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Topics of the day:

1. The Murder based on islamic rituals..or An Idle to die for
.......(Washington Post of 2/03/99)

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 20:55:10 -0600
From: "Aryo B. Pirouznia" <aryopirouznia@EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Subject: The Murder based on islamic rituals..or An Idle to die for
.......(Washington Post of 2/03/99)

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Dear Friends, Dear Participants,=20

Here's an article published in the Washington Post of February 3rd =
1999.........=20

Read about the real feelings of the Iranians living inside and what are =
the mullahs....=20

Please to read carefully:=20

An Ideal to Die For=20

By Nora Boustany=20

Wednesday, February 3, 1999; Page A14=20

Aligned With Mecca?=20

Two decades after Iran's Islamic Revolution scrambled political and =
religious landscapes of the Middle East and of Muslim states beyond, =
Arash Farouhar, 30, the son of Iranian dissidents who were stabbed to =
death late last year, offered a glimpse into the unresolved and heroic =
struggle for freedom and democracy in his country.=20

His father, Daryush Farouhar, a lawyer and secretary general of the =
opposition Iran National Party, and his activist mother, Parvaneh, were =
assassinated Nov. 22. They were victims of a wave of killings and =
kidnappings -- which moderate government leaders have blamed on =
extremist security and intelligence elements in the regime -- that was =
aimed at paralyzing a growing challenge to the legitimacy of Islamic =
rule.=20

Arash Farouhar, who lives in exile in Germany, said he is touring the =
United States to call for an international nongovernmental group to =
investigate the killings. The Tehran government has acknowledged that =
elements of its security apparatus were implicated in the terror =
campaign and has called for an investigation, but no one has been named, =
charged or brought to justice, Farouhar said in an interview Monday. A =
cleric close to President Mohammed Khatemi who was sent to express =
condolences to the family told the young Farouhar that "international =
pressure" was needed because "Khatemi cannot do it alone." A commission =
assigned by Khatemi to investigate the killings announced recently that =
"the motivation was not political." That infuriated students and =
activists who say that failure to identify the culprits will discourage =
intellectuals and encourage a "reign of terror."=20

"Those . . . who expected to improve the establishment were suppressed =
by the very same establishment," Daryush Farouhar said in an interview =
three weeks before his death. A week later, he wrote in an underground =
journal that Khatemi was "distancing himself from what he has promised =
as days go by. Expecting something from him is a major deviation from =
the path we must follow."=20

At the Farouhars' funeral in Tehran, which drew more than 100,000 =
people, one mourner went down on his knees facing the freshly dug grave =
and away from Mecca, Arash Farouhar recalled. Daryush Farouhar, who had =
fired the imagination of young Iranians, had been stabbed 11 times in =
the chest and placed on a chair facing the qiblah -- the point to which =
Muslims turn to face Mecca when they kneel in prayer. So the mourner, =
turning his back to Mecca, declared: "They said they killed you and =
directed you toward the qiblah. You are my qiblah."=20

Students, who formed protective chains around Arash Farouhar when he =
came for his parents' burial, told him that the time will come when =
Khatemi must choose between the rule of clerics and of the people. "I =
don't want to defend Khatemi, and I don't want to condemn him," Farouhar =
said. "He will only make a difference when he puts his life on the =
line."=20


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<P>Dear Friends, Dear Participants,=20
<P>Here's an article published in the Washington Post of February 3rd=20
1999.........=20
<P>Read about the real feelings of the Iranians living inside and what =
are the=20
mullahs....=20
<P>Please to read carefully:=20
<P>An Ideal to Die For=20
<P>By Nora Boustany=20
<P>Wednesday, February 3, 1999; Page A14=20
<P>Aligned With Mecca?=20
<P>Two decades after Iran's Islamic Revolution scrambled political and =
religious=20
landscapes of the Middle East and of Muslim states beyond, Arash =
Farouhar, 30,=20
the son of Iranian dissidents who were stabbed to death late last year, =
offered=20
a glimpse into the unresolved and heroic struggle for freedom and =
democracy in=20
his country.=20
<P>His father, Daryush Farouhar, a lawyer and secretary general of the=20
opposition Iran National Party, and his activist mother, Parvaneh, were=20
assassinated Nov. 22. They were victims of a wave of killings and =
kidnappings --=20
which moderate government leaders have blamed on extremist security and=20
intelligence elements in the regime -- that was aimed at paralyzing a =
growing=20
challenge to the legitimacy of Islamic rule.=20
<P>Arash Farouhar, who lives in exile in Germany, said he is touring the =
United=20
States to call for an international nongovernmental group to investigate =
the=20
killings. The Tehran government has acknowledged that elements of its =
security=20
apparatus were implicated in the terror campaign and has called for an=20
investigation, but no one has been named, charged or brought to justice, =

Farouhar said in an interview Monday. A cleric close to President =
Mohammed=20
Khatemi who was sent to express condolences to the family told the young =

Farouhar that "international pressure" was needed because=20
"Khatemi cannot do it alone." A commission assigned by Khatemi =
to=20
investigate the killings announced recently that "the motivation =
was not=20
political." That infuriated students and activists who say that =
failure to=20
identify the culprits will discourage intellectuals and encourage a =
"reign=20
of terror."=20
<P>"Those . . . who expected to improve the establishment were =
suppressed=20
by the very same establishment," Daryush Farouhar said in an =
interview=20
three weeks before his death. A week later, he wrote in an underground =
journal=20
that Khatemi was "distancing himself from what he has promised as =
days go=20
by. Expecting something from him is a major deviation from the path we =
must=20
follow."=20
<P>At the Farouhars' funeral in Tehran, which drew more than 100,000 =
people, one=20
mourner went down on his knees facing the freshly dug grave and away =
from Mecca,=20
Arash Farouhar recalled. Daryush Farouhar, who had fired the imagination =
of=20
young Iranians, had been stabbed 11 times in the chest and placed on a =
chair=20
facing the qiblah -- the point to which Muslims turn to face Mecca when =
they=20
kneel in prayer. So the mourner, turning his back to Mecca, declared: =
"They=20
said they killed you and directed you toward the qiblah. You are my=20
qiblah."=20
<P>Students, who formed protective chains around Arash Farouhar when he =
came for=20
his parents' burial, told him that the time will come when Khatemi must =
choose=20
between the rule of clerics and of the people. "I don't want to =
defend=20
Khatemi, and I don't want to condemn him," Farouhar said. "He =
will=20
only make a difference when he puts his life on the line."=20
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