Conscience Call: Uniting Generations in Iran’s Quest for Freedom and Global Peace

As missiles rain down on the land of Israel by the terrorist regime in Iran, the Iranian nation finds itself in a moment of reckoning—a time when the sins of the past cast a long shadow over the present. Among those called to account are the older generation, whose silence and inaction in the face of tyranny speak volumes of complicity and culpability.

Decades ago, swept up in the fervor of Islamic revolution, the older generation rallied behind Ayatollah Khomeini, believing in the promise of a new dawn for Iran. But as the regime’s true nature revealed itself in all its brutality and oppression, their fervent support turned to willful ignorance—a convenient blind spot that shielded them from the harsh realities endured by their children and grandchildren.

Why has the older generation remained silent as over 320 missiles showered over Israel? Why doesn’t the older generation hold this warmongering regime accountable? Where is the outrage?

The responsibility rests heavily on the shoulders of the older generation to rectify the course they helped set. They must now revolt against the tyranny they played a role in bringing to power. Let them heed the call of conscience and join their fellow Iranians in the struggle for a brighter tomorrow—a tomorrow where missiles no longer darken the skies, ignorance is no longer an option, and Iran stands as a beacon of democracy, peace, and global cooperation, especially during Passover.

The brutality against the younger generation, their arrests, torture, and executions, cannot be overlooked. It’s a stain on the conscience of those who allowed it to happen and a call to action for those who seek justice and freedom for all Iranians.In striving for “Liberated Iran, a safe and secured world,” we envision more than just a political transformation within Iran’s borders. It symbolizes a commitment to peace, stability, and cooperation on a global scale. A liberated Iran, free from oppression and tyranny, can indeed play a crucial role in fostering peace and security on a global scale.When a nation embraces democracy, respects human rights, and upholds the rule of law, it becomes a beacon of hope and stability in a troubled world. A democratic Iran could engage in constructive dialogue and cooperation with its neighbors and the broader international community, leading to greater understanding, trust, and collaboration.Moreover, a safe and secured world requires the active participation of all nations, including Iran, in combating common threats such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and climate change. A liberated Iran would be better positioned to join hands with other nations in addressing these pressing challenges, promoting peace, and building a more prosperous and sustainable future for all.Ultimately, the vision of a liberated Iran leading to a safe and secured world serves as a reminder of the transformative power of freedom and democracy. Let us work together towards this shared goal, knowing that a free and democratic Iran is not only a boon to its own people but also a crucial step towards a safer and more secure world for all.

About the Author
Shabnam Assadollahi is an award-winning Canadian human rights advocate and freelance writer/journalist of Iranian origin. She has a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology and has worked extensively helping newcomers and refugees resettle in Canada and has distinguished herself as a broadcaster, writer and public speaker. Shabnam was arrested and imprisoned at age 16 for eighteen months in Iran's most notorious prison, Evin. Shabnam’s primary and heartfelt interest is to focus on the Iranian community and world events affecting women and minority communities.