Mehdi Karroubi in an open letter addressed to the nation unveiled the events that happened on Qadr nights when his residence was under attack and siege by pro-government plain-clothes militias and organized thugs.
The full text of Mehdi Karroubi’s letter to Iranian nation is as follows:
In the name of Almighty God,
The noble and free nation of Iran
You were witness and present that over the past days and especially during the blessed nights of Ghadr, some thugs headed and organized by an ungodly and doomed group, with warm and cold weapons, shamelessly attacked the home and residence of this minor servant of yours and did to us and our patient neighbors what words are not capable of describing. Truly these few have put mindless Sha’ban and the former government thugs to shame (“brainless Sha’ban” was an infamous thug many years ago who was hired by the government to create chaos and attack people and activists similar to but less brutal and aggressive than what the plain clothes militias do now) and have put a golden page in their otherwise all shame records (that they were at least better than the current government’s thugs). In the nights of Ramadan, they stepped on religious virtues in the name of supreme leader and broke their fast with slurs. They didn’t stop at throwing stones and opened fire. It seemed that climbing up doors and windows could not reveal their character so they beat the innocent and responsible guards and some of the friends and family, and disturbed peace of the neighbors. The meaningless slogans and shameful screams were apparently not enough that the uncalled swearing of the thugs were added to them. Gulping people’s votes and opening fire on those who question and imprisoning the critics and sewing mouth of the press were not enough so they disrespected Ramadan and the Ghadr nights in the Islamic Republic thirty years after the revolution for the sake of firming their power.
The patient nation of Iran
It seems that the ungodly newcomers have attacked a criticizing citizen but who can deny that their savage and pitiful behavior has aimed humanity, freedom, and the essence of Islam and the Islamic Revolution, as well as the dignity of Iran and Iranians? Indeed they are not after Mehdi Karroubi but rather they are at odds with the ideal of the revolution which is the ideal of the noble and knowledgeable people, the ideal of the intellectuals and free thinkers of this land, the ideal of the students and academia, the ideal of the youths tired of all these deceit, deceptions and lies, and the ideal of this lands martyrs. Today everybody is aware that these demons are trying to turn the home of nightingales into their nest of grimy crows and choughs and establish graveyard’s silence over the Islamic Iran.
They have tied the hands of our revolutionary and devoted people in any way possible and those hands that they could not tie they send behind the prisons’ bars and on the other hand, they opened the hands of these ungodly group in such a way that they can show whatever savagery and brutality that they can. I ask myself what has happened to this revolution that today the security and police forces and the judiciary and management of this country of seventy million people show this weak and pathetic in control of a few goons, and let the world and global community criticize our civilized people? Of course the answer is clear. He who cut from the people has no option other than to trust in a few mugger goons; and this is the fate of those who replace democracy with tyranny and consider people’s freedom as waste paper. Truly this is a God-sent torment that has made them this dishonored and has revealed their true selves for the people and has thrown their tub of scandals from the roof (has shown their scandals to the world). It is funny that this small group, with such pitiful actions, foolishly thinks that they can disappoint Mehdi Karroubi in defending people and the ideals of the revolution with their disgraces and childish nuisances and harassments.
The honorable nation of Iran
From young ages with the confidence and faith in the Almighty God and by following late Imam Khomeini’s teachings, I have stood against the rule of dictatorship despite all the hardships and sufferings; and I thank and praise God that I have had this blessing to honor my promise and pledge until now. So that the imprisonments and tortures during the time of the tyrant Shah did not make me give in, and unlike some the power and high posts did not make my eyes blind and now the oppression and tyranny by those disgraced me will not make me give in and silent; of course whoever makes pledge to defend the freedom of human will never be afraid to sacrifices his/her life and leaves this material prison to God’s kingdom in heaven happily and cheerfully; but look at those who think that by these vulgar shows and childish intimidations can force Karroubi out of the scene and shiver from the fear of dying, while he had learned patience and resistance from the great Khomeini, had spent his youth beside him and with his values and was Khomeini’s lead of pilgrimage to Mecca and had been his representative to protect and take care of the children of the martyrs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. A group of ungodly assume that Mehdi Karroubi can just see the deception from Islamic Republic’s path and says nothing and sees Islam disgraced and hides in a corner from fear and seeks refuge. How shortsighted of them to have such a wrong assumption. They think by attacking the mosque and residence of senior figures, imprisonment of Khomeini’s allies, putting authors, journalists, human rights activists and devoted intellectuals in chains and by creating fear and terror in prisons and society they can make obstacles and blockage against the spring breeze and blossom of Iran’s social prosperity. Of course they are scared that they could not stop the breeze of awareness and freedom of the people and this is why they have chose the path of terror, because whoever is scared, scares.
The freedom-seeking people of Iran
We very well are aware that in the camp of the dictator totalitarians such despair and hopelessness, division and doubt, confusion and lack of planning exist that the occurrence of such foolish behaviors is the outcome of such despair and hopelessness. We are aware that the authorities don’t have control over their restless minds and spirits and are unable to have a plan for governing the country even in the most fundamental levels and the most obvious example of that are the very same irresponsible attacks and imprisonments of the intellectuals and elites of this nation. In the case of the attacks of Qadr nights we saw that initially they recognized the attackers as committed, faithful and loyal to supreme leader and with the presence of the commanders of the police and security forces in the scene they confirmed this claim, but when they saw that their plans were ruined, they gained nothing and they faced the hatred and exclusion by the people of Iran and the people of world in a statement they called these elements rogue, impudent and reckless. A group of rogue elements? Yes, a group of rogue elements that the vast intelligence, security, judiciary and military forces that claim to have control over the world are incapable of identifying and punishing them! They are trying to cover a lie with another lie so clumsily that they cannot hide their deception behind their phony swears, and of course it is the fate of the deceptive that God will return back their deception to them.
The noble people of Iran
At the end it is my duty to thank all the dear ones who from all over Iran and the world with their phone calls, visits and follow ups were concerned about my health and the wellbeing of my family and also apologize to my kind neighbors who patiently heard the and endured the yelling of a bunch of thugs; also I should thank my protection team for their competence particularly the head of my security team Col. Yari who has been brutally beaten and currently is under full siege and is banned from visitations, talking to others and even has been denied from going to forensic clinic in order to get documents for medical leave; and pray to God for wisdom and tact for those who ordered and knowledge and insight for those who executed these attacks.
We will be taking the Green path of hope for freedom joyfully and hopeful of Almighty’s mercy and with firm steps and hand in hand will move forward and will be cautiously vigilant so that these profane ones could not turn our peaceful and humane protest violent and bloody. Also such childish shows not only will not block our path but in contrary will make our belief stronger in the path that we are taking: the path of fighting with lies, cruelty and bullying.
“There is none worthy of worship except you, O’ God! You are free of all shortcomings. Surely I am among those who committed cruelties”
September 8 , 2010
Tanslation provided by Mousavi Facebook