This past week in the US a gunman went to a school and brutally murdered 28 people including 20 kids, 6-7 years old. President Obama stood in front of the nation and wiped tears off his face. In Iran, an old kerosene heater caught fire in a school, a bunch of kids got burned and disfigured and one died. The education minister mocked the tragedy and laughed and the other officials completely ignored the tragedy. Several weeks earlier in southern Iran a school bus taking a bunch of school girls to a mandatory school trip to the Iran-Iraq war zone flipped and several kids died. The officials ignored the tragedy again and some of the helpless parents said that it was “God’s will.” In a ceremony to celebrate the opening of Tehran’s Metro Line 4, the officials, including Tehran’s Mayor spoke of “Fatemeh Zahra” and openly cried. Are we a compassionate people or do we only show emotions about those who died centuries ago?