Our Sunni brothers in Iran endure the pain of being insulted, beaten and tortured. They suffer the anguish of hearing their wives, mothers and children being threatened. They patiently bear the pain of the oppression and persecution.
Yet how can they bear the agony caused by the silence of the Ummah?!
Imagine how they must feel, imprisoned and alone, knowing that the Muslims do not even say a word in their defense? How must they feel, that their 'brothers' and 'sisters' have abandoned them? How will they ever forgive us, we blindly turn away from their plight, and we do not do even the smallest deed to help them?
It is their right upon us that we do something to support them. Our brothers do not have a voice in prison. They can not tell the world about the torture and mistreatment they face. They can not speak about the humiliation and insults they are faced with. Who can they tell about the oppression and suffering they have to endure?
We must not leave them to bear their suffering in silence.
It is our duty to make sure that our brothers' cries do not go unheard. We have to make people aware about the injustice and oppression these men are facing. It is our responsibility to make sure our brothers are not left forgotten.
Our silence is a betrayal.
The men were all active in spreading Sunni Islam. In a country where Sunnis face discrimination, being outspoken in propagating Sunni Islam and criticizing the government is dangerous. Many prominent Sunni figures and teachers have already been executed by the Iranian regime.