December 7, is not only noteworthy as the day in 1941 when the Japanese planes attacked the U.S. Naval bases in Hawaii killing more than 2,300. This prompted FDR to formally declare war on Japan in his now famous speech to the joint session of Congress labeling December 7th as “a date which will live in infamy.”
For Iran and Iranians, December 7th, this time in 1953, has a special significance too and it also will live in infamy. On that day three Iranian students were gunned down on campus by the government forces. Ever since that day, in commemoration of the three murdered students, Ahmad Ghandchi, Shariat-Razavi and Bozorg-Nia, December 7th has been marked as the Student Day.
Ever since the revolution, proportionately speaking, Iranian students have been subjected to more Islamist savagery than other segment of society. Ever since the Islamist Cultural Revolution, perpetual purging, multi layered political/religious vetting processes, asinine non elective subjects and everyday state of siege on the campuses have become part of the higher learning under IRR, the Islamist Rapist Republic.
Although the exact numbers are not known, however, it is safe to say there are many Iranian students who are languishing in IRR’s prison archipelagos for nothing more than expressing their point of view.
I solemnly hope this year Iranian students will choose to NOT demonstrate and give the savage Islamist Rapists more opportunity to identify and arrest the brightest and bravest that Iran has.
I solemnly hope all those who egg the students on to demonstrate, do so only if their own child is going to be one of them.
December 7th is a day that will live in infamy both in Iran and the U.S. When Iran is emancipated, and it will be, Iranians will commemorate the date as Americans do. Peacefully paying respect to the fallen and vowing to not let it ever happen again. Till that day comes for Iran, I hope the Iranian students would not give Islamist Rapist more opportunity to abuse them further.