Posted on January 2nd 2016 by Sunni Prisoners Iran
[Translated into English below:]
In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful,
The last call for help.
This is an open message from the Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison to our respected scholars, decision makers, and all those who care about Muslims conditions.
To the preachers and students of knowledge, to Sunni people of Iran and all the world, to all righteous and free:
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you,
After a series of unfair executions in the past few years, we can tell you that the Iranian regime is plotting to send the remaining Sunni prisoners awaiting execution in Rajai Shahr prison (27 prisoners) to the gallows for a mass execution.
They have already executed 12 youth in the last two waves of executions.
For this, and after asking Allah for help, we ask all Sunni people, including scholars and preachers, to unite and stand as one man against this oppressive government to prevent it from committing this massacre.
O Sunni people of Iran and the whole world…
These are your sons! They were unjustly pushed into this massacre, will you remain silent this time also? Will you again speak only a few, meek words and think you have fulfilled your responsibility?
What do you feel when you see your sons hanging from ropes in front of you while you are silent? Are you pleased?
Are Sunnis not able to take a serious stand to stop the execution of their sons? Are Sunnis not able to march, protest, hold press conferences and lead civil disobedience against Iran to let the world hear their voice?
When will these unfair executions against Sunni come to an end?
When will this silence come to an end?
Can we not raise our heads high for once, and choose dignity and resistance over surrender and humiliation?
Has not the Pharaohs got tired from slaughtering our children?
Will the devils of this era ever get satisfied from drinking the blood of Sunni youth?
O Sunnis of Iran and the whole world
Get up! Stop this humiliation!
How long will this silence last?
How long will we remain in this subservience and humiliation?
O Scholars! O Students of knowledge! Oh Muslim people!
For how long will you abandon the duty of enjoining the good and forbidding evil?
For how long will you abandon the best of Jihad: a word of truth in front of a tyrant?
O Muslim people of Iran and the whole world… Know that if you choose to remain silent now – as you did before – you won’t be able to do anything in the future.
If you are satisfied now with humility and the killing of your sons, you won’t be able to defend yourselves and your families against any future oppression.
The Iranian regime is mocking the Sunni people by this criminal act. How many of our scholars, preachers and youth have they killed while you chose to be silent?
They’re now testing your dignity and unity.
Today is a day of work, a day of acting and defending your dignity. Allah The Almighty is looking at your deeds and hearts, and on the day of judgement you’ll be standing before Him.
“And more appropriate for them [would have been] obedience and good words. And when the matter was determined, if they had been true to Allah, it would have been better for them.” (The Quran 47:21)
O scholars of the Ummah, we are your sons!
We have forgiven you when you failed us and we don’t complain to Allah. But we cannot prevent our children from grabbing your necks with their small hands on the Day of Judgement, asking you, “Why have you failed our fathers?!”
Speak out loud before your sons are taken to the gallows!
O Allah have we not delivered the message?! O Allah be our witness!
We ask our brothers and sisters to spread this message in social media websites, all over the internet and the media.
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.