Tehranistani Thunderstorms

Its hard to know how iran's latest temporary leadership change process will unfold.
  • Opposition contesting the validity of the polls.
  • Campus deaths, and the modern university as a bastion of political mojo.
  • State muffling of news.
  • Overbearing use of state security force, which at time restrains, at others molests.
  • Social schisms becoming more apparent between ganj folks and townie yaars.
  • Clear foreign backing for the pro-western narrative.
  • Clear local desire for change.
  • Copycatting of US election sloganeering.
  • Substantial, under-reported local support for the incumbent.
  • Outside ummahtic conservatives over-valuing the status quo and the whole 'sticking two fingers up at the west', over basic internal justice.
  • Ummatic over-emphasis on the symbolic importance of Iran.
  • Hundreds of thousands demonstrating physically, amplifying, forcing powerful hands.
  • Other national yaars wetting themselves over the use of web 2.0.
  • A distinct rupture of a political phase that has lasted a generation.
  • Common use of raw betrayal and treachery accusations.
  • The risk of political over-compensation evaporating real and struggled-for gains
Sorry, must stop analysing every political orchestration through the lens of Bangladesh.

This is my nonsecular political dua (prayer)

Oh Allah, assist the sisters and brother in Iran in their struggle for truth and life
Protect them from the plots of eachother, and foreigners
Prevent the reckless from wrecking things
Promote just, creative resolution, whatever that may be
because you know best, I dont really have a clue.

1 comment:

Manas Shaikh said...

Ameen to your du'a dear brother. I am utterly confused as to what is best. I have not taken sides yet, for the reasons that you mention, but I pray to Allah subhanuhu ta'ala that he helps them see, and helps them fix the mess.