Iranian Opposition Leader Attacked

If there is one thing to be said about President Ahmadinejad of Iran is his inability to grasp the need to lay low during certain moments in life. Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri died over the weekend of illness and many people representing a cross section of Iran attended his funeral. On the way home, Mirhossein Mousavi, who heads the opposition to Ahmadinejad, had his car attacked by plainclothes police who hurled insults. Mousavi had just returned from a funeral which witnessed thousands of angry men and women shouting insults at the Iranian government and yelling, “death to the dictator.” Security guards were all around, but people were even angrier.

Marchers at the funeral held aloft portraits of Montazeri and waved green banners to highlight their desire for a green revolution that will sweep the Ahmadinejad thugs from power. Massive crowds were crying and shouting to express their sorrow at the death of a man who had once been a fervent supporter of Khamenei, but became a spokesperson for those who seek freedom for their nation.

It is clear the Iranian government is attempting to silence the media and Internet, but each time they follow the route of heavy handed power, it only sparks greater support for a green revolution.