Friday, July 17, 2009
I have just read your article and I’m sorry it took me this long. I’m from Toronto Canada.
We are too complacent over here in the west. I think, partly because of the fear that if we acknowledge such atrocities somehow we will bring it over here. But it is here already, isn’t it?
We really can’t ignore it anymore.
I too have felt helpless, watching our sisters being suppressed, brutalized, tortured and murdered. Just last fall, in my city, a young girl was murdered by her father because she wanted to dress like a normal western girl. And my government has wasted taxpayers money setting up a committee to investigate whether or not we should allow Muslims to practice their Sharia law over here.
How can we let this continue to happen? I can’t anymore and you’ve prompted me to act.
I’ve sent your article to my contacts with a challenge. That’s just the beginning.
I was so inspired by Neda that I painted a portrait of her. I just felt so sickened by what happened to her. It was devastating. So much of us from all around the world feel a kinship to Neda. She was a casualty of violence and she never intended to become a martyr or an enemy of the state… she just got out of her car for some fresh air.
Thank you for doing this wonderful thing for us, the Iranian Community. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing our pain with the world to let them know what is happening.
i hope it’s not too late.
i am a soldier in the us army. i am currently in iraq, but was home on
leave in the states when this incident occurred. i couldn’t even watch
the whole video without cringing at first. it made me weep in the hotel
room i was sharing with my girlfriend in dallas.
she sent me the link to this article and i wanted to make a shirt right
away. unfortunately it’s taken me some time to get it done. i don’t know
if it’s too late to be posted, or if you got enough pictures for your
purpose, but just in case i wanted to contribute.
i know i don’t represent much of the people i serve with, and that
saddens me. it’s hard for me to relate to many of these people. but even
in the military there are those of us that see what is happening in the
world, and we are also appalled. i’m only one country away from iran,
and there’s still so little i can do. for what it’s worth, i hope this