[Marxism] Lenin on the Mullahs (in CAPS)

Louis R Godena louisgodena at ids.net
Wed Aug 2 13:48:14 MDT 2006


>From Lenin's Draft Theses on National and Colonial Questions (apropos the discussion on secularism; sorry for the Caps)

WITH REGARDS TO THE MORE BACKWARD STATES AND NATIONS, IN WHICH FEUDAL OR 
PATRIARCHAL AND PATRIARCHAL-PEASANT RELATIONS PREDOMINATE, IT IS 
PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO BEAR IN MIND:

FIRST, THAT ALL COMMUNIST PARTIES MUST ASSIST THE BOURGEOIS-DEMOCRATIC 
LIBERATION MOVEMENT IN THESE COUNTRIES, AND THAT THE DUTY OF RENDERING THE 
MOST ACTIVE ASSISTANCE RESTS PRIMARILY WITH THE WORKERS OF THE COUNTRY THE 
BACKWARD NATION IS COLONIALLY OR FINANCIALLY DEPENDENT ON;

SECOND, THE NEED FOR A STRUGGLE AGAINST THE CLERGY AND OTHER INFLUENTIAL 
REACTIONARY AND MEDIEVAL ELEMENTS IN BACKWARD COUNTRIES;

THIRD, THE NEED TO COMBAT PAN-ISLAMISM AND SIMILAR TRENDS, WHICH STRIVE TO 
COMBINE THE LIBERATION MOVEMENT AGAINST EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN IMPERIALISM 
WITH AN ATTEMPT TO STRENGTHEN THE POSITION OF THE KHANS, LANDOWNERS, 
MULLAHS, ETC.;...

(June, 1920) *Collected Works*, v.31, p.149







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