Obama Billboard in Tehran

Tehran, Vali-e Asr Sq, 2013/10/2

Banner of Obama in central Tehran depicting him next to the evil military commander Shemr. Shemr, a despised figure in Shi’a tradition, killed the beloved Imam Hussein at the seventh-century Battle of Karbala. The banner reads in Persian “Ba Ma Bash” – “Be With Us and Be Safe” – and is a play on Obama’s name. The message conveyed by pairing Shemr with another Hussein – that is, Barack Hussein Obama – is that any Iranian who trusts Obama is a traitor, because he follows the enemy of the Shi’a.

 

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~ by Amir on 4 October, 2013.

One Response to “Obama Billboard in Tehran”

  1. Your government got very strong stance 😐 I myself saw this banner but since its written in Persian, I couldn’t understand the message.

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