Iran: ‘The fuse has been lit’ for a full-blown revolution, experts say
Iran is on the brink of a full-blown revolution, but without Western backing, the Islamic fundamentalist rulers are likely to inflict a horrific death toll on their people before being seized from power, says Iranian-Americans. Anger has mounted since the death of Masa Amini, 22, who was arrested on Sept. 16 for not wearing a hijab or headscarf in accordance with government regulations.
The official explanation provided by authorities was that she suffered a heart attack at the police station, but multiple witnesses have reported seeing her brutally beaten by police.
Since then, demonstrations have continued across the country, with women and schoolchildren playing a central role.
According to the Iranian Human Rights Department, as of October 25, 2022, at least 234 people have been killed, including 16-year-old Nika Shakarami, 22-year-old Hadith Najafi, and 16-year-old Salina Esmailzadeh.
Asked if the revolution is currently in the pipeline, Dr Majid Sadegpur, political director of the Organization of the Iranian American Community (OIAC), told Express.co.uk:
“In other words, this administration is culturally bankrupt, religiously bankrupt, economically bankrupt. It has been on a path of conflict with humanity for many years.
“The brunt of it has been borne by the people closest to this regime – the people of Iran. There have been more than 120,000 executions. I’ve been
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Dr. Majid Sadegpour, Political Director of the Iranian-American Communities Organization
“But there is the nuclear issue. This regime will continue to pose a greater and greater threat to all of you unless it is overthrown by the Iranian people.”
Asked to estimate the number of people killed in recent protests, Dr Sadegpur suggested the figure of 234 was likely a gross underestimate.
Regarding the attitude of the Iranian people towards the theocracy, he added:
“The slogan is very clear: ‘We fight, we die. We take back Iran.'”
“They are dying. Iran has the highest number of executions per capita in the world.
“Unless the people absolutely don’t want it, the administration won’t do it.”
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Ebrahim Raishi, President of Iran
Commenting on the recent wave of repression, Sadegpur said:
“The way they killed Mercer Amini was just the epitome of their hatred of Iranian women.
And that is why the systematic misogyny and persecution of women in Iran takes such a form.
“Just as anti-Semitism fueled the fascist views of the Nazis, so misogyny fueled the fascist views of these looters of Iran.
“They killed her because she was a woman and committed a cruel crime because she resisted.”
Misogyny is deeply ingrained in Iranian society, Sag stressed, and Amini’s refusal to wear the hijab perfectly embodied the situation.
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16-year-old Nika Shakarami is also believed to have been beaten to death by Iranian police
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“It’s their choice, it’s humanity’s inalienable right.
“Historically, Iranian girls are on the front lines because they are oppressed.”
Asked about the future, Sadegpur said:
“If you go back to Syria, for example, the missing factor is not the scale of the violence against the regime, but the majority of the people wanting it to fall.
“But most of the regime did not collapse because there was no organized opposition to the regime with which the world could rally.
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“The atrocities you see in Syria are largely due to the Iranian regime.
“In other words, they were the ones who taught Assad how to do it.”
Sadegpur predicted that if the regime stopped its atrocities inside Iran, it would be overthrown within days.
He added: “The missing element in US policy, in the words of former CIA director and former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is the lack of support for Iran’s organized opposition, despite its maximum pressure policy. did. “
Iran’s goal was what Sadegpur called a “Jeffersonian democracy.”
However, he emphasized that:
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“The longer the international community is left alone, the more likely it is that it will continue to maintain relationships, whether it is the Spanish telecommunications giant, who continues to sell technology, or Google or others. And if the people of Iran don’t have the internet they need to survive, they won’t be able to communicate and this massacre will continue, being committed behind closed doors.
“This is a matter of life or death.
Sadegpur, who left Iran as a teenager for the United States in 1983, had his biological brother executed by the regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, but one of his lasting memories in the country remains a constant. He said it wasn’t a shootout.
he said: Cars and motorcycles could see what would happen to them if they wanted a secular democratic republic in Iran.
“But the secular is fairly well established in the minds of the people. The ideal of democracy is established, and republics are established on the basis of past history.
“So what we have to do now is to bring the international community together to connect my memories of Iraq in the 1980s with the memories, realities and images of what is happening today, and work to bring this regime away. We’re not talking about sending troops to the ground, but we have a lot of troops and resources inside.”