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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Allahu Akbar

Some Twitter avatars were changed to green over the last week while the more enthusiastic among Western sympathizers of the green revolution can now be spotted wearing green ribbons and shirts. Green is the traditional color of Islam and yet nobody seems to mind this. I am wondering what's about another iconic symbol of the revolution, I mean shouting Allahu Akbar from rooftops? In the good old days one could hardly end whispering this Allahu Akbar on a street without having a half of the street hitting the ground with the another half running for cover. Now thanks to the opposition demonstrators, Allahu Akbar took on very different connotations as rightly or wrongly it came to be associated with the pro democracy movement in the Muslim world. It's a pity we don't have diplomatic relations with Iran, otherwise I would just love to go demonstrating, proudly wearing a green shirt and shouting Allahu Akbar in front of the Iranian embassy. Just, you know, for the sake of experience...

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