[In this footage, Iranian judiciary spokesperson Mohseni Eje’i is talking about his own thuggish behavior at the time when Khatami was elected as president, and how he taught protesting students how to whistle without using fingers.]
Mohseni Eje’i remembers an incident: Let me say something in parenthesis. At the time of May 23 [in 1997 when Khatami was elected as Iranian president], they invited me to go to Tehran University to talk. And I went there. I said, ‘In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate’. They started applauding and whistling. Again, I said, ‘In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate’.
Mohseni Eje’i continues: Again, they applauded and whistled. I said, ‘Look, you have invited me and you say we should tolerate each other’s words. Well, forget about the opposition, we should tolerate each other’s words. You have invited me. And you said what you wanted to say, and I listened. Now you must bear to listen at least. You should be able to tolerate it.’ Again, they applauded and whistled. Then I said, ‘Look, if you are going to whistle, then I know how to whistle, as well’.
Mohseni Eje’i the protesters how to whistle without fingers: This man put two or three fingers in his mouth to whistle. And I told him, ‘you shouldn’t do it because it makes your mouth big. You don’t need to put your fingers in your mouth. You can whistle without them. [He whistles]. So, you don’t need to tear your mouth apart.’