Reza Pahlavi, at UCI event, calls for a secular democracy.
May 24, 2001
IRVINE - The son of the late Shah of Iran called Wednesday for a new regime
in his homeland that's free from the human- rights abuses associated with
both his father's government and the Islamic revolution that ousted it 22
"The ship of freedom has set sail in my homeland," Reza Pahlavi, the
self-proclaimed shah in exile, said during a speech at the University of
California, Irvine. "The winds ... will give birth to a long-awaited secular
democracy in Iran."
The speech, held at the UCI Student Center, was attended by a heavily
Iranian audience of 425. More than 100 watched on a monitor outside the full
Pahlavi, 40, eldest son of the late Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, now lives in
suburban Maryland with his wife and two daughters.
He was trained as a fighter pilot in Texas before his father's ouster. He
earned a political-science degree from the University of Southern
During his speech, Pahlavi expressed his dream to lead a peaceful movement
toward a new referendum "to guarantee freedom and self-determination for the
people of Iran."
He denounced the current Iranian regime as brutal and suppressive and Iran's
reform movement as a fraud.
Political candidates are confined to those selected by the 12-member
Guardian Council, he said. Political opponents "are imprisoned, tortured and
murdered." The press is intimidated.
Western governments, he said, are duped by the "perception of electoral
legitimacy," when, in fact, elections are manipulated the way the former
Soviet Union controlled balloting, he said.
The crowd included supporters and opponents of his theme of democratic
Peter Metrahi, 45, who was visiting Southern California from the Bay area,
said many Iranians are comparing the current government with the past
monarchy. "A country like Iran, with its geographic situation, it's very
important to have a king, like Spain or England, to keep the unity," he
said. "I believe it's time to change."
Several Muslims were vehemently opposed to Pahlavi's message.
"His supporters are trying to re-establish the secular state, which is a
move against Islam," said Kaysar Ridha, 20, a third-year UCI student
originally from Iraq. "I feel that his speech is a bunch of fluff. ... He
knows what the people want to hear."
"Most of the people here are supporters of (Pahlavi) directly or supporters
of monarchy," said Javad Mostafavi, editor of a Laguna Hills-based Persian
Iran's economy is suffering from a 35 percent unemployment rate and a 40
percent inflation rate, Pahlavi said. "Dramatic change in Iran is
inevitable. The only choice is whether it will occur peacefully."
CTG <longli...@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
Well said, I totally agree.
If you losers could grow, you wouldn't be looking
like each other no matter how many decades apart.
"Ali" <persi...@my-DejaNOSPAM.com> wrote in message news:fqfrgtsl5m9em4h94...@4ax.com...
"CTG" <longli...@NOSPAMhotmail.com> wrote in message
>What goes around, comes around. kings take the land back from Akhunds, Kings
>become corrupted , and hand it over back to Akunds. Akhunds can't handle it,
>they give it back to Kings. Over all, Iran is a nice piece of ass. Everyone
>is after her, but it's time for her to settle done. She will end up with the
>"Nice Guy" which is "Democracy".
lol. Well said.
Kourosh Asoodeh bekhAb zirA keh mA bidAreem :))))))))))))))))
"Kurosh_e Parsi" <d...@dsd.com> wrote in message
Does the expression "a nice piece of ass" comes "from facts about women",
or does it come from the mind of an insensitive male chauvinist? your
expression is an insult to women. you need to watch your language.
reza <reza...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>Does the expression "a nice piece of ass" comes "from facts about women",
>or does it come from the mind of an insensitive male chauvinist? your
>expression is an insult to women. you need to watch your language.
Give me a break. Live a little!!!!!!! The guy was referring to Iran
for christ's sake.
This reminds me of a few months back when I referred to God as a "Him"
and not as a "Her". I might as well call God an "It" to avoid being
politically incorrect. This is nuts.
"Ali" <persi...@my-DejaNOSPAM.com> wrote in message
I think the woman Reza is refering to is his wife who whenever
she wants sex calls him in the bedroom saying "I want a
nice peice of a.."...refering to the "jack" variety:))))))))))
"Azadeh" <aza...@postchi.net> wrote in message
> Does the expression "a nice piece of ass" comes "from facts about women",
Take it as a complement, rathter than an insult.
> or does it come from the mind of an insensitive male chauvinist?
Don't try mimiking the word chauvinist. This word is reserved for a person
like michelle , who is close minded, ignorant, fat ass pig, 300 pounds
lesbian HALF american sexiest taboo, who has been dumpt over and over and
has no clue where to search for women rights, than blaming men for her ugly
> your expression is an insult to women. you need to watch your language.
We are not in the era of persian nobel men glory dear, you can not have
both by using the word chauvinist.
"michelle" <mich...@neto.com> wrote in message
Where's the nice Reza who posts poetry and has
a much more possitive attitude about life?
The best descriptive word for these malijaks is male prostitute.
That is truly what they are.
This guy is getting close to 60 years ols and all he has accomplished in his
worthless life is getting himself to texas where he can work at a McDonalds.
I am not saying he wouldn't consider being a male prostitute but I am afraid
he makes more money at Micky D's.
Yek djoon :)
You are not dealing with normal human beings bAbAm jAn. Some
of the Mullahs az xareh nar ham nemigzarand :) It is even in
their resAlleh :) Now you put a donkey in one side and a 60 years
old male prostitue on the other, which one do you think mullah is
gone a go for? :)))
>He made women to inspire men to get up off the
> couch and quit belching and farting long enough to do great
> things...to accomplish this He made women smart like
> a fox...man realized early on that the woman could out smart him
> ...his logical mind could not compute this and it scared him,he
> had to try to contain the woman lest she overpower him and
> make him her slave:))))))))
Beside ,the wagon that I see is the virtual wagon recruiting for the purpose
ethnic cleansing .
"reza" <reza...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
I have enough energy to kill a million of these bastards, and then sit
and have a chelokababe soltani for lunch. Don't worry about that.
He must be telling her: "talk dirty to me bitch"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!