“Human beings are members of a whole, in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain.” Saadi
What is happening these days in Iran grieves all free human spirits; the unfair encounter of the irenic people with the militancy of a totalitarian government
In this short note, I am not trying to discuss about politics. I am not an expert in political analysis; I am just an ordinary human being who tries to talk to the other people of this world. My sole intention is to share with you the voices of the Iranian people
As an Iranian, I am completely certain about the massive fraud in the presidential election, but I shall not attempt to bring forward any facts to prove it. The main reason of writing this note is to inform the world about what is happening in Iran’s streets now. Killing and beating the non-armed citizens in broad daylight cannot be supported by any means. These people who ask for nothing but their rights; these people who have participated in a non-democratic election just to show their willingness for peaceful gradual change instead of an immediate violent one. These people have become victims of a brutal game of power, instigated by a totalitarian government that was not willing to accept even minor changes and decided to suppress all opposing voices
The greed for power is the only reason behind all brutal scenes; we see everyday in the cities of Iran. The leaders of Iran are thirsty for power. The more power they gain, the greedier they become. Through suppression and violence they believe they can retain and magnify this power. As they have done, time and time again, they hope to breed fear through acts of violence; so that they can silence the voices calling for justice and freedom
Sadly this is not the first time and it certainly won’t be the last time either. The history of mankind is full of such stories. But what is our responsibility as human beings? Should we be passive, only briefly glancing at the news and just feeling sorry? Or can we perhaps become more active and offer a helping hand? The people in Iran are talking to us. They want to be heard by the world. They are shouting for freedom and democracy. Who can now claim that Iranians do not oppose this totalitarian regime? Who can shed a blind eye to the outcry of millions protesting?
Not as just an Iranian, but as a human being I feel compelled and responsible to respect this effort of Iranians and do my best to raise their voice to the ears of the world. They are telling us that Mr. Ahmadinejad is not their president. They expect all nations not to recognize him as Iran’s president and support Iranians to get back their rights.
It is to be appreciated that some politicians expressed their doubts about the election in Iran. They have already declared that they will not accept him as new president if they make sure about the fraud in the election. But, is that the only reason not to recognize him as Iran’s president?
Killing their own citizens as a show of power, is not enough for the nations worldwide to condemn Iran’s government and Mr. Ahmadinejad? Shouldn’t that and that alone, be a greater and more serious reason for the world not to recognize him as a president?
These are the words of the Iranian people. Do not forget. Your fellow human beings in Iran expect you to respect their efforts against religious totalitarianism. They expect all nations to support the attempts of the people and not to sacrifice them in the interest of political strategy and economy. In the eyes of Iranian people, each country which recognizes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iran’s new president is betraying to the ideal of freedom and democracy.
Iran hopes for your solidarity. Leo Tolstoy says: “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”