Here are some examples of how when in those videos of the midle east the caption reads "death to this or that"
Marg bar = death to/ DOWN WITH. It is always used to express discomfort and displeasure for. NOT DEATH LIKE KILLING!!!!
They are saying: "Marg bar basiji" (down with the baisjis)
Outing Iran: Marg Bar
By The Daily Dish
Jul 19 2009, 10:09 AM ET
by Patrick Appel
A reader writes:
I wanted to make a few comments on the slogan of "death to Russia" from the Friday prayers:
1. "Death to ..." is not a correct translation for "Marg bar ..." although it is a literal translation, the real meaning is closer to "down with
..."; it is an expression of extreme dissatisfaction rather than the wishing of death. Remember "death to potatoes" from the campaign (as a sign of
dissatisfaction with Ahmadinejad's distribution of potatoes among likely voters)? My guess is that it originated with "Marg bar shah", which at the
time probably was literally meant; it was a particularly powerful and defiant slogan at the time and that memory has perpetuated this line of
Khomeini is quoted as saying on November 5, 1979, "[America is] the great Satan, the wounded snake." The term was used extensively during and
after the Islamic Revolution, but it continues to be in used in some Iranian political circles. Use of the term at rallies is often accompanied by
shouts of "Marg bar Amrika!" ("Death to America" is an inexact translation of "Marg Bar Amrika", but is supposed to mean "Down with
America"). The term has also found in political statements of Muslim and anti-American activists throughout the world. It is used in academic
journals and media.
a generic reply to these threads.
I agree that he never said, wipe of map, he said wipe regime of the pages of history, referring to a political entity and not a racial or religious
when in all those videos they say (marg bar Esraiil), that does not mean death to Israel,
it means DOWN WITH, like if I say down with Ron Paul, I don't mean DEATH TO RON PAUL.
the words "marg bar " literally mean death to, but they are never meant to be taken literally. like if I say cool, it doesn't mean cold but rather
nice or agreeable.
The focus is always on ZIONISM, not Jews since they have plenty of them in Iran, and it is not about Judaism, since the Iranian Jewish community even
has its own schools and places of worship.
I know that the regime in Iran is terrible, but the people are just fighting against Zionism since they think it has caused too much suffering to the
Palestinians, a people they identify with. The regime uses this to their advantage. That's all
yeah I never get why the line "has ties with the Iranian government" has anything to do with formalizing a newspapers garbage content with their
government or its people. The fact that the government has its own servers in its own country make this very suspect. It's like if I say I have ties
to the democratic national committee, when in reality I might just get a news letter or I may just be a member.
This is propaganda and every thread that is started using what has been proven to be fake and bias news from sources far removed from the person or
people in question should be put in the hoax section. It is a government hoax, but a hoax none the less.
It's like if I was to put the Martian landing that was aired over the radio that caused mass hysteria, and say it was proof of an alien invasion. In
the interests of informing people and keeping facts with facts and lies with lies this should be immediately treated as a propaganda effort.
If china by proxy of a newspaper located in Germany said that the USA was filled with reptilian leadership, it would immediately be put in skunk works
or hoax section, no matter the offence the OP felt or the people who believed it felt. It is a lie and since ignorance is not to be tolerated, this
slander of the Iranian people should not be tolerated. It is usually used to fuel xenophobia and anti Muslim sentiment. Not very tolerant or educated
in my opinion.
just facts, not state sponsored BS. This is provable, not like 9/11. The facts are there.