A former Islamic revolutionary who has become an outspoken critic of the regime said Iranian ruler Ali Khamenei was the people’s “greatest enemy.”
Abolfazl Ghadiani (Qadiani) publicly called for Khamanei’s resignation in 2018 and was sentenced to three years in prison in 2019, but was not forced to serve.
In a new video aired this week by BBC Persian, Gadiani says Khamenei and his minions are the real culprits of committing “corruption on earth” and “a war with God”. It has accused many dissidents and protesters of two crimes, and some have been sentenced to death.
A former revolutionary and former comrade-in-arms of Ayatollah Khamenei, he said the ruler and his soldiers were clear examples of those committing these crimes. from their tyranny. “
He claimed the protesters were not “mohalebs,” or enemies of God. Because they protect themselves from regime agents who use violence against them and kill unarmed people.
Before 1979, Gadiani (76), a founding member of a revolutionary group called the Mojahideen of the Islamic Revolutionary Organization of Iran (MIRO). He and his associates helped the clergy to consolidate power 43 years ago. But when the supreme leader kept Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power in 2009 and backed the controversial official results of the presidential election that sparked months of protests, he turned to Khamenei’s critics. became.
He was arrested and imprisoned for a year for demanding that the actual results of the poll be released.
Gadiani expressed satisfaction, saying, “People realized that Ali Khamenei himself was the cause of all the disasters.”
A former political prisoner attacked Iran’s 83-year-old ruler, claiming: It is Khamenei who presides over a state that kills people. They want to spread fear and terror…”
Perhaps the most important feature of the current protests is their clear and persistent rejection of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic Republic. Never before has public hatred of Ayatollah Khamenei been so intense, sometimes expressed in vulgar and disrespectful terms.
This destroyed the last vestiges of the dignified public image he may have had in the past and any similarities of political or religious legitimacy.
In his message, Gadiani also noted Khamenei’s weakening power among his loyal forces, who told their leaders to compromise, but were told to “shut up.” There is
Gadiani, who in the past believed in reforming the Islamic Republic, said, “Reform is impossible.” “The illiterate murderer Ebrahim Raisi has become president.”
He went on to say that the ruling class of the Islamic Republic is “unique in that it exports corruption and corruption among its peers and tyrants around the world. They have turned religion into an instrument of oppression.”