Who Did This?

Compiled by: Islamic Revolution Website
Translated by: Fazel Shirzad


In 1977, we received notices from the Imam, which were written in very small handwriting. Sometimes we had to read the notices with a magnifying glass and copy them by hand. Later, we used the copier and printed more notices. I [Iran Islamzadeh] was one of those who had the mission to distribute leaflets in mosques and schools.

The first time I was going to distribute a leaflet in the mosque, my hands were shaking from fear and apprehension, but I had made my decision. In the Fatimieh [PBUH] mosque, the ladies were on the top floor of the mosque. I climbed the stairs and made my way to the side of the metal railings that were installed as protection. I was waiting for the right opportunity. When the prayer was over and Hajj Agha Abbasi started his speech, I reached into my bag and pulled out the packet of leaflets and spread them in the air through the fences of safeguard. The leaflets were broadcast from above over the heads of the men, who were sitting downstairs. Suddenly there was a commotion and some people shouted: "Who was it? Who did it?" I was very happy to finally complete my mission and after that I was not afraid to spread the word and I was always the first to volunteer. They always reminded us in the meetings not to wear a black tent and not to go to the same place together with several people.[1]


[1] We Were Too: The Islamic Revolution According to Hormozgan Women, Ansieh Behboodi, Tehran, Surah Mehr, 2019, p. 191.

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