Revolutionary losers


by omeedvar

Revolution of 1979 had winners and losers. Here is the story of three losers:  

1.        Ali was raised in a middle class very religious family in Tehran. Unlike his cousin who went to religious school, he chose to go to public school. He took advantage of free education, continued his higher education in science, and received a doctoral degree. He got a respectable and good paying job, married, and had two beautiful daughters, named Laleh and Ladan (Flower names). He never forgot his religious duties such as Namaz and Roozeh. After a few years, he spent a sabbatical year in Europe with his family, and when he returned, he got promotion.

Ali loved his job, loved his family, and was happy. However, something was missing. They wanted a son. A friend suggested they consult an ob/gy doctor who could help them with gender selection. In the next two years, with the help of that specialist, they had two sons. Since these events coincided with the Islamic revolution, they named their sons Abouzar and Yasser. When the specialist who helped them with boys, knew that he has put Arabic names on the boys, she said if she new it before, she would not have helped him have sons!  

Excitement of revolution triggered Ali’s strong religious belief. He would go to the street demonstrations, and he was one of the first few who used the slogan, “Down with the Shah”, and, “We must get rid of 2500 years of Monarchy”. Surprisingly, he would get his salary at the end of the month. When Ayatollah Khomeini (AK) came to Iran, Ali was very excited.  

Within one year, everything started to change. Executions, jail, and war, upset many people. when they forced compulsory hejab, many people including the ob/gy doctor decided to leave the country. The revolutionary government gradually got rid of various groups and individuals, who helped them during the revolution, to take power. Ali was one of them. He was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to long time prison.  He lost his job, and as the result, his family suffered.  

2.        Roya was from a middle class family. Her mother was a teacher, and her father a small businessman. She loved music, so after the fifth grade, she went to Honarestan Music, and continued her higher education in music, under the supervision of great musicians. When graduated, she mastered in piano, violin, and santour.  Interested in Middle East music; she got a scholarship to spend a year in Egypt, and another year in Lebanon. She took her mother with her. When she returned home, she got a job at the same school she graduated.

At this time, demonstrations had begun. Most of her colleagues, listened to foreign radio broadcasts about AK, and were against the shah. Roya felt it is the sign of intellectuality to be against the government. She started actively participating in the demonstrations, and when her mother advised her to appreciate her job and blessing, she would not listen to her. After the revolution, many of her colleagues left the country, or lost their job. Her new boss was a middle-aged revolutionary bearded man, who had wife and children, yet he was focused on her, and wanted her to have temporary marriage with him (Sigheh). He made so much trouble for her, that she left the country, and moved to a foreign country as a refugee.

 3.        Shabnam was borne in an upper class family in Tehran. She loved French language, so she went to a French speaking high school, and later she went to France for higher education. She loved Paris, its museums, architecture, music, food, and freedom of expression. A few years later, she noticed a change among some Iranian students. They wore black Islamic dress, grow beard, and argue with other Iranian students. Shabnam was curious to find out what was going on. The discussion was about rich and poor, criticism of government and the shah, even though, the IR government had financed many of them.

A few months later, when AK came to France, the interviews, and publicity for Ayatollah made Shabnam so excited about the revolution that, she returned to Tehran, and actively participated in the street demonstrations, wearing symbolic hejab. Her family was puzzled by her activities, and they were not enthusiastic about revolution. When the revolution succeeded, she was so happy  that,  she arranged a victory Party at her house for her  friends. However, Within one year after the revolution, everything started to change. Hejab became compulsory, even though AK in Paris  had told the reporters that if he comes to power, women would have the choice to wear hejab or not to wear it.

 When the war started and continued, some of her friends and family were arrested. She became unhappy, and with much difficulty, she got a visa, and returned to France. Nowadays, when she communicates with herfriends, she calls herself  “Shabnam Khar”!


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by Shemirani on

Enghelab roshanfekran azadikhah


from very first second of their revolution their showed how narrowminded idiots there were !

Mash Ghasem

When Shah said: " I heard the cry of your Revolution" on TV

by Mash Ghasem on

he became the biggest loser in Iran. This blog is one of most incoherents I 've seen in here.

Maryam Hojjat

Great truth in your blog

by Maryam Hojjat on

I am not Shah's sympetizer but we had all social freedoms with good economy & respect in the world.  We lost all with these bastard mullahs(IRI) & not achieving political freedom which was objective of uprising in 1979.


Dark days

by Shemirani on

 your description is very correct,  they were pretty much like this !!

 Their revolution was as pathetic as themselves !!

I was a kid at that time, but i do remember them , young boys with their beard very fashion ( yerkkk) girls with their hippie style clothes, all having "political" hallucination (like drug users) with left (and religious) ideology. bunch of idiots !!!! they ruined our country and destroyed millions lifes with their ignorance and arrogance !

 They had their F...Revolution and their Republic !

 i hope they are happy with it ! i will never forget or forgive this generation ! harchi az bishoorieh ina begham bazam kame. 


Oldies pathetic playground

by پندارنیک on

You know what? I tell you......Let's make Reza joon shah again......but you have to hurry know, the Pahlavis have a history........make him a shah before he too kills himself.......I'm gonna call Shabnam joon in Paris to come here and  help Reza joon to pull his pants up, I heard she is not happy with all those hejabi Arabs in France these days...........I hope some day we can attack Guadeloupe too.......You know with Reza joon driving a Phantom. No you silly, not an F4, I say driving Bizhan joon Rolls Royce Phantom...

Or something like that..........


I’m now certainthat the

by ham1328 on

I’m now certain
that the very same forces that brought OLAGH KHOMEINI to power, have placed in
motion the plan for regime change in Iran, once again. There was no revolution
in Iran in 1979. The great powers of the world wanted the Shah out. Now, their
50 year plan of destruction of Iran is way ahead of schedule including the
Trillions of dollars they wanted to make. All of their goals have been achieved,
so it’s time for a new government. Shah, in his interview with David Frost in
1980, said two years before the first demonstration started in Iran he was told
by two sources both from oil industry that the government of Iran will change.
Many super rich Iranians left Iran with their Millions from two years ahead of government
change. To me, these were the signs that something was up, I just didn’t know
it then, but they did. There are other claims by former British Inelegant
agents that IMF and WB were behind the regime change in Iran.  World powers, will never allow a nation so
rich in natural resources to become a producing nation, period. Shah’s failure
to establish a political system, made it so easy to end his reign.  And now, first sign of regime change, the
Russians got in the camp with the West by refusing to deliver advanced air
defense system to Iran. Then they ordered the nuclear fuel rods out of
Bushehr’s reactor. The chaos and fighting amongst the internal forces of
government in Iran are the first visible signs of what will be coming more and
more common. Lets hope that the change in Iran will come from within and not from outside this time.