Iran Protests

By | October 9, 2022

[October 9, 2022]  Iran is again in the midst of massive protests against its Islamic fundamentalist government.  The good news from all this outpouring of grief for 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was targeted by Iran’s “morality police,” is that Iranians have not been silent over their loss of freedom.

We should all be proud of their bravery, for their freedom is the most basic of human conditions.

Amini’s death sparked a wave of nationwide unrest.  She was arrested in Tehran on September 13 for “inappropriate attire” and died three days later in custody.  The outpouring is the most recent challenge to Iran’s leaders.  The police, of course, deny that Amini suffered any harm.  They previously stated she suffered a heart attack after being taken to a station to be “educated.”

The demonstrations in Iran have led to dozens of deaths among protesters and members of the security forces, as well as hundreds of arrests.  Female protesters filmed themselves burning their hijabs and cutting their hair in the act of defiance against Iran’s dress code for women.

Typical of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei, he has blamed the United States and Israel for the unrest and accused them of trying to stop Iran’s “progress.”

Sad in all this is that U.S. President Joe Biden and the White House have remained silent as he attempts to strike a deal with Iran to limit their nuclear ambitions.  Message to leaders, pandering does not work.  You only weaken yourself and show the world that you lack the moral character to lead.

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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22 thoughts on “Iran Protests

  1. Imam

    It is time for all Iranian workers to unite and protest the fascist dictatorship of Iran.

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  2. HAL2001

    Will this finally be the downfall of Iran’s dictatorship? Or will the US Biden administration be responsible for propping them up again.

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  3. Rev. Michael Cain

    The protests are NOT an outpouring of sympathy for Amini but about decades of suppression under the most brutal of regimes. We in American stand with them. Even we stand despite the bumbling buffoon we have as our president. 😎 Pray for Iran’s freedom.

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    1. Dead Pool Guy

      Yes, pray for them but also demand the United States stop it’s sending cash to the corrupt Mullahs. And as we know, corrupt Biden will not care one whit.

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    1. Laughing Monkey

      But Iran’s protesters, and their supporters, are defiant. For weeks, a nationwide protest movement has relentlessly gathered momentum and appears to have blunted the government’s decades-old intimidation tactics. Slogans against the clerical leadership echo throughout the city. Videos of schoolgirls waving their headscarves in the air as they sing protest songs in classrooms have gone viral, as have images of protesters fighting back against members of the formidable paramilitary group Basij.

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      1. Max Foster

        Good points LM. But I do think that this protest may be the one that finally destroys the regime. There is something about it that differs from the past. For one, I see ZERO support from Western nations and that alone is a shame.

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      2. Army Captain

        We shall see how long it lasts. I predict the protests will fail because they do not have the support of freedom-loving nations like America.

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  4. Kenny Foster

    Thank you, Gen. Satterfield for helping bring this move to freedom to light. We need all we can to expose the corrupt Mullahs for what they are and for what they do to suppress their peoples.

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    1. Bryan Z. Lee

      Easy to say when the security forces will kill you without even thinking about it.

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  5. Janna Faulkner

    It is the women who are making inroads to peace. Where are the real men in Iran?

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      1. Yusaf from Texas

        Ouch, Lady Hawk … nailed it. But please review the photographs of protesters and you will find most of them are men. While Iranian women have the most to lose, they are not the ones who are upfront in taking on the “morality police” or security forces.

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      2. Tom Bushmaster

        Let’s not be so hasty in condemning the men in Iran. Women need them as allies, not small enemies. Unite all. Condemn the actions of the Iranian Government and their Islamic Code. Extremism is what made Iran, it will also be their downfall.

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