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Stains of blood on their faces…
For the brave Iranian police

 


Parniyan Golafra
May 21, 2007
iranian.com

Oh My, what powerful muscles you have...
Oh My, what strong arms you have...
Oh My, how tall and well-built you are...
Oh My, how very clever you are...
Oh My, what a good Moslem you are...
Oh My, what an even better Iranian you are...
Oh My, what a good son you must have been to your mother...
Oh My, such a caring compassionate brother you might have been to your sister...
Oh My, how much better than you can it get for your wife?

But...

Oh No, you are not a beacon of strength...
Oh No, you are not a trusted refuge...
Oh No, you are not a respected force of justice
Oh No, you are not a good Moslem
Oh No, you are not a good Iranian
Oh No, you are not a good father to your daughter...
Oh No, you are not a good citizen of humanity...

For...

Oh Yes, how brave to wield a club at unarmed citizens...
Oh Yes, how gallant to threaten them with a gun...
Oh Yes, how masculine to hit a woman in the shin...
Oh Yes, how heroic to slap her until she bleeds...
Oh Yes, how magnanimous to dispense abusive advice...
Oh Yes, how generous to push them into your cars...
Oh Yes, how powerful to drop them off at Vozara...
Oh Oh, how exciting to plant seeds of fear in the passers by...

Well...

Let’s hear a round of applause for the Iranian Police...
For their successful attempts to end crime in Iran,
Especially among mother-daughter teams walking down the road...
Their marvelous implementation of law and order in Iranian coffee shops,
Their tireless efforts to salvage and restore Islam...
And their devotion to changing Iranian women’s appearance --
If not through more modest clothing,
Through bruises on their bodies and
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