As such, it’s important to examine what life will look like in Iran after they’re gone, when Maryam Rajavi and the National Council of Resistance of Iran – who form the Provisional Government of the Democratic Islamic Republic of Iran -are in charge.
In this article, we will look at religion in Iran; specifically how Maryam Rajavi will remove compulsory (i.e. forced) religion in favour of allowing the Iranian people to choose their own faith without fear of retaliation from the government.
Maryam Rajavi and Freedom of religion
Maryam Rajavi supports the rights of all people to enjoy religious and denominational freedom as prescribed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She would therefore end the compulsory religion of the mullahs and the Sharia law that goes alongside it, ban discrimination against followers of any religion, and separate religion from state.
Ending discrimination against religious minorities
Maryam Rajavi would ban any form of discrimination against people on the basis of religion or denomination as the new Iranian government would respect all religions, with no special privileges or rights afforded to followers of any religion. This would also mean that no citizens are deprived of any individual and social rights because of their religion (i.e. Baha’i students being prevented from entering university or Jewish people being prevented from running in elections).
The NCRI wrote on the subject: “No citizens shall enjoy any privileges or be subject to any deprivations in respect of nomination for election, suffrage, employment, education, becoming a judge of any other individual or social rights, for reason of belief or non-belief in a particular religion or denomination.”
Maryam Rajavi would also ban the Iranian government from ever forming an inquisition over the religious beliefs of Iranian citizens and residents, which will help to preserve and protect the dignity of the people.
Maryam Rajavi and the end of compulsory religion in Iran
The mullahs currently impose a bastardised version of Islam on the Iranian people, despite the fact that the true message of Islam requires voluntary faith. The mullahs heavily restrict the religious rights of anyone who does not follow the corrupted version of Shiite Islam that the Iranian Regime prescribes.
This means that Sunnis, Jews, Christians, smaller minorities, and even Shiites who read the true word of the Quran rather than the Regime’s malign teaching are subject to abuse, imprisonment, or execution. This is especially true for those who convert from Shiite Islam.
Maryam Rajavi would end compulsory religion and remove any bans on people practising their faith. She and the NCRI believe that all religions and denominations should have the freedom to teach, proselytize, and perform their rituals and traditions in safety.
Maryam Rajavi wants the end of Sharia law and the separation of religion and state
Maryam Rajavi would immediately overturn Sharia law and remove the inhumane punishments associated with it, including amputation, stoning, executions, chastisements.
She would also dissolve the shari’a courts, revolutionary courts, and prosecutors’ offices that penalise people on religious grounds, before ordering re-trials for those imprisoned, and building a legal system based on international law.
A declaration on freedom of religion, which encompasses all of the points listed here, was unanimously approved by the NCRI in 1985, shortly before Maryam Rajavi was elected president.