By Nader Uskowi
The members of the conservative majority in the Iranian Majlis today staged a demonstration inside the parliament shouting “Death to Mousavi, Karrubi & Khatami!” And “Mousavi and Karrubi Should Be Executed!” The parliamentarians, angry at street protests on Monday, were calling for the killings of a former prime minister, a former Majlis speaker and a former president of the Islamic Republic! Compare their shameful act with that of their colleagues in Bahrain responding to similar street demonstrations in their country: the parliamentarians in Manama were condemning their government for killing its opponents, in Tehran they were calling on their government to kill its opponents. This is where this country has come to.
Some current members of Majlis who did not participate in the circus-like hysteria of the majority are also becoming the subject of the witch-hunt. The conservative semi-official Fars News Agency today has published the names of those members who chose not to join their conservative colleagues in asking for the execution of the opposition leaders, saying their silence is treason. This is what fascism looks like.