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Anniversary of Islamic Revolution and Iranian Bloggers

Several bloggers have written about their feelings, experiences and opinions about Islamic Revolution, with some celebrating its 28th anniversary on 11 February and others regreting it. Let's look at some of these writings.

Mohmmad Ali Abtahi, a former vice president and reformist politician, says the Islamic Revolution was one of the most important events in human history[Fa] “where the flower replaced the bullet.” He adds the unity of people makes this revolution possible. Abtahi says the people's negative thoughts regarding authorities at present cannot reduce the value of revolution.

In ViewfromIran we read another point of view on revolution. The blogger says:

I was happy about the revolution. Now I am like millions of my fellow countrymen who, like me, as young men and women, went to the streets to cheer on the revolution and to shout down with America, and who now feel betrayed and devastated. Will the young people yelling the same thing today learn from me? Will they be like me? Regretful? Homeless?

Omid66 explains why the revolution happened[Fa]. He writes:

a nation became emotional by watching revolutionary Latino movies, became greedy and thought that it can get free water and electricity…when the intellectuals of a nation support the clergy and burn banks and public places…then we understand why the revolution happened.

FM Sokhan, a writer and blogger, says 28 years after revolution we, writers, to say the truth should hide and use pen names [Fa]. The blogger adds their weapon is their pen and instead of bombs, they have words.

Maryam Shabani writes it is said the revolution was to revive “real Islamic values” but year after year we see that Islamic values are buried under weight of hypocrisy and superstition[Fa]. She adds: “it is said revolution was done to bring honour to Iranian citizens but more and more people are under heavy burden of economic problems and poverty.”

This is all this week and see you with another round up soon.

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