Dr. Hamid Ansari’s complaint

The letter of complaint sent to the head of the Supreme Leader’s representatives in universities, written by the deputy head of the Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works

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The letter of complaint sent to the head of the Supreme Leader’s representatives in universities, written by the deputy head of the Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works

Dr. Hamid Ansari, who is the deputy head of the Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works, sent a letter, which was made public, to the head of the Supreme Leader’s representatives in universities. This letter was in regards to the publication of false issues and statements regarding Sayyid Hassan Khomeini and officials, who were trusted by Imam Khomeini and are now trusted by his grandson. The letter also complains about the illegal publication of the Imam’s works without the permission of the Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works.

The letter of complaint sent to the head of the Supreme Leader’s representatives in universities, written by the deputy head of the Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works, has been released by the Jamaran news website, and is as follows: 
In the name of God
Dear Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen Mr. Muhammadiyan
The honourable head of the Supreme Leader’s representatives in universities
Salam Alaikum
Lately the news related to the first festival of the Imam’s statements have been repeatedly advertised and broadcasted in government funded television channels.  These broadcasts repeatedly talk of a institution under the name,  institution of clarification of Imam Khomeini’s views and thoughts in universities, which also has a site with the same name been put up. In order to be able to obtain the relevant sources, those who want to participate in this festival must refer to this site. According to the first article of the constitution of this institution, this institution is connected to the organization of the Supreme Leader’s representatives in universities. Taking into account the law passed on the 9th of October 1988, which is in regards to protecting the works of Imam Khomeini, and also taking into account the duties of the  Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works , the following points should have been observed:
1-In this site a number of Imam Khomeini’s works have been published.  The abovementioned law clearly states that in order to publish any of the Imam’s works and to prevent misinterpretations and mistakes in the texts related to the Imam, the permission of the Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works is needed. The institue welcomes those who wish to spread and publish the Imam’s works and views. However all texts should be first sent to and verified by the institution. When this has been done the institution will issue an official letter of consent to publish the relevant texts. This method has been used with the supervision of the Ministry of culture and Islamic guidance, since the time of the Imam up till now. It is evident then, that your site has not received the permission to publish the relevant texts, and this is not only illegal but also ignores the Imam’s requests.   
2-Most of the Imam’s works, which have been put up on this site, have been copied from the files which exist in the Imam Khomeini portal. This is an unfitting act lawfully and morally. Unfortunately not only was no consent received from the institution but the sources of these texts were also not noted. 
3-A section of this site specializes in publications. In these publications some of the Imam’s works have been quoted. It is evident that only one of the texts has been randomly chosen and its source mentioned. The text has not been quoted accurately and thirteen mistakes were found in the nine lines quoted from the Imam.  It is also shocking that three of the Imam’s speeches have been summarized and explained in one paragraph. These three speeches have been extracted from three different Sahifas of the Imam (books containing Imam’s speeches), however only one of the references of these Sahifas has been mentioned.
If we check the other texts, we will surely find other numerous mistakes.
4-The fact that some incorrect and false accusations in the form of interviews and articles have been made and put up regarding the Imam’s family,  the Imam’s trusted officials, the Imam’s office and  the Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works, is even more important than the issues discussed above. Issuing such material is not only against the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran, it is also counted as a sin in religion and also goes against the words of the Supreme Leader. Considering this site is under the supervision of the foundation of the Supreme Leader’s representatives in universities, it is a shock that such carelessness has been shown.  
Due to the fact that we have worked together for a long time, I find it highly improbable that you know of the publication of these false statements and incorrect articles. I implore you to ban all such texts from being published by your foundation. Our institute is willing to work with your foundation to introduce the Imam’s views and texts to university students. I had no choice but to make this letter public as your site has been extensively advertised as the main source of all texts related to the Imam at the festival. I wish you success in all your work and I pray that you observe justice and the law in all your work, in continuing the Imam’s journey and carrying out the recommendations of the Supreme Leader.
Hamid Ansari
Institute of Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s works