The conspiracy behind Iranian Elections
Ustad Syed Jawad Naqvi
In the Islamic republic of Iran two elections of parliament and Majlis-e-Khobregan (Assembly of Experts) have taken place two days back. This time the Khobregan elections had more importance whereas Parliamentary elections were normal. The groups and oppositions which were there have made more efforts for Khobregan election. This was with this mentality that this timeâ€™s Khobregan which will get elected has to take some big steps for Iran and Islamic Revolution.Â As per Rafsanjani this elected Khobregan is going to write the future of Iran and this would be a decisive Khobregan. This was because Khobregan did not had to go through such hard test before and even after demise of Imam Khomeini (r.a). Though at the time of demise of Imam as well it was tough time but not as compared to the prevailing situation now. This is because at the time of departure of Imam (r.a) the war has also ended recently hence the spirit of revolution was on its peak. In a collective way the situation was revolutionary even though there was a difficulty as to who wouldbe made as the successor of Imam (r.a) sinc no clear face was seen and some were thinking in various directions. Allah resolved this issue and Rahbarâ€™s name was selected and all agreed to his name and this stage passed.
The three conspiracies behind Assembly of Experts Elections
First Conspiracy â€“ Infiltration of elements opposing Leader in registration phase
At present they have these conjectures and estimations that the age of Rahbar has gone up now and with all prayers for his long life they have this thinking that this elected Majlis e Khobregan will be the one that will have to identify the new leader. These are their prophecies. Another group under the leadership of Rafsanjani has this estimation that the selection of new person for Leadership will happen in the presence of Rahbar (Ayatullah Khamenei) itself and this is their stratagem for which they have made all preparations which have failed. They wanted to bring certain faces in front through whom they wanted to replace Rahbar by using the Majlis e Khobregan. Those who are far from revolution or those who donâ€™t believe in revolution now and just have materialistic thinking, beliefs in liberalism, Iranian nationalism for them the biggest obstacle is the personality of Leader. This is because Rahbar under no circumstances is willing to sway away from revolution. He wants to keep the color of Iran as revolutionary only and he wants to run the government, system everything on revolutionary principles under the umbrella of Wilayat-e-Faqeeh. The liberal, nationalist group want to end revolution and want to replace it with Iranianism and democracy (Western style). They want to promote democracy (Western style) because they find it difficult that entire world is democratic whereas we are under Wilayat. If entire world is under the system of liberal democracy and we remain under system of Wilayat then it does not harmonizes with the world. Hence they want liberalism to replace Wilayat. They thought they could solve this difficulty through the current elections of Khobregan and worked out some stratagems for it.
First time they registered names of woman for Khobregan elections whereas there is a condition for candidacy that he should be Mujtahid (jurist) that too qualified from the Islamic seminary but still women also registered. A big number of non-qualified persons those who are not Mujtahid and even ordinary University teachers registered their names for Khobregan election. Â Some attired scholars also registered out of them some were Mujtahid and some were not Mujtahid and in big numbers people registered names so that a state of panic gets created. An environment of panic and rush gets created under which they can derive the benefit to get some of their selected personnel entered inside. In this context the supreme leader since last one year has been emphasizing that the big threat is from infiltration and the enemies want to infiltrate certain persons on big positions, getting them authority role in important organizations. This has been happening under a policy. Even though the Khobregan is the institute which is primarily related to identification of leader and they have no role in countryâ€™s budget as well and they get limited budget from government. Their main role is related to selection of leader and hence attempts were made to get infiltrating persons to enter inside Khobregan and these attempts were foiled. We can see only three persons from this infiltrating lobby have been selected and that also we cannot say that they are infiltrators instead they have more orientation towards Rafsanjani. They are also Mujtahid and have good name and fame but their thinking is oriented towards Rafsanjani. All others who are elected are reasonable persons and most of them have been the same old persons. This conspiracy was foiled before itself when most of them were disqualified from entering the race of elections.
Second Conspiracy â€“ Electing personalities who portray Leader as controversial
The second conspiracy of theirs was that if they cannot get their infiltrating persons inside Khobregan then at least those should come who can initiate dialogues related to changing Leader considering the circumstances. Like we can see that the current leadership and his methods are in the interest of nation or not, what are the demands of the region and what is the stance of Rahbar, such persons who can create contradiction on the stance and visions of Rahbar should infiltrate Majlis-e-Khobregan. Like we should not support Lebanon, Palestine and not interfere in Bahrain and other regions. This is what America wants that Iran should not interfere anywhere in the world. This is what this group also wants and they want to present that all current difficulties in Iran are due to interference and support of other nations and this is also the stand of Rahbar.
Amongst this group there was a sub group of infidels who used to say that all the thoughts of Imam Khomeini (r.a) should be brought under discussion and debates should take place on them to verify if they are true or not. During the time of President Khatami they tried to trigger this discussion of assessing whether Imam Khomeini (r.a) thoughts were correct or not. They wanted to ask people and judge about the opinion of Imam (r.a) and leader. Amongst the 158 methods of velvet revolution one stage is this as well to make the decision, opinions of Leaders controversial. This is a tactic to finish the revolution by making revolutionary vision of leaders controversial. This was their preparation to make the policy of Leader controversial and through Khobregan we can trigger this discussion. Those people who could do such devilishness also could not make it through the candidacy selection process and hence this second plan of theirs also failed.
The first stage was of infiltration in Khobregan and second stage was to get such people who would blame the leader and those institutes that run under leader as controversial. There are some institutes and departments in Iran which are not under government but under leader like Media that is radio and TV. Similarly the judiciary system is under leader and not associated with government. These are two very important divisions that is media and judiciary and they wanted to make these controversial. Then Sepah and army is under leader and government has no control over it. Then authority over police is also temporarily given to the interior ministry by the Leader but there also they cannot change or make a commander for police. Police, forces, judiciary and media are all under leader and then there are many other small institutes that are under leader. They wanted to trigger such discussions whereby these departments do not remain under government. In government the representatives come from elections by people and they change every time. Hence if these organizations are under government then there are always possibilities to infiltrate them after certain elections that takes place every four years. First by targeting these organizations making them controversial then they would target the leader as these departments are under him thus making him also controversial thereby moving ahead with the demand to change the leader. This was the group who wanted to do this and their commander was also Rafsanjani and since he is also in Khobregan he will trigger this discussion and these groups will support him.
Third Conspiracy â€“ Eliminating important pillars of Majlis-e-Khobragan
Since they failed in both these two conspiracies they had a third policy. That is if their people could not enter Khobregan since the filtering process is very tight and we could see that even the grandson of Imam Khomeini (r.a) could not pass through it despite of all the efforts. They got despaired and adopted the third conspiracy that is to eliminate the important pillars from Khobregan. In this they achieved little success for which they made an environment inside the country and as well outside. Amongst these important personalities two of them about whom I have mentioned before as well that BBC have announced and given a formula to defeat them turned out to be successful. One of them Ustad Misbah Yazdi (h.a) and second Mohammad Yazdi who is the chairman of current Khobregan. Though they got good votes but still could not make it in the limited number of seats. In their place three persons from other group got elected. This is what they did.
Since everyone is not of the same type in Khobregan as it was with Ameerul Momineen (a.s). Though there were many around Him and a good crowd was present in his army, companions and people. But when Ali (a.s) would see them he would look around for Ammar and Malik e Ashtar. There was one very loyal companion of Ameerul Momineen (a.s) whom he sent to Khawarij to make them aware, discuss with them to step back. He was a very good person but did not possess the skill to talk straight, effective and convincing in front of opponents. Ameerul Momineen (a.s) scolded Saâ€™sa that you could not even deliver an effective speech in front of enemies. Then he sent Abdullah ibn Abbas who went and delivered an effective speech to Khawarij as a result of which many of them separated out from opposition camp. There is a difference between the passions, courage and skills of people. Some persons lack courage, valor, and bravery and could not take steps, decisions or talk openly. They can give vote, support and walk together but they could not confront with courage.
These three personalities whose name BBC has taken and specifically two of them; Agha Jannati and Agha Misbah Yazdi were the shield of leader and they are now also and may Allah protect them. They are the shield of leader and have given big sacrifices. They are amongst living martyrs who are attacked and assassinated every day. Their character assassination is done every day, they are taunted, accused and assaulted on regular basis. There is an attribute of Quran that those who go ahead in the way of Allah and are not afraid of accusations and criticisms; these two personalities are the objective reference of this Quranic trait. They are accused every day on social media, in special groups and by such persons who should not be doing this but even they also do character assassination of these personalities. When an environment gets created many start to speak. Such personalities who were classmates of Agha Misbah and also of similar thoughts but when Ustad Misbah came under this aggression these friends also left his support and even some turned opponents. They also issued statements to show that we are not with him so that they also do not become victim of criticism.
Agha Misbah is very brave, courageous person who has not even slightest of deviation when it comes to the matter of leadership (Wilayat-e-Faqeeh).Â The way Holy Prophet (s.a) would say about Ameerul Momineen (a.s) that Ali (a.s) has not an iota of deviation or flexibility in matters of divine limits. The difficulties which Ameerul Momineen (a.s) had were also because of this reason that he had no flexibility. If politics has flexibility then it remains successful. If people are not religious and they do politics then their policy is of flexibility. When Ameerul Momineen (a.s) took over governance immediately Mughaira said that this government will not continue for long because he was aware about the temperament of both the people and leader. He knew what peopleâ€™s expectations were and was also aware that the leader (Ali) is not flexible at all.Â Ameerul Momineen (a.s) had no flexibility in terms of justice, righteousness and establishment of divine limits. Even when it comes to his brother Aqeel he is very hard to deal. Ali (a.s) says that the children of Aqeel were starving, hungry and their faces have turned pale. The children was Aqeel that is Muslim and others had come up in this stage of starvation. They were starving and their brother, uncle is the leader of the state with complete public treasury under his control. Ali (a.s) could have made any justification, issued a verdict and supported them from public treasury under any context like they are poor. The Prophet gave entire war booty of Battle of Hunain to Abu Sufyan for softening his hard. Ali did not gave to his brother Aqeel even one sack of flour and dates which was present in public treasury. Ameerul Momineen (a.s) assessed his entire family to see if there was anything present from public treasury in their homes. When he found something was given by a government officer as loan to one of his family members; he suspended the officer under treachery. This kind of stern governance of Ali (a.s) could not be done on liberal people. Islamic governance is not for liberal people it is for believers. Islam is not for non-religious people it is for Muslims who accept religion and have faith on everything and like to live within divine limits.
These personalities are the pillars of revolution and they identify aggressions against revolution with courage and confront it. It is not first time, around forty different elections have taken place and in all these such tactics have been placed to infiltrate people. There is one personality of Agha Ahmad Jannati who did not allow such infiltrating persons to enter side. Even if someone was revolutionary but useless he did not allow him to pass through and move forward. Hence this opposition camp is staunch enemy of Agha Jannati and hence they exerted all efforts to ensure that Agha Jannati does not win in Khobregan election. This is because if any controversial issue is triggered in Khobregan it is Agha Jannati who resists it firmly and settles the issue. Some persons out of respect for everyone do not speak. Some want to speak but do not possess the ability to speak. There are very few who have the passion, courage, sacrificing, having pain and they wanted to keep such persons out from Khobregan. Though Agha Jannati got elected but other two personalities could not win in the Tehran constituency.
In these elections more attention was on Khobregan because the plans they have made were to be implemented through Khobregan. The parliamentary elections were secondary this time whereas it used to be the opposite before whereby people would not take interest in Khobregan elections and would be secondary. This time maximum participation was for Khobregan elections and due to this conspiracy it gained significance. Anyhow there was no crisis that took place in this election and even if two personalities did not get elected still this does not create any major problem. If we think that revolution is in danger, leader is under threat and he has become isolated then that is not the case there are other shields also present to protect the leader.
Parliament Elections â€“ Abnormal unexpected results from Tehran
In parliamentary elections there are two groups which in international world are known as conservatives and reformists. Conservatives or as known in political terminology radicals are those who want to abide by and maintain the revolutionary principles without altering it. In Iran the conservatives are known as Principlists. Whereby reformists are of modern thinking and want to change the principles of revolution.Â They are both associated with the revolution and not in opposition to revolution. They are two types of revolutionaries. One group is more inclined and orientated towards religion whereas other group even though revolutionary by essence have inclination towards West. They want to be near West and have better relationships with them.
Across the country the Principlists have got more seats and they have won. But in Tehran the reformists won all the thirty seats present for Tehran. In Tehran certain personalities were impossible to be defeated but even they lost the elections which is quite strange. It is possible some vote rigging could have taken place since the opposition group had determined to get certain personalities out of parliament. It has been undesired result in parliament for Tehran but if you see other cities like Mashad, Isfahan, Shirazi the Principlists have won. In Tehran the results have been abnormal which indicates something has gone wrong somewhere; might be issue in vote casting or counting or something underground which might get clarified at later stage. This is because the results are not uniform when seen across the country and expected results have come out from other places but in Tehran the results are way beyond expectations and completely abnormal. The two big personalities in Khobregan also lost from Tehran only hence there is some abnormal issue in Tehran. Anything and a lot can happen in the world of politics.
The common nature of elections
There is a lesson from here and take a note of this point that in elections the people have to select. These are elections all about whereby in this case the beard of Mujtahid is in the hands of people. Even if you assume that elections had no abnormality then in this case Rafsanjani has become the favorite leader of people whereby Agha Misbah has been rejected by people. Whenever people get the rights to select they will select this way only. If during the time of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) as well elections would have been done Ameerul Momineen (a.s) would be the topmost defeated candidate and he would not have got any vote. Ali (a.s) was that personality who defended Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s), pledged with him since the age of 12 years and until the time of his demise Ali (a.s) did not separate from the Prophet. Then what happened after the demise of Prophet was that he was not an accepted and admired leader by the masses and they did not turn towards him. It is not there in religion as well whereby the limits of Allah are given in the hands of people. It is not that the masses will decide whether to implement the divine limits of Allah. In the masses anyone who is above 18 yrs. age whether he is crazy, irreligious or any type he has to come and vote for or against Agha Misbah. If you remember one Friday prayer that Rafsanjani lead in which girls without Hijab came and prayed in the same ranks with boys behind Rafsanjani. These are masses who are like this only. Even if they are without Hijab you have to vote because you are Iranian. Whether you are alcoholic, drug addict, criminal or anyone you can vote. These people have the rights to vote related to a scholar and Mujtahid. This is the nature of elections whereby you make someone selected by the masses and then expect that masses will select the best one? Allah did not see any goodness in this hence he did not gave the reigns of religion in the hands of masses. The masses have been kept under obedience of religion and not religion under the control of masses.
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People have not been asked to select religion for themselves and select Prophet for themselves. In no context any such authority has been given to masses. The masses cannot construct religion, government and leader including both religious and non-religious people. Tehran has two parts one is north and other south of Tehran. In north of Tehran the religious people live under cover. When the entire country had a revolutionary environment on its peak and we went as a guest for a night to the house of scholar in north of Tehran. He had very big house which were occupied homes of big capitalists who had run away at the time of revolution and government had allotted these houses to some authorities. This scholar was also some representative of a government organization. We saw with our own eyes that this scholar when he would leave his home he would remove his cloak and turban though entire Iran had a revolutionary environment. Even at that time as well a religious scholar would not go in north of Tehran in his religious attire. This scholar kept his cloak and turban inside a bag, then put on coat and pant and went out in his car. We got excited and asked him why he did like this? He replied that it is not possible for a religious scholar to go out in his attire in north of Tehran. People in such areas who cannot tolerate a scholar also have rights to vote, immodest women without veils have the rights to vote, loafers and rowdies on streets also have rights to vote, drug addicts, alcoholic, unjust persons all have the rights to vote. Religion has absolved the rights of those who take intoxicants. In religion those who are not just have no rights to lead prayers as well. This is basic juristic justice whereby someone observes his religious obligations and refrains from outwardly visible forbidden acts. If this is not present inside a person then in the vision of religion he is considered as Faasik (transgressor). But in democracy he has the rights to vote because in democracy justice is not the criteria. If someone has not delivered a single religious obligation or if someone is committing forbidden acts throughout his life still he has the rights to elect someone. In democracy a just religious person and a transgressing sinful persons both have equal rights and have same effectiveness. This is the nature of election that whenever masses elect then the results would be like this only. You should not expect that Ali will always get selected in elections. The same personalities have been elected before and it is not that since they lost this time we are saying that the nature of elections is like this. The situation before was opposite because majority amongst people do not have any religion or thoughts they follow the special class. They do not have any leader as such whom they would follow instead they are followers of a certain elite class.
After the demise of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) as well it was a specific elite class that selected the leader and not the masses. If the rights would have been given to masses then Abu Sufyan would have got the maximum votes since he had a big tribe and the system was also tribal. The elites sat in Saqeefa, selected someone and presented to people who accepted without any objections or reactions. The masses are behind some special elite groups. If the elite special groups are religious then the masses follow the religious class but if the elites are non-religious then people follow them. Certain elements and causes are there which make people follow the non-religious elites but in principal the masses are behind the elites. When the time for revolution comes then also there are masses and whomsoever they are affected or impressed with they follow them.
Nuclear deal â€“ Preparatory program for steering election results
At present in Iran the environment is post nuclear negotiations whose first phase was completed for the sake of these elections only. The first phase of nuclear negotiations were planned and timed in accordance with these elections. In this first phase only announcements (of removal of sanctions) were made and nothing else happened whereby no restrictions have been practically lifted. At first the elections in Iran have been completed and now American elections are going to happen then after that the actual nuclear negotiations will take place. There also in America a formally recognized crazy, insane person is coming forward. He is such a crazy person who are generally enchained and not allowed to come in public. This crazy person, Donald Trump belonging to the republic party of Bush is coming forward. Trump is literally an insane, crazy person for whom Pope Francis has declared him as an infidel and declared him to be out of Christianity; and still he is getting majority vote. He has openly declared his enmity with Muslims and first thing he says he will do is to remove Muslims out of America. He has said that he will purify America from Muslims and Mexicans as they are diseases for America. He has given very strange statements and declares a new strategy every day. He is a billionaire with personal assets and he has other capitalists behind him. The system in America is that first elections takes place within the party whereby multiple candidates contesting for Presidential elections are shortlisted to one from each party. This is the phase now whereby from Democratic Party Hilary Clinton is on top and from Republic party Donald Trump is leading. He has given this statement that the day I get elected as the U.S President I will tear the nuclear deal and dump it in a bin. This is his presidential policy which is announced by him from now itself. It is possible also that someone can come in America who can void all these discussions but after elections.
The point is that this nuclear negotiation deal was also effective on these elections. It is not that only this was the reason but the fact is also that results in Tehran have been absolutely abnormal. This is a clear operations done in Tehran and the most effective persons from opposition group have lost with minimum votes. Anyhow the nature of elections is like this only whereby the elites first give a direction to the people, develop an opinion inside them and then the masses give vote. It is not the masses that decide instead it is the elites that decide and masses just follow them casting votes. You can see in your country as well when elections are near what tricks are played by elites to fool the people. There was election in one area where people pledged that we will only vote to that person who will provide electricity. One candidate went there and people told him that we will cast vote to you only if you provide electricity to us after elections. He said this is not a problem I will provide electricity even before elections. Next day he sent persons will lamp posts and labor asking people to provide him land and place to erect the lamp posts. He won the elections and next morning people saw that no lamp posts were existing.
This is the nature of elections to first fool and hypnotize people and then in this state they cast vote for them. They do not make people aware and awakened. Revolution is the name of awareness, sense and awakening and people take decision in this awakened state. Elections do not happen in the state of awakening and sense; it is done with the charismatic power of candidates. Anyone who has developed attraction towards his personality can lead the masses towards him. Elections are towards following personalities. In Iran people do not cast votes to parties they always select personalities but this is the first time that people have unanimously given votes based on groups (parties).Â We cannot say that one party won the elections instead we can say that one powerful group lost the elections. The formula which BBC presented to cast vote in such a manner was to ensure that this revolutionary group gets defeated. If there are ten students in a class who have to give examination but if the teacher complains and disqualifies nine from participating in elections and only one is left and even if this one gets minimum marks then also he will be the topper because he was the only one who contested in examination. This has happened in these elections and very interesting tactics have been used by which they wiped out completely the revolutionary group from parliamentary elections in Tehran. There were some people amongst the defeated personalities who were very good ones and have been winning throughout in history and even they get defeated is abnormal and the actual reasons might come out in future.
This was the conspiracy whereby in first stage they infiltrated certain personalities, then in second phase they got staunch anti-leader personalities and in third stage eliminating the pillars of revolution and then becoming effective in elections with various tactics amongst which topmost was the nuclear negotiations agreement which was done for these elections. Once the American elections are over many changes will come in the nuclear deal agreement as well. In America the party of Obama is supporting the deal and they want to win the elections on the basis of this deal. If Hilary Clinton wins then this nuclear deal will again change but in a different way. This nuclear deal agreement will continue in the same way till the time elections are not over in America after which the practical phase will start in a complicated manner. This is the world of politics.
The salvation of human being is only in divine system and apart from this rest all other systems are tiny wood particles which cannot save human being. May Allah (s.w.t) grant a long life to the Supreme Leader and may these Mujahidâ€™ s who are carrying the burden of this revolution on their shoulders remain protected by Allah (s.w.t). Imam Khomeini (r.a) said that we have only started a journey towards the divine system and this will move forward and its standard will be eventually passed over in the blessed hands of its ultimate authority of Imam-e-Asr (a.t.f.s). This revolution will continue till then and revolutionaries should not be worried about this.
Translated by Syed Arif Rizvi
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