February 15, 2011
Iran: Islamming the Opposition
Recent reports of unrest in Iran contain this ominous news: "Opposition supporters revived a tactic from the unrest, shouting 'Allahu Akbar', or God is Great, from rooftops and balconies into the early hours Monday in a sign of defiance toward Iran's leadership." Oh my gosh! Holy crapoli! Oh, no! Does this mean if these folks win, we might face . . . an Islamist Iran? No democracy for you! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
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Actually, this got my eyebrows to go up:
In Iran, hard-line lawmakers on Tuesday called for the country's opposition leaders to be stand trial and execution after tens of thousands of people braved security forces for a mass rally the day before, sparking clashes that left one person dead and dozens wounded.
At an open session of parliament Tuesday, pro-government legislators demanded opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, Mahdi Karroubi and former reformist President Mohammad Khatami face be held responsible for the protests.
Pumping their fists in the air, the lawmakers chanted, "Death to Mousavi, Karroubi and Khatami."
"We believe the people have lost their patience and demand capital punishment" for the opposition leaders, 221 lawmakers said in a statement.
They aren't that stupid, are they?
Posted by: pantom at February 15, 2011 11:34 AM