In an International gathering on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan on Saturday, May 19, 2018, a number of Muslim dignitaries from Jordan, Syria, Algeria, Yemen and the Muslim community of France as well as Iranian personalities attended an Iftar gathering entitled, Message of Islam – Peace and Freedom, which took place at Auvers-sur-Oise, France, headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi said: “We defend genuine Islam, which is based on freedom, popular sovereignty, rejection of economic exploitation, and equality of women and men.” She added: “We have learned, and we believe that Islam abominates all forms of compulsion and does not need to resort to coercion.”
Mrs. Rajavi described the religious dictatorship ruling Iran as the worst enemy of God and His people for inflicting oppression and injustice on people under the name of God and Islam. She said the history of Islam has never seen any rulers more corrupt and criminal than the mullahs. And asserted: “Elimination of the Iranian regime’s terrorism and nuclear threat is only possible by getting rid of the entire regime. Peace, democracy, security and stability in the Middle East necessarily depend on ending the rule of religious dictatorship and fascism in Iran.”
Addressing the gathering of Muslim dignitaries from various countries, Mrs. Rajavi emphasized the importance of a broad-based and continuous protest movement in Iran and said, “Iran’s uprising erupted in late December 2017, but its waves have continued ever since, through the strikes and protests of workers, farmers, teachers, plundered people and other social strata. The essential significance of the revolt is that it has opted for the regime’s overthrow.” She noted: “The mullahs’ religious fascism in Iran is fleeting, and devoid of any future.”