Iranian professional football star Sardar Azmoun speaks out about the death of Mahsa Amini (and many others like her) and the protests that are sweeping Iran. He says he is willing to sacrifice his place on the national football team, if it means not hurting a strand of an Iranian woman’s hair.
Please support the women, men, young people, and children of Iran who are right now risking their lives protesting the oppressive machinery of the regime. The internet in Iran has been effectively cut. Iran is in darkness. This is a tool of the machinery of oppression. It is hard for Iranians to get their story out. It is very dangerous with police shooting protesters, who are mostly unarmed.
Governments can massacre their people more easily in internet darkness. In the last protests in Iran in 2017-2020, the Iranian government killed 1500 people.
The Iranian government will use psychological tactics to make you believe that protesters are guided by foreigners or are separatists, but it is not true. Most protesters are young students, fed up with the regime. Sewing division is just a way for the regime to divide and conquer the people. To remain in power without giving any concessions or adequate human rights to the people of Iran. This is not about Islam. This is about women’s rights which are the same as human rights. It is about more than hijab (veiling).
Many women’s rights are violated in Iran on a daily basis. Marital rape is legal. Women can be put to death for adultery. Just to name a few major violations.
When any woman is oppressed, all women are oppressed. We need to support the women of Iran by doing whatever we can to help, even if it is just keeping this topic in the the news by talking about it and using hashtags. Because trending hashtags on Twitter is one way of how journalists decide what to run their stories on. Even if it is just helping to provide internet by installing a Tor Snowflake on your computer web browser. Even if it is just telling news agencies and politicians this story is important.
Share their story, keep it in the news. Don’t allow genocide to happen under your nose. Be on the right side of history.