Not an Islamic revolution
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On February 11, 2014
- 2 Comments
- Iran, Islamism, Jeremy Corbyn, Nazir, revolution
The Islamic regime of Iran celebrates the “Islamic revolution” today. But Islamism has only brought untold misery and brutality to the people of Iran (and the world).
Islamism is not a cause for celebration; it only came to power on the back of a suppressed revolution and the slaughter of a generation.
Whilst history is written by the victors, a people’s revolution against the Shah’s dictatorship and for freedom and equality will have that black mark of “Islamic” on it. But not forever.
And despite the truth, there will be those who will do anything to defend and prolong the regime’s rule.
Watch the “celebrations” in Britain. House of Lords Peer Nazir Ahmed and MP Jeremy Corbyn are filmed grotesquely defending the regime.
Whilst the Press TV “reporter” rightly speaks of the impact of Iran’s Islamism across the world (by encouraging reaction and mediaevalism), she forgets that the Iranian revolution and the demand for freedom and equality has also had an impact. The revolution has also left its mark.
Business of course that is yet unfinished. But business that will bring Islamism to its knees in Iran.
As the late Marxist Mansoor Hekmat wrote commemorating the Iranian revolution:
“If history is the story of change, then real history is the history of the undefeated – the history of the movement and people who still want and are struggling for change, the history of those who are not willing to bury their ideals and hopes of a human society, the history of people and movements that are not at liberty of choosing their principles and aims and have no choice but to strive for improvements.”
This change is yet to come in Iran not via Rouhani or any other “reformist”, not via an Islamic regime, not via Islam, not via military attacks or economic sanctions but by a people’s revolution.
The storm is yet to come. And where will the likes of Jeremy Corbyn hide then?
(Via Fariborz Pooya)