24 June 2009

The religious state

Today saw a savage escalation of brutality by the Iranian regime -- as you know, if you've looked at Andrew Sullivan or the other sites I've regularly linked which are following events. But what perhaps best shows the true character of these holy men is their vicious treatment of the family of Nedâ Aghâ-Soltân, the woman whose unprovoked shooting and death, captured on video, has become the iconic image of the struggle. It's as if they blame her family for how her martyrdom has exposed what they are:

The Iranian authorities have ordered the family of Neda Agha Soltan out of their Tehran home after shocking images of her death were circulated around the world. Neighbours said that her family no longer lives in the four-floor apartment building on Meshkini Street, in eastern Tehran, having been forced to move since she was killed. The police did not hand the body back to her family, her funeral was cancelled, she was buried without letting her family know and the government banned mourning ceremo-nies at mosques, the neighbours said....In accordance with Per-sian tradition, the family had put up a mourning announcement and attached a black banner to the building. But the police took them down, refusing to allow the family to show any signs of mourning. The next day they were ordered to move out. Since then, neighbours have received suspicious calls warning them not to discuss her death with anyone and not to make any protest.

Found via Azarmehr.


Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Quite a piece from the "Guardian UK", show's the stark difference between our western nation's and those over there(depite how hard we think we have it at times), cause I know Iran arent the only asshole's. What really get's me is this puppet Ahmadinejad, listening to him over the last couple month's and his concern being the freedom of the people's and all the other mush-mush crapolla he's been feeding the major western media network's, even the UN amongst other's... if he was any kind of REAL leader(and MAN)... he would take a stand... and get a goddamn necktie too!There's not a snowball's chance in hell ... that I would even take a $200K a year job and live in a country like that... hell, I'd be better off in Detroit on welfare and food stamp's!!

Thanx Guy.........

25 June, 2009 07:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's nothing "religious" about this; at least in the true sense of the term. True "religion" is to help people; not hurt them. This is just plain dictatorship.


25 June, 2009 07:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Kind of funny how so often it's the self-proclaimed religious authorities that are the most brutal and corrupt, though.

25 June, 2009 08:02  
Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Well... not much coincidence to that.... as far as brutality, it is brutal to many even in just the psychological sense. In christianity for instance... I find it remarkable that some of these leader's put themselve's in the likeness of the Christ Figure spoken of in their Bible, according to it... he was even persecuted by the religious guru's! You cant win for loosing with this crowd!Your f'd if you do and f'd if you dont.....

Thanx Guy..........

26 June, 2009 00:55  

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