Thursday, December 5, 2013

How Iranian journalists abroad are censoring us on the nuclear issue

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The Government Is Negotiating
Fortunately, I haven't deleted this blog. It takes a lot of time to update my Farsi and German language blogs and there are enough Iranian journalists writing in English, I thought. But there is one problem: they don't reflect all opinions existing within Iran for political reasons.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Islam is not a race, but rightist groups are misusing Islam critic. What now?

1. To make it clear, I am not a friend of religions. I think Religion and specially Islam critic is necessary in our time.

3. We criticize religions because we love human being and because we think religion is making people more harm than good.

4. Often Muslims call Islam criticizers "racists". Islam is not a race, so
5. But it is also true that right radical groups in the west misuse Islam critic for spreading hate. The reason for their self called Islam critic is that it works better than direct racist statements.

6. Unfortunately these groups exist too and we can not just close eyes as if they wouldn't exist. A rational Islam critic must continue. But in the same time we must distinguish between the people and their beliefs. May be we have to shout louder: "respect people, not beliefs" and stop rightist groups misuse our statements.

Friday, June 28, 2013

How to Support Iranian Women, (Support Elham Asghari)

Elham Asghari is a professional Iranian swimmer whose new record is not being recognized by Iranian authorities on account of her attire. She says she will not submit to bullying by the government and asks freedom loving social networks for their solidarity. (Text from Tavana).

If you want to support her, go to her Facebook page and like it! It is so easy.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Videos: Funeral Cermeony of Ayatollah Taheri truns into mass protest

Note: Ayatollah Taheri was a criticizer of Supreme Leader Khamenei (see for example this one).

Chants: "Dictator, Dictator, Hopefully you cannot sleep well"


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Iran's upcoming presidential election; a chance to make a new discourse?

Iran Election Protest 2009
"The green movement" supporters, me included,  believed and believe that Iran's presidential election of 2009 was rigged . Now, the next Iran election is coming. It is scheduled to be held on 14 June 2013. What do we plan to do?