We ask that you change your Facebook profile picture to his and that you “like” the “Free Saeed” Facebook page and participate in some of the activities that promote his cause.
We ask…that you remember him and his family in prayer…and that you refuse to give up on efforts to secure his release.
We will continue to do so until he is released.
For some time (since the last big social media push) Facebook has turned yellow on Wednesdays with profiles promoting the release of Saeed Abedini.
Those yellow profile pictures are now few and far between.
This campaign is dead in the water, killed by his wife’s accusations of spousal abuse.
There are still a few pockets of fervent support, but most of the emotional energy is now spent or re directed toward Naghmah.
I have a hard time believing that she didn’t understand that this would be the result of taking her charges public.
I have a hard time understanding why there has been no statement from her pastor, Bob Caldwell.
I have a hard time understanding the whole situation, period.
What I do understand is that we are capable of doing two things concurrently.
We can support Naghmah Abedini in light of her statements and wishes.
We can continue to demand the release of an American citizen held illegally in Iran.
Conscience demands that we do both.