The Dilemma of the Sons of Bani Sasan: To Blame or Not To Blame The Arabs/Sahaba

Iranian / Persian nationalists (and Shia zealouts): ‘Da evil Arabs under da command of da evil Omaaar guy attacked us and conquered our lands….Ve vuz kangz n shiite, muh empire n shiite, Ya Kurush+Ali+Zarathustra madad’.

Also Iranian / Persian nationalists (and Shia zealouts): ‘Yoo know, ackchiyually, da Iran vuz vay bigger in da past, vee had an empire n shiet, vee conquered half da vorld n Shiet, ya Ali madad, ya Nowruz madad!’