Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hassan Nasrallah, the Nemesis of Iranian Bloggers

From Sattar Beheshti’s last post on
his blog
Sattar Beheshti, the Iranian blogger, who was killed under torture in the Islamic Republic dungeons had probably never met Omid Mir Sayafi, another Iranian blogger who died in prison in 2009, but nevertheless there seems to be a link between them; that of referring to Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, on their blogs.

Omid Mir Sayafi, was not a political activist, he wrote about music, mostly Persian classical music on his blog; except on one occasion, when he wrote  “Mr. Khamenei love me as much as you love Seyyed Nasrallah’s son’.

Sattar’s last post on his blog carried a picture of Nasrallah and quoted Hezbollah’s leader “If it wasn’t because of Iran’s help, Lebanon’s reconstruction would not have come about with such swiftness”. It then showed pictures of Lebanese beauty contesters in their bikinis and juxtaposed it with the desperate poverty of Iran’s children. The picture asked what most Iranians ask themselves, “why should so much of our wealth and resources be given to the Hezbollah, when our own children need it most? Why is there not the same urgency to help Iran’s recent earthquake victims who are still homeless and facing the cold? Why can’t we enjoy life like the party going Lebanese do?”

We don’t know who the interrogators and the torturers who dealt with Omid and Sattar were but it seems any critical mention of Nasrallah infuriates them so much that they end up killing their prisoners. Nasrallah seems to be so revered by Islamic Republic torturers that any “balsphemous” mention of him by Iranian bloggers can lead to their death in prison.

1 comment:

Waybec said...

I'll never forget a photograph I once saw of Nasrallah surrounded by half a dozen of his body guards. I don't think I've ever seen such an evil looking bunch of dead eyed malicious thugs gathered in one room. Their expressions scarred by the same kind of violence that Iranian jailers have also obviously meted out on your above mentioned prisoners of conscience. Again, Nazrallah always lauds his Resistance to Zionism. And yet it's out of this pure hatred and violence that has made him fat, rich and perched upon his Big Brother Big screen throne as the bellicose saboteur and plain terrorist against even the Lebanese people acheiving a proper democracy. But hey - those who torture or murder for him have merely paved their own way to follow him straight into hell!