Saturday, December 24, 2011

"‘Deviant’ current aptly named: MP" (Mehr News)

Here is a fascinating glimpse into current Iranian politics. Often the Iranian press doesn't admit the existence of anything but complete support for the government among the Iranian people unless it is some sort of foreign plot:
MP Mohammad Dehghan has said that the deviant current deserves to be called “deviant” for a number of reasons.

Dehghan, who is a member of the Majlis Presiding Board, made the remarks in an interview with the Mehr News Agency published on Saturday, in which he enumerated six negative characteristics of the current.

He said, “The deviant current does not regard the principle of velayat-e faqih (rule of the supreme jurisprudent) as their point of reference in regard to their political and social activities.”

Dehghan added, “The current’s claims of being in contact with Imam Mahdi (AS) prove their departure from Shia beliefs.”

He also said that the relationship of the groups’ members with actresses who do not observe hijab (Islamic dress code) properly and who do not believe in Islamic values is another proof of their deviation.

The stance that the current’s associates have adopted toward Iran’s relations with the United States goes against the guidelines set by the late Imam Khomeini, the Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dehqan said.

He added, “The deviant current seriously believes in normalizing relations with the United States. The leaders of this current are under the illusion that they should join the U.S. in managing the world, and the first result of such a belief would be the recognition of the U.S. hegemony in the world.”

“On regional uprisings, the deviant current believes that Islamic uprisings have been organized with the support of the U.S. and therefore regards supporting the people of the region as supporting the United States. To this day, they have not acknowledged that (these) uprisings are popular and Islamic in nature, and when they were compelled to use the term ‘Islamic awakening’, they introduced (the concept of) ‘human awakening’,” he stated.

“The deviation of this current has been proven to all revolutionary and Islamic intellectuals,” he said, adding, “The departure of these people from the principles of the revolution, the system, the noble Islam, and the clergy has led them to be called ‘deviant’.”

Dehqan also said that those who have not yet waken up to the danger posed by this current have poor understanding of the political and social realities on the ground.

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