World events continue to compete for the top headlines. Obama pressures democrats, Sotomayor indulges republicans, celebrities die, Prime Minister Aso prepares for his party’s Waterloo, the Chinese suppress their Uighur terrorists and Comrade Kim rattles his rusty saber, wars continue in Iraq and Afghanistan while conflicts fester in Pakistan, India and Israel. With so much competition for our attention, we may have trouble keeping our eye on the events in Iran, but for the people there, their crisis does not end with the news cycle.
The resistance to the Ahmadinejad election fraud will not go away. The common chant “We are all Neda” proves to be more than symbolic as the regime rounds up more and more of its opponents. As the opposition leadership staged peaceful protestsduring Friday prayers, one of their greatest voices, Shadi Sadr was taken into custody.
We cannot keep our eyes glued to Iran, but we do have to keep Iran in our vision.
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