Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mass murder in the name of God

I do not spend enough time exploring the murders carried out by thuggish theocratic Iran.  Islam is the catalyst for violence in Iran. Islam and absolute power with no accountability. Iran's Islamic revolution maintains its dominance through a stead diet of its own citizens blood. Its religion gone mad.

My latest read hammers home the hopelessness of the situation.

After its almost 28 years campaign the regime has no qualms about executions. Today it performs many in public. It has no problem with forcing confessions from Dr. Haleh Esfandiari and her likes, it has extracted amazing information from many on the television. If we look a little back to another campaign of fear in the late nineties, there were a series of serial murders across Iran that were eventually linked and proved to be the works of the Islamic government and masterminded by the super powerful clergy: Hojatoleslam Ali Fallahian.

I fear for their future. Iranian citizens are the helpless victims of their own government, yet the future holds only the possibly of war and more death. Bush seems hell bent on bringing the war on terror to their doorsteps.

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1 comment:

C. L. Hanson said...

True, the situation is horifying, and it's hard to know exactly what to do. I just read Persepolis (after having seen the film), and the author (who is my age) describes living in a reasonably free and open society until she was about ten years old and the revolution that overthrew the shah was coopted by Islamists. Then she describes wave after wave of executions in which the intellectuals (among others) flee the country or are killed.

At this point it's hard to imagine the country being governed by reasonable people since the people who might have been good leaders are dead. At the same time, Bush's moves towards war are terrifying since such a war would undoubtedly make the situation so much worse (for Americans as well as for Iranians, and really the rest of the planet for that matter...)