Iran’s Basij Launches #OWS Website to Counter Reports By the “Universal Zionist Media”
The Iranian regime has already held rallies in support of the anti-capitalist Occupy Wall Street movement.
The Basij website is published in Farsi and English.
The Occupy Wall Street Movement has found an unlikely fan: Iran’s government Basij force, whose thuggish members are thought to have been heavily involved in the crackdown that followed the disputed reelection of Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad in 2008.
In their latest move in support of the movement, a number of young Basij members have launched a website that purports to cover news and developments about the movement in order to “fill in the gap by Western media.”
The Wall Street Fall website — with content in both Persian and English — was launched over the weekend by the head of the Basij militia, Mohammad Reza Naghdi.
“This news website can notably be influential in informing the people living under the sun specially those truth enthusiasts living in the west who are captives of universal Zionist media propaganda,” Naghdi was quoted as saying on October 30.
Earlier this month, Basij members from Iranian universities staged a rally to denounce what they described as policies employed by the United States and some other Western countries to prevent the people’s awakening. (See pictures of the rally here.)
The rally was staged in front of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran, which has represented U.S. interests there since the U.S and Iran broke diplomatic ties following the 1979 revolution and subsequent hostage-taking.
Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi