Clearly the Iranian mullahs conflate their regime with the direct rule of the deity. This presents our favorite stomach-stapled beekeeper, Honest Ibe Hooper, and his henchmen at Hamas-linked CAIR with a golden opportunity: they can demonstrate their firm commitment to Western non-religious government, and the non-establishment of religion (which commitment we all must take at face value on pain of charges of “Islamophobia”) by denouncing the trial of Shiva Nazar-Ahari and the concept of Moharebeh in general. They could declare in no uncertain terms that they don’t believe that the Iranian regime, or any regime, is a mouthpiece for any divine being, and that Muslims must accept the idea of living as equals with non-believers under non-religious governments, without working to impose Sharia upon those non-believers. How about it, Ibe?
“Iran activist on trial for ‘warring against God,'” from AFP, September 4 (thanks to Ali):
A vocal female human rights activist and journalist went on trial in Iran Saturday on charges including “warring against God,” which is punishable by death, her lawyer was reported as saying.
Shiva Nazar-Ahari, 26, went on trial “on charges of Moharebeh (warring against God), conspiring and gathering to commit a crime, propaganda against the regime and harming public order,” lawyer Mohammad Sharif told ILNA news agency….
Nazar-Ahari was first arrested shortly after Iran’s controversial June 2009 presidential election and released on bail after three months.
She was re-arrested in December while on her way to the religious city of Qom for the funeral of top dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri….
Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, the Iranian regime has executed scores of opponents after finding them guilty of “Moharebeh” in cases such as bombing and taking up arms against the Islamic establishment.