Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Islamic Republic Gives Up, Nasrin Sotoudeh ends Hunger Strike

Few minutes ago we got the good news, for which we were waiting since 49 days:

Nasrin Sotoudeh ended her hunger strike after 49 days after the Iranian government finally ends the travel ban of her 12 yrs old daughter!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Amnesty International: Let's step up the pressure right now to demand Nasrin's freedom

We're lobbying for Nasrin's freedom at the United Nations, and coordinating global public pressure through the media. We need to back this up by flooding prison authorities with thousands of messages from around the world calling for Nasrin to be kept safe.
 Your message will be sent directly to the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Iranian Ambassador to Australia, Canberra. (Please click here to sign)
You want to read more about Nasrin Sotoudeh? Here my suggestions:
If you don't know who she is, read this one.
If you want to know why she is praised so much, read this one at guardian.
If you want to know more about her current sitaution, look at persian banoo's blog.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Muslims that we Like



1. There are Muslims, who watch parts of a film to see how their prophet is insulted. Later, they punish people who had nothing to do with the movie.  The radical Muslims are probably the only reason that more than 2.5 million people have clicked on the video till now. The 13-minute portion of the movie "Innocence of Muslims" was so scandalously reported that it made me curious enough to watch. However, I couldn’t even finish the short clip. Why? It was low budget, poor quality and boring. The radical Muslims are probably the only reason that more than 2.5 million people have clicked on the video at this time.

2. There are also Muslims who are actively on the street to fight against the fanatical, violent Muslims. They want to present their Islam. In the photo above we see a woman with a scarf, one without. They want to tell the world that their Islam is a peaceful Islam -- an Islam that doesn't represent "killing". And they want to stop "killing" in the name of their religion. We like such Muslims.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Let's Be Their Voice To Make Them Strong (Where is the media?)

Libyans against violence (source)

They are on the streets to fight violence. We can support them, so let's be their voice.

( Where is the media? Why don't they cover these people)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Illusion therapy: How to impose an economic shock


Illusion therapy: How to impose an economic shock without social pain


Contrary to the popular belief, the Iranian government doesn't work without any plan. You don't agree? Let us read some parts of this article (you may read the full article here):

Illusion therapy: How to impose an economic shock without social pain

ordered by Department of Planning and Budgeting, Research Center of Iran’s Parliament, 1583745714, No 131, Sepahbod

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What Would Mitt Romney Do With Pussy Riot?

I would like to ask  Mitt Romney , what he would do, if he would be US president and a music group such as Pussy Riot would enter his favorite Church! I even asked him via Twitter. Seriously! I think his answer would interest many people worldwide!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Dictator Lets 90 Political Prisoners Out


Released Political Prisoners of the Section 350 of Evin Prison
Photo from yesterday night

Seyyed Ali Khamenei the dictator pardons 90 innocent political prisoners. We are looking forward to his decision. We know that he has not acted out of compassion. My personal opinion is that the international pressure and public opinion are showing effect.

Till now, the name of 77 of the pardoned prisoners are known. The released list contains less prominent political prisoners. The most prominent of them is Dr. Sholeh-Saadi (Pictured above: The one in the center with a tie), the former Parliament member and law professor at Tehran University. Tehran bureau introduces some more released political prisoners.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

When BBC English Covers The Earthquake In Iran Better Than Iranian State TV


At least 180 people have died in northwestern Iran because of an Earthquake. Iranian State TV doesn't report very much about the earthquake. Instead of that, they broadcast Ramadan Prayers and other religious stuff! BBC English seems to be more interested about people's life in Iran.

Shame on Zarghami and his crew.

Between: People outside Iran cannot help the victims of the earthquake because of the sanctions! Bank transfer is not possible.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Picture from Genocide of Muslims or Tsunami?

Two Iranian websites have (re)published heart breaking pictures of supposedly Muslim genocide in Burmese. I stress that this shall only show how the propaganda machines of Islamic Republic of Iran are working. It has nothing to do with the existence or non-existence of such genocide in the last days (since it is not my field of reporting)

1. You may look at the brutal pictures, which supposed to show the genocide of Muslims in Burma here: Tabnak or here: Iranabad.

2. These pictures are from:
Monks doing Puja & cremate earthquake Victims
- burned Christians in Nigeria
- Tsunami Pictures
- Thailand holds 55 Myanmar migrants

Iran's Foreign Policy looks like this

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Video: "Mr. President: Apple Won't Listen, Will You?"

"Mr. President, we all want change within Iran. However, as years of sanctions against Cuba have shown, these policies have only hurt the innocent Cuban people and American businesses."

Monday, June 25, 2012

They "Want to Execute 2 People For Drinking Alcohol"


Head of justice department of Razavi Khorsan Province, said : "We want to execute 2 people For Drinking Alcohol"!

Can we stop them?  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How to Help Democratization Outside the Streets

1. Hungry Man is Not (Necessarily) a Democracy Fighter

Iran's streets seem to be silence at the moment. Somme people may hope that the sanctions make people loud. I don't. Why? I think it is very simple:

"A hungry man is an angry man", and the angry man follows more his emotions than his sense. If you are angry and you are in a fight, you may do many unwanted, non logical things. Not well enough thought things. It is wrong to think that hungry people on the streets are democracy fighters. Hungry people fight for survival.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Picture from Iran: Girls' highschool, 1933


Girls' Highschool (دبیرستان دوشیزگان), Arak [2], 1933

Mrs. Paririkh Hashemi, who has provided us this picture (many thanks), explains:

A teacher names Sabieh Maleki (صبیه ملکی), wife of Khalil Maleki (خلیل ملکی), was very concerned that girls go to school. She constantly sought after girls of school age who did not attend school. Then she walked over to their families and persuaded them to send their daughters to school.

Footnote:
1. You may find other interesting "old pictures" in this blog 
2. 1933, Arak was a very small city with not more than 3 main streets. 
3. Usually, I publish such pictures only in my German language blog. But this photo inspired me so much that I made an exception.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Embarrassing Situation"






[Comment by Shahin] I bought 5 breads and was cooling it on a table in front of the baker. Two well dressed young men, probably students, coming from behind asked me the price of a bread. I answered: "250 Toman". The guys went back two steps. I could see one of them sweating. They tried to talk lightly, but I still could understand what they are talking about.

Unpopular Sanctions' Effect in a Pro-American Country



Is it the sanctions which is breaking the backs of the poor people or is it the mismanagements of Iran's government? And wasn't it the Iranian foreign policy, which has made the west to sanction Iran? Yes, it was, undoubtedly.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sean Stone, Nadarkhani and Freedom of Religion


Sean Stone, Oliver Stone's son (photo left),  has converted to Islam. He is the new super star of Fars News. Sean Stone is a blond prominent Muslim, who has chosen Islam as his new religion freely.

Youcef Nadarkhani is an Christian convert. Freedom of religion is not valid for him. He still may be hanged!

Monday, January 30, 2012

May We Repeat Khomeini's Questions in Today's Iran?!

This is Ayatollah Khomeini's speech before the Islamic Revolution, 1979.
Now we would like to ask the current regime of Iran the same questions.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Don't Let Them Utilize The Anti War Movement



London, January 28. 
In this "anti war" gathering in front of US Embassy gathering, some Iranians and supporters of the Green Movement were chanting "no to war" and "no to dictatorship in the middle east" before they were attacked by supporters of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hezbollah of Lebanon and the Syrian Regime. The attackers were holding the flags of Syria and Hezbollah. The police separated both groups.

A group which is having problems with the Free Iran flag, doesn't care so much about people's lives or dignity. It is just participating in the gathering to misuse the anti war movement.

News Fiction

Euro News: a young girl detained in Baku
INA News Agency:
Arrest of few 10 year old girls in Mashhad, Iran
for Islamic dress code by Islamic security forces!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Opponents but Analogicals of Islamic Republic (2)

Ariamehr TV, or call it voice of fascists

In this video, some one talks to the moderator of "Ariamehr TV", which is broadcasting from the US!

The caller says that the TV-Program was very 'nonsense'.
The moderator asks him to say: "Death to the Islamic government, ...".
The caller does: "Death to the Islamic Repuplic, Khamenei, Khomeini, etc."
TV moderator: "Say Viva Shah (King)"
Caller: "Why Shall I?"
Moderator: "Go die" and hangs up.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Nude Photo Revolutionary Arrives in Iran


Golshifteh Farahani's new picture is the topic number one in Iran. It has been shared many times in Facebook. Also people inside Iran share the picture on their profiles. As if they wouldn't be afraid of the government. As if the picture gave people a new energy.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

How Iran Spreads Propaganda through the International Press


Iman Shahrvandbegar, a very precise Iranian activist, founded out a good example of how Iranian regime spreads nonsense propaganda through the international press. It is worth translating and working out:

NTD quotes Epoch Times: "Chinese Admiral Threatens World War to Protect Iran"

Hourly Wage of Soft War Soldiers: 7000 Toman


A soft war soldier is some one who is working for regime in Internet, mostly at social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. Their job is to spread propaganda or to attack activists psychologically by insulating them. Their activity has began officially two years ago, as Sepah (Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution) realized the importance of Internet for the democracy movement in Iran and decided to fight it.

Now, a clergy friendfeed user said that they earn 7000 Toman ( 4.4 $) an hour. It is a good payment in Iran, specially if you know that the quality of their job is very low (I am not talking about the Iranian Cyber Police or the Iranian Cyber Army)

I ask myself how much a payment of a soft war soldier in a foreign country is.