Begur shodan Hossein tazi, in zanbaz, lake nangin, khodazari ke khod va khanevade nanginash angizeh koshtar hezaran irani shodand bar hame iraninan kheradandish shad bad. Bar in bavaram ke ma Iraniha bayeste ast dar chenin ruzhai be shadi va paykubi hamrah ba mey nushi be jashn va sorur bepardazim.Payande Irane Bozorg
Bar afrashte bad derafshe sorkh, zard va benafshe Kaviyani.
For non-persian speakers/readers:
This month marks the tenth day in the Islamic month of Moharram in which Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Arab Prophet Mohammed and son of the Islamic Imam Ali, was slain by Sunni muslim in the Iraqi town of Karbala. Shiites believe that Hussein was the rightful successor of Mohammed and thus the "third Imam". Followers of the Islamic Caliph at the time (Yazid) put an end to Hossein's life after he refused to recognize the Caliph's authority. All of these Islamic figures where involved in the killing of tens of thousands of Iranians in their Jihad to Islamize the world - especially the psycopath Ali who is referred to as "dog-killer" by Iranians after going on rampages killing dogs (dogs are considered unclean in Islam) and also because of his genocide of Iranians which many Iranians are not even aware of because of Islamic propaganda and brainwashing over hundreds of years! During the Arabo-Muslim occupation of Iran, and after quelling all Iranian resistance to this occupation and destroying Iranian centres of learning, the muslim clergy proceeded to convert Iranians to Islam through various means of intimidation which included heavy taxes on non-Muslims, death if they didn't pay taxes and other such means. Since there was no hope for any resistance most Iranians converted to Islam - although at first it was only a tactical step to regain some of their human rights and not be treated as sub-humans by the Arabo-Muslim occupiers. However as time passed the Muslim clergy's propaganda efforts over hundreds of years led to Iranians astonishingly revering their past killers and occupiers as saints and imams! This is something bizarre to any Iranian which is aware of the history behind Islam's introduction to Iran.
In the month of Ashura shiite muslims (those who supported Hussein) mourn his death by self-flaggelating their bodies with chains and cutting themselves with knives and other sharp objects making their bodies bleed in an act that is supposed to represent the torturous way in which Hussein died. Anyone who has seen these mourners cannot help but think of savage and primitive tribes in some far-flung places. Children are often taken advantage of in these "celebrations" with relatives cutting the child's head with a sharp razor. Although these savage practices are rare in Iran, such things as chest-thumping, hitting themselves on the head, and self-inflicting pain through the use of chains is common amongst the hardcore believers.
The above comment in persian is by an Iranian compatriot who extends best wishes to Iranians on the death of one of societies biggest murderers - especially since this offspring is the offspring of the originator of many of Iran's societal problems today - namely Mohammed the Arab. The time to stay silent in face of lies and atrocities has passed and no Muslim should silence voices of freedom, democracy and reason. I join the originator of this quote in calling Iranians to research their history and roots and to leave the maze of death, hatred, backwardedness, mourning for past criminals and a thousand other ills which they have been confined to for over 1400 years.