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Saman Arbabi On The Night The Ayatollah Was In The Moon
January 23, 2012
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When Saman Arbabi was growing up in Iran in the '70s and '80s, the country erupted into a war zone. In this clip, Saman remembers what Iran felt like in those days, and the night his mother decided it was time to seek a better future for her kids in the States.

On the night that Iran's Supreme Leader was meant to appear in the face of the moon:

"I remember I was doing my homework, late as usual, it was like 8 or 9 pm. And people were like 'Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!' And I'm like, what the eff is going on?! I open up the window, look outside and there's nothing going on. And then my mom and my dad and everyone's like, 'What the hell is going on?!' And the next day in the media, they're like, 'We saw the Ayatollah! The imam was in the moon!' And my mom was like, 'All right. Get the bags.' "

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