Iranian Solidarity Congress
May 23, 2009 - The Honorable Barack Obama - The White House - 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW - Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear President Obama,
In your Nowruz celebration address to Iranians, your honest and warm message reflected the human ideals alued by you and the people of the United States. The people of Iran, who have been oppressed in their own country by a repressive regime since the catastrophic events of 1979, greatly appreciate such consideration and expression of kindness from a great nation and its president, and are deeply grateful for it.Although in response to your kind Nowruz message, other patriotic Iranians from different political organizations have shared their views and opinions, which are mostly in concurrence with what is mentioned in this letter, we deem it necessary to present you with the following important matters, following up on the issues that we mentioned in our previous letter dated January 20th, 2009.
.Nowruz., which for millennia has been the Iranian National Day, along with Iran.s ancient rituals and culture symbolize the national solidarity, unity and harmony. This National Day stands against everything the rulers of the Islamic Republic believe in. Not only they do not believe in it, but during the past thirty years, this regime has not left the smallest doubt about its intention to eliminate this tradition, and has been using thousands of schemes, pretenses, lures and threats to ban celebrations on that day. Fortunately, thanks to the deep roots of this ancient cultural and historical festival, these efforts have failed. From the perspective of the regressive and religious rulers of the Islamic Republic, .nation. and . nationalism. differ from their notion of .followers.; and according to Article eleven of this regime's anti-citizen constitution, their goal is the establishment of a worldwide religious empire, which they are pursuing overtly. You extended your best wishes and greetings to the rulers of the Islamic Republic on the occasion of an event (Nowruz), which not only they do not value, but they consider its destruction their duty and mission. To distinguish between the people of Iran and the anti-Iranian leaders of the regime, it would have been appropriate to address your greetings in two segments. This message, which based on the standards of the free world addressed the Iranian people and the rulers of the Islamic Republic as one, dismayed and disappointed the great majority of the people of Iran, who according to numerous surveys and polls oppose this regime.
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