‘Where were you?’ Iranian woman has ‘choice words’ for those who see Islamic Republic as ‘victim’

An Iranian woman is going viral on social media for her “choice words” about the Islamic Republic and those who would make Iran “the victim” following its unprecedented attack on Israel.

“It’s become very apparent that you haven’t been listening to anything that we’ve had to say for the past two years,” the woman begins. “But I was wondering if you could just lend me a few minutes of your time in this ungodly hour to hear us now.”

“We’ve had to watch over the past 24 hours people clambering onto the internet to explain that Iran has the right to defend itself,” she says. “In what capacity have you distorted the story to make the Islamic Republic the victim?”

“That’s, I think, what we’re most curious about,” she adds.

“When we were screaming for the past two years that they were lynching us,” the woman says in her video, “where were you?”

“When we were screaming that they were killing Iranian women for not wearing a hijab, where were you?” she asks. “When they were lynching Iranian men from cranes for protesting, where were you? When we were explaining that this is a terrorist occupying force, where were you?”

Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, has long been speaking out about the Iranian mullahs’ inhumane rule over her nation.

“But all of a sudden,” the woman in the video says, “everyone’s graduated from Instagram School of Law to say that this is a violation of international law and Iran has the right to defend itself.”

She notes that those who are spewing such arguments aren’t talking about Iran.

“You’re talking about the Islamic Republic,” she states. “What the Islamic Republic does is not a reflection of the Iranian people.”

This sentiment was echoed by journalist Masih Alinejad who told CNN’s Jake Tapper that it is up to democratic governments to present an allied front against Iran’s Islamic leaders and “united to empower the people of Iran” to be free of the “warmongering regime.”

“If you had listened to us for the past two years, much less the past 45 years,” the woman says in the viral video, “you’d know that Iranians don’t want war with Israel. We want peace with Israel.”

“Iranian people inside of Iran have come out and said this, over and over and over again,” she states. “It’s you that wants war with Israel.”

“It’s your hatred for Israel and your hatred for Jews that’s pulling us into a war that we didn’t ask for,” she argues. “Have we not suffered enough for the past 45 years that we now have to be used as pawns for your fantasies about war with Israel?”

“Leave us alone,” she implores the world. “We don’t want that.”

“For two years we asked you to come out and say ‘Free Iran,’ and now you want to speak up, to put our lives at risk, and say, ‘Go to war, Iran.’

“You are no friend to the Iranian people for that.”

On Saturday, prior to Iran’s launch of 120 ballistic missiles, 170 drones, and more than 30 cruise missiles against Israel, Rajavi accused Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of again launching an attack on Iranian women.

Reza Pahlavi, the crown prince of Iran and son of the last Shah of Iran, referred to this attack on the women as he spoke to Fox News host Trey Gowdy about the missile attacks on Israel.

Long a vocal proponent of a secular democratic government for his home country, Pahlavi reiterated that “this is not the Iranian people’s war” and that the destinies of Iran and Israel are “intertwined.”

Melissa Fine


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