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Iran’s Crackdown On Dissidents Intensifies

In Iran, the oppression campaign against those deemed “unholy” has been going on for quite some time.

First, they hanged the gays


And now, according to the NY Times, they are going after women, labor leaders, the press, and educators.

Iran is in the throes of one of its most ferocious crackdowns on dissent in years, with the government focusing on labor leaders, universities, the press, women’s rights advocates, a former nuclear negotiator and Iranian-Americans, three of whom have been in prison for more than six weeks.

Some analysts describe it as a “cultural revolution,” an attempt to roll back the clock to the time of the 1979 revolution, when the newly formed Islamic Republic combined religious zeal and anti-imperialist rhetoric to try to assert itself as a regional leader.

Equally noteworthy is how little has been permitted to be discussed in the Iranian news media. Instead, attention has been strategically focused on Mr. Ahmadinejad’s political enemies, like the former president, Mohammad Khatami, and the controversy over whether he violated Islamic morals by deliberately shaking hands with an unfamiliar woman after he gave a speech in Rome.

Michelle Malkin has much more, including photos like this one of masked policemen with machetes rounding up those dressed in Western-style clothes.


 Masked Muslim moral police force a man wearing clothes deemed un-Islamic
to suck on a plastic container Iranians use to wash their bottoms.

Now folks…. where’s the Human Rights Campaign?  They should be wailing against the Islamic law crackdown in Iran?  I mean they are so quick to jump on any trumped up gay or abortion issue in the USA that crosses the newswire.   So just how is it that when women’s rights advocates (I have to assume at least ONE is a lesbian) in Iran are being rounded up…. that the HRC is silent?

Where are the liberal bloggers?  Hellooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?

Where are all of the other so-called American “liberals” who were so quick to believe the false stories of the Koran being flushed down a Gitmo toilet?   WHERE… ARE… THEY???

In fact, I’m wondering just how long will it take before Michael Moore, Jim McDermott, Nancy Pelosi, Cindy Sheehan and Jesse Jackson show up in Tehran to support President Ahmadinejad and blame the crackdown on President Bush?

-Bruce (GayPatriot)