Sunday, June 21, 2009

Neda: The Voice of the Iranian People


by Barbara W. Sowell at Faultline USA

By now the videos of Neda’s death have spread far and wide across the world making her the symbol of the voice of the Iranian People.

Today is Father’s Day. No father should have to live to witness the death of a beloved child.

While glued to Twitter early yesterday afternoon I made the mistake of clicking on the link to the close-up, gruesome, and very graphic YouTube video of Neda’s death. The image of her beautiful eyes in the last moment of her life seared itself into my soul. I could not shake her dying image from my mind and just prayed all day for her family.

By nighttime the new Twitter hashtag: #Neda was burning up the internet with Tweets and RT’s.

RT Woman killed in front of her father "ندا (#Neda) which means voice or call in Farsi. She's the voice of the people a call to freedom"

4 Neda, girl murdered in Iran on film: Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord & let perpetual light shine uponher. #neda

Read the moving account from the doctor who tried to save her from BreakForNews with graphic still shots taken from the video.


  1. The Green Revolution turns RED?
    Is Iran being Crucified!?!?

    As promised in yesterday's (Friday) prayers the mullocracy delivers heavy handed repression unseen in Iran since the fall of the Shah. Ironic to see the revolution come full circle and return to this bloody state in an attempt to maintain power.

    Lord Acton says it best:
    "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."

    While Mousavi and the reformers prepare to face martyrdom the power of faith in their cause is evident. The world is watching as Islam is on display. Ayatollah Khamanei Condemns Himself in word and deed!

    Quoting then (not-yet-Ayatollah) Hojatol-Islam Seyed Ali Khamanei, the current Supreme Leader at a speech in Qom: “The Shah was guilty of this: He said it’s my word, not the nation’s. Today anyone who repeats this behavior, it not acceptable; he is condemnable.” “Once illiteracy, poverty, hunger, oppression and inequality are wiped away from society, the revolution will have been successful.”

    Fearful rulers attempt to control with Fear…

    Faith is the antithesis to Fear
    Faith is only as strong as the object of the faith

    Truth is powerful-lies are as quicksand…

    The degree of deceit illustrates depth of depravity…


  2. This is such a sad story. I can't imagine how hard it must be for her dad and other family members. My thoughts are with them.

    David Lunt

  3. I will never forget the first images and video I saw of Neda. They have been seared into my memory forvever. This is the hand of islamofacism, the hand that has had blood on it since the 7th century. Her death and all the others, will not be in vain. May she be at peace and our family's prayers go out to her and her family.