Skip to comments.Web users angry at [racist] Iranian bid to expel Afghans
Posted on 05/05/2012 7:14:33 PM PDT by Milagros
[...] Late last month, the deputy governor-general of Iran's northern Mazandaran Province, Hadi Ebrahimi, announced that all Afghans had to leave the province by 2 July, irrespective of their legal status.
One shows a background photo of three men holding placards saying "I too am an Afghan", and "no to racism".
The other page says it was set up by "Iranians opposed to ethnic discrimination against Afghan immigrants"...
"Such undignified behaviour against immigrants in Iran - a country which itself has one of the highest number of emigrants in other countries - leaves a bitter taste," he was quoted as saying... Other film makers and actors have also expressed solidarity with Afghans, including director Daryush Mehrjuyi and Leila Hatami, the female star of "A Separation".
Comments by Iranians on the Balatarin community website were indicative of the mood, with the vast majority condemning the Mazandaran provincial official for his expulsion order..
"Let's hope Mazandaran gets cleansed from all racists," wrote another.
Other users praised Iranian artists for expressing empathy for the immigrant community.
"Thank God for these honourable artists," wrote "azadmard88".
"Well done to all of them," said "teaspoon".
Meanwhile, prominent Kabul-based journalist and blogger Razaq Mamoon took the international community to task for its perceived silence regarding the plight of Afghans in Iran.
We are all Afghans
"I too am Afghan", no to racism - one of two 'We are all Afghan' Facebook pages "There isn't much to say about the Islamic Republic [of Iran]... and its fascist and racist acts against Afghan refugees," he wrote. "But the silence of governments and international bodies such as the UN once again gives the seal of approval to the fascism of the Islamic Republic."
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LOL. Iran has libs too. It means Iran won’t last long.
But they're fellow Muslims, what's the beef?
"No Afghanis allowed in the pool"
Late last month, the deputy governor-general of Iran's northern Mazandaran Province, Hadi Ebrahimi, announced that all Afghans had to leave the province by 2 July, irrespective of their legal status.Hmm, looks like the Saudis are winning (not Charlie Sheen style) in central Asia.