Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Iranian's Government vs Iranian Youth!
I am done with Law School finals. I can’t express how relieved I am. Anyways, recently I have found a new hobby. I have found all these Iranian Bloggers from Iran who live inside Iran. They are all student Bloggers. These guys are extremely articulate and well educated. These are the same group of students that Islamic Republic has been trying to repress almost tn years now. These guys are very open minded and at the same well aware of what is going on around the world. Maybe our students and college professors should learn from these guys about what it means to be educated. They are very moderate in their views and they analyze anything and everything before making decision. At the same time, they are very experienced in terms of knowledge, meaning that they have experienced what it means to jailed, to be shut down, or to be repressed. Now compare that to our professors or students in this country who only talk out of their behind without any experience of what is going on. I wish there was a way to translate their articles for my English speaking readers.
I recently read this article in Jomhour which is my favorite blog. I decided to steal his article and translate it to English for my English readers, so they would have an idea what is happening in Iran. Recently, the government of Iran is trying to fight corruption and inappropriate acts in public. It may sound very appealing to Americans and anybody who doesn’t know anything about what is going on in Iran. We may think what is wrong with fighting corruption?! The answer is, by inappropriate act, they are clamping down on women who do not cover their hairs completely, or they wear Hijabs that are too tight, or for example when boys and girls mingle at a coffee shop. To our definition, it is safe to conclude that they are clamping down on freedom of expression and invading their personal freedom. Iranian citizens from all around this country and especially from Tehran are very critical of this new plan. On the state television channel two, the commander of Iranian police force of Tehran gave a speech defending this new plan. His speech boiled my blood!
He alleges that these girls that they are clamping down on are nothing but whores. According to this moron, any girl who tries not to listen or follow his chauvinistic sexists Islamic laws are whore. Then he goes further by trying analyzing what these whores up to in Iranian society. Now keep in mind, in Tehran 60-80% of young females between the ages 30 and 15 dress in such a way that he is calling as “whores.” He just called 60% of Iranian young girls, bunch of whores. He alleges that these whores would persuade men to go to their place and then blackmail these guys for gifts or money. For the love G-d, anybody who know anything about Iranian men would know that these men don’t need persuasions. If anything, these men would chase after these poor girls! After giving his analysis of how and why these so called whores act this way, he cannot just present argument without not mention foreign forces. Therefore, he proceeds by saying that a lot of these “whore” are agents of foreign countries and of course lets not forget Zionists! For the love of G-d, this moron is the commander of all of Tehran Police, he could he claim such thing with a straight face? And then he concludes his speech by saying that this new action is with support of majority of Iranian population. He claims, and this is my favorite part, 80% of Iranians are supporting such new clamping down on youngsters. If anything, from all the protests and articles and blog articles from Iran, I would say 80% of Iranians are against such actions. This moron has the balls and freedom to go on Channel 2 and lie like that to their own citizens.
This sort of actions is nothing new for Iranian government. However, in today global world, they are implementing the same action toward the world community with regards to their nuclear ambitions. A lot of people in Universities and Academics believe this government when they allege that they only want nuclear power. They honestly think that the world is going to fall for these lies, but in some respect they are right. Unfortunately, the Left has fall for such claims along with a lot of academics. However, as it is apparent, Europe is not buying the claims anymore and it is only going to get uglier. I am just wondering, why do Iranian citizens tolerate such deceiving government that has absolutely no benefit for them or Iran? The good part is that we have Iranian students who are standing up to this government. But why does the regular citizens tolerate such government?