Obviously I make no comparison of circumstances or stature, but a fellow blogger faces the death penalty for political speech. He is a Canadian citizen who has criticized U. S. foreign policy and defended Iran’s nuclear program for strategic reasons. How can this be? Who could possibly want him dead? Ah, but he is also an Iranian citizen who said on his blog that Israel isn’t so very terrible.* Don’t agree with him; defend to the death his right to speak, for what this characterization shows is that he lives in a state in which nothing short of complete agreement, publicly expressed, can keep you alive.
Agreement not important. Only life important.
The voice is the outward form of the soul.
Bullying is weakness, and despicable.
The worship words are for everybody, or they mean nothing.
If you share my faith that the worship words are for everybody, please sign the petition.
*Or, if you prefer, “cooperation with enemy states, propaganda against the Islamic regime, promoting anti-Revolutionary groups, insulting sanctities, launching and managing vulgar and obscene sites.”