I was busy today shopping, getting a Father's Day gift with one of my boys, and generally going about life as I know it. Boring, predictable, and uninspiring, but that's not a bad thing.
Neda, was protesting with some friends, and by now we have all seen the video of her death. You can actually see the light go out of her eyes. Like the guy who stood in front of a tank in China, Neda's death will be the rallying point for the world. Let us hope she did not die for nothing.
"Neda, don't be afraid. Neda, don't be afraid. (There is yelling and screaming.) Neda, stay with me. Neda stay with me!"
I found some very good coverage of what is going on at the Huffington Post of all places. If you have not seen the video of Neda dying, it is there, with lots of other videos. I am still upset from watching it, so make sure you really want to see it.
The Canadian MSM has been more interested in what Iggy thinks about EI, and rubber duckies, than reporting what is happening in Iran. I am waiting for all the massive rallies across the world, protesting the unfair election and the treatment of the protesters. SILENCE. Muslims erupted into massive protests because of some cartoons, where are they now? Where is the support throughout the world for those who are trying to gain democratic rights in Iran? SILENCE.
It is time for Muslims to take up the cause. Those Muslims living in free society who can and have protested without fear of being killed, must now, show us that they want freedom for all Muslims. We are waiting for a sign that Muslims understand what freedom and democracy actually mean.
One thing that stood out for me was the number a females marching in the protests. Neda was one of them. I doubt I would have been as brave. I sit here in a quiet, peaceful country and I can not imagine what made Neda feel so strongly that she went out and protested the election. May the person who killed her live in torment for the rest of their lives and beyond. Why does the song "Four Dead In Ohio" keep running through my head?
Neda, I never knew you, but I watched you die. Your death will be remembered, may it be the rallying cry of a people who just want a quiet, peaceful country to live in.