Enough slogans; we heard them all during the revolution
By Amir Mehdi Noorbakhsh
February 20, 2002
This is a chapter from the book "Daastaanhaa-e-Raasteen" (1992)
written by Dr. Amir Mehdi Noorbakhsh (my father) and published in Canada. It was
written at a time when the secular movement in Iran was still in its infancy, and
the book, as well as a sequel, were smuggled into Iran by a number of (very brave)
compatriots, and the author received correspondence from basically all over the world
from Iranians who were inspired by it.
Nowadays, the sentiments he expressed have become commonplace among Iranians, but
I thought your readers might enjoy an early perspective, from one of the rare writers
who wrote scathing words about both the Islamic Republic and Islam itself, and was
not afraid to sign his real name to his work in the days before "the moderates"
(so-called), when the Iranian government still sent agents to assassinate critics
Adrian Amir Norbash B.Sc. MD
Canadian Armed Forces