There are all sorts of cries that the leaders of the Green Movement should submit themselves to the supreme leader, but that won’t take place. Both sides have to be prepared for a serious negotiation.
We no longer claim that a genuinely religious government can be democratic, but that it cannot be otherwise.
Goals and objectives are based on theories and foundations.
Islam, or any religion, will become totalitarian if it is made into an ideology, because that is the nature of ideologies.
After the 9/11 incidents, Islam has become a big question mark among westerners, especially Americans. The mass media constantly raise the issue of relationship between Islam and terrorism.
Human beings can remain spiritual and religious while enjoying the benefits of rational administration of their affairs.
People should know what they want, not just what they don’t want.
When I have an idea, I’m like a pregnant woman. I just have to deliver.
If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honour has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms.
That President Mohammad Khatami’s policies have been blocked is the bitterest incident in the contemporary Iranian history. This means that the wishes of millions of people who voted for Khatami and called for freedom and justice have been ignored… Why should cultural activities and journalism be so risky in Iran?