Thursday, 9 April 2009

A bloodless coup?

It is annoying that the BBC feels the need to include even the most reactionary nonsense in it's user-contributed content. Here was have a comment from an article on the Iranian Revolution:

We only wanted the right to live in an Islamic society, where we could practice moderate Islam freely. After voting for democracy in 1953, the Shah continued to run the country in the interests of a minority. The revolution was bloodless and a revolution of the people.

Syed Shah, Tehran ,Iran

A comment as ridiculous as it is untrue. The aftermath of the revolution saw many associated with the Shah rounded up and murdered, collaborators tortured and executed, rebels executed and thousands of political prisoners executed through the next decade.

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