Monday, June 15, 2009
The Persian Standard
Iran was the first to oust westerners from the oil fields when the Shah was ousted. Women ended up marching in the streets in protest of the restrictions placed upon them by Sharia law. What followed was the bloody sacrifice of a generation of martyrs as the bodies of believers were stacked like cordwood in the marshes in the war against Iraq. The population of Iran averages under 25 due to that war. Now the youth of the country is protesting the demise of the fledgling democracy. According to Jefferson, " a nation ceases to be republican when the will of the majority ceases to be the law." The experiment of Islamic theocracy appears to be further unraveling as the eventual corruption of power held in the reins of the few becomes apparent even to the youth. Perhaps another generation must pass before the truth that "resistance to tyrants is obedience to God" is realized in Islam.