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Youngsters Execution

Scene of an actual execution in Iran. Victims are barely 18.

Opponents of the Iranian regime are on hunger strike on death row

The Islamic fundamentalist regime of Iran has been condemned 51 times by various UN bodies including the General Assembly and the Commission on Human Rights in the past 25 years.

Tens of thousands of political opponents of the regime have been executed without the right to defend themselves or a fair trial. Children as young as 13 years of age, pregnant women and elderly people have been among the victims of execution, and many opponents have been treated as common criminals, and executed.

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Two women lay flowers in memory of the London bombing victims.

Help us to stop Fundamentalism

In the morning of 7th of July, 59 innocent people became victims of fundamentalists in the London Bombing. Many bereaved families did not have their loved ones with them that night. No one wanted to believe that those dear to them will never come back.

For many the greatest shock was the fact that those perpetrators who carried out these acts of horror were British born and bread. They were our children’s friends and even their teachers.

Iran has set up torture chamber in Iraqi capital – report

ImageLondon, Oct. 02 – Iran has set up a torture chamber in the Iraqi capital Baghdad where agents of its notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have “brutally tortured Iraqi youths”, according to a London-based Arab daily.

Iran human rights a priority for EU under UK presidency Fri. 1 Jul 2005

London, Jul. 01 – Human rights in Iran will be a priority for the European Union under the Presidency of the United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, according to a report released by British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.

Amnesty International censures Iran rights abuses Thu. 26 May 2005

amnestyLondon, May 26 – The London-based international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, in its 2005 annual report, released this week, strongly criticized Iran’s theocratic regime for its continuing gross violation of human rights.

Friends of Humanity was one of the sponsers of the Paris Nuclear Conference.

ImageSeptember 22 – Nuclear experts and political dignitaries on Tuesday joined together in a conference in Paris to raise alarm over the threat of Iran’s suspected nuclear program and discussed various ways of dealing with a full-blown crisis.

What is Islamic fundamentalism?

We must first have a clear definition of what Islamic fundamentalism is, as the term is widely used, without a universally accepted definition. From a historical perspective, fundamentalist and reactionary interpretation of Islam began only a few decades after Islam first appeared some 1400 years ago. In modern times and during the twentieth century, too, fundamentalist movements sprang up in different parts of the world as isolated, weak movements. But what we call Islamic fundamentalism today came to prominence with the rise to power of Khomeini in Iran in 1979 and began to have an impact on the Middle East and the world by relying on the resources of a state as large as Iran. So even though Islamic fundamentalism predates the mullah’s regime, it never had the level of organisation and scale of activity that it has had since Khomeini rose to power 26 years ago.

The Heartland of Fundamentalism

Iran enjoys a unique position in the world of Islam due to, among other factors, its strategic location, natural resources, and historical and cultural role in the development of the Islamic civilization. Thus, the mullahs’ victory quickly turned Tehran into the world capital of fundamentalists-similar to the relationship between Moscow and Marxism. More significant than money or arms, Tehran provided the fundamentalist currents with inspirational, political, regional, and international support.

Islamic Fundamentalism-Based Terrorism

Terrorism is a tactic, a function, and a method whose driving force is an ideological and political goal. Without such a driving force, terrorism would dry up and fail. In the 1960s and 1970s, terrorism was based on nationalist, secular views and in many cases was chauvinistic. For reasons that we will not discuss here, it started to decline in the second half of the 1970s. Despite the fact that reactionary religious movements existed throughout the twentieth century, they were never in a position to engage in terrorist activities until recently.

Iran – a prototype

The doctrine of Vellayat faghieh (the rule of the jurist) was first published by Khomeini in 1970. After assuming power in 1979 he completed this doctrine as “vellayate Motlaghe Faghieh” (the absolute rule of the Jurist).