For the past few weeks, the people under the tyrannical Islamic-Sharia law steeped regime of Iran have protested the extreme nature of their government. Women discarded their symbol of oppression, the hijab, in defiance of the law.
Because of the nature and number of protestors, many have been arrested by the Iranian government and sent to Evin Prison in Tehran.
Despite the Islamic regime’s attempts to stifle and shut down the people’s uprising and calls for freedom by shutting down access to crucial social media platforms used by Iranians to communicate, like Telegram and Instagram, platforms like Twitter are being used to push the truth and keep the momentum going.
On Wednesday, security forces and protesters—including parents of detained protesters—reportedly clashed outside Evin prison indicating the end of these protests is far from over.
Radio Free Europe reported, “Among the protesters are parents whose children have been detained following the government’s crackdown on anti-government protests. Some parents have been protesting for days and have erected tents outside the prison.”
Similarly, the National Council of Resistance for Iran (NCRI)—a dissident group active around the world—noted on its website:
On the 30th day of the nationwide uprising on Sunday, more than 150 members of families of those detained during the uprising gathered outside Tehran’s notorious Evin prison to protest against the ongoing detention of their children and relatives. Some 100 other family members of the detainees also protested outside the clerical regime’s Revolutionary Court in Moalem Street, Tehran.
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 6, 2018
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 11, 2018
The lamestream enemedia has reported only 22 deaths arising from the protests; however, Iranian opposition claims at least 50 individuals have died since the protests started on December 28th. This number is expected to rise.
Al Arabiya, based in Saudi Arabia and Iran's Sunni rival, reported that as many as 8,000 protestors have been imprisoned so far. Moreover, it is reported that 23-year-old student and protestor, Sina Ghanbari, died while in custody at Evin Prison last Sunday. Iranian authorities claim Ghanbari committed suicide.
On Friday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will stay in the Iran nuclear deal but that the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated 14 individuals and entities, including some from China, in connection with serious human rights abuses and censorship in Iran.
“The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice,” Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said. “We are targeting the Iranian regime, including the head of Iran’s judiciary, for its appalling mistreatment of its citizens, including those imprisoned solely for exercising their right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and for censoring its own people as they stand up in protest against their government.”
The question one should ask of Mr. Steven T. Mnuchin is "What do you suggest the united States do about it?" His answer would be inadequate if he can even answer the question because he doesn't even understand the problem. Moreover, if he did understand the problem, the politically correct atmosphere within the government and a sect of the population, controlled by liberal feel-gooders, would prevent him from being truthful.
The problem, as has been stated many times over, is the government of Iran is steeped in the theocracy of Islam, headed by religious clerics following Islamic Sharia law. Until anyone in government can admit this simple truth, they cannot understand the problem.
These "paper doll" politicians speak from the experience of living in a republic based on self-evident truths and the recognition and protection of God-given individual unalienable rights. And, whether they realize it or not, they speak from a republic based in Christianity. First, these individuals need to recognize that Iran is governed by Islamic Sharia law; then, these crepe paper heads need to learn what that entails by reading the Qu'ran and the Hadiths instead of listening to faux feminist Islam Sharia apologist Linda Sarsour as well as any misguided Muslim Imams connected with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and individuals white-washing Islam.
To the Iranian government, steeped in and dripping with Islamic Sharia law, there are no human rights or injustice as one is to follow the teachings of Muhammad and submit to Islam. One is to follow the example of Muhammad, who was a thief, murderer, misogynist, pedophile, and lunatic. Protesting the government, following Islamic Sharia, is the same as protesting Muhammad, violating their Allah, and rejecting Islam (apostasy). There is no right of freedom of assembly to peacefully protest since Muslims believe Allah's word is perfect, Muhammad was his prophet and through him, Allah's word was revealed.
So, Muhammad declared and treated women as chattel, deserving to be beaten if she defies her husband or puts his camel meat on the wrong side of the plate. He declared women had not the intelligence of a man, therefore, a woman's testimony was worth half that of a man's. And, he declared anyone who defied Allah by rejecting or renouncing Islam as deserving of death.
As we see, the problem is Islam. Therefore, one cannot speak from the standpoint of "human rights," "freedom to peaceably assemble," and "request a redress of grievances from government." Those things are not present in the theocracy of Islamic Sharia law. Rights come from God and predate all governments. Allah is not God; God is not Allah. So, Mnuchin needs to drop anchor on his battleship mouth before it runs over his rowboat keister.
This internal struggle within Iran is between its people and its Islamic Sharia-following government, which has regressed hundreds of years in many areas. Our government can issue a statement of support; but, ultimately, it is up to the people of Iran to determine what type of government best meets their goals for a functioning society. It is obvious Islamic Sharia-following government is not adequate to meet the needs of a modern society. If it were, there would be no protests. And, if Islamic Sharia law were so liberating, women would not be protesting by removing the symbol of their oppression – the hijab.
The united States government needs to cease its tendency toward "nation building" in the Middle East. It hasn't worked so far because of the theocracy of Islam – a governmental system masked by religious pagan tendencies. Imperialistic colonization is a thing of the 18th and 19th centuries, long abandoned by nations. It certainly is not an action to take by a sovereign republic that admonishes other governments and international agencies interfering in our republican interests.
Nation building is best left to the people of Iran. It is not the business of the US government. Certainly, our republic does not need to continually use our troops as fodder for that folly.
Mnuchin, as well as the rest of the paper cut-outs in Washington, need to remember one simple thing – if you are upset about interference of another nation in our republic's processes (hello, the big investigation into the false narrative of Russian interference in the presidential election process), it is probably a good idea to stay out of the business of other nations.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.