He wrote: “I don’t need to say that these are lies as the Iranians’ elections have nothing to do with the well-known rules of democracy and they’re rather a funny and fabricated charade that hides pure dictatorship behind it.”

The dictatorship is run by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who holds absolute power within the country and in unaccountable. Khamenei controls the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government and anyone who opposes him (or who might oppose him) will be executed as an enemy of God.

He asks if it is really a democracy if all of the candidates are vetted (and either approved or rejected) by a small council appointed by the Regime, rather than the people? This, Shaikh notes, is a “fabricated charade” and “merely a formality” as the President cannot exact any power in Iran; he is more like the secretary to the real leader.

Shaikh wrote: “The relationship between the president and the guardian of the jurist resembles the relation between a minor and a headmaster as he does not dare discuss anything with him and he does not ask him about anything he does or says because according to the Iranian constitution, the guardian of the jurist’s status is like God’s representative on earth so who dares object against God?”

He continued: “Therefore, anyone who discusses his decisions – let alone object to them – whether it’s the president or anyone else, would be objecting to God almighty. This is exactly how Catholic popes governed Europe during the Dark Middle Ages.”

He also compared the Revolutionary Guards in Iran to the church’s guards in Europe.

He wrote: “Back then the pope governed on the basis that he was God’s representative on earth. I don’t think there’s any difference between the pope of the Catholic Church back then and the Islamized “pope” of the Shiite church in Tehran. There’s no difference no matter how much Iran’s agents try to market this fake democratic Islamic republic.”

However, he notes, the days of the Regime are numbered; much like the role of the Pope has been reduced to a religious role rather than a government one. He writes that Iran’s links to terror (both direct and indirect) will be its downfall.

He wrote: “Sunni Islamic terrorism (like ISIS) would not have emerged and solidified if it hadn’t been for the sahwa (awakening) phenomenon which emerged after the success of the Khomeini revolution in Tehran. This phenomenon imitated the latter revolution and politicised Islam on Sunni bases. Terrorism was born out of the womb of sahwa and it grew in incubators to politicise Islam. Therefore, the world will sooner or later realise that eliminating terrorism cannot be achieved unless by eliminating the phenomenon of both Sunni and Shiite political Islam.”