On the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadhan, a conference was held on July 3, 2015, entitled, "Democratic and Tolerant Islam against Fundamentalism and Religious Dictatorship". The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi addressed the conference. Under the title, "There is no compulsion in religion", she said, “The medieval savagery fundamentalist forces have imposed on the region in the guise of Islam was founded in the Velayat-e Faqih regime in our times.
“The Islam they proclaim is a religion of compulsion, stripping human beings of their free will. While the true Islam and the message of the Quran reject compulsory religion and all compulsions.”
“Islam is against compulsion in religion and against any religious compulsion on people while stressing the need for freedom", she asserted.
Excerpts of these remarks are contained in the following video-clips: