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Dr. Kasra Vafadari ASSASSINATED
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Dr. Kasra Vafadari ASSASSINATED Reply with quote

Dr Kasra Vafadari Chair of Iranian History and Religions Before Islam at the University of Paris, an active member of the Iranian Zoroastrian community and previous head of the Zoroastrian Association in Iran has been found dead in his Paris apartment, stabbed in the neck.





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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALL IRANIANS IN FRANCE MUST RISE UP AND DEMONSTRATE AGAINST FRENCH GOVERNMENT & DON'T ALLOW FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO GET AWAY WITH IT LIKE WITH DR. BAKHTIAR'S. THEY ALLOWED DR. BAKHTIAR'S KILLERS TO ESCAPE.
Can someone start a petition to French Government and copy EU countries?
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ALL IRANIANS IN FRANCE MUST RISE UP AND DEMONSTRATE AGAINST FRENCH GOVERNMENT & DON'T ALLOW FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO GET AWAY WITH IT LIKE WITH DR. BAKHTIAR'S. THEY ALLOWED DR. BAKHTIAR'S KILLERS TO ESCAPE.
Can someone start a petition to French Government and copy EU countries?


These are SHO'ARHAYE TUKHALI.

Rise up against the French government? Why not suggest something more practical, and sane, like simply show your support for our compatriots wearing chains around their necks and getting beaten up by the Belgian police?

You can sign petitions till you're red in the face, or you can DO something.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say it's tit for tat... It's about time we start taking out some of them. Which one do you like? Let's start with the ugliest one, Mullah Meshkini. This is not just something to say to say on a forum. I really believe we need to fight this these mullahs head on. Mad

There is no other way to have a truly free Iran. We are recently hearing reports of this and that low-ranking mullah found dead in this or that Iran city. I want to hear that people are going after the bigger fish. For 1400 years they have been killing Iranians. It's about time they start paying a price too. It's tit for tat; or as we say "chizi ke avaz dareh, geleh nadareh".
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know how many times I've conveyed my condolences to Iranians on this board but it looks like today is yet another day. My deepest condolences go out to the family of Mr Vafadari and those close to him.
May justice be served.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khorshid wrote:
ALL IRANIANS IN FRANCE MUST RISE UP AND DEMONSTRATE AGAINST FRENCH GOVERNMENT & DON'T ALLOW FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO GET AWAY WITH IT LIKE WITH DR. BAKHTIAR'S. THEY ALLOWED DR. BAKHTIAR'S KILLERS TO ESCAPE.
Can someone start a petition to French Government and copy EU countries?


These are SHO'ARHAYE TUKHALI.

Rise up against the French government? Why not suggest something more practical, and sane, like simply show your support for our compatriots wearing chains around their necks and getting beaten up by the Belgian police?

You can sign petitions till you're red in the face, or you can DO something.

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You are being presumptuous, assuming I don't support the demonstrators in Belgium. Of course I have full support for our compatriot. My suggestion was Iranians in France need to draw attention to French government's support of the criminal regime in Iran.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By "you" and "your" I of course meant the people being advised, not you, blank, personally.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is truly sad and another tragedy. My deepest condolences to his family & friends

The French truly are SCUM!
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My condolences to the victim's family and friends.

Spenta we don't know the French did this thing or allowed this thing, or even, who did it. Also, it sounds like the French government is on board to force the nuke question into the Security council if the mullahs start enriching uranium again, which is one of the most important things they can do regarding the regime at this time. Therefore, I can't say that I agree with your characterization of that people or its government at this particular moment. However, I'm not saying that my attitude toward that government hasn't been very negative in the past, and it might be negative in the future depending how things go. We shall see. But from what the mullahs are saying about the Euro 3 on the nuke question, they might be close to being in agreement with you right now. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you or anybody know who did this? Any solid evidence?


On another line, from a bird eye view point, I can not figure out why IR would want the respectable Iranian prof to be removed. I mean, what benefit would IR gain by having him removed!? Just imagine: all the "weight of the world is on IR's shoulders" trying to handle the arrogance of the ahreemani forces and they do this! What for?!

Please elaborate if you have a clear objevtive view on this.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:16 am    Post subject: DISCRIMINATION OF RFELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN ISLAMIC IRAN DENO Reply with quote

DISCRIMINATION OF RFELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN ISLAMIC IRAN DENOUNCED

Source: http://bahai-library.com/newspapers/021299.html

By Safa Haeri, IPS Editor

LONDON 12TH FEB. (IPS) A senior Iranian Sunni leader charged Friday the Islamic regime of Iran led by its leader, the ayatollah Ali Khameneh'i to carrying out a deliberate policy aimed at "smashing and slaughtering" Iranian Sunnis by pushing them into an "outright rebellion" against the present ruling Shi'a authorities.

The harsh accusation was made by Dr. Abdolrahim Mollahzadeh, a London-based Iranian Sunni dissident cleric as a Shi'a opponent warned the present ruling authorities that if the senior maraje' or sources of emulation are not ordering a jihad, or holly war against them it was just because they did not want a "blood bath" in the country.

Addressing a three days conference on "The Aftermath of 20 Years Islamic Revolution in Iran" organised by the Paris-based Association of the Iranian Researchers (AIR) Mr. Mollazadeh said basic rights of the country's major religious minorities, chief among them the Sunni Muslims are suppressed by the present Shi'as only system of Iran.

Held at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), the conference's debut was marred by the "disappearing" of one of the key speakers in Dr Kasra Vafadari, a Paris-based university professor who was to open the afternoon session lecturing on the situation of the Zoroastrians in Iran.

According to conference sources as well as his French wife, Mr. Kasra went to have coffee with two unidentified men who wanted to talk to him during the coffee break and did not show up since.

"Kasra is known for his punctuality and seriousness and as far as I know of him, he is not involved in politics nor any activity against the Iranian regime", Mr. Hossein Lajevardi, the president of the AIR told IPS.

(As this item was about to be put on the Web, it was learned that professor Kasra was found, safe and well. "He was not abducted and as far as we are concerned, the case is over", a London Police spokesman told the IPS, without any explanation concerning his whereabouts during the 8 hours of his disappearing).

Tightly controlled by the Shi'ites, Islam's minority branch to which adheres the majority of Iranians, the Sunnis numbers between 15 to 20 millions out of the 65 millions Iranian inhabitants, making them the nation's largest religious minority.

Sunnis makes the overwhelming majority of the one billion Muslims world over and the Shi'ites a small minority, with over 200 millions only, most of them in Iran.

Christians, Zoroastrians and the Jews, with respectively between 250.000 to 300.000, 200.000 to 250.000 and 25.000 to 30.000 faithful are the three other minor religious minorities officially recognised by the regime having MPs in the Majles (the Parliament), leaving the 300.000 Baha'is as the only religious group that not only is not recognised, but ruthlessly suppressed.

"It's more than five century that the Sunnis, who are Muslims and were supposed to enjoy the same rights as the Shi'ites are suppressed in Shi'a Iran", Dr Mollahzadeh told an astonished audience, explaining that as a result of a carefully planed policies upheld by the Shi'ites, the Sunnis were "systematically" expelled from cities to remote regions, mostly to Iran's frontiers with predominantly Sunni neighbours.

While he shared the views of Mr. Hammed Saab, the Chairman of the Iranian Jewish community in England that the situation of religious minorities had "greatly" improved under the former Phalli dynasty that was overthrown by the Islamic revolution of 1979, however, the Iranian Sunnis were badly discriminated by the new rulers.

"Not only the Shi'a are dumping over the Sunnis more than 1000 years of hating, but politically as well as socially and culturally, the Sunnis are suffering at the hands of the ruling Shi'a clerics", he pointed out.

"The situation of the Iranian Sunnis followed a "reverse parallel" to that of the Jews or the Christians", Mr. Mollahzadeh observed, referring to earlier declarations by Mr. Sabi that while at the beginning of the Islamic revolution "thousands of frightened Jews did left Iran in a hurry", the situation improved gradually for those who had remained in Iran".

"As the Shi'a clerics led by the ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiny consolidated their hold of the regime, needing no more the collaboration of the Sunnis, discrimination and religious cleansing against them in all public administration became wide-spread. For example, there is not a single Sunni governor even in predominantly Sunni towns and regions" he observed.

"Since 1994, the policy of assassination of Sunni leaders, including Sunni Friday preachers is on the increase", Mr. Mollazadeh disclosed, adding that Sunni mosques all over the country, namely in Mash-had, Zahedan, Shiraz, Ahwaz, Kermanshah are "systematically" closed, destroyed or turned into movie houses or public parks, the leaders of the community are executed under fallacious pretexts such as drug smuggling, publication of books by Sunni religious scholars are prohibited.

"In the eight years of presidency of Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani, not one single Sunni book was cleared for publication while at the same time many Sunni writers and translators were arrested or executed", he said.

Noting that Tehran was "the only capital of an important Muslim nation that has not one single Sunni Mosque even though that the Islamic Republic boast itself as the "Mother of all the Muslims", the speaker said "our most ardent wish is to be treated like the Jews, the Christians or the Zoroastrians".

As for the Iranian Jews, a community with a historic bound to Iran which goes back to "at least 3000 years ago", their situation has "gradually improved" since 1998 to the point that for the first time, the ruling Shi'a leaders have publicly stated their "determination" to take upon them the responsibility for the protection of the Iranian Jews and their "ancestral cultural rights and heritage", said Mr. Hamid Sabi.

However, the community is being discriminated. "The Jews are considered a lower class compared to the Shi'as. They experience limitations in all political, economic, social and cultural aspects. They do not enjoy same rights as the Shi'as in judicial matters, where the parole and testimony of a Jew is worth half of that of a Shi'a Muslim and contrary to the Constitution, major posts in public administration is reserved to those among the Shi'as who believe in the 12 Imams", pointed out Mr. Sabi, himself a lawyer.

The last word on the situation of religion in today's Islamic Iran came from a dissident Shi'a cleric who ruled the velayate faqih, the concept that makes the backbone of the present Iranian clerical system as being "un-Islamic", if not heresy.

"The present system, with the Information (Intelligence and Security) Ministry, the Feda'iyan Eslam, the Hezbollah and the rest are enemies of Islam. They are the main source of unprecedented corruption we have now in Iran. All the present and past rulers of this regime are members of this sprawling, dangerous machine that has instructed, ordered and carried out all the assassination of dissidents", he added, referring to the recent murder of political and intellectual opponents of the Islamic Republic, said the hojatoleslam Mahmoud Tabataba'i Qomi who lives in exile in London.

"They should know that the grand ayatollahs, almost all of them silenced and under house arrest, can call for jihad, but if they refrain is because they don't want civil war or blood bath", the hojatoleslam warned.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: AS VIOLENCE INCREASE, EXPERTS SAID ISLAMIC ECONOMY HAS RUINE Reply with quote

AS VIOLENCE INCREASE, EXPERTS SAID ISLAMIC ECONOMY HAS RUINED IRAN

Source: http://www.iran-press-service.com/articles/2aci.html

By Safa Haeri in London

LONDON 13TH FEB. (IPS) Islamic banking system and the so-called Islamic economy have ruined Iran, dilapidated billions of the nation's wealth, generalised corruption, generated a speculative economy and left Iran out of the world's trend towards prosperity and economic growth, a panel on Iran and Economic Problems was told Saturday in London.

Organised by the Paris-based Association of Iranian Researchers (AIR) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of London University, leading Iranian economists and experts noted that the very notion of Islamic banking based on prohibition of interests was "an absurdity resulting from the total ignorance of the ruling religious concerning modern economy".

"At the origin, there is this basic contradiction between Western concept of economy and finances and the Islamic one that while banks lend money and charges interests for a purpose of productivity and economic activities, Islam meant helping the poor and the needy against money lenders", noted Dr Hasan Mansour, a professor of economics teaching at major European universities, including the American University of Paris.

Noting that Islamic economy was a "total abstract full of contradictions - stock exchange is forbidden in Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islamic banking while it is authorised in Islamic Iran, interests are forbidden in Sudan, but allowed in Pakistan - Dr Manour pointed out that everywhere the Islamic economy and banking system had been implemented, it ended by ruining the economy and producing economic havoc.

Hence, from the start, the Islamic Republic, basing its economic laws on Islamic and Koranic precepts, created obstacles to the road of economic growth and productivity by fighting against all the signs of modernity and civilisation, observed Dr Javad Gohari, an economist teaching at London University.

"The regime stood against television, video, satellite, Internet. It banned art, music, and artistic creation. It forced the best of Iranian brains to leave the country, brains that could turn Iran into a developed nation", he said.

Dr Fereydoun Khavand, another Iranian economist who teaches at French universities noted for his part that in the past 20 years Iran had missed all major economic revolutions that changed the face of the modern world.

"While Communist China became the paradise of foreign investors, while nations in Asia and Latin America became economic tigers thanks to their ability at attracting foreign investments, while all over the world, nation decentralised, privatised and secured economic prosperity and growth by encouraging the private sector, the Islamic Republic became the first odd regime that banned foreign investments", Mr. Khavand remarked, pointing out that with more 90 per cent of the economy being controlled by the State, the Islamic Republic has become the world's biggest centralised, monopolistic governments.

Meanwhile, the strange case of the speaker who "disappeared" on the first day of the conference became a thriller story the kind cherished by John Le Carre after he told friends that he in fact had been "abducted" by two unidentified men who had threatened him that if he speaks at the venue, he would endanger his life and harm the situation of the Zoroastrians in Iran.

Dr Kasra Vafadari, an Iranian Zoroastrian who was to give a lecture about the situation of his community in Iran under the Islamic rule did disappeared minutes before the start of the afternoon session centred on the situation of religious minorities in Iran, creating fear and confusion among the 100 people who had attended the conference, particularly the 2 other panellists who would talk on the situation of Iranian Jewish and Sunni Muslims minorities.

Based in Paris where he teaches at French universities, Mr. Kasra is reported to have told his wife and some friends that he was going to have coffee with two men who wanted to talk to him during the coffee break.

Eventually, Dr Kasra showed up late in the evening as London police investigators who had been alerted by the organisers were interrogating both his French wife and other people to find out about the unidentified men.


Dr. Hosein Lajevardi, the president of the AIR told IPS that Mr. Kasra had informed him that his 2 alleged abductors had warned him against taking part in the conference, menacing that if he does speak, not only he would put his life at risk, but he would also create problems for the 250.000 to 300.000 Iranian Zoroastrians religious community that enjoys limited freedom under the ruling Shi'a Muslims that controls Iran.

A Paris-based non-profit making organisation with no political or ideological colouring, the AIR has established a sound reputation thanks for the meetings and conferences it organises under the general title of "Iran in the Threshold of 2000" that includes vast and varied subjects ranging from arts and music to the situation of women or minorities, press or political parties, democracy or Iran's foreign relations etc. where leading experts, both but mostly Iranians and foreigners give lectures.

But while the London police "closed" Mr. Kasra's case, concluding that he had not been "abducted" without offering any explanation, Mr. Lajevardi think that the unidentified men were agents of the Islamic Republic who wanted to give both himself and the AIR a "clear message to stop its activities at once".

The mystery shrouded eight hours-long disappearing of Mr. Kasra in London coincided with the assassination in Iran, of the German Director of Deutsche Bank office in Tehran at a time that the giant banking institution had successfully arranged a one billion DM loan for the dramatically foreign cash short Iran.

Observers noted that these latest incidents happens as, led by the ruling but lamed conservatives, political violence is on the increase in Iran, as shown by the visible deterioration of the regime's relations with the outside world, most notably with France, England and Germany. ENDS 2 ACI 1529902
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 11:50 am    Post subject: کشف جس& Reply with quote



چهارشنبه, 28 ارديبهشت 1384 برابر با
2005 Wednesday 18 May
کشف جسد یک ایرانی در پاریس
به گزارش خبرگزاری رویتر , پليس فرانسه امروز از کشف جسد یک ایرانی استاد دانشگاه در آپارتمانش در پاریس خبر داد.

این فرد که هنوز هویتش مشخص نیست به گفته پلیس سالیان زیادی در فرانسه اقامت داشته و در حومه شهر پاریس تدریس می کرده است.

جسد وی توسط سرایدار آپارتمان کشف شده و بر روی گردن او آثار ضربات چاقو وجود دارد. پلیس فرانسه گفت انگيزه اين قتل هنوز مشخص نيست. همسر وی نیز هنگام وقوع قتل در آپارتمان نبوده است.

برخی منابع در برونمرز خبر دادند که نام این استاد ایرانی دانشگاه , 'کسری وفاداری' است.


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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Siavash Avesta on NITV said today that Kasra Vafadari was beheaded!

He also said that he had gotten numerous death threats from Islamists (both by the regime agent's and also non-Iranian Islamists in France like North Africans and Arabs).
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Azadeh_55 wrote:
Siavash Avesta on NITV said today that Kasra Vafadari was beheaded!

He also said that he had gotten numerous death threats from Islamists (both by the regime agent's and also non-Iranian Islamists in France like North Africans and Arabs).



WHY?
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