Saturday, July 11, 2009

What is Basij militia - paramilitary forces?


These days I wrote and spoke a lot about Basij militia (paramilitary group backed by revolutionary guards. Basiji means a Basij member) but we need to examine them once again to see who exactly we are dealing with.

Back then I replied in response to the very same question:

Basij members believe that they are fulfilling god’s wish and they will be rewarded in this world and ultimately in heaven by Allah. They consider supreme leader, representative of Allah on earth. The question is, do they really think like this or just pretend to be like this? I guess the answer lies in the degree of indoctrination, there are many among them that would kill people if they get orders and there are some others just to gain benefits.

Following video is old but still gives you an idea of Basij perspective:



Now the violence that we have seen in the aftermath of Iran election crisis has done by Basij members are just tips of iceberg. These people are ready to do anything that their leader, supreme leader would order them as their religious duty. They do get bonus for their total obedience, and also they believe they will be awarded in heaven because they are carrying out Allah’s wish. The latter one indeed is the motivational push to kill, beat and torture civilian people.

In following video shows a group of Basij militia bikers heading to suppress protesters. In the vidoe, we can see that they carry club, rod and chain. They are usually armed with firearms too.



If I want to simply define Basij militia I would say they are extremely brainwashed slave of clergy man.

14 comments:

  1. Thank you, Fariborz. I continue to remind people to check out this blog and any others that tell the story of what is going on in Iran. I wear a green "Free Iran" bracelet proudly and am only too happy to bend people's ear about making sure that we bear wittness to what the Islamic Republic is doing to its people.

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  2. Dear Jamshid,
    I remember when we once wrote about Bsijis, Jihadis,...on Mideast Youth, we were blamed of "Islamophobia". I am sure, Esr'a, the editor of the site, now has understanding for our concerns and would post your similar posts. It is worth to try!

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  3. Jahanshah,

    They build a facade to criticize whatever they wish for but they shutdown every voices who touches real problems.

    They are sucker for their kind (except you) someone who believes in what they believe in or tolerate their radical views on religion.

    That's so interesting that from Iranian bloggers in their group none of them would believe that election was fraud! Think about it, we have way too many Iranian bloggers (reformist, secular and others) who think this election was stolen and they were present at protest scenes but on their website, they don’t have any real coverage of this extremely important story for Iran and Mideast!

    At least you keep writing there, and that's nice. Remember you are the last opposition writer in their camp!

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  4. Dear Jamshid,
    On the mentioned site, there is at least one Islamist and a few amateurish Iranians. You cannot expect them to challenge the IRI. Please post your informative materials on Basijis, I am sure Esr'a would not remove them. If she removes I will Protest as well. Do not forget that site like Iranian.com, which posts pro IRI materials on the front page, are not ideals, but happen to be popular and visited by many Iranians. We should use this single point as long as possible.

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  5. Dear Fariborz,
    Sorry for mixing up your name with our collective friend "Jamshid"!

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  6. That's OK Jahanshah. it happens to best of us.

    I can't post there anymore, it is been a long time i guess two years that they revoked my permission and i am really fine with it because it was a heck of job to write a post there and listen to them nagging over and over about my view!

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  7. your second video removed, can you uplaod it again? thanks

    I just saw this one;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJX_QNAxKIM&feature=related

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  8. Thanks for letting me know. I am glad that I had this video in my archive.

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  9. The basij and the IRGC are the arms and leggs of the dirty akhoonds they should be cut off from their dirty body and put to death so that we can KILL the Akhoonds for good.That can be achievd if we are willing to go out into the streets and set the place on FIRE!That means government buildings,trucks,cars police stations and capture weapons and create confusion for them.Also buses burn very well and they are easy to take.

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  10. How much does it take to make tens of thousands of molotov cocktails by tens of thousands of people answer not long.We can do it we must do it!Lets arm the people.

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  11. BASIJ MULLAHS ALL OF THEM ARE ASSHOLES PERIOD.

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  12. DEATH TO ALL KILLER BASIJ AND MULLAHS!

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  13. DEATH TO ALL BASIJ MULLAH BOYS! DEATH TO ALL MULLAH BOYS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA WHO ARE THE BUMBOYS OF DIRTY FAT SMELLY MULLAHS !!

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