I condemn this petition and consider it despotism
Please look at the following petition.
I am really sad to see this.
Sam Ghandchi, Publisher/Editor
June 3, 2003
P.S. June 9, 2003. This petition is more than what it seems in the first look. This is what the IRI lobbyists are doing by raising the monarchy issue everywhere to justify their new stand. A big part of them are moving towards MojAhdedine EnghelAbe EslAmi, following the break up of the Khatami camp. And this way they are losing the little bit of Islamic "liberalism" of Khatami that they had and are following the likes of Aghajari who even under his own death threat, still supported Khomeini's death threat against Salman Rushdie. The MojAhedine EnghelAbe EslAmi are driving a fascist program to replace Khatami with massive nationalizations, as the cure to fix the current crisis inside Iran. They are trying to make a new Baathist government in Iran. They also have the support of a large group of leftists who are looking for semi-socialism, which we had seen in Arab Socialism of the likes of Hafez Assad, and they are all doing these under the flag of republic, trying to use the issue of monarchy to mislead people about the Baathist republic they want to push on Iran. It is ironic that if this Shi'a semi-Protestantism wins, these people will very possibly align with MKO. It is ironic because most of IRI lobbyists who have been supporting the IRI reformist position all these years, was in their abomination of MKO, and now with this new split of IRI reformists, they are landing where they would not expect to land. Please be careful when these Islamists and leftists are calling the long-time anti-monarchist activists as monarchy-sympathizer to hide the real intentions of this new breed of melli-mazhabi which is another kind of Baathist program for Iran.