Netizens worldwide belie a Western media campaign that aims to misreport the
popular reaction to Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi’s martyrdom.

By Presstv

Netizens from around the world have taken to social media platforms, belying a
Western media campaign that aims to portray a lackluster popular reaction
inside Iran to the recent tragic loss of the country’s President Ebrahim Raeisi
and his companions.  Raeisi and his entourage, including Foreign Minister
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, ascended to martyrdom on Sunday after the helicopter
carrying them crashed as it was on its way to Tabriz, the capital of Iran’s
East Azarbaijan Province. The tragedy was followed by millions-strong funeral
processions across Tabriz as well as the north-central city of Qom and the
capital Tehran, where the bodies lied in state.Mainstream Western media
outlets, however, sprung into action with a flurry of misreporting and
understatement meant to underplay the immense grief that gripped the Iranian
nation in the immediate aftermath of the crash. At the other end of the scale,
social media subscribers have been raging against the media campaign, posting
images and videos of the heavy-hearted nation’s thronging the streets to bid
farewell to their president.  X, among several other platforms, has been abuzz
with posts by those trying to relay the reality on the ground.  Many of those
debunking the anti-Iranian campaign included journalists, activists, and others
with first- hand experience of attending the countrywide funeral processions.

British independent journalist Richard Medhurst, who had joined the
processions, said the Western media campaign was aimed at propagating “lies.”
I’m at President Raisi’s funeral in Tehran.  Millions of people are in the
streets. President Putin and Ismail Haniyeh have also come to pay their
respects.  Whateve Western media told you about Raisi being “disliked” in Iran
is a lie. His passing is a loss for the entire world.

Richard Medhurst (@richimedhurst) May 22, 2024

Researcher and author Denijal Jegić scoffed at the anti-Iranian drive, saying
no Western political personality would receive such popular support.  I am in
Tehran. Millions of people are on the streets, painfully mourning the martyrdom
of President Raisi.  Meanwhile Western mainstream media is telling you another
story - but this is not surprising because no Western president or political
leader would gather such support.


Denijal Jegić (@denijaljegic) May 22, 2024

Shaykh Azhar Nasser, a cleric, said Western media outlets would intentionally
avoid projecting a true picture of the popular reaction to Raeisi’s martyrdom
as this would “not align with the narrative they seek to propagate.” Even the
most beloved western leader doesn’t get a funeral like this.  Western media
outlets avoid broadcasting these funeral processions as they do not align with
the narrative they seek to propagate.

https://t.co/aO2ZxsRwSF Shaykh Azhar Nasser (@ShaykhAzhar) May 22, 2024

Danny Haiphong, geopolitical analyst and journalist, chimed in and posted an
impressive picture of the funeral processions.  A researcher and writer
identifying himself as Arya described the contradiction between the reality and
the anti-Iran media furor as risible, and posted more than a dozen pictures of
the processions.  Today, we all have witnessed the stupidity and low IQ of our
enemies.  Millions of Iranians marched in honor of the late Iranian president
Raisi & his companions, out of love for their president, because he was a
people’s person. But some still like to come up with the most.

Arya 🇮🇷🏴 (@AryJeay) May 22, 2024

Mohamed al-Shami, Fulbright scholar from Yemen, blasted the anti-Iran reports
as “wrong,” and posted footage of the funeral procession in Qom.  I thought
President Raisi was unpopular in Iran, based on Western media reports.  I was
wrong.  Watch the massive crowds in Qom during the fu- neral ceremony of the
president and his compan- ions.

🇮🇷 Mohamad Al Shami May 21, 2024 🇾🇪🇵🇸 (@mamashami)

Another netizen identifying as Aliyu Jari said, “Western media misinform their
audience” and asserted that President Raeisi “refused to be a Western
lackey.”No leader is loved 100% by his people, you can force some people but
you cannot force these many people to come out on the street for a funeral
procession.  Western media misinform their audience Raisi was hated by his
people because he refused to be a Western lackey

https://t.co/92w60pfu44 Engr. Aliyu Jari (@Aliyujari) May 22, 2024

Hassan Mafi, a journalist, noted how a German reporter had tried to “film an
empty street in Tehran” to try to claim that nobody was attending President
Raeisi’s funeral.  A German journalist tried to film an empty street in Tehran
and claimed that nobody was attending the funeral of Iran's President Raisi.

Meanwhile, back in reality, this is Tehran: HassanMafi (@thatdayin1992) May 22, 2024

New Rules Geopolitics, an examiner of international affairs, cited University
of Tehran Professor Mohammad Marandi as saying, “This enormous display of
national solidarity exploded Western regime change fantasies.” 🇮🇷 Western
narrative about Iran crumbles in real timeMillions of Iranians rallied across
the country to pay their final respects to the late President Raisi.  This
enormous display of national solidarity exploded Western regime change

@s_m_marandi told me the New Rules Of Geopolitics 
(@NewRulesGeo) May 22, 2024

Nadira Ali, writer and activist, posted a panoramic view of Raeisi’s funeral in
Iran, which she said, Western media “will never show you.” The western media
will never show you that nearly a million people have already attended the
funeral of their late president, Ibrahim Raisi, and counting...
Nadira Ali 🇵🇸 (@Nadira_ali12) May 22, 2024