Friday, January 1, 2010
A group of students from the University of Amir Kabir published a statement regarding the bloody suppression of people on the day of Ashura, and the attacks on different universities in the past few days.
According to the Amir Kabir newsletter, the students explain in the statement that it is inevitable that all classes and exams be canceled until the complete release of all their classmates who are in prison.
This statement was published following the arrest of four Polytechnic University students during the events of Ashura and after the security forces went to the dormitories of Polytechnic University last night and threatened the students.
The statement is as follows:
Another Ashura came about but Ashura this year was different from other years because this year we had to mourn not only for the historical event of Ashura but also for a free-spirited religious authority and a pious cleric.
A man who lived like Ali (Shiite Imam) and died like Hossein (Shiite Imam).
A man who contributed his bread and even his name to keep true and non-governmental Islam alive.
The grief of losing the leader of their freedom-seeking and justice-demanding movement was hard on people and even harder to bear for us students. However, the university society endured this pain silently.
On the 7th day after the death of this great man, the people who were still in shock over losing their spiritual father went to the streets to express their hatred of oppression. However, they were faced with Yazids who attacked people in Shemr-like manners.
And what a curious sense of humour history has; the bastards who called Hossein an apostate and attacked, now with “Oh Hossein” cries attack the real followers of Hossein. They revealed their alienation with humanity to everyone, and burnt and killed and arrested.
On the day of Ashura, we were witness to the violation of all human principles by the bastards. They had no fear of murder, rape, accusation, and libel.
But the truth will find its way with the help of the light of rationality and devisal, and it will tell history how in our time foxes dressed as sheep and labeled whoever that did not want to be a submissive sheep a hypocrite.
History will tell how they attempted in their crude delusion to belittle the honor of the student movement by putting women’s clothing on Majid Tavakoli.
History will tell how 11 students of this nation were imprisoned for the crime of knowing.
But even history will be too ashamed to recount what happened. How can history recount the arrest of four new students?
History will be ashamed of recounting how a group attacked the university dormitories at night with batons and chains and knives to silence the cry of freedom of the students.
Yes, even the pen will be ashamed to record these events in history.
After this event we do not know how we can attend our classes and exams anymore, and it is inevitable to cancel all classes and exams until the complete release of all our imprisoned classmates.