Iran after Khomeini ‒ by Maryam Poya

2024-01-21T01:08:01+02:00February 10, 1990|Categories: Articles, Khamsin Bulletin 8|Tags: |

Revolutionary or progressive ideas cannot be derived from dogmas that claim divine origin and include so many reactionary and oppressive tenets, not least those concerning women. Religious ideology is therefore a false consciousness, which mystifies the potential revolu­tionary consciousness of the oppressed and has often provided a cover for the manoeuvres of the ruling classes.

Iran after the War ‒ by Maryam Poya

2024-01-21T01:10:18+02:00November 10, 1989|Categories: Articles, Khamsin Bulletin 7|Tags: |

The left and other secularists failed to mount a serious challenge to Islamization. The acceptance of Islam by the bulk of the population does not signify cal­lous indifference to the slaughter of individual leftists; rather, it is an expression of despair. The population feels powerless.

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