A Rage from Hell
Speaking in God’s Name
Earlier that morning he had been taken out to the courtyard to be shot. He had been told two days earlier that this morning was to be his last.
He was prepared to die. What he was not prepared for was to live. When the bullets only hit the wall against which he stood and not his eyes, his head or his heart, he started to shake uncontrollably; his long-suffering, trembling legs refusing to carry him any further in any direction — the puddle of yellowish fluid forming at his feet only adding to the indignity of it all.
Ayatollah Khatami declared in a televised Friday sermon in June 2009 that “Anybody who fights against the Islamic system or the leader of Islamic society, fight him, until complete destruction". How can you effect a change in government when the people in charge equate their rule with that of Allah's, and Allah said that any opposition to His rule should be slaughtered.
2:191 Kill them wherever you find them and drive them out wherever they drove you out. Sedition is worse than slaughter (emphasis mine). Do not fight them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight you at it. If they fight you there kill them. Such is the reward for the unbelievers.
To be perfectly clear as to what he meant, Khatami demanded during his sermon that demonstrators for fair elections be executed (shot).
Khatami's incitement to mass murder reminded me of a poem about a man facing a firing squad. The poem was written when the Ayatollah Khomeini was doing to his opposition what Khatami is demanding be done now.
A Rage From Hell
Momentarily with pain
for my wounded heart
in this desert of pain
From my eyes the water
A red moment,
as you know,
is on the way.
Sooner or later,
a rage from Hell
Pity the poor people of Iran. Pity the proud descendants of the great Darius and Zerxes terrorized into submission by cold-blooded pitiless men trapped in a medieval mindset.
Bernard Payeur June 30, 2009