Once again we are witness
to protests by people in Iran demanding their minimum civil and democratic
rights. Once again we smell that whiff of freedom from the universities. And
once again Iranian history and Iranian people are taking center stage. In
this historical and sensitive time, once again we are witnessing the
unprincipled effrontery of Rajavi and Rajavi's cult in Iraq, Europe and the
United States of America. His temerity knows no bounds. Today from his
guarded hideout in Iraq, Rajavi again issued a message. But this message was
emptied from all previous typical cult jargon and was divested with a new
identity. In this message there was no indication of Rajavi's previous
totalitarian platform. In this message he called for a "referendum in Iran"!
This sudden change of clothes and attempt to insinuate himself amongst those
who are calling for a referendum may be clearly perceived and understood.
But the reasons behind it may not be as obvious.
Whether in these or in previous protests, the people of Iran have
demonstrated that placing themselves under the rule of Rajavi and his cult,
or Saddam Hussein or any other masters this cult may have, has never been
one of their demands. Still Rajavi's history and his 'honorable' past have
not been erased from memory. Still the victims of chemical gassing, the
families of victims of arbitrary terrorist attacks and the disaffected
members who ended up in Saddam Hussein's Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq are
living evidence. Still the witnesses to the massacre of Kurds in the
so-called 'morvarid' operation in 1991, search day and night for justice.
Still the ink on the evidence of the misuse of the systems in democratic
countries has not dried. And still the illegitimate relation of Rajavi with
Saddam Hussein has not been investigated and exposed fully and still
Rajavi's seat in an international court of law to account for his crimes
Any effort to whitewash Rajavi and re-introduce him with a new identity is
nothing but a dream. It is years since this particular subject has passed
the point of no return and its putrid smell has pervaded the world. In this
respect we ask most respectfully of whoever wants to support the Iranian
people, their demonstrations, their demands and the struggle of the
students, to look again at Iran's recent history and the historical place of
Rajavi and his cult in the past twenty years. If you are not intent on
helping these people we urge you as a minimum not to render people hopeless
by confronting them with Rajavi and Rajavi's cult. All intelligence about
previous protests in Iran reveal that upon introducing the name of Rajavi
and his cult the mass support collapses and people disperse. Don't
underestimate Iranians. They have more nationalistic pride than to accept
people with such a treacherous past as Rajavi.
For those people who want a better future for the people of Iran, Iran
Interlink guarantees on its own behalf not to give up until the complete
destruction and dissolution of this cult, and not to give up until Rajavi's
crimes have been documented in a court of law. This is our, and any human
rights organizations' minimum debt to the victims of Rajavi's unquenchable
thirst for power.
12 June 2003