Shame on the mainstream media that prefers to post photos of Khatami’s taqyia games at the Washington National Cathedral instead of the 1,000-strong rally against his presence, that was held in front of the Cathedral while he was delivering his taqyia.
Hundreds of Iranians, from different political affiliations, gathered in order to protest against Mohamad Khatami’s presence in Washington, DC and his speech at the National Cathedral. The Islamic regime’s official’s speech and the popular protest took place, yesterday evening, under an unprecedented and controversial security measure instated by the US Department of State and the DC Metropolitan Police.
The number of Islamic regime’s supporters, its lobbyists and apologists, and the number of naive or mercantilist American participants, at the National Cathedral, has been declared, by the Washington Post, as 1300; while the number of protesters was in reality over 1000. The Washington Post has, somehow, placed the number of protesters as only 200 which is far away from the reality and not a real surprise by remembering how this printed material had a big role in the promotion of Khatami as a “reformist” just till two years ago.
Protesters shouted slogans, such as, “Down with Khatami“, “Down with terrorist”, “Down with Islamic republic”, “House of God, Must kick Khatami out” and “Shame, Shame, Shame” by addressing those who were going in and out the Khatami’s meeting at the National Cathedral. Tens of banned “Lion & Sun” flags and hundreds of placards, showing the human rights abuses in Iran or condemning the Islamic regime were held by protesters.
Aryo B. Pirouznia of SMCCDI and of INSP and several prominent activists, such as, Roozbeh Farahanipoor of Marzeporgohar were among the protesters and organizers of the inclusive rally. Pirouznia hold several conversation with DC security officials by condemning the protection offered to a man who’s regime is a main sponsor of terror and tyranny.
“He’s a smiley snake sent so you can open your arms due to your fear of a mad dog like Ahmadinejad, this regime knows how to manipulate your mind” Pirouznia said.
“I don’t know how you can sleep when knowing that you protect a man involved in the death of so many and whom his regime is involved in the killing of your soldiers.. What you think you can answer to the wives, daughters and mothers of your killed soldiers?” He added.
Some of the obligated DC Policemen were seen with tears by hearing these words.
Several groups and activists will gather, tomorrow evening, in front of the Mariott Hotel, located in Jefferson Davis Blvd. of Crystal City, VA, in order to protest against a gala-fund raising ceremony, organized by CAIR, in honor of Khatami.