Sunday, June 21, 2009

Her name is Neda, the face of unrestrained evil in Iran

The face of evil in Iran has a name. Neda. A beautiful young woman who died on the streets of Tehran, Iran, the victim of an Iranian thug on a motorcycle, a Basij, as the people call the hit men who carry out the will of the mullahs to keep the people in chains.

Allahpundit at Hot Air has the details.
Word on the street via one Iranian tweeter is that her name was Neda Agha Soltan. That’s also the name circulating on a few websites and now being attributed to her in a hastily arranged Wikipedia bio. The rumor — and it’s all rumor until some newspaper tracks down her family — is that she was 27 years old and a philosophy student. I hope to god this isn’t really her photo because the thought of her being so beautiful and dignified makes the murder somehow that much more obscene.
... this blogger is claiming that Neda was at the protest with her professor and several other students and that the fatal shot was fired by a Basij driving by on a motorcycle. No rhyme or reason; I wonder if he even aimed. The burial, reportedly, was today — and her memorial service was ordered canceled by the regime.
Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive is mad as hell and has a few choice words about the mullahs in Iran.
I have not had much hope that the nascent revolution in Iran would produce anything more than hundreds, perhaps thousands of nameless victims. The regime holds all the cards, the police, the Basij, the military, but the protesters now they have.......a martyr.

What a beautiful girl, and what a horrifying death. I will not embed the video, but go to Hot Air and watch it if you haven't. Go and watch the life leave her eyes, go and watch the blood from her shattered heart pour from her mouth, go and watch, just f**king go and watch the human face of this revolution.

The Mullahs had everything and then they did this. The one thing that will speak to all decent people, the ruthless and mindless slaughter of an innocent, especially in a culture so attuned to martyrdom. Iranian women have begun to chafe under the yoke of oppression and now this perfect example of the deadly wrongness of this. I am sick that she died, sick that she had to, sick that a power-mad, Islamic state killed her, sick that we legitimize that state, sick that she is one of so many victims of oppressive evil around the world.

But hopeful that martyrdom is powerful, hopeful that iconic images inspire, hopeful that her death can help topple the Mullahs. Persia deserves better than the backwards, uncivilized, barbaric bastards who currently govern it. Free Iran, for Neda.

Amen, Uncle Jimbo, amen. Pray for the people of Iran. Pray that Neda's death will spark a true revolution that will force the mullah's feet off the necks of the people of Iran.

Here's the awful, horrible video of Neda's last moment on earth, shortly after being shot.

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