In an online conference on Wednesday, April 14, marking the holy month of Ramadan, dignitaries from different countries attended and declared their support for the Iranian people and their organized Resistance. They also expressed their interfaith solidarity in the face of fundamentalism that is brewed and spread by the regime ruling Iran.
One main method used by the regime in Iran to ensure its survival has been the extremist and fundamentalist misinterpretation of Islam in order to advance its own fanatical interests inside Iran and across the region.
At the event, attendees strongly condemned the Iranian authorities’ misuse of religion and announced their support for a democratic and tolerant Islam represented by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi
“Today, the pandemic has changed the face of many countries but Iran’s case is different. The regime ruling Iran has deliberately been seeking massive human casualties to prevent popular protests. It has used the Coronavirus as a shield to fend off uprisings to the extent that the mullahs’ supreme leader Ali Khamenei declared a ban on the purchase of vaccines from the U.S., Britain, and France,” Maryam Rajavi began her remarks.
#Iran’s ruling mullahs are the enemies of all Abrahamic religions and all denominations of Islam- conference marking the advent of the Holy month of #Ramadan (Islam, Religion of Mercy, Fraternity, and Equality; Solidarity of All Faiths against Extremism)https://t.co/HbF4zbndVz
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) April 14, 2021
“The ruling mullahs turn a blind eye to the warnings and requests of specialist physicians meant to confront the Coronavirus and to reduce the fatalities it causes,” she said, adding, “In reality, the Iranian people simultaneously face two monsters: the virus of religious fascism and the Coronavirus.”
“Their four-decade-long record of crimes and oppression reveals [the mullahs] as being the pharaohs of this era: The execution of 120,000 political opponents, the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, and the slaughter of at least 1,500 young men and women during the November 2019 uprising,” NCRI President-elect continued.
“There is a solution to this ominous calamity which has taken hostage the destinies of Middle East countries and poses the greatest threat to global peace and security. The solution is the overthrow of the mullahs’ religious fascism by the Iranian Resistance and through the uprising of the Iranian people,” Maryam Rajavi concluded.
Sid Ahmed Ghozali
“The fight against dictatorship will not only serve the Iranian people but also people in neighboring regions. The Iranian Resistance provides an alternative to dictatorships. This is the specific characteristic of the Iranian Resistance. It has enormous experience and has made enormous sacrifices for the Iranian people. Even those who are not Iranian wish success for this noble cause. And this is why we consider it as our shared cause,” said Sid Ahmed Ghozali, former Prime Minister of Algeria.
“As Palestinians, we are paying attention to what you are suffering in Iran because of the killing and arrests that the regime is doing. We are also suffering the same killing and capturing and occupation. We will stand together against the dark forces that spread destruction in the Middle East,” said Azzam Alahmad, head of the Fatah faction in the Palestinian Parliament.
“We respect the people of Iran who have made many sacrifices for their freedom and continue to fight. The mullahs cannot deprive the people of their dreams. We support you and our friends in the Iranian nation to achieve the security and noble values that the MEK represents,” he added.
“For decades, the Iranian regime has oppressed its people and stripped its citizens of their rights. We are concerned about the continued use of torture against Iranian protesters.
We know the terrorist threats of the Iranian regime in Albania have continued,” said Elona Gjebrea, Secretary of the Albanian Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee and former Deputy Minister of Interior of Albania.
“Albanian authorities have condemned these activities. We are working to support the human rights of the Iranian people and to support the cause of the MEK,” she added.
“Why does the Iranian regime need to kill Syrians and Iraqis and Yemeni people? This is not Islam. We want a civil government that works for the people, not steal from them. We need to share power in the country. They are using Islam to control the people and this is not acceptable,” said Bassam Al-Omoush former Jordanian Minister and former Ambassador to Iran.
Riad Yassin Abdallah
“The Iranian regime’s militias show no mercy toward the people. They are not looking for peace. No one can trust them. They are butchering thousands of people. They are planting bombs and depriving the people of food,” said Riad Yassin Abdallah, Former Yemeni Foreign Minister and Ambassador to France.
“I invite all our brothers and friends to support and pray for our nation. We need to understand that what they are doing is not supporting peace and security and is not related to any religion,” he added.
“The Iranian regime dreams of occupying Arab countries. But they will fail. They will be isolated. This regime has had a negative impact on the entire world. Other regimes failed in this regard. The Iranian regime will too. I would like to thank Iranian Resistance and express my support,” said Ahmed Al-Jarallah, Editor-in-Chief of the Al-Siyasa newspaper and Dean of Kuwaiti Press.
“The people of Iran have been living under a tyrannical regime for 40 years. They have built their rule on false interpretations of Islam. We wish all the success for the people of Iran and their return to their true culture. The people of Iraq support you in your cause. Victory is very close,” said Aiham Alsammarae, former Iraqi Minister of Electricity.
Sheikh Taissir Tamimi
“We are experiencing similar sufferings and share the dream of living in our free land under democratic rule. How does this regime commit all these crimes, arresting and torturing people for objecting to their terrorist policies? Even civilians in the region have not been spared of the regime’s terrorism,” said Sheikh Taissir Tamimi, chief Islamic judge of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).
“God would fulfill all the hopes that have been represented by speakers who spoke here. The main hope and prayer are that we ask God to fulfill all these wishes by removing the worst evil in the region, the evil that is threatening the entire world. The Iranian regime poses a threat to all countries in the region. They wish to establish their fundamentalist rule in all countries of the region,” said Jalal Ganjei, Chairman of the NCRI Committee on Freedom of Religions.
“Our message is that real Islam is a religion of advancement and peace. The Iranian people are the first to suffer from the mullahs’ regime. This evil extends to the region through the regime’s militias. The Iranian revolution was supposed to free the Iranian people from the Shah’s regime, not to establish the dictatorship of the mullahs that have destroyed Iran and the countries of the region,” said Ahmad AbouHashish, Deputy Chair of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
“The Iranian regime tries to portray itself as the protector of Islamic countries. But the truth is far from that. The truth is the militias of the Iranian regime that is spreading terrorism across the Arab and Islamic countries,” said Dr.Walid Phares, Foreign Policy expert, Co-Secretary General of the Transatlantic Parliamentary Group.
“The regime is not the protector of Shiites. They are the oppressors of Shiites. After all these decades of bloodshed, how can we say that this regime represents Islam? We must help bring an understanding of the realities on the ground. Most of the people in the region know the danger of this regime. We wish this resistance movement to be successful in bringing peace and stability to the region,” he added.