Paris: democratic Islam vs. Islamic fundamentalism

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While sectarian tensions are plaguing the Middle East, a Ramadan feast held in Paris on July 2 displayed a unity of Muslims from across the world. Titled “Democratic and Tolerant Islam vs. Fundamentalist, Religious Dictatorship,” the conference was hosted by the Iranian resistance and attended by hundreds of Muslim dignitaries and politicians from across the globe.

Submitted: July 03, 2015

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While sectarian tensions are plaguing the Middle East, a Ramadan feast held in Paris on July 3 displayed a unity of Muslims from across the world. Titled “Democratic and Tolerant Islam vs. Fundamentalist, Religious Dictatorship,” the conference was hosted by the Iranian resistance and attended by hundreds of Muslim dignitaries and politicians from across the globe.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who was the keynote speaker of the event, had a clear message to give to the audience: the Iranian regime and extremist groups in the Middle East do not represent the true face of Islam.

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Rajavi described extremist entities such as the Iranian regime and ISIS as characterized by imposition of religion by force, establishing tyranny under the name of god, and resorting to terrorism and expansionism under religious pretexts.

“There is no compulsion in religion,” Rajavi reminded the audience, citing verses of the Quran. “what Iran’s ruling mullahs and their ideological progenies including the ISIS and Boko Haram say is against Islam and is utter blasphemy.”

On the bloodletting that is festering in the Middle East, Rajavi offered a solution. “The solution lies in the eviction of [the Iranian] regime and in toppling the Caliph of regression and terrorism in Iran,” she said.

 “All of the crises in the region come from one root: the regime of the mullahs in Iran,” said former Palestinian Chief of Justice Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi, former Chief Justice of Palestine, who also spoke at the event. “The regime in Iran is now meddling and killing people in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.” Tamimi offered his support of Rajavi’s ten-point plan, which calls for the toppling of the Iranian regime and replacing it with a secular, democratic and non-nuclear government.

Mr. Abderrahmane Dahmane, President of the Council of Democratic Muslims of France, “Islam is a religion of peace and fraternity. It is not a religion of terrorism and fascism. Fascism is represented by the mullahs in power in Iran.”

Dahmane slammed the West for showing leniency toward the Iranian regime. “Unfortunately the US is negotiating and trying to strike a deal with the criminal regime in Iran,” he said. “I will not applaud the Western officials who are ignoring human rights abuse in Iran to strike a deal with the regime. We should support the Iranian Resistance to bring about real change in Iran.”

Former Algerian Prime Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali drew attention to the situation in Camp Liberty, where members of Rajavi’s movement are living under harsh, prison-like conditions. “Since 2009 when US forces left Iraq,” Ghozali said, “the members of the Iranian Resistance faced pressure and attacks both at Camp Ashraf and later in Camp Liberty. The international community must protect these courageous people in Camp Liberty.”


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