Saturday, June 20, 2009
Islamic Theocracy and Free Speech
A young woman shot in the high center of her chest during the June 20th protests. In a minute, one can see someone who should have had a long life ahead of her go from awareness of the camera operater to shock to death. For being in a public area during protests. That's how free speech works in Iran. Wrong place, wrong time, wrong government.
I personally think if the current government is overthrown, Iran will end up with an anti-American, anti-Israeli, anti-West, anti-everything-not-Islamic, terror supporting state. And it will still be an improvement over what's in place now. Because at least some of the populace will have thought and acted independently for the first time. And some of them paid with their lives for doing so.