Mossadegh: For me there is no difference between Bahai and Moslem we are all Iranian!


by aynak

This is an enlightening article about the true identity of Dr. Mossadegh. It was published by Abrar, a pro-Islamic government newspaper. The aim is to supposedly discredit Dr. Mossadegh for he has said in an interview:

--For me Moslem and Bahai are no different!


It is quiet amazing that almost 60 years after the coup, the dark collaboration of Black (the Islamic forces of Kashani and other religious traitors) and White (The Shah betrayed his own country in favor of foreign interest), still are trying to say snow is red!   Rather than moving on, accepting their mistakes and providing a vision for future, they want to rewrite their own dark history.

Given the outcome of Absolute monarchy and Absolute Velayat Fagheeh, I suppose if you still subscribe to these reactionary, backward thinking, do you have a choice other than trying to re-write history?

In the article, Hojat-O'l Eslam Falsafi, apparently is trying to say Dr. Mossadegh was not a Moslem, because Khomenei said so.

Falsafi states:  "When the great Imam said, he (meaning Mossadegh), was not a Moslem either (Page 456 and 457 of Saheefeh Imam) some people, particularly intellectuals did not consider this statement as valid.   But it is clear now, that the words of Imam were correct.

Here's a memory he uses as proof:

-- When Mossadegh became prime minister, I met him twice. The first time, me and a group of other clerics went to visit him and he was resting on a bed, under a blanket. We sat on chairs. Mossadegh asked surprised:  Do you still go to Mosque to pray? It appeared he was not aware of religious ceremonies and how they are conducted. Even more strange was what happened in my second meeting. The problem was in cities, Bahai's have been causing problems, and were showing power! With the order of Ayatollah Boroujerdi, I made an appointment with him and went to visit him. Once I reached him he was again in Bed under blanket. (:) :) :) smilies by Aynak). I gave Boroujerdi's message and told him, you are the head of a Islamic Iran, and now Bahai's are active in cities and are creating problems for Moslems,  therefore some complaints have been filed by the Moslems to Ayatollah Brojerdi and he thinks it is necessary that you take action.

After my talk finished, Dr Mosadegh --cracked up-- and laughed out loud and while making fun of me said:   "Mr.Falsafi, for me Moslem and Bahai are no different. we are all the same nation and we are all Iranian"

This answer was truly surprising for me.   Had he asked me what the difference between Moslem and Bahai is, I would have explained it to him. But with that sarcastic laugh and the follow up answer, he left no room for any further conversation.   So I left and told what happened to Ayatollah Boroujerdi, who was also shocked by what he heard.

---From the  memoir of Hojat o-Eslam  Falsafi page 137-139


That my Iranian friends, is a true Iranian INTELLECTUAL.   One who keeps his belief as a personal matter and knows the rights of all to be equal.   Not now, when it is fashionable, but some 60 years ago.  On the annivarsary of the coup, the above article is appearing inside Iran to supposedly discredit the great Dr for fanatic Hezbllahi, while similar parallel plan is under way by Shah-O-Allahi outside.

 And we have to still, dream about a day, when all Iranian's regardless of gender, religion, ethinic background, or political belief  enjoy equal and true  human rights.



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Masoud Kazemzadeh

Thank You Aynak

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Dear Aynak,


Thank you so very much for a great blog. 

the photos in the link you provided were instructive: 



ba sepaas-e faravan,




Washington Post just had an article on clerics' role / 1953 coup

by MM on

but, since I could not find a 2nd reference I had ignored it.  But here it is.

Clerics responsible for Iran's failed attempts at democracy




There is more my friends, for those who distort history

by aynak on


Please view the picture of Kashani and Shabon Bee-Mokh, 2 months after Coup (the White and the Black cooperation):


The bottom line here is simple:   The coup was not between Pahlavi vs Mossadegh.

The coup was between Iran and Britain. The coup was between the forces for democracy for Iran, vs foreign interest, backward religion hating progress and Iran, and hating Mossadegh  for systematically trying to send the clerics back to Mosques instead of getting them involved in government, which caused Kashani to do what he did.

It is funny and tragic, when at least the U.S side of the coup came out and finaly apologized for the coup, yet both the Islamic Fanatics and Shah-O-llah have their own version.

چو ندیدند حقیقت ره افسانه زدند



Thank you Aynak, Divaneh

by Mehman on

and all other commentators below. Divaneh's comment is excellent and summarizes the truth about this great personality and his political path.


Great POST Aynak!

by P_J on

Once again we see indications of HUMANITY, HUMILITY and patriotism of this GREAT man, Dr. Mossadegh, unlike the SUPERFICIALITY of his illegitimate successor!   This should make the discredited reactionaries like shaholahis/Hezbolahis, to CRINGE! 


Rest in peace

by Anita on


I love Mossadeq because he loved Iran'e aziz.



Excellent post Aynak

by Bavafa on

For over 60 years, many have tried to discredit Dr. Mossadeqh and it always proves the oppoist, finding him a true nationalist and a great leader.



Excellent find

by divaneh on

We can compare this line of thinking and action with that of Shah and destruction of Bahai temples for the satisfaction of Akhonds.

It is not surprising that the great man is hated and smeared by both camps (Hezbollahis and Shahollahis), as both groups are proponents of the dictatorship and cannot tolerate the symbol of the liberal Iran.


nice find Aynak - now get ready to get pummeled from both sides

by MM on



nice post Aynak, Thank you.

by yousef on

It is amazing how Dr mossadegh is being attacked by all reactionary forces past and present, these days. It tells me something about the man and what he must had stood for....

Maryam Hojjat

These clerics are out of touch with reality of

by Maryam Hojjat on

today. I am really wondering with these backward bunch of iodiots, criminals, liers and ....  how IRAN has survived!

Thanks for your great blog.