NCRI – Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on Monday, November 16 joined French citizens in observing a minute of silence in memory of the 129 people killed in the armed attacks and massacres in Paris on Friday, November 13.
The NCRI held a memorial in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris, for the victims of the terrorist attack by Islamic fundamentalists.
French citizens as well as officials and supporters of the NCRI attended the memorial held at the Iranian Resistance’s headquarters, where France’s national anthem, the Marseillaise, and the Iranian Resistance’s national anthem were performed as a sign of respect and solidarity among peoples in the ‘common struggle against Islamic fundamentalism.’
Mrs. Rajavi laid flowers and lit candles to remember the victims of Friday’s attack and she condoled the French citizens who attended the ceremony.
Renowned Iranian composer and conductor Mohammad Shams, a member of the NCRI, played a melody on the piano in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks.
Following last week’s attacks in Paris, Mrs. Rajavi said:
“Today, the conscience of humanity is in shock and disbelief for how such crimes could be committed in the name of God and in the name of religion.”
“Fundamentalism under the name of Islam has nothing to do with this religion, whether it is under the pretext of Shiite extremism and religious tyranny of velayat-e faqih or under the pretext of Sunni and by the name of Daesh (or ISIS).”
“Such anti-human crimes have nothing to do with Islam and such evil is the enemy of peace and mankind wherever it be.”
“Crimes committed by the religious fascism ruling Iran, including 120,000 political executions, hostage-taking and export of terrorism, have nothing to do with Islam and Iranian people.”
“For this reason, I call on all Muslims to strongly condemn this crime and do not allow the conduct of these criminal terrorists to be accounted for Islam and Muslims.”
“I also call on you to stand firm against such extremism which is against the true teachings of Islam.”
“The Assad regime in Syria and its prime sponsor, namely the mullah regime ruling Iran, are the main source of social and political backing for ISIS, by their killing of 300,000 innocent people and by forcing more than half of the Syrian population out of their land.”
“As long as this dictatorship rules in Damascus with the backing of the religious fascism ruling Iran, ISIS will continue to survive and export its bloodbaths from the Middle East to Europe.”
“At the same time, Iran’s ruling mullahs who are the first to benefit from these crimes, brazenly blame the French government for these attacks.”
“In such circumstances, it is ever more necessary for France to persist on the removal of Bashar Assad from power and be ever more decisive in resolving the Syrian crisis.”
“My most sincere sympathies to the people of France and my heartfelt prayers for the recovery of the injured.”