Discussion in 'Translations' started by Bcoat, Jun 23, 2009.
can someone translate it? or just tell in few words what it's about. thanks.
its already translated
n the Name of God
[arabic from the Koran]
Is it not time for faithful hearts to become humble before God and the truth?
After the events that have transpired over the past few days, I feel an obligation to comment on both religious and ethical grounds.
Like many other intelligent Iranians, I was astonished and concerned at the announcement of the election results. Astonished as our nation's valued confidence was laid waste. Concerned at how three decades on from a triumphant revolution in which freedom was a fundamental slogan, paid for in blood by our dear people, the citizens of this country were now deprived of the most basic political freedom: an honorable election.
Although in recent years I witnessed the undoing of many of the accomplishments of both Islam and the revolution, I still held out hope that this election would at least guarantee basic freedoms and prevent any further damage.
To maintain this basic freedom, the dignified and enlightened (perceptive) people of Iran cooperated fully with the government, despite insurmountable problems.
They accepted the vetting of candidates by the Guardian Council and voted for one of the four approved candidates. By their sincere presence and unprecedented turnout in the elections, they tried to prevent further damage to and destruction of our beloved Iran.
Alas, many voters today feel that even their vote has been disregarded. They feel that they have been deceived, and the price of this deception is the government's disgrace and dishonesty. They expected the officials responsible to respect and oversee the people's vote, despite all the restrictions in the elections. Especially in a regime purporting itself to be a religious democracy and claiming validation by public election. Instead, the nation's monumental showing was rewarded by the announcement of a result that was not only rejected by some of those competing in the election but was also the cause of much distress to a large number of people.
Today millions of Iranian voters, both inside and outside of Iran, believe that those responsible for the election have committed an enormous transgression in the shape of a lie, a lie as big as Iran itself. Additionally, they are guilty of breaching the people's trust.
Apparently, we do not have a voice and only the passage of time will resolve these matters. In truth, is there any greater sin than dishonesty and perfidy against a nation as great as Iran? Why do those who wield power turn their backs on integrity? In the presidential elections four years ago, some candidates claimed many instances of fraud. Now, in this recent election, many people, as well as three candidates, have rejected the election results. Failure to rectify this allegation of fraudent behavior and win the people's confidence will be the regime's loss.
The overriding social tenet of all regimes is universal trust; however, the smallest casualty that has been incurred in our current situation is the loss of trust. Isnt it necessary to make an effort to retain the trust of the people in such circumstances? Is the current approach appropriate for gaining the people's trust? Voiding the elections is a antiquated approach and is not in any way innovative. Not only will repeating the elections not lead to change in the people's real votes, they will make all of the voters more resolute in their vote. If the Guardian Council also issues its final decision on the proprietry of the elections, the Supreme Leader can order a follow-up by the Expediency Council, so that a president elected by a judicious and transparent election can take up the executive responsibilities of the country with more power and self-confidence.
Now, if someone calls fraud and foul-play in the elections how can he speak his mind? The press are under pressure, and being subjected to threat and censorship; all forms of media are being controlled in a strange new way; traditional methods of disseminating information through domestic and foreign media have been interfered with; the news websites and even the citizens’ personal telephones have been tampered with; operation of the sms network is intermittent resulting in limited connections and an inabilty to transmit information; the public broadcasting network, which belongs to the nation, relays biased information, it also refuses those who do not share their views and those who believe the election was fraudulent access to debate; (In the light of these facts,) what alternative means for protest remain? Isn’t calling for the good and banning the evil among the most important pillars of Islam? Isn’t it emphasized in various verses of the Koran? Now if the people observe evil in the government’s actions are they not responsible to ban it? Is calling for the good and banning from the evil not for preventing the governments from deviation of truth? A government that claims freedom and in its interview with national and foreign media alleges that unconditional freedom! exists in Iran, should tell how the people can criticize the elections. Why didn’t any of the competing parties accept the result after the congratulation message by the supreme leader? Why is it that Mr Mirhossein Mousavi who was the prime minister for 8 years at the period of sacred defense(Iran-Iraq war) in Imam khomeini’s era and Mr Karoubi the head of the council for two times, both explicitly graced by Imam Khomeini, do not accept the supreme leader’s decision? While they clearly defined themselves within the framework of Velayat e Faghih [= guardianship of the supreme leader] regime, they recently passed through the filtering of the guardian Council and also confirmed by the supreme leader in the last Friday prayers and in special terms they were regarded as “familiar[members of the regime]”, why don't they accept the supreme leader's opinion and describe the elections as a ridiculous jugglery?
Today, people are looking for their vote and the government should not make other interpretations of the people’s wish because any other interpretation will harm the sovereignty more than everything. Always the governments minimize the huge protests and great wishes and it is very surprising why this regime maximizes the rational and accessible wishes into velvety (colored) revolution and likewise, or into foreign influences?
Now why shooting at the people? Why blind arrests and imprisonment? Why beating the people and disrespecting them? Why attacking at the universities and students? Why vain accusations? Why fighting the victim of the theft instead of the thief? Will imprisonment of tens of reformists and intellectuals, political talents and human right activists, journalists and many of the youth and students and civil movement activists who have attempted to get the rights of this nation and defend freedom of speech and paid expensive prices for that e.g. my respected and dear brother Dr. Saeed Hajarian who was assassinated and risked his life solve any problem? Isn’t it that these arrests add to the problems of the government and to deviation from the direction towards the truth? Let’s assume that the government forces our imprisoned dears to make false confessions on failed and old scenarios like being guided from the foreigners or looking for velvety revolution and likewise. The designers of these scenarios should be aware that the time for this kind of lies and accusations is over and they not only do not affect the minds of our vigilant and faithful people but also will deepen the distance between the people and the government even more than before. Are these arrests in accord with Islamic and ethical rules? Is it Islam’s order to arrest and put in jail the oppressed youth who do not accept you, in the name of Islam? Are these khavarej?[khavarej = a group of Muslims in the time of Imam Ali who started armed war with the Muslims and are believed to have departed from religion] Doesn’t the Koransay “[Arabic]/ Mohammed is sent by God and the people who are with him are strict against the deniers of God, and kind among themselves”? Is putting the guardian forces or basij and the police – all of which should fight for the security and order and guarding the borders of the country against foreign enemies and insurgents inside the country- against the nation to the interests of the regime?
Here, I deem it necessary to remind the responsible officials in the government’s broadcasting that the people whom you name as agitator, are these people whom are called brave and always present people by the government whenever it needs their presence. Although it is possible that some trained agitators penetrate in them and do anything to harm their gatherings and verify the propaganda of the governmental media. Undoubtedly this method of propaganda and vain accusations creates a great hatred among the people towards the widespread governmental media because the virtue of the people never lets them to damage the public or private properties, although the responsibility of such events is on the shoulder of the ones who did not provide them with the possibility of peaceful gatherings. How is it that in gathering which are arranged by the government there are no people as agitators and trouble makers, but in any peaceful gathering for criticism these people have a strong presence for destroying the public order and peace?! How come in gatherings arranged by the government there are no elements named as plain-clothes, pressure group or obstinate elements? How is it that these people have never been prosecuted in any court?!
Loosing the public trust is an unrecoverable damage which at least makes the country vulnerable to foreign threats and if, god unwilling [this is an expression meaning I hope god does not wish that], Iran is exposed to a foreign threat, the government will loose the support of the people. Isn’t it better that the government instead of violent action and terror and threats and arrests and shootings and beating and killing of our own people, behave ethically towards the people? Didn’t Imam Ali say: “ I swear to God if they give me seven territories of the universe and in return ask me to oppress an ant by taking away a peel of a barley from it , I will never do.”? Did our religious leaders treat people in a way that they do not dare to criticize? Doesn’t this kind of acts scratch the people’s belief in Islam? And isn’t this oppression to Islam? The holy Koran addresses the prophet: “Arabic/and if you were bad tempered and black hearted, people would have been dispersed from your side for sure.”
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