The Iranian revolution from a different perspective
Iran's peaceful revolution broke out on September 16, 2022, the day a young girl named Mahsa Amini died after being arrested, beaten, and tortured by the morality police of the Iranian government, because of her inappropriate wearing of the veil, according to the police's description. The issue of her death caused an uproar at the Iranian and international levels, and her killing in this way sparked the anger of the Iranian people, who are subjected to injustice and persecution in various ways by the regime and which came out with peaceful demonstrations and protests against the regime's oppression of the Iranian people. The current Iranian revolution is not a revolution to liberate women from the veil as much as it is a revolution to demand the rights and freedom of the Iranian people.
When people suffer from injustice, oppression and persecution, revolutions are their only way to salvation. But revolutions cost people a lot and their consequences are dire. Revolutions also mean a nightmare for the ruling regimes. What the regimes fear most is the anger and revolution of the people, so the ruling regimes are trying to suppress the people severely under several pretexts and names.
- Dictatorship regimes often suppress freedom under deceptive titles such as maintaining public security, maintaining national security, and fighting conspirators. In fact, all of this is in order to cling to power and continue to rule people by force. Of course, I am on the side of the Iranian people, and on the side of all the free Iranians I know who stand against this crumbling, dictatorial, theocratic regime. Says Mohammed Almahfali, a research assistant and master's student at Malmö University. He previously worked as a visiting researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University and as a researcher at Columbia University.
Regarding the revolution in Iran, people were divided between supporters and opponents. Just as there are supporters, there are also opponents of the Iranian revolution, who believe that Iran is safe and stable, and that its people want to destroy it under the name of demanding freedoms. And that the concept of freedom that people are looking for is just an illusion that conspirators use to overthrow states. The revolutionaries only know how to start a fire, but they do not know how to put it out, and they do not know the amount of destruction that this fire may cause. In addition, many political analysts believe that there are other dimensions to the Iranian revolution, other than the Iranian people obtaining their rights and the Iranian women obtaining their freedom, and that the revolution in Iran may lead to the overthrow of the entire country and turn it into a country suffering from economic and political crises and civil wars.
- Every revolution has legitimate reasons for its emergence, meaning that if there were no injustice, oppression and persecution, revolutions would not have erupted. The revolution in itself is legitimate because its causes exist, and if there were no revolutionaries, there would be a military coup or conflict within the system itself that would fill the void, so I must believe in this. As for the existence of other goals, there are certainly external parties that want to benefit, and there are competitors to Iran who want to benefit, and there are certainly those who are only looking for power in Iran. But in general there is so far a strong public awareness that wants change. This is the primary voice, and it is the influential and active voice. As Mohammed Almahfali Says.
There may be other dimensions to the Iranian revolution. In fact, Iran has many enemies, and it is not excluded that there are actually lurking who may try to make things go smoothly to achieve their interests in Iran. The Iranian revolution may lead to the overthrow of the regime and the overthrow of Iran at the same time, to be another copy of Yemen, Syria, Libya and other countries that were shaken by the revolutions.
- There is a great fallacy, unfortunately raised by the supporters of the previous regimes, that the Arab Spring is what turned countries into ruin, but if you carefully contemplate the scene, you will find that the ruin did not come except from the counter-revolutions, which wanted to circumvent the peaceful revolutions." For example, in Yemen, Abdullah Saleh made an alliance with the Houthis through a counter-revolution, and in Syria, Bashar Alassad made an alliance with Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia to crush the peaceful revolution with weapons fighting. The Arab Spring resulted from real suffering that was and is still going on. In Iran, there is indeed a danger that the matter will turn into a conflict, but this is a historical necessity. Dictatorship regimes often do not fall without a price. However, this does not mean that the revolution is a conspiracy, because the conspiracy cannot reach the people and take them to the streets in order to reject the ruling regimes. Iran has external enemies, yes, but it is more hostile to its people than its external enmity, and thus its first problem is with the people. Says Mohammed Almahfali.
There is indeed an inevitability of the revolution in order to uproot dictatorial regimes, but the consequences that revolutions may cause are dire if there is no clear plan as to what will happen after the revolution, and who will assume the reins of government and how the state will gather its fragments. Otherwise the opponents will enter into a political struggle of Order power as the country will be a fertile environment for the proliferation of criminal groups, and chaos. It may take years to bring this mess under control.