German Foreign Office on Iran: ‘…it is increasingly important that all sides refrain from violence…’

Sigmar, “the PIG” Gabriel

“…it is increasingly important that all sides refrain from violence.”

German FM Sigmar “the PIG”  Gabriel urges Iran to respect people’s right to protest

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has called on authorities and protesters in Iran to exercise restraint. Iranian police have said an officer was shot and killed as nationwide protests broke out again.

More deaths in Iran as protests continue – AFP correspondent Eric Randolph

The German Foreign Ministry on Monday called on Iranian authorities and anti-government protestors to refrain from violent acts, a day after 10 people were killed in clashes with security forces across the country.

Earllier on Monday, Rouhani tried to play down Sunday’s violent unrest, dismissing it as “nothing.”

Iran: Rouhani promises people “completely free to express criticism,” then security forces murder 12 people
Taqiyya as an Islamic theological concept originates with the Shi’ites, and can be broad-ranging in its application.
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“Twelve dead in Iran as security forces are accused of opening fire on protesters after President Rouhani said people were ‘completely free to express their criticism,’” by Chris Pleasance, MailOnline, January 1, 2018:

At least 12 people have been killed and multiple others wounded during a fourth night of unrest in Iran.

Iranian state TV reported the figure Monday, saying security forces repelled ‘armed protesters’ who tried to take over police stations and military bases.

Two people were shot dead in the southwestern town of Izeh while another two died in Dorud after being run over by a stolen fire truck, local news agencies reported.

Elsewhere there were unconfirmed reports that three people were shot dead after security forces opened fire on protesters in Isfahan.

Video purportedly filmed in the city shows dozens of marchers on the streets as vehicles burn around them before what sounds like gunshots are heard.

The deaths in Izeh were confirmed by local politician Hedayatollah Khademi, who said it was unclear whether they were killed by police or other demonstrators.

‘The governor said it (the gunfire) was unlikely to be by police as they were not supposed to open fire,’ he said.

The shooting in Isfahan was reported by several prominent Twitter personalities including Amichai Stein, foreign affairs correspondent for the Israeli public broadcasting corporation, but could not be independently verified.

Elsewhere police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a small protest in Tehran’s Enghelab Square on Sunday evening.

Protesters in the small northwestern town of Takestan torched a school for clergy and government buildings, the ILNA news agency said, while the state broadcaster said two people had died in Dorud after crashing a stolen fire engine.

There were also reports of protests in the cities of Izeh (southwest), Kermanshah and Khorramabad (west), Shahinshahr (northwest) and Zanjan (north).

Verifying reports remained challenging due to travel restrictions and sporadic blocks on mobile Internet and popular social media sites including Telegram and Instagram.

The protests began as demonstrations against economic conditions in second city Mashhad on Thursday but quickly turned against the Islamic regime as a whole, with thousands marching in towns across Iran to chants of ‘Death to the dictator’.

‘The people are absolutely free in expressing their criticisms and even protests,’ Rouhani said in a message on the state broadcaster.

‘But criticism is different to violence and destroying public property.’

He sought a conciliatory tone, saying that government bodies ‘should provide space for legal criticism and protest’ and calling for greater transparency and a more balanced media.

US President Donald Trump said the ‘big protests’ showed people ‘were getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism’.

‘Looks like they will not take it any longer,’ he wrote on Twitter.

In a later tweet, Trump accused Iran of ‘numerous violations of human rights,’ and commented on the disruption to social media, saying it ‘has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good!’…

One thought on “German Foreign Office on Iran: ‘…it is increasingly important that all sides refrain from violence…’”

  1. Flaming hypocrisy as usual. But it’s not surprising, really.

    Because they choose to interpret all emotions as varying levels of pain, and their own fears as external attacks, psychopaths don’t want to think about causes and effects or problems and solutions, they just want it all to end!

    Since evil leftist masochists are always hell-bent on becoming victims of worst-case scenarios, they “project” onto, and slander-blame, their victims, because their first emotion is fear of getting caught for their crimes.

    Worse, it finds fertile soil here in the West, as in the East:

    Jesus’ absence between the ages of 12 and 34 indicate he had fled to India and studied Buddhism – cave writings from four thousand years ago in India are word-for-word, paragraph-for-paragraph renditions of Jesus’ words in the New Testament.

    Both Buddhism and Christianity have savior figures who pretend to be able to mysteriously save us from damage and pain, the fear of that damage and pain, and from the ultimately useless greedy hope of less and/or no pain, respectively.

    Christianity’s insistence on compassion mercy and forgiveness (aka pity) instead of on problem-solving anger (aka hate) proves it is really only all about endorsing Submission to fearful despair and giving up in favor of static death, just as Buddhism does.

    And the only difference between the Christian/Buddhist and islamic versions of Submission to the nonexistant god, is that while Christianity’s (“Always turn the other cheek; Vengeance is the Lord’s alone; Resist ye not evil men!”) is that, like all other ‘real’ religions, is asserts that one must obey it’s silly rules, or GOD (or the gods) will get you, while islam’s version of Submission insists that one must obey their silly rules, or they will get you, “for god!”

    Basically, Christianity is nothing more than the existentialist nihilism of Buddhism grafted onto the Judaic god.

    our own culture’s main idolatrous Christian mistake – that PITY is always Good, and ANGER is always Bad – is a direct copy of Buddhism’s insistance that “from good can only come good, and from evil can only come more evil!”

    Both notions embrace static nonsense in stead of the true back-and-forth cause-and-effect dynamics of life!

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