Iranian Regime Forbids Memorials for Victims

I’ve been reading on several different sites the news that the Iranian regime is actively forbidding memorial services and any signs of mourning for those people who are the victims–to the point where they have actually had victims buried in secret in the hopes that their families won’t find out.

I think that this, more than anything else, might actually lead to the downfall of the regime. The Mullahs apparently haven’t read Antigone, or they would know that devotion to religion and family will, in the end, triumph over the will of the state.

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  1. Matt says:

    Interfering with Shia religious tradition will certainly not aide the regime when it comes to the heart of the people..