PROFILE: Becoming the president of Iran

What is it with the presidents of the Islamic Republic who always fair so badly in the grizzly power struggle in this religious dictatorship and who pulls the strings in the Islamic Republic?

There were eight candidates who were allowed to stand for Iran’s first ever presidential elections after the 1979 Islamic revolution. With the demise of Sadeq Tabatabaei on Saturday last week, only one of those eight remain alive today — Abolhasan Bani-Sadr who actually became the first president of Iran and was then toppled by the hardline clergy and has lived in exile in France ever since.

  • Iran’s President is and has always been a puppet.

  • Islam as a system rewards the most devout followers. The more religious, the better.

    (This is easy in Islamic society because, the most devout is entitled to be self-initiating in the administration of Sharia law. This means the most devout can kill the lessor devout by charging apostasy – the ultimate crime requiring death.)

    Islam’s mullah/mosque infrastructure routinely has mullah on mullah violence. All that’s necessary is for an internal power structure, and the Islamic apostasy mud slinging begins. In typical Muslim fashion, deadly violence is usual outcome.

    The net result makes the mullah ruled “Islamic state” conservative at best. Any visual clues (intended for non-Muslims) of moderation are nothing more than Islamic taqqia.