Revenge is a powerful motivating factor. When it comes to vengeance, Iranians, like many others, are not only familiar with the concept are old hands at it. Throughout history of Persia it has served as an empowering factor in political maneuverings, it is even enshrined in the Persian epic Shahnameh–and as some say, is reflected in the dominant Islamic creed in Iran.
Although it is not talked about much lately, but there is no escaping the fact that in the back of many minds different scenarios of taking revenge on the Islamist cutthroats are being replayed over and over. And why not, the Islamists have left no atrocity undone and when the time comes, and it will come, it would be hard to expect their multitudes of victims to forget and forgive. But in the name of revenge and retribution itself starts another cycle of destructive violence.
To my mind the best and sweetest revenge that can be exacted on the Islamists, aside those who have actually committed prosecutable crimes, is to work hard and establish a full-fledged democracy in Iran.
Look at it this way, every time Iranian teenagers do what teenagers are meant to do, the Islamists are being punished. Each time Iranian woman go about their life their captivating flowing shimmering hairs will be punishing all who had them bundled up for so long. All the time that followers of any belief publically tend to their sacred rituals, especially when Moslems pray not because of the government, the Islamists are being punished. The sound and sight of people enjoying life without fear, laughing and dancing in public will torment Islamists more than any act of revenge could ever hope to achieve. Poetry loving, wine appreciating, fun and a bit of debauchery craving Persian culture will be enough of revenge on the Islamists on this earth.
And for the afterlife, unless evidence to the contrary is at hand there is no reason not to believe Roman12:19. “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, vengeance is mine, I will repay, declares the Lord”.