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Undercover Mosque: debate between a political refugee vs. tyrants of Iran

Dear secular and atheist friends,

the first newpaper for the illegal Danish anti-Nazi resistence during 1940´ies, the Dagbladet Information, still lives and has published a historic exchange between exile-Iranian dissidents and the diplomatic and ideological agents of the Islamic Imperialistic military junta of Iran! Please read, distribute, comment and investigate the freely with proper reference to Dagbladet Information's original Danish language Op-Eds. Also, as secular activists, please show active resistence to the Islamic Imperialism and diminish their new offensive: building multiple Trojan Horses - "Islamic Mosques, Sharia Schools, Sharia courts and Cultural Centres" - to spread their network of military intelligence-, recruitment and operations and Sharia injustice within our infra-structure and against our own infra-structure and lives and those of our allies.


Dr Pedram Kazemi-Esfarjani, liberal-secular activist, atheist

No to Iranian propaganda-mosque
Call to Danes and the Danish left-wing politicians: Do not support the grand mosque at Vibevej road- it will become a propaganda central for the Iranian clergy-regime and a platform for fundamentalist brain wash of unadjusted members of immigrant youth
By: Hussein Ferdowsipour
14. april 2010 | Historik
Published on the internet at information.dk 14. april 2010,19:15. Printed version 15. april 2010 on page 17 in 1. section. Latest update 14. april 2010, 20:55.
I am writing this, because I feel squeezed. Squeezed between the Danish right wing with Pia Kjærsgaard in the lead, who perceives almost every muslim as a potential terrorist, and the Danish left-wing politicians, who in a wellmeaning attempt to accept of other ethnic people overlook most basic human rights. I am a board member of Frit Iran, a grassroot organization of exile-Iranians, who fight, using peaceful means, for a demokratic Iran.
Many of us have experienced the oppression of fundamentalism on our own bodies. More have been subject to harsh physicial and psychological torture and yearlong imprisonment. I am myself one of the over five million Iranians, who have been forced to exile since 1979.
Through the years I have experienced consequences of the xenophobic atmosphere, which the Danish right wing has put energy in spreading. Let me illustrate this by an example concerning a good friend. Ashkan Panjeheighalehei, also a board member at of Frit Iran, was deported from Denmark to Iran after biased case processing by immigration authorities. Three years after he succeeded anew to flee and reunite with the rest of his family in Denmark. Here he told, how he with bloody clothes and wrist, which was sutured hastily after unsuccesful suicide attempt at Copenhagen International Airport at Kastrup - and quite against medical advice from hospital staff - had been flown to Iran and handed over to his tormentors in Teheran. Thereafter he had to go through 23 months confinement in the ayatollahs´ secret prisons, where he was subject to harsh torture, without ever being presented for any court proceeding.
Owned by the Iranian state
The problem arises, when various minority rights collide. At present we experience horrifying examples of how the left-wing politicians set aside both women´s rights, children´s rights and freedom of expression only to show concern for, what they imagine, is the right to retain and practice own religion and culture.
I am addressing the project regarding a mosque by the name Imam Ali, which soon is to be built at Vibevej in Copenhagen Northwest neighbourhood.
The shocking fact is, that Denmark´s first real mosque will both be financed and owned by the Iranian state. That means, owned by a regime, which practices Sharia law, rapes women and men in its prisons and stones and mutilates its own citizens in full public display.
Behind the mosque is standing a foundation called Ahl-Ul-Beyt, which already runs 68 other centres for Iran´s clergy-rule around the World. The foundation has as its goal to promote the Islamic Republic of Iran´s views, which shows from the list of its board members, many of which are hardboiled Holocaust deniers.
Why dares the Danish left-wing politicians not take the discussion about the mosque, which based on available documentation is intended as a platform for dessimination of the way of approaching matters, which are tightly related to Sharia law and legitimizes crimes such as amputation of arms and legs and stoning of women? Approaches, which left-wing politicians in any other context would oppose without compromise, and here brutally undermine women´s rights, children´s rights, the right of atheists?
Sophisticated operation
Looking into those centres that Ahl-Ul-Beyt Foundaton is running around the globe, one gets some insight into, what the idea behind the mosque at Vibevej in Copenhagen Northwest neighbourhood be.
The foundation´s centres in Africa and Asia have become an axis for radicalization of local muslim communities. The mosques payout mony to the poor, who in return convert to Shia-Islam. With this regard they are subjected to religious education, which is permeated by the clergy-rule´s official stance and its political visions.
The Repulic of Azerbajdjan has deemed Ahl-ul-bayt´s presence in that country a threat and closed down their centre there. Similarly South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Thailand, Singapore and a few countries in Central Asia have banned Ahl-ul-bayt´s activities.
In the West, Ahl-Ul-Beyt is operating in a more sophisticated manner. mere raffineret. Externally they present their centres as peaceful places for sport, culture and celebration of religious holy fiests (at some locations the centres received state funding for these innocent activities). However, at the same time big sums are accumulated and transfered to build similar projects at locations in the World, where a far more radical-fundamentalist practice is preached.
Groups associated to Ahlul Bayts mosque in Hamborg, Germany, where involved in the assassination of four leaders of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Berlin i 1992. The Ahlul Bayts mosque in London has similarly created a framework for recruiting of terrorists, death threats against the British-Indian author Salman Rushdie, and espionage against exile-Iranians.
The Imam at the planned grand mosque at Vibevej, Mehdi Khademi, was untill 2004 empolyed at the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guard Corps´ department of ideology, whereafter he has switched the military helmet to a turban and was handpicked by the clergy-rule to transfer to Denmark. He must be suspected to have connections to Iran´s ill-reputed intelligence services, especially in lue of his past working collaboration with experts in brain washing and recruiting of new members to the holy cause.
Directly from the clergy-rule

Ahl-Ul-Beyt has as its assignment to mission for a form of islam, which rules and regulation is dictated directly by the clergy-rule in Iran - thus from a fundamentalist state, which is ill-reputed for its oppression, not only towards other religious communities, but also against competing versions of Islam, thereby oppressing Sunnies, Alavits, moderate muslims, Sufi muslims and secular muslims, all subject to persecutation.
This pitch-black ideology, which will dominate within the new mosque. Most exile-Iranians do not perceive the mosque as a forum, where muslims freely practice their belief, but rather yet another location that can be used as a base for espionage against us and a place, where the integration of immigrants be undermined. After 11. of September we have observed a marginalization of people of muslim background, where the media primarily have been preoccupied by us, when any bloody conflicts and sensatinal stories happened. During the same period some of our youth have lost their foothold in the society, where they have been born and grown up, which in turn has fertilized the grounds for exstremist views.
Thus Hizbollah has gained a larger recruitment in Danmark, the same can be told about Hamas. Now it is the ayatollahs´ turn to handpick our youngsters. And this time with support from the Danish left-wing politicians!
The building of the new mosque is about more than just the issue of freedom of religion and respect for minority cultures. It is about Iran´s wish to grasp political-religious power in Denmark and to create discord, distrust and insecurity amongst the immigrant milieu.
Therefore, dear left wing, wake up to reality. This is serious. Listen to the prrotests against the Imam Ali
Mosque and Culture Centre.
Hussein Ferdowsipour is a freelance journalist.
Today at 16.00 Frit Iran and other exile-Iranians hold a peaceful demonstration in front of the City Hall, where the mosque is to be debated


"Baseless accusations about the mosque", claims the Islamic Iranian Embassy first secretary

The Iranian Embassy has nothing to do with the planned grand mosque at Vibevej road - the claim comes from doubtful exile-iranian circles
By: Ali Reza Jabbari, first secretary at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Copenhagen, Denmark
21. april 2010 | Historik
In Danish only at information.dk 21. april 2010, 19:15. Printed issue 22. april 2010 on page 16 in 1. section. Latest update 21. april 2010, 21:06.
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refugee and asylum, human rights, mosques in Denmark, religion
Dagbladet Information (established in 1940´ies as the illegal Danish resistence newspaper, now a newspaper in the league of the British The Guardian,The Independent, The Observer etc.)
Iran, Copenhagen
In Information 15. april one could read an article on the projected Imam Ali-mosque in Copenhagen, which contains both wrongful reports and baseless accusations against the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Copenhagen.
The author of the article (Hussein Ferdowsipour, editor) presents himself as the leader of an organization called Frit Iran. It is ironic, that members of the terror-organizationen MKO (‘Peopl´s Mujahedin’, editor) feel themselves be called to speak out about a free Iran. During the war forced on by Iraq in 1980’ies the Iranians defended their country against all odds with their blood. They had to, during this endeavour, also guard themselves against traitors within own ranks, who acted as the fifth column acted on behalf of the enemy and recruited innocent youngsters to a especially established army division in Iraq, which was to attack their compatriots. Those, who were lucky enough to get away from MKO security apparatus at the Ashraf-camp in Northren Bagdad, sought political asylum in the West claiming there were persecuted. On their asylum applications, however, they noted nothing about the trison that they had commited against their country or about MKO’s terrorizing the Iranian people during a time of war and suffering. Rather they filled their applications with stories that appealed to the Danish humanitarian instincts and peace-loving conscience.
They are terrotists
Most Iranian citizens in Denmark are dignified and lawabiding citizens, wo are well-integrated in the Danish society, but a little minority of these citizens have a hardened background as terrorists, and their newest recruits act as foot soldiers and speakers for interest groups, which are determined to perpetrate extensive slander of Iran. It is surprizing that a well-respected Danish newspaper offer itself as a platform for a bunch, whose only contribution to the Danish society has been to organize demonstrations and unrest in front of the Iranian Embassy.
It is a fact, that in Iran mosques are seldom built by the government itself. Most mosques are built thanks to donations from the believers. In the islamic Iran khoms - a religious tax, which consists of one fifth of a citizen's annual income after most expenses are paid - lays the foundation for most charity work, including building of hospitals, mosques, orphanages and other humanitarian activities. The Imam Ali-mosque has possibly attempted to acquire financing from such sources, but the Iranian Embassy in Denmark must categorically reject, that we in any way should have given assistance to financing, drafting or building of the mosque at Vibevej road.
Engaged in dialogue
It is worth noting, that a Shia Muslim mosque has operated in Copenhagen in nearly ten years without ever having preached violence or disobedience towards Danish values and laws. On the contrary, it has continuously been in dialogue with the local community, church leaders, and the and congregation to promote better dialogue between religious communities and integration and religious tolerance. It is difficult to see, how building a mosque in an orderly architectural framework could change these functions, which by the way also are approved by the Danish authorities.
Iranians have inherited tolerance towards other races and religions from their forfathers. As the Persian King Cyrus the Great conqured Babylon in 500 BC, he freed all slaves and prisoners and proclaimed, that all were free to practice their prefered religion. This decret was carved in on a cylinder (which is to be found at the British Museum) and is internationally recognized as the first human rights declaration.
Those, who oppose building of a mosque in Copenhagen, would be wise to visit Iranian cities and see the churches and synagogues and other places of worship. It could teach them one or two things about religious tolerance and freedom to practice own belief, which are basic principles for individual freedom and human rights.
Regarding accuastions of terrorism, is it not timely that the Danish media stop forwarding these rediculous stereotypes about Iran, which are being sought to be spead by opponents of the Iranian nation, henchmen and others, who only try to defer attention from their own crimes in the Middle East.
It is regretable, when Danish press Det er beklageligt, når dansk presse spread accusations, which cannot be backed by evidence.
Ali Reza Jabbari is first secratary at the Iranian Embassy in Copenhagen
(The author of the herein commented article, the exile-Iranian Hussein Ferdowsipour, rejects that he at any time at all should have been a member of MKO, editor)


Fear creating agitation about the mosque at Vibevej
Islam without violence, terror and with respect for human rights is a wish for all, who work at the mosque at Vibevej. There is no difference between Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Zoroastrians, blacks, whites, Arabs or Turkseller
By: S.M.M. Khademi, imam and chairman for Imam Ali Islamic Center
25. april 2010 | Historik
Lagt på information.dk 25. april 2010 kl. 17:15. Bragt i den trykte udgave 26. april 2010 på side 21 i 1. sektion. Senest opdateret 26. april 2010 kl. 13:16.
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Steder:Iran, København
On 14. april a H. Ferdowsipour wrote an article in Information, where he - besides throwing dirt on the undersigned, the imam and responsible leader of Imam Ali Islamic Center - puts forward some lies and vicious statements with the goal to cast suspicion both on my person and the forthcoming mosque project at Vibevej.
He marginalizes by his way of his agitation all here residing Iranians and Islam and is not promotnig in any way the possibility for a worthy integration and a peaceful co-existence characterized by tolerance, enlightenment, understanding and respect for each other - regardless of belief and political views.
I wish to start with presenting myself: My name is S. Mohammad Mehdi Khademi, I am born in Isfahan in 1962 in a very well-known and respectable family. After school years, in 1977 I went to Ghom to study (Islam and Sharia - edit.english). After compeleted studies I taught in 12 years as tutor at the Theological Faculty in Ghom until 2001 - except for ca. nin months, when I taught in another city. In 1991 I received several recognitions from Theological centres in Ghom, and Najaf in Iraq.
Until I emigrated to Denmark in 2001, I have not one day worked for the Iranian Islamic Republic, and therefor I chose to report H. Ferdowsipour to the Police for hais grave slander. Mr. Ferdowsipour should very well prove the judge in court, that his following claims be truthful:
That the Iranian state owns the Imam Ali Islamic Center.
That the mosque project is being built by money from the Iranian state.
That the Islamic organization Ahlul Bait supports the project economically (financially red.english)
That the Ahlul Bait organization denies the Holocaust.
That employees at the mosque accept and recognize stoning and amputation of arms and legs as punishment.
That I until 2004 have been part of the militia organization and worked in the ideological section in Iran.
That I and my employees at the mosque gather information about him and his organizationation.
All can come
As mentioned I have since 2001 resided in Denmark and functioned as imam in Imam Ali Center at Vibevej. It can be confirmed by many Muslims and non-Muslims and the Police via my passport.
Mr. Ferdowsipour must be a forgetful liar as he in the programme Deadline at DR2 (16. april) claimed, that I until 2008 have been active member of the militia in Iran? He forgot immediately, that he in his article in Information wrote, that I until 2004 have been a member of a militia organization!
How can it be, that he speaks for all exile-Iranians in Denmark, but as he and his organization arranged the demonstration in front of the City Hall, no more than 30-40 persons attended?
Since 2001 I have functioned as imam in the mosque at Vibevej in tolerance wih the Danish society. My biggest wish is a peaceful co-existence between diverse groups and congregations. I will present the true and loving Islam. An Islam without violence, terror and with respect for humn rights. For us employees at the Vibevej-moskeen There is no difference between Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Zoroastrians, blacks, whites, Arabs or Turks or, Shia or Sunni. We respect all and everyone. We all orginate from the same mother and father. For me an antisemit is as appalling as an antimuslim.
Our goal with the building a good-looking mosque is, that people - regardless of their belief and stance - be able to come here and in a beautiful and peaceful environment talk about God. We are therefor building a big and modern amphitheater, where there can be arranged lectures, conferences and debating evenings, where people with different background and views can meet for better understanding of each other.

Although I am an Iranian and love my country, it is no hinderance for me of course to respect the Danish laws and regulations. I will never as much as consider to be the long arm for another country and agitate against Denmark, this gorgeous country and its honest and enlightened people. I and my family are a part of this society, and my son is going to a Danish school.
I am proud of the fact that my mosquw is the only mosque in the country, where we celebrate at the birthday of Jesus on 24. December. My mosque has the best relations to the Danish population and various churches in Copenhagen. We visit the churches here, and they visit our mosque.
I wish that the picture of Islam created by the media be revised. There should not be fear and uncertainty among the Danish population. We will build a house of God - and not a house of Iranian Islamic Republic!
Rightwing views
In September 2009 2.481 names and signatures and addresses were delivered to the Copenhagen City Council - among these were many non-Muslims - who wish to support the mosque project economically (financially - red.english), and these numbers have grown larger during past six months.

Mr. Ferdowsipour and people like him create impressions of animosity and uneasiness and fear among the Danish population. That of him chosen designaion "grand mosque" - for the recently approved mosque building project at Vibevej - is synonymous with increased risc for terror, according to his article in Information.
if Mr. Ferdowsipour´s thesis, that a square metre area equals risc for terror, I can calm him by saying that the mosque project is ca. 300 sqm less than the present worn down factory buildinigs at Vibevej, where I have since 2001 been imam. The claimed square metre- related progressive terrorrisc is this case degressive!
‘Grand mosque’ is used consciously by Ferdowsipour in his manipulation of especially the left wing - although his article at several instances indicates rightwing views.
I look forward with joy as imam - and on behalf of my congregation - that we within near future shall take a beautiful environment in use at Vibevej and continue to work for a peaceful co-existence characterized by love of the next.
S. M. M. Khademi is imam and chairman Imam Ali Islamisk Center