ASALA sends another letter to Azerbaijani diplomatic missions

An organization called Nor-Asala (New ASALA) has sent threat letters to several Azerbaijani embassies with a threat to Azerbaijani and Turkish diplomats, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev said on Thursday.

The 6 page letter in Turkish informs about the establishment of the organization in Lebanon with Iranian support.

In connection with the extradition to Azerbaijan and pardon of Ramil Safarov Armenian terrorist organizations, inspired by inciting and aggressive stance of the Armenian government, threaten the diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijanis abroad.

The document, received on September 3 by the Azerbaijani Embassy in Hungary from the ASALA Fighters terrorist organization, calls as a target Azerbaijani diplomats, Azerbaijani students studying abroad, businessmen, activists of diaspora organizations, and states that they will be killed.

ASALA – Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia – a terrorist organization, which operated from 1975 to the early 1990’s. ASALA was included in the list of terrorist organizations in the United States in 1980. It has committed numerous terrorist attacks against Turkish diplomats and citizens in different countries.

Iran Majlis speaker condemns anti-Islam movie

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has condemned as ‘abhorrent’ the anti-Islam movie made in the US which insults Prophet Muhammad, Press TV reported.

Larijani said on Wednesday that the US government must be held accountable for such insults to Islamic sanctities and added, “The US politicians’ claims of supporting and respecting different cultures are … a blatant lie.”

He said that such blasphemous acts show that earlier slogans of US President Barack Obama that he respects Muslims are obvious lies.

Iran’s students will be holding a rally regarding the controversial film near the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which represents U.S. interests in the Islamic Republic.

Tomorrow, after the Friday Prayer, such rallies are planned to be held in all cities of Iran.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini also condemned the film and described it as another instance of “the Zionists’ insults [to Islam] supported by the leaders of the US capitalist system.”

He said that the US used the notion of freedom of speech as a pretext to insult the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), adding the American government will suffer the consequences of the blasphemy, which has hurt the feelings of Muslims across the globe.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the blasphemous movie has been produced by anti-Islam Israeli-American Sam Bacile.

The report added that, Bacile, a real estate developer, has assumed responsibility for the film, which he said was made thanks to Jewish donations totaling USD 5 million.

The anti-Islam movie has sparked outrage in the Muslim world.

13 September 2012