A Persian Spring?

Saturday, 30 December, 2017

“The protests started Thursday in Mashhad, Iran’s second-most populous city, ostensibly as a revolt against rising prices, corruption and unemployment. The demonstrations soon spread across the country and have grown into a broader display of discontent with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani’s repressive regime. Twitter has been a venue for videos of the protests in various cities, with demonstrators shouting slogans like ‘Death to the dictator!'”

That’s from The Wall Street Journal and the story is titled, “New Protests in Iran: Demonstrations spread against the regime and its imperial adventures“. Our sincere hope now for 2018 is a Persian Spring.

The image below is from 1979. That was the year liberals and leftists and feminists in the West failed to support the women of Iran in their struggle against religious oppression in the name of cultural tolerance and moral relativism. Let’s not let it happen again.

Women in Iran protest against Islamic oppression


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