Little Green Footballs

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Free Ganji

What do George W. Bush, Hashemi Rafsanjani, and a group of Nobel laureates including Desmond Tutu and Shirin Ebadi all have in common?

They support Akbar Ganji. And so do we.

You can read some of his inspiring writings here.

This candle is about to die out. But this voice will not be silenced. This is the voice of peaceful life, tolerating the other, love for humanity, self-sacrifice for people, seeking truth, seeking freedom, demand for democracy, respecting the opponents, welcoming different lifestyles, separation of the state and the civil society, separation of the private sphere and the public sphere, separation of religion and state, equality of all humans, rationality, federalism within a democratic Iran, rejecting violence,... .

This candle is about to die out, but this voice will raise louder voices in its wake.

The black coffin of night
Resided in his eyes
The star turned off
And fell on the ground.

3 comments:

Electronic Occupation said...

It is racist to presume that you know better than Muslims how to run their own country.

Winston Smith said...

Hashemi Rafsanjani is an anti-Muslim racist?

(EO, your act is getting a bit tired. Maybe it's time to get a new one.)

Pablo said...

For a second, I thought this said Free Ganja.

Nevermind.