By - Creepy_Toe2680
Cyber Basijis [are seething](https://i.imgur.com/kFFTByY.jpg) at the hands of this post, which means we’re doing something right. They have failed to silence the Iranian people and their allies!
زن زندگی آزادی
ژن ژیان ئازادی
[Default sticky comment for this post](https://www.reddit.com/r/NewIran/comments/z815xq/to_the_people_who_dont_interact_in_anyway_in_this/iy958vg/)
I want a free Iran
I was told there would be free Iran... Where do I get my free Iran?!
(No, but seriously... I really want a free Iran)
*with the purchase of an Iran of lesser or equal value
I would like to exchange this Iran for a new, free Iran.
This one is faulty.
Hello, we've been trying to reach you about your Iran's extended warranty
Don’t we all?
We all want it
As an outsider, I always feel like I’m intruding if I do anything other than lurk. I’m so impressed and inspired by the people of Iran. I know other people are too.
American here who feels the same way.
Yeah it feels awkward when a non Iranian comment goes near the top of the comments in a post. This feels like the right way.
Ask us questions. Don't insert unsolicited advice, but ask us questions.
I’m not sure I have questions today but I’m trying to make sure I see what’s happening and I’m grateful to you for sharing.
Same here from Texas. Gives me hope that progress is possible and people can change things, because locally it seems like folks have just given up to the regressives.
Yup, me too. Also from Texas
4th though I'm about to leave Texas
Stay strong Iran
Originally from Texas, but now I live in Germany. I strongly support all the people fighting for their freedom in Iran right now. More power to you.
Texan and longtime lurker on reddit. Iranians got my support too. Its heartbreaking hearing their government is doing to them.
American from California here. This post was a good reminder. I’ve seen quite a few “this sub is full of outsiders who don’t know anything about Iran” comments and I’ve thought “yup, that’s me.” Plus being American, I hesitate to intrude on a space where everyone would be perfectly in the right to hate my guts. In the future i will comment to increase visibility. I might not know anything about Iran but I know heroes when I see them.
Same here. I’m American and 100% rooting for the people of Iran, but I really don’t know too much Iran and don’t want to say something ignorant or false.
Same here in California
Sames from New Jersey
Same here from the U.K. I do know a couple of people (in my church) who are Iranian and what they tell me reflects what I'm seeing on the news and in this sub. Every day I pray that the people of Iran would throw off the burden of oppression and brutality. I'm so in awe of the bravery I see amongst ordinary people. Those who risk physical, mental and sexual violence once, twice, *many* times. Total respect and admiration.
Yes, an American that feels the same way. I wish I could do more to help other than just offer support, I can't even imagine how horrific and terrifying it is in Iran right now. I'm amazed by your bravery and strength. God Bless you all, I have faith that, within time, this evil regime will crumble and women will be FREE!
This is it for me. I upvote all posts for visibility but i didn't know it wasn't as useful as commenting.
I'm just an American old lady, but i am here to cheer on all you ladies out there fighting for freedom!
Joining in to say this.
I don't have anything to offer other than my support, and even that feels so hollow so far away from conflict.
All I can offer is myself, so if anyone out there is struggling and wants to talk, my DMs are open. I'm not (yet!) a nurse so I can't offer anything official, but I'd like to help in a way that I can.
Same here from Europe. Just commenting this because the post asked for comments. I don't want to flood Iranian discussions and reporting with my naive words of ignorance.
Yep, I'm on the same boat. I'm subscribed to a few Ukrainian groups and at first it was the same, but then I started learning a lot about their current situation, political struggles etc. and it feels less awkward now. Hope the same happens here.
How I feel too. I’m Irish and felt it was crass to comment here as an outsider given how extreme things are for Iranians who post here. But I will start commenting from now on
Samsies. Well put.
I just wanted to say I feel the same way. I joined this sub to get a better understanding of events that are greatly affecting the lives of people very close and dear to me.
Same from Ireland
Preaching to the choir!
Same from Ohio
Same, especially as an American. Some of us are actually quite humble and embarrassed by our overall arrogance of US citizens.
Same here! I wanna learn but not impose
You me same
Same here. Wishing yall the best tho
Glad someone said it, I'm mostly watching in awe
I agree with you.
I feel the same way.
Same from Chicago
I’ll help in any way. Here’s my verbiage. Lol. I’m so proud of y’all. I joined this Reddit in your very first days. Being a woman I’m appalled and horrified how brutal y’all have been treated. I had no idea. Sorry. Since I’ve researched trying to understand. In America it’s been told Iran hates us. Wants to kill us. When in fact, that’s coming from this evil Islamic republic that is NOT the view of the people, but this dictator. He’s sending military supplies to Pootin. Pure evil.
I support the people of Iran-Persians. Not the IR.
Please explain what’s happening with translation in English is Greatly appreciated.
Stay strong and safe. We care.
Thanks 🙏🏻 we appreciate you
The Iranian people had good reason to hate the U.S. because we were meddling meddlers back in the 1950’s and installed a dictator because Iran’s democratically elected leader at the time started to nationalize Iran’s natural resources that the West played a part in developing. Twenty-some years of living under the Shah led to the revolution in 1979.
But we weren’t told that. We were just told that the Iranians were evil kidnappers. Never mind that the country turned into a theocracy practically overnight, and many? most? a lot? of them have been over it for years. They’re putting themselves in harm’s way and showing amazing courage. There’s little we can do to help because a) it will be spun as the U.S. interfering again, and b) we can’t lift sanctions because the IRI (the leaders) have demonstrated willingness to be an agent of chaos in the Middle East.
Downvote me to hell, but Iran (Persia) is probably the most civilized culture in the region - so ironic that this is the position we all find ourselves in. The West is sympathetic but can’t lift a finger, and Iran, because of its awful leadership, looks decidedly uncivilized.
I’m proud of you, I support you, and I hope there comes a day soon that we can start mending fences. ❤️ from 🇺🇸.
For real, I was definitely never taught any of this in history class in school in USA. I have an Iranian coworker who told me these things. Seeing her struggling right now and learning what is happening literally brings me to tears. I am here to be more informed and to add one more person who supports the cause.
Use the motto if you are not sure what to write:
Zan Zandegi Azadi!
What does this mean please? I've seen it many times and just don't know what it's meant to say.
I find it interesting that woman is “zan” and life starts with “zan-“ :)
I do too because its true, but the pronounciation is different..more like Zaen, Zendegi, Azadi
Thank you for clarification ❤️ is Arabic hard to learn? When I was younger, Aramaic was spoken to me, but I know they’re different.
Hi there! Iranian languages include Persian (Farsi, Dari, and Tajik dialects), Pashto, Kurdish, Luri, and Baloch.
I apologize very much. I hope I didn’t offend. Clearly I don’t know anything. And now I have something to learn! So thank you ☺️
You know people who still use Aramaic?? Fascinating! Also, Farsi is the language of Iran.
I'm following with interest but rarely comment, as I am here in America.
Same. But I upvote like crazy!
Maybe not a useless question. Could someone familiar with the language explain the usage and nuance to basij / basiji? In one of the early discussions, it was explained as an official member of some sort of cultural enforcement agency, seemingly a member of the government. However, in other posts, I’ve seen it used in the context of anyone opposing the movement, even referring to foreigners to Iran, or posters on Reddit.
Is it slang? Is it an official title in the government? Is the term being co-opted? Anyone familiar with the language spare a little knowledge for me? Much appreciated.
Basij is a a paramilitary volunteer militia that goes under IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp). A member of Basij is called a Basiji. Since it's a volunteer group, anyone who wants to serve the supreme leader/ islamic values can join the group. This word has a lot of negative connotations since Basijis suppress anyone who's against the government. So to us anyone that supports the government is a Basiji.
Thank you for the clarification
It worth mentioning that it started during the Iran-Iraq war, when young people volunteered to go to fight were called basiji, it simply means to mobilize, later implemented to IRGC to brain wash kids from school age, it's a massive and very organized organization
I check in on the Sub daily from Canada, sending you much love & support.
Fight on sisters and brothers
Esta bien pues
Hombre no me esperaba encontrar a otro hispanohablante aquí sinceramente
Hay varios, la libertad no conoce de idiomas.
In 1974, after decades of fascist dictatorship, with a large part of the country living in basically medieval conditions, not to mention the waves of young men drafted to fight a colonial war just so that our dictator could keep the African territories...
We had a revolution, a coup by the military which handed over power to a consortium of lawyers, public intellectuals, and elected representatives, in order to draft a new Constitution and political body.
We narrowly avoided a communist takeover, mind you, but gladly, nobody died.
Let me repeat that: **we had a transition from a fascist regime to a social democracy, and nobody died**.
I'm not saying that's what's to be expected, unfortunately, in Iran's case. I'm not even saying that it's a reasonable proposition.
But I think it's important to remember what is possible - a revolution is not an inherently bloodthirsty act. In our case, it took the military leaders believing in the supreme legitimacy of the people. In the Iranian military's case, that regretably does not seem to be expected...
However, I wonder, with all the potential of Iranian culture, and all the strength of the Iranian people, what will be made possible.
Amazing! It seems like a military coup often ends in disaster. Glad to see it worked out for Portugal! No idea if it could work for Iran.
I support a free and democratic Iran.
We’re rooting for you Iran 🇮🇷🇨🇦
The people, not the government
Watching, listening, and rooting for those under an authoritarian regime. Iranian people deserve better, good luck
- Random Western peep
Hi everyone, I'm polish but I grew up in Ireland.
My best friend in high school was a girl from Iran, Tehran.
Her parents took her brothers and her out of the country as soon as they had a chance; here she's a biochemist that does amazing work in her field now. Same goes for her brothers.
I just can't possibly imagine what it's like, for some people to just come into your country and tell you what to do! It's ridiculous. It has always been ridiculous. And horrifying.
I hope/know that you're all going to win because as of now, there's no going back for them. The regime funking imploded on itself and I just want to watch it burn with a smile on my face.
I also cannot stop thinking about Armita Abbasi. It's all so damn tragic. I want all these khomeinins or whatever to suffer.
And I hope that they know that they will do just that.
Thank you for being so inspiring, beautiful Iran of the people ❤️
Iran all the way home just to respond
FYI. I’ve tried to show my support. My comments removed. On another thread regarding death penalty to children. Idk why?
I can see your comments on the other post.
I would comment more but I understand little of what is said here as it's often not in English (Sorry, I just read the one language) or the references are to things I know nothing about. But I really want the people of Iran to successfully drive out the evil regime in their country, so I will strive to post more.
Keep on kicking ass, people of Iran.
To the Iranian government: Fuck you.
Yes and double yes, in the butt.
Kir too Basij✌️
I support a free Iran
Zan zandegi asadi
För a democratic Republic of Iran
Shit that is random and useless but packed with love and support. Very high fibre shit
Zan Zandegi Azadi! Woman Life Freedom! From
Some useless random crap.
Yes I concur!
Your courage is inspiring and breathtaking.
I'm Israeli and don't know how to help :(
I hope USA wins the match.
Looks like you got your wish granted!
To seeing a free Iran soon 🦁☀️
I frequently see New Iran posts on my Frontpage. Course, my default sort is New Hour, so I see lots of stuff that doesn't have a lot of upvotes or comments. Getting all the way to the Frontpage with the typical hot sort takes a lot of momentum.
Lurker here. Also American; so my two bits - highly supportive and definitely want the shape and nature of your future to be yours, so it's also highly frustrating seeing some of the insensitive western/armchair critiquing and I'm sorry that's having to be dealt with given the events.
Keeping up with Ukraine brought this subreddit to my attention, and I'm so glad it did. I hope this comment helps increase the visibility, and adds an additional note of support! 💛💛
As a Brazilian who has been lurking on this sub for quite a while, I'm watching history happening in social media and I'm in awe of both your efforts to topple the regime and the sheer amount of money and resources khamenei puts in suppressing it (to the point where I feel like the only difference between him and a cartoon villain is the fact that he is real)
Mulher, vida, liberdade
Long live iran زن زندگی آزادی
Free irannnnn. We support you guys👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 turkish dutchman🙋🏻♂️
European lurker here. Just rooting for free, peaceful, democratic Iran for you, brave protesters ❤️ with no discrimination, no persecution and no armed thugs murdering their own nation to protect the dictatorship.
Please keep up the good work! You guys deserve all the freedom and this is history in the making!
Zan zandegi asadi.
Frau, Leben, Freiheit.
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Viva Iran, down with the mullahs.
Sorry. I feel like I shouldn’t be commenting that much because I don’t know what I could contribute. Just know that I support your guys. Long love a free Iran!
Women. Life. Freedom.
Support from the USA.
Italian here, I really hope to see a new free Iran soon!
Women! Life! Freedom!!!
Here in support!
Sabzi polo bah mahi
I support you.
Be the change you want to see.
Just a fellow citizen of the world pulling for the people of Iran. ❤️
Some random useless shit
Pašminé puš-e tondxu k-az ešq našnid'ast bu
Az masti-yaš ramz-i begu tâ tark-e hošyâri konad
My heart with all of you ❤️ 🙏
عاشقتونم مردم شجاعم ❤️
Kaya niyo yan, ingat!
♥️♥️ viva la revolución de Iran trust it will be successful
Support from France here
Iran, Brazil is by your side<3
We are alive and following closely
Love from America
I added Tor's Snowflake to my browser to help people get around censorship.
Freedom to you
(the non-brainwashed) Hungarians stand with NewIran New Iran