Skip to comments.Letter written by an Iranian woman who is going to attend the anti-regime rally Sat.:
Posted on 06/19/2009 8:12:53 PM PDT by nuconvert
I may die...
I'll participate in the rally tomorrow in Tehran. It might be violent. I may be one of those who will die tomorrow. I want to listen to all beautiful tunes that I have heard in my life, again. I want to listen to some cheap Los Angeles music. I always wanted to have much narrower eyebrows too. Yeah, I'll check in with my hair-dresser tomorrow before I go to the rally. Oh, there are some excellent scenes in the famous Iranian movie Hamoon I want to see before I leave. And I gotta re-visit my own bookshelf. Shamloo and Farrokhzad's poems are worth re-reading. I've to see the family photo albums once again.
I'll have to call my friends and say good-bye to them. In this big world, my possession is only two bookshelves. I've already told mom and dad whom to give these books if I never come back. There are only two more courses left for me to get my BA degree but to hell with the degree. I am anxious and excited. I wrote these scattered words for the future generations so that they know we were not sentimental or uselessly emotional.
I am writing this so they know we did every thing in our power to make this work for them and so that they realize that if our forefathers surrendered to the Arab and Mongolian invaders but they didn't give in to their tyranny. They resisted it. And I wrote this for tomorrow's children...
did you translate this? I went to the link and it is in farsi.
I’ve seen these today, very interesting
A few grains of salt...
a friend did
According to some folks on this forum, this woman hates the United States more than she dislikes the Mullahs.
well, they would be idiots
God bless them. Stories have filtered out for years about how people there endure, but don’t like rule by the mullahs. This is a brave thing to do against a regime like that.
And a small thought. Troops might not be there because they might not be trusted to aim at their own, filling the streets. Troops can be funny that way.
Prayers are for this woman and others like her as they fight for their right to have free elections.
Tomorrow’s a very big day
It is a very big day, but I fear during the cloak of night many lives have already been lost at the hands of the basij.
I fear for those in Iran, and dread the bloodshed that is sure to come.
I wish 0 had as much empathy for the Iranian people as he wants his judges to have from the bench.
They are indeed idiots. These people put their lives on the line for freedom (and we do what, send teabags to our congressmen?) and some FReepers still can’t be bothered to root them on, because their own preconcieved notion that all Iranians are Islamonuts and hate the US gets in the way of reality.
Here’s an excerpt from an Iranian blog: Amir, Mashhad, aged 23: Please let the world know the people of Iran are using the election and its outcome as an excuse, their real problem is the whole system and the corrupt regime of the Islamic Republic. Anything that happens to us is because of this religion. How can I make you understand, religious beliefs are personal and should not be enforced on the public.
The Iranians need to arm themselves, they say. They can’t keep firearms, they have no 2nd amendment. We in America have millions of firearms yet we aren’t out in the streets protesting 0bama with them. We have nothing stopping us yet we do hardly anything, while these Iranians could be shot yet they go out and protest anyway. These FReepers are so damn arrogant that they see fit to demean an oppressed people from behind their own protective screen of free speech while they themselves don’t do what they yell at the Iranians to do.
Screw ‘em. Prayers for these brave Iranians. IRAN AZADI!
As another said:
“’WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO DIE, WE ARE AFRAID THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL MISS THEIR CHANCE TO LIVE IN A FREE IRAN”
Youth Iranian dissident, Amir Fakhravar, formerly jailed protestor in Iran. Says protests are about freedom, are against the supreme leader (they have no particular love for Mousavi).
And, basically, that Obama is a disgrace:
Thanks for posting the link
I saw this today. It’s very moving. I’m not going to take it with a grain of salt. I’m praying for the Iranians.
Just think, they are willing to be gunned down because their votes did not count and here in the USA, an organization like ACORN is “needed” to register people who are too darned apathetic to be qualified to vote anyway.
What matters is, is there enough more like her.
thank you for your auspicious comment-
yet dubious commentary from the young lady going to have
her eyebrows narrowed,truly speaks volumes
Iranian/Persian custom dictates girls and unmarried women do NOT pluck their eyebrows to signify they are virgins and unmarried.
It’s one of the oldest traditions in Iran.
In 2009 this does not mean that stray eyebrow (ah-bru) hairs are not cleaned up before marriage but having a unibrow (to some varying degrees) in courtship signifies virginity.
For this young woman in “narrowing her eyebrows” means
to pluck from her soul for love of country - a remembrance for love and death and she is prepared to die for freedom.