Is the Cyrus Cylinder becoming part of Ahmadinejad’s quest for legitimacy? / Amir Taheri
10-Feb-2011 (one comment)

LONDON, (CAIS) — Hoping to regain a measure of legitimacy in the wake of the disputed presidential election in 2009, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may be trying to recast himself as a nationalist leading a struggle against foreign foes.

We have already noted this trend in previous columns as, slowly but surely, the president abandoned the standard Islamist discourse in favour of a nationalist one.

Now, there are fresh signs to confirm the trend.

On Tuesday, Ahmadinejad made a trip to Semnan, the native province of his parents, to inaugurate some real or imaginary projects. At a gathering of his supporters, he made an hour-long speech in which, according to the text published by the official news agency IRNA, the word Islam was not mentioned once.

Ahmadinejad spoke of “the land of the pure” one of the names that ancient Aryans gave to Iran as they settled in it. Instead of using the word “ummah” which denotes the Muslim community and is favoured by the mullahs, the president used the word “mellat” which means “nation” in Persian. 

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Persianism and Nationalism will eventually previal

by Siavash300 on

The end of Mullahs regime is near. These Islamic criminals are doing whatever it takes to stay one more day on power. They start to realize they can't survive while they are in fight with Persian culture and Persian identity. Using the word melat is clear indication of this transition from Islamic term to Persian term... but it is too late must go to hell, where khomainie is unpatiently waiting for you.

The end of the Islamic regime will cause a new Aryan golden age to prosper, Iranian intellectualism is under danger from a foreign religion and culture imposing its beliefs on a people who can't properly coexist with it.

The Islamic Republic of Iran which was formed in 1979 cannot coexist properly with Iranian Aryan culture and spirit.

Payandeh our Aryan Land IRAN