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One needs to understand that the granting of an honorary degree is based upon the grantee’s honorable and deserving qualifications. One of these, as stipulated in American Global University‘s (AGU) Honorary Degree Granting Policy, category I, is the grantee’s devoting himself or herself to humanitarianism and striving toward the goal of establishing peace throughout the world. However, shamefully and disappointingly, you wrote an outlandish letter to Senator Lindsey Graham announcing your agreement with a military attack by the world powers, including the United States upon your own Fatherland, Iran. In your letter, you unjustifiably advocate bringing down the Mullahs’ Regime by military force instead of asking Senator Graham to support the Iranian people to revolt in order to topple the Regime. By doing so, you have potentially unleashed a monster in the form of global economic and political disorder, not to mention the many Iranian and American lives that would be lost. However, I’m confident that unfortunately, arms sellers on both sides would benefit from such a conflict.

Mr. Mirfetros, being a good writer does not make you a good human being. Adolf Hitler was a good artist, but he will only be remembered because of his hideous crimes against humanity. Mr. Mirfetros, you and your loved ones are living under the security umbrella of France, a civilized and powerful country. Therefore, you have the luxury of feeling secure about your family and yourself. However, it would appear from your letter that you do not care about millions of innocent and defenseless Iranian men, women, and children who would suffer the unspeakable horrors of a war initiated by the world powers who would use their military might in obliterating much of Iran’s population, together with the precious few comforts and possessions that they have.

Lastly, your encouragement of a military attack on Iran is so preposterous that you do not deserve to keep the honorary doctorate that was heretofore granted to you by AGU. Therefore, your honorary doctorate is hereby revoked effective as of the date of this revocation email to you. Be forewarned that henceforth affixing, signing, or printing your name by any means and in any manner with Dr. and/or introducing yourself as Doctor in any manner based on the AGU honorary degree is both a legal and moral violation of the university’s rights. In this eventuality, legal action will be taken, including attorney and court fees.

You must return the honorary degree to AGU no later than December 2011, otherwise the revocation will be published in educational periodicals, in at least one local newspaper in your city, and also on AGU‘s website.

Dr. A. Samadani, Ph.D., President

American Global University

 

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And Mirfetros letter

 

 

Letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

 

Dear Senator Graham:

 The chief regional and global threat is not Iran's nuclear facilities. Or even its undermining peace and security in the Levant, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Rather, the real threat is the fundamental nature of Iran's Islamic regime, which – since its founding over 30 years ago – has nurtured a virulently hateful, Islamist ideology in the region.

 

*تنها و تنها با کوبیدن پایگاه ها و ستادهای سرکوب حکومت اسلامی و برداشتن سقف سرکوب و ترس و تهدید و در نتیجه: با خيزش مردم ایران و سرنگونی این رژیم ضد ایرانی و ضد انسانی بدست آنان است که می توان شاهد استقرار آرامش و صلح و ثبات در منطقه و جهان بود.

 

 Only by destroying and dismantling the regime's vast repressive apparatus and breaking the shackles of fear imprisoning the freedom-loving people of Iran can the United States and her allies secure a genuine and lasting peace across the region.

 


بعنوان یک ایرانی و محقّق در تاریخ ایران و اسلام، از موضع گیری شجاعانۀ شما در کنفرانس امنیّت بین المللی «هالیفاکس» در کانادا، بسیار سپاسگزاری می کنم. متأسفانه دولت کنونی آمریکا با شناخت نادرست از ماهیّت رژیم اسلامی ایران ، فرصت های فراوانی را در گفتگو با مردم ایران و حمایت از مبارزات آزادیخواهانۀ آنان از دست داده است. مبارزات مردم ایران، خصوصاً در دو سال اخیر، گواه روشنی است که این رژیم قرون وسطائی، مشروعیّت و پایگاهی در میان مردم ایران ندارد و اینک، تنها به زور اسلحه و سرکوب های خونین و هولناک به حکومت خود ادامه می دهد.

 


 

As a scholar of Iranian and Islamic history, I write to express my deepest gratitude for your courageous remarks at the 2010 Halifax International Security Forum. Unfortunately, due to its misguided understanding of the nature of the Iranian regime, the current U.S. administration has lost too many opportunities to engage and support the Iranian people in their struggle for freedom. That struggle has amply demonstrated that this vicious and medieval regime lacks any legitimacy among average Iranians – and only remains in power by brutalizing its citizens.

 

بنابراین: هر حمله ای که پایگاه ها و ستادهای سرکوب رژیم ایران را بقول شما «اخته» کند، باعث رضایت و شادمانی مردم ایران خواهد بود و به آنان فرصت خواهد داد تا بدون ترس از سرکوب پاسداران رژیم، به خیابان ها ریخته و خود به حیات این رژیم فاشیستی نقطۀ پایان بگذارند.

 

Therefore: if the United States and her allies were to "neuter" – to use your apt word – the regime's mechanism of suppression, they would hearten the Iranian people, thus giving them the chance to strike the final blow against this fanatical and fascistic junta.

 

روشن تر بگویم: دولتمردان آمریکا باید بدانند که مشکل منطقه و جهان، پایگاه های اتمی ایران نیست، بلکه مشکل اساسی، خود ِرژیم جمهوری اسلامی است که با سوءاستفاده از درآمدهای سرشار نفت،اينك در فلسطین، لبنان، عراق، افغانستان و ... ایدئولوژی کینه و نفرت و مرگ منتشر می کند، ایدئولوژی هولناکی که در منطقه و جهان در تدارک یک «هولوکاست اسلامی» است.

 

Let me be clearer: the chief regional and global threat is not Iran's nuclear facilities. Or even its undermining peace and security in the Levant, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Rather, the real threat is the fundamental nature of Iran's Islamic regime, which – since its founding over 30 years ago – has nurtured a virulently hateful, Islamist ideology in the region.

 

سناتور گراهام عزیز!

 

 

بعنوان یک ایرانی و محقّق تاریخ ایران و اسلام یادآور می شوم که جامعۀ کنونی ایران نه افغانستان است و نه عراق و فلسطین و لبنان، بلکه جامعۀ کنونی ایران با یک نیروی عظیم 70 درصدی جوان و پویا، ارتش آگاه و نیرومندی است که خواهان آزادی، صلح، رفاه و دموکراسی است. از این نظر - چنانکه مبارزات ستایش انگیز و بدور از خشونت دو سال اخیر نشان داده - جامعۀ مدنی ایران قابل مقایسه با هیچیک از کشورهای خاورمیانه نیست.

 

But the Iranian people unequivocally reject this ideology. Their inspiring non-violent struggle mounted bears witness to the fact that Iranian civil society is without comparison in the region. It is a young, dynamic society, hungry for democratic change and eager to establish a heritage of liberty.

 

بنابراین: می توان و باید این «ارتش آگاه و نیرومند جامعۀ مدنی» را به حساب آوُرد و بر آن تکیه کرد. بر این اساس، اعتقادم دارم که تنها و تنها با کوبیدن پایگاه ها و ستادهای سرکوب حکومت اسلامی و برداشتن سقف سرکوب و ترس و تهدید و در نتیجه: با خيزش مردم ایران و سرنگونی این رژیم ضد ایرانی و ضد انسانی بدست آنان است که می توان شاهد استقرار آرامش و صلح و ثبات در منطقه و جهان بود.

 

The international community must – and should – include this "people power" element in its approach to the Iranian threat. And only by destroying and dismantling the regime's vast repressive apparatus and breaking the shackles of fear imprisoning the freedom-loving people of Iran can the United States and her allies secure a genuine and lasting peace across the region.

 

با چنین اعتقادی، ضمن سپاس و ستایش از موضع گیری شجاعانۀ شما در کنفرانس «هالیفاکس»، یادآور می شوم که ملّت بزرگ ایران در این لحظات حسّاس و دشوار، هیچگاه حمایت های بیدریغ شما و سناتور مک کین را فراموش نخواهد کرد.

 

با احترام و به امید آزادی ایران


علی میرفطروس


بوستون،2010/11/8



When they achieve their freedom, the great Iranian nation will remember the courage of those – like you and Sen. McCain – who stood with them in their time of need.

Very truly yours,

Ali Mirfetros

http://mirfetros.com
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