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Poem For The Rooftops Of Iran - June 19th, 2009

Subtitled version of "INJA KOJAST INJA IRAN AST SARZAMINE MANO TO" (link below) - a woman speaking about the state of her country while filming the
Subtitled version of "INJA KOJAST INJA IRAN AST SARZAMINE MANO TO" (link below) - a woman speaking about the state of her country while filming the rooftop shouting of "Allah-o Akbar" in Iran on Friday June 19th.

Iran, the whole world is watching.

original link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oM6l9PO6Yo

The subtitles in the video above are a little different, and in my opinion, a little better than those below, which I copied from NIACblog. Both are enormously moving. Tomorrow is indeed a day of destiny.

Today Friday 18 June 1388 [2009]

Tomorrow Saturday is very important; Day of destiny.

Tonight the screams of “God is great” [Allah-o Akbar]

is louder than on any other night.

Where is this place?

Where is this place that all paths are closed? All doors are shut?

Where is this place that no one helps us?

Where is this place that we shout out our words with only silence?

Where is this place?

Where is this place that its people’s only call is to God?

Where is this place that its cry of Allah-o Akbar ["God is Great"]

Grows louder and louder every minute?

Every day I wait to see if at night

The cries of “God is Great” grows louder or not.

I tremble as I hear them getting louder and louder.

I do not know if God trembles too or not.

Where is this place that we the innocents are stuck in [imprisoned]?

Where is this place that no one can help us?

where is this place that we are only shouting out our words with silence?

Where is this place that the youth are killed and people stand in the street and pray?

They stand in the blood and pray.

Where is this place that people are called [vagrants] trouble makers?

Where is this place?

Do you want me to tell you?

It is Iran.

It is my home land and your home land.

It is Iran.

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