Who was Neda? and why I put my last blog post!

In my last blog post I put two videos of a girl’s death scene whom was shot to dead by government religious militia (Basij). That post became very controversial. And few people objected me why I put these videos here. However I think there is no need to answer them here again because other friends replied them perfectly but I think it better to write a little more about that.

That girl’s name was Neda (Neda agha sultan) her name in Persian means voice or sound and I think she really became a big voice for us a voice that a world heard her. a beautiful symbol for our protest and people whom have been killed in this way. In my previous post I just tried amplify this voice as much as I can maybe more people can hear it .she was almost 27 (as old as me) and studied philosophy ( I love philosophy too and even once I could get master degree in philosophy of science and …).
So when I read these new info I felt more sympathy became more sad. I don’t know exactly about her beliefs but it s not far from mind that she was atheist, agnostic or just not Muslim . One time I had an online friend her father was a mullah but she had studied philosophy and she had left Islam. Nowadays I see some people in Iran who just believe in a god but their god Is not allah or jesus or … however I mentioned these things but even if I was sure that she was Muslim this event wouldn’t be different for me because it is obvious that she was a defenseless innocent human who was killed only for her quest for freedom. If there s holiness freedom is the only holy thing for me.

BBC Persian has interviewed with her fiancé Kaspin Makan. Here I have translated some part of it to English:
Mr Makan : “Neda’s goal wasn’t Mosavi or Ahmadinjad her goal was her country and it was important for her to walk in this way. She had mentioned many times even if she loose her life and get shot in her heart - incidentally the bullet hurt her heart – she would continue this way. Young Neda taught a big lesson to many people.”
Mr Makan said about that day : “when it happened Neda was far from the center of involvements she had been sitting in car with her Music master in traffic when she left the car because of hot air and tiredness. upon images that people have sent basiji militia (with ordinary clothe) shot to her heart ”
Mr Makan added “finally with many problems we could get her body yesterday ”… “we buried her in a part of Besht Zahra. They had brought some other victims of these events to bury there. It seemed that they had allocated that part for these people” !!!
Mr Makan commented about preventing of the ceremony “we had a plan to have a ceremony for her at Monday 2:30 in a mosque but Basijs and mosque didn’t allow us because they knew that people have gotten very sad and they predicted a large number of people would present. Now we have no permission to hold up a public ceremony ”

then Mr Makan has commented about some faked images on internet which want to make a relationship between her and Mosavi’s fans and he said about it“she was very close to me she was not a fan of each of these two groups she wanted freedom. Freedom for all”

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Comment by Little Name Atheist on June 30, 2009 at 5:37am
That's really disgusting that someone is trying to make a connection between her and Mosavi.
Comment by Karla on June 22, 2009 at 9:47pm
This blog makes me cherish my freedom-from-religion all that much more, nothing about religion seems to get better over time, all some of these faiths seem to offer is terribly attractive architecture and even that is used to lure people in so they can eventually be controlled.
Comment by Clarence Dember on June 22, 2009 at 7:37pm
Thank you for sharing what life and the struggle for freedom is like where you live.



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