Mehdi Karroubi strongly protested to the false accusations and unjust remarks made by Ahmad Jannati (appointed chairman of the Guardian Council,the body that oversees the elections in Iran) in which he called the leaders of the Green Movement “heads of the conspiracy” and shamelessly accused the Green leaders of receiving money from the United States government to create conspiracy following last year presidential election in Iran! In an open letter Mehdi Karroubi addressed to Ahmad Jannati wrote: “Some have become well-known for their hypocrisy, trickery, sham, killing, abusing religion and deceiving the faith and with no doubt if you are not one of the obvious examples of them, you are indeed someone who made this path clear for them to achieve their goals.” In another part of this letter Mehdi Karroubi wrote: “If I am a conspirator because I object [to the rigged presidential election], then you are a partner of those who stole this nation’s vote and are disloyal to the nation, because the footsteps of your foolish acts are evident in the events that have happened both before and after the [presidential] election and unfortunately in every case you stood against the people and took side with the violent and oppressive movement.”
Full English translation of Mehdi Karroubi’s letter is as follows:
In the name of God,
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati,
Head of the Guardian Council and Friday Prayer Imam of Tehran Greetings,
According to the news and reports published by some news agencies and news websites, recently you had an extensive political speech at Qom’s Jamkaran Mosque for the celebration of the birthday of Imam Mehdi (Shia’s hidden Imam) and in the worst manner abused the pure and devoted religious gathering of Muslims who had gathered in that place only because of their beliefs to show respect to and ask for help from Imam Mehdi; and by relying on the power and assumed immunity from liability for what you make up, you stated some imaginary unproven and divisive remarks and added fuel of hatred and discord on the fire of difference you have started. Among these repetitive shabby and outdated false allegations and rumors of yours against Imam Khomeini’s friends and the defenders of the people’s fundamental rights and all the noble people and freedom seekers, what was new was that you said: “I (Ahmad Jannati) have acquired a document that [shows] the Americans have paid one billion dollar to the “heads of the conspiracy” (this is the term pro-government propaganda calls the leaders of the Green movement) via Saudi people who are currently agents of the United States in the region’s countries and these Saudis who were speaking on behalf of the United States told [them] if you manage to overthrow the establishment, we will pay you up to another fifty billion dollars; but God put out this “conspiracy” with the hands of his pure believers.”
Mr. Jannati, what you call “conspiracy” was the election that as usual was engineered by you and the intelligence rooms guiding those like you in the Guardian Council and Interior Ministry and etc., such that in an obvious way provides what was favored by those who engineered this election. But despite the expectation and unlike the norm (and God is the best planner) the plan of yours and other power grabbers was not successful and the salty stew you cooked up and was hastily fed to the nation made them angry and [this] interrupted your show election. So you and the other designers and engineers of the election scenario, with disbelief and despite the empty claim of abiding to people’s votes, repressed people’s protest in the most extreme and most brutal way possible. And then in the height of your fear from people’s anger, posed victoriously and to complete your projects staged show trials to silence the remainder of any objective voice and put the silence seal on the land of dead that you had dreamed of in your mind. This method of proving and giving out sentences has unfortunately been the method based on which for years many of the pure children of this nation have been denied their rights such as electing or being elected because their qualifications have also been rejected based on these types of reports.
However after more than a year from what has happened [since the election] you still are having nightmares from what you have done and the response you have received [from the people] and you are constantly trying to find a pretext so that the outcome of the fantasy that you made up and the lies you created would become smooth for you.
Mr. Jannati in the lexicon you created following the presidential elections although you called those “conspirators” who are the majority of the Iranian nation and considered leaders for them, which I bet Mehdi Karroubi is one of them, but in the same lexicon, which fortunately was defined correctly by the nation, also some have become well-known for their hypocrisy, trickery, sham, killing, abusing religion and deceiving the faith and with no doubt if you are not one of the obvious examples of them, you are indeed someone who made this path clear for them to achieve their goals.
If I am a conspirator because I object [to the rigged presidential election], then you are a partner of those who stole this nation’s vote and are disloyal to the nation, because the footsteps of your foolish acts are evident in the events that have happened both before and after the [presidential] election and unfortunately in every case you stood against the people and took side with the violent and oppressive movement. But this time for the false accusations you made against those who you call “the heads of the conspiracy (!!)” claiming that they have received money from Saudis to topple the system first of all I will file charges against you to the Islamic Republic’s judiciary, although I have no hope that it would be processed; and secondly I write this letter so that you realize that I am protesting to your remarks and I ask you here to reveal any reason, document and evidence you have [regarding the false accusation you made], otherwise I will unveil your growing lies and scandals publicly everywhere and by any means possible.
At the end I remind you that you are at the end of the path that is called life and whatever you have done, if has been done for the love of this world and its possessions, then you have definitely achieved it. The ruling in the world if had remained and stayed, would not have reached to people like you and I.
Mr. Jannati, history repeats itself and it is on the politicians to learn from it. You certainly remember that after the uprising of Khordad 15 (June 5, 1963) and the arrest of Imam [Khomeini] and a group of great [religious] scholars and many of the people and the butchering the nation by the government’s soldiers and thugs in various cities, the Shah’s regime announced that they have arrested someone named “Jo Jo”
at Mehrabad airport (Tehran’s international airport at the time) who had brought two million tomans for Imam Khomeini to use for riot against the regime. The planners and scenarist affiliated with the deceased Shah seemed experienced enough that when they created a lie at least make it plausible for some of the people but unfortunately you and your friends or better said your sources, when create a lie, it is implausible and unacceptable. I seek refuge to God from the injustice that the government’s religious instructors and preachers have done and continue to do to the real and oppressed clergymen and the true preachers of Islam and Shia.
You also seek refuge to God and fear for your afterlife. Ask God for forgiveness and ask the great nation of Iran for mercy. There is hope that people and the almighty God may forgive your sins.
So learn a lesson, you insightful ones (from the Holly Quran)
Mordad 7, 1389 (July 29, 2010)