TEHRAN, July 4 (Rajanews)– Mohammad Noorizad, a prominent opposition activist who used his previous revolutionary background in support of the so-called Green Movement during the unrests following the 2009 presidential elections, has revealed his real way of thinking and his hidden intentions by writing a letter in support of pro-Israeli Bahai prayers in Iran.
Noorizad did his best to misuse his background as a filmmaker and a Kayhan (a newspaper close to the IRI high ranking officials) journalist to become the cultural leader of the opposition movement during the 2009 presidential revolts. Thus, he showed himself a supporter of both the opposition and the Islamic Republic of Iran in his first letters to IRI high ranking officials.
However, after the Green Movement openly distanced from the Islamic Republic, his position changed and he leveled strong accusations against IRI officials. Noorizad efforts to turn himself into a hero amongst the opposition supporters continued. After his latest remarks against the Iranian officials, he was described as Horr (a hero in Shia history who helped the third Shia Imam in an unequal war, whilst he was a high ranking commander of the enemy) of the Green Movement by Zahra Rahnavard, wife of a leader of the Movement.
Although his arrest cut off his relations with the Green Movement leaders but by taking advantage of the free environment and good behavior of prison guards, he continued his propaganda against IRI by writing new letters. His letters were admired by many other opposition groups including a former Hojjatieh Association member Mahdi Khazali.
After the Green Movement’s weak interaction vis-à-vis Noorizad’s sacrifices, his radicalization process intensified and went beyond support for the opposition inside Iran. Seeking new ways to be noticed in the mass media especially by the Westerners, he tried to support Iranian Bahais’ pro-Western opposition in exile. He did the job by taking one of the most opposition stands against Muslims’ red lines.
Noorizad showed full support for the Bahais and said in his latest remarks: “…Tomorrow which is not very far, in Qom and everywhere else, we would build convents for our dervishes and travel all around the country crazily on foot, to apologize and appease our Bahais for all these years of oppression and exile. We would compensate all those Bahai families who have missed their loved ones or have been harmed.”
Ignoring Islamic principles by acknowledging a group like Bahais, Noorizad is not the first of those persons who have tried to win face among Iranian opposition and get employed by Western institutions. Akbar Gangi is also one of those Iranians who tried to come under Western media attention and serve Tel-Aviv by ignoring Mahdaviat (Shia philosophy about the dawn of 12th Imam as a world savior) and supporting the Bahai faith. Ganji made such surprising statements after his release from prison and immigration to the US. His new ideological position was condemned by Iranian people all around the world and even his reformist friends but it was admired by the Iranian opposition in exile and foreign officials.
Noorizad’s defense of Bahai faith, after his release from prison after an amnesty by the IRI Supreme Leader has increased Iranian peoples’ hatred towards them.
Noorizad worked as a journalist until 2007 for the daily "Kayhan”. He also made some weak films. Noorizad distanced from IRI after Iran’s 2009 presidential election protests. He launched a large-scale propaganda against IRI by writing open letters to the Iranian high ranking officials, blaming the government for the events stemming from protests following the presidential election.
The Bahai faith is a fake religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in 19th century Persia. Bahais betrayals prepared the environment for penetration of Israel into Iran’s governing system in the former Pahlavi totalitarian regime. It is under the support of world Zionism and is based in the Palestinian occupied territories.
Translated by Hamdollah Emadi Heydari