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Iran said the gunman who killed Neda Agha-Soltan may have mistaken her for the sister of an Iranian "terrorist," the Islamic Republic News Agency reported Wednesday.
Iran blamed the death of the woman known to the world simply as Neda squarely on "those groups who want to create division in the nation," saying they planned the woman's killing "to accuse the Islamic republic of ruthlessly dealing with the opposition," according to IRNA, Iran's state-run news agency.
Originally posted by sunny_2008ny
there was little about her that would have led her friends to predict she would become a martyr
There are millions of Christian martyrs around the world who are being persecuted, tortured and murdered for their faith. Most of them are being killed for simply and quietly praying in their own homes to their God in a way they wish.
Every revolution needs icons and symbols -- an image that embodies a sense of universality of blight and at the same time innocence," said Roya Hakakian of Connecticut, a writer, poet and journalist who was born and raised in Iran. "The image of Neda does both."
The woman who by all counts was an innocent bystander is now known as the "Angel of Iran" and is inspiring poetry.
If not either then surely it would be just a spiteful attempt at hurting the 'terrorist' through murdering an innocent family member.