I’ll swear, in all the excitement over Michael Dukakis’ 17-point lead in the polls, this massacre story vanished like a fart in the wind.
Satrapi asserts that a majority of the population didn't support the Mujahedeen Khalq's invasion from Iraq, fighting for Sadaam Hussein, against their own Iranian compatriots, who in the final death toll suffered perhaps 750,000 mortality on the Iranian side, in contrast to the 30,000 imprisoned intellectuals, perhaps largely Mujahedeen Khalq. Americans not having suffered invasion for 200 years -- think of the depth of our feelings even today over the 750,000 death toll in the Civil War -- still it may be hard for us to understand the desperation, not only of the government, but of the average people during the Iran-Iraq war. https://tinyurl.com/2btzdvyr - The Complete Persepolis, focused on this event.
Satrapi (a child clad in white in the sample, below), seems sympathetic to the anti-government side, often expressing a seeming agnostic viewpoint, certainly not Islamist.