The London Metropolitan Police have been urged to crack down on Iranian terrorism in the UK by prosecuting a former Iranian government official accused of advocating a fatwa against Sir Salman Rushdie.
London Metropolitan Police are investigating legal papers accusing UK resident Saeed Ataollah Mohajerani of facilitating terrorism in violation of the Terrorism Act 2006. He denies the allegations.
Four months after the documents were presented, police told whistleblowers that considerable resources and more time were needed to investigate the complex issues raised.
This fatwa was imposed on Rushdie by Iran’s former Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini in February 1989 and has never been revoked. Last August, Rushdie was stabbed multiple times at a literary festival in Chautauqua, New York.
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Iranian human rights lawyer Kaveh Moussavi and British lawyer Rebecca Mooney filed a lengthy complaint against Mohajerani in August on behalf of the human rights charity Ending Immunity. They say that Mohajerani served as deputy chairman of his prime minister in 1988 and from 1989 until 1997 he was vice-president for parliamentary and judicial affairs, and during this period hundreds of dissidents emerged in Europe. A sect assassination attempt had been made and committed on the orders of the Iranian regime.
They claim he never tried to stop the killings and have frequently praised the late IRGC (IRGC) General Qassem Soleimani as a national hero of Iran and Islam since living in London. .
Specifically, his 1989 book A Critique of the Satanic Verses Conspiracy, with the support and cooperation of the Iranian regime’s propaganda office, claims to support and justify the fatwa against Rushdie. increase. His editors, translators, publishers and all authors who have publicly endorsed him. ” Since then, the book has been reprinted 30 times by him.
They argued that the statements contained in Mohajelani’s book were that fatwas were religiously justified and irrevocable, and that Rushdie “mortad” [apostate], its withdrawal is not possible. “Therefore, Rushdie cannot do anything about the permanent survival of the fatwa,” they argue. “According to the fatwa, no place on earth is Rushdie free from the constant threat of death, as justified and promoted by Mohajerani.”
The book describes Rushdie as an apostate, an anti-Muslim, a counter-revolutionary mercenary, and a Western agent.[Rushdie] Born in a Muslim family. His slander and slander are deliberate and Salman Rushdie is of a mature and sound mind. Therefore, considering what has just been said, he is an absolute murderer, and the punishment of a murderer, especially the slander of the Prophet of Allah, is execution. “
Mohajelani, who has lived in the UK since 2004, says the book does not legitimize the fatwa, but is merely a criticism of the novel and attempts to explain its religious origins. He adds: Human. On the contrary, in the Satanic Verse, he added a large amount of oil to the fire. Hopefully he finds the right opportunity to correct himself. “
He also claimed he was not involved in the 1988 execution of prisoners because of the separation of powers between the judicial and executive branches in Iran. The Prime Minister himself did not play a role in this event either. I would like to emphasize that the Iranian judicial system is completely separate from the government and therefore does not intervene in its affairs. “
Mooney said, “Britain has an international legal obligation to prosecute international crimes. Its sole discretion is whether the international prosecutor has sufficient evidence with a reasonable prospect to secure prosecution.” Whether and whether it will be in the public interest, but the evidence is mounting.
“A state’s first duty is to protect its citizens, which requires preemptive, prosecutive, and punitive measures where necessary. Yes, there is no point in enacting these laws unless we prosecute them.
Mousavi predicted the equivalent of a thermonuclear explosion at IRGC headquarters if a man like Mohajelani were arrested. “It means that none of these people are safe as they come to realize that international criminal law does not allow amnesty.
“Inside the IRGC there are already plans to leave the country. Look at the state of the currency, the crash in property prices and the scale of money broker activity.
He continued: The very fact that he claims that Iran’s judiciary is independent demonstrates his guilt. increase. His repetition confirms again who he really is.
“By law, he must protest and do his best to stop these crimes, or else he must resign. It is highly doubtful whether the concoction of
I am seeking comment from the Police Department.