Iran, March 12, 2018 - As we are nearing the end of the Persian calendar year, the year-end traditional festivities raise immense opportunities for the Iranian people, and the youth in particular, to once again pour in the streets of Iran in masses displaying their discontent against the mullahs’ regime and calling for its downfall.
Chaharshanbe Suri, Persian festival of Fire
The People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran has recently called on all Iranians to use the Iranian Fire Festival this Wednesday eve to voice their opposition against the regime’s rule and to show the world that the mullahs have no place in Iran, as they never did.
For almost 40 years of its theocratic rule, the mullahs’ regime has always found itself to be at odds with the deeply-rooted Persian tradition and the heritage of our people.
For the past 40 years, the mullahs have tried to completely erase every bit of our Iranian ancient history and superimpose in its place a fabricated and make-believe fundamentalist culture, portraying it to be the true face of Iran.
But, the mullahs have failed.
That is despite all the damages they have caused to our country and our people, and despite all the deaths and misery they have brought to our people as well as the people in the region and the world.
As Iranian people, we have always managed through the years to somehow keep our distance from the theocratic-totalitarian regime despite enduring one of the most brutal suppressions in history of recent times.
Last January’s uprising in Iran, taking place in 142 cities of the country simultaneously and in large numbers, was a clear statement displaying the degree of discontent that exists among the population.
With January’s uprising, the Iranians have cast their vote – they do not want the mullahs’ rule.
Although, the large demonstrations have to a degree subsided for the time being, due to heavy and brutal crackdown, but the discontent continues to grow and the uprising keeps on flaring in a subtle manner.
The reason is simple. The underlying elements that caused the uprising to take place originally, have not gone away.
The uprising happened because of the inability of the mullahs to resolve any issues, the dreaded economic conditions, the corruption, and the country’s isolation in the international scene due to its terrorist and expansionist policies. These elements have not changed and continue to exist to this day.
The mullahs may have managed to destroy our wealth and our youth. But they have not succeeded to destroy our culture and who we are.
We are Iranians, a proud nation with a rich history of thousands of years and the many high-valued contributions that we have made to the humankind. From Cyrus the Great and his humanity’s first-ever written declaration of human rights etched on the side-rocks of Mount Zagros to Rumi, Khwarizmi, and Avicenna.
Tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of Persian Empire in the 6th century BC
This Wednesday, the Iranian people and their Persian traditions will once again joint together in streets calling in one voice for the downfall of the mullahs’ regime.
During this fire festival the Iranians will be sending a message to the world that the Islamic Republic does not speak for Iran and is not a legitimate government.
We expect the world to be watching.
And, the Mullahs should fear as we are all together.