Andrew Bostom Iran



The West really wants to hope against all odds doesn’t it?

Like I said, the Western numbskulls’ ‘moderate’, is actually a strong ayatollah kKhomenei supporter, which means sharia (shiite version) 101. Stop pretneding that this guy is a ‘reformer’, he’s not, and there can never be a ‘reformed Islam’, it’s a mugs game to think otherwise.

bostom iranian electioins 16.6.2103

Hasan Rowhani has a lengthy history in Iranian politics, having served as the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council for more than 16 years.  He was also a former deputy speaker of the parliament. During Mohammad Khatami’s Presidency, in 2003,  Rowhani became Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator. Rowhani maintained the post for two years before being replaced by Ali Larijani when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assumed the presidency in 2005. He is also a member of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, an advisory body to the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as the Assembly of Experts, a body vested with the power to elect and remove the Supreme Leader. Rowhani is reputed to be close to both Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the Chairman of Expediency Discernment Council.

Right until his election to the presidency, Hasan Rowhani headed the Tehran-based think tank, the Center for Strategic Research. Rowhani, in a 2009monograph published by the Center for Strategic Research, “Islamic Political Thought, Volume I: Theory,” extolled Iranian theocrat Ayatollah Khomeini’s alleged enlightened “vision” for Islamic governance, as follows (translation kindly provided by Amil Imani):

It appears distancing from any fundamental ideals of the Islamic Revolution, would only mean to be held in the prison of western politics, “politics without ethics” or a medieval European dungeon, “backward religious thoughts”…And we all have witnessed and taken notes of the warning of great architect of the Islamic government, Ayatollah Khomeini, that we avoid falling over that cliff…[T]he Islamic Revolution and its theorists, and above all, Imam Khomeini, were exemplary leaders who were the first to have projected, defined and implemented a superb divine Islamic model for all humans and all times.

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4 Responses

  1. Basically, this is just as insignificant as the election of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in 1989 or Mohammad Khatami’s election in 1997. Still, the juvenile MSM are jumping for joy, as usual ! Western media are run by high school kids…Talk about dumbing down !

  2. And he looks more Muslim than Dinnerjacket with his Shia turban and his Khameini face.
    Yet, he’s more moderate, is he not?

  3. As the line from the rock song goes ” meet the new boss, same as the old boss”.

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