From an Iranian-American friend:
I am sitting here thinking if and how many of my friends and family will die today. One said “we go to rooftops and call to God to deliver us from darkness and oppression, where is this place that sky has become the only refuge? where is this place?”
Freedom is being slaughtered before our eyes and the free people of the world watch and do nothing when they have all the means to stop it. Instead, they wonder what niceties to exchange with our tormentors after we are all bloodied and silenced.