercilessly
suppressed by the new government of clerics who usurped power.
Various communist factions and the Mujahedin-e-Khalq were labelled by the regime as “infidels” or as “corrupt
on earth.” Under laws manipulated to quash opposition, large numbers
were arrested, jailed or executed.
In those early years of the revolution, the Iranian army also attacked
the Kurdish city of Sanandaj and relentlessly bombed the region, until
the Iranian Peshmerga forces were forced to retreat to the mountains.
So, which terrorist groups did Iran fight against in those early years
of the revolution, and why did the president not clarify this? Is he
seeking safety in ambiguity?
Amanpour also asked the cleric-president about imprisoned journalists:
“A group of American Iranians, a British Iranian (are) in prison right
now. Jason Rezaian, a journalist for The Washington Post, and his wife;
Saeed Abedini, who is a Christian; Amir Hekmati, who’s been in jail for a
long time; the English Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who's also in jail.
Without charge, without anything and we don’t understand why and we
would like to know whether you are prepared to deliver a gesture of
goodwill to these people, to their families and to the world whom you’re
addressing from here at the United Nations.”
After explaining that Iran does not accept dual citizenship, Rouhani
went on to boast of fair trials in Iran and then completely denied the
fact that Iran has any prisoners of conscience.
“You see, I really don't believe that fact at all,” Rouhani said. “I do
not believe that an individual would be detained or put in prison for
being a journalist. An individual can be a reporter -- a journalist --
and have committed a crime. But that crime is not necessarily always
related to their profession, to the profession that they’re practicing.”
Rouhani uttered these words to a world audience, while Kurdish
journalists like Adnan Hassanpur and Muhammad Sediq Kaboudvand have
endlessly suffered in Iran’s infamous prisons, for no crime other than
being a voice for the country’s struggling seven million Kurds.
Kamal Sharifi, another Kurdish journalist in prison, began a hunger strike in prison on Monday, according to Radio Farda.
Amnesty International, the Committee to Protect Journalists, PEN
international and other human rights organizations have repeatedly
reported on the number of incarcerated journalists in Iran, which is
near the top on the list of nations with the highest number of
Rouhani is telling the truth when he says that these journalists are not
charged with “writing and revealing the truth,” rather for their
“enmity against God.” Under such vague charges that can mean anything
anyone wants -- in the 21st Century -- a nation whose proud history
dates back thousands of years, puts men and women to death.
In another part of the interview, Rouhani was confronted with another of his hypocrisies.
To appear a modern man of the modern world Rouhani is on Twitter. But he
is president of a country where all social media are heavily filtered
and not readily accessible to citizens.
Rouhani claims Iran controls the World Wide Web because of the ethical
boundaries of Islam. The president does not explain why he can be
trusted to remain within the ethical boundaries, while the people who
elected him cannot.
Rouhani tries to portray a new face of the Iranian government. But his every effort shatters with his every lie.
The article was originally published here: http://rudaw.net/english/opinion/01102014