Why the Iranian freedom fighters not only have one problem to solve
I write this article in English because I want more people than only the German folks to read how an Iranian can feel about the politics, the people´s interest, the media, the lies and the falseness about people when they talk about „human rights“.
Before I start I would like to mention that this article is not meant to be political correct in any way, but more a personal view – and yes, with lots of anger and dissapointment, because I feel I have the right to be angry and I will not silence about it. So if people feel disturbed by my „emotions“ or not beeing very neutral in my opinion they should better stop reading right here!
Feb. 04th, 2011
Passing away of Prince Alireza
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 by The Secretariat of Reza Pahlavi of Iran
His Royal Highness Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi of Iran, son of the late Shah of Iran and Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi, passed away in the early hours of January 4th, in Boston. He is survived by his mother, Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi, his older brother Reza, his sister Farahnaz, and his half-sister Shahnaz.
Born in Tehran on April 28th 1966, Ali Reza attended schools in Iran before traveling to the United States during the Iranian revolution in 1979. He obtained a BA from Princeton University in 1984, a Masters Degree from Columbia University in 1992 and attended Harvard University in pursuit of a PhD. in Ancient Iranian Studies.
Prince Ali Reza was intelligent, sensitive, loyal, and dedicated to Iranian civilization, as well as to his family and friends. His counsel, wisdom and sense of humor will be profoundly missed and always cherished.
Jan. 05th, 2010
Shab-e Yalda – شب یلدا – Yalda History and Traditions in Iran
Yalda, a Syric word imported into the Persian language by the Syric Christians means birth (tavalud and melaad are from the same origin). It is a relatively recent arrival and it is refereed to the „Shab e Cheleh Festival“ a celebration of Winter Solstice on December 21st. Forty days before the next major Persian festival „Jashn e Sadeh“ this night has been celebrated in countless cultures for thousands of years. The ancient Roman festivals of Saturnalia (God of Agriculture, Saturn) and Sol Invicta (Sun God) are amongst the best known in the Western world.
In most ancient cultures, including Persia, the start of the solar year has been marked to celebrate the victory of light over darkness and the renewal of the Sun. For instance, Egyptians, four thousand years ago celebrated the rebirth of the sun at this time of the year. They set the length of the festival at 12 days, to reflect the 12 divisions in their sun calendar. They decorated with greenery, using palms with 12 shoots as a symbol of the completed year, since a palm was thought to put forth a shoot each month.
Burka as school uniform in Great Britain>
NO to Ground Zero – but nobody should see it
Sep. 07th, 2010
A funny way to tell sad news::)))
There is more then only Palimania!:)
Start the day with a good laugh! Enjoy!
A DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of ‚why‘ our country is in trouble!
1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)
2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman’s (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke), who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, and then he interrupted me with, “I’m not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts .“
Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, “Cape Cod is in Massachusetts , Capetown is in Africa “
his response — click.
3. A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando . He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried t o explain that’s not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state.
He replied, ‚don’t lie to me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!“
4. I got a call from a lawmaker’s wife (Landra Reid) who asked, “Is it possible to see England from Canada ?“
I said, “No.“
She said, “But they look so close on the map.“
5. An aide for a cabinet member(Janet Napolitano) once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas I pulled up the reservation and noticed he had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, “I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between gates to save time.“ (Aghhhh)
6. An Illinois Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m.
I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois , but she couldn’t understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.
7. A New York lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) called and asked, “Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?“ I said, ‚No, why do you ask?‘
he replied, “Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I’m overweight. I think that’s very rude!“
After putting him on hold for a minute, while I looked into it. (I was dying laughing). I came back and explained the city code for Fresno , Ca. is (FAT – Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on his luggage.
8. A Senator John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii . After going over all the cost info, she asked, “Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii ?“
9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright (D) from Ala who asked, “How do I know which plane to get on?“
I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, “I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them.“
10. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)
called and said, “I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola , Florida .. Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?“
I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola , FL on a commuter plane.
She said, “Yeah, whatever, smarty!“
11. Mary Landrieu (D) La. Senator called and had a question about the documents she needed in order to fly to China . After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded her that she needed a visa. ‚Oh, no I don’t. I’ve been to China many times and never had to have one of those.“
I double checked and sure enough, her stay required a visa. When I told her this she said, “Look, I’ve been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!“
12. A New Jersey Congressman (John Adler) called to make reservations, “I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York .“
I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, “Are you sure that’s the name of the town?“
‚Yes, what flights do you have?“ replied the man.
After some searching, I came back with, “I’m sorry, sir, I’ve looked up every airport code in the country and can’t find a rhino anywhere.“
“The man retorted, “Oh, don’t be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!“
So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, “You don’t mean Buffalo , do you?“
The reply? “Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.“
Now you know why the Government is in the shape that it’s in!
Could anyone be this DUMB?
YES, THEY WALK AMONG US, ARE IN POLITICS, AND THEY CONTINUE TO BREED.
I don’t write it, I just offer it for your consideration. Like manure, you just gotta spread it around.
=VERY FRIGHTENING……THESE PEOPLE ARE RUNNING OUR COUNTRY???
Universities That Oppose Values of Iranian Regime
‚Should Be Destroyed‘
August 31, 2010
Iran’s science minister has said universities that are against the values of the regime and its Basij militia should be razed to the ground, RFE/RL’s Radio Farda reports.
Kamran Daneshjou was quoted by Iranian media as saying on August 29 that universities should follow the path of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
„If the supreme leader says something that is absolutely in disagreement with our views, we should obey him, no questions asked,“ he said.
STONING CASE ASHTIANI –
CARLA BRUNI CALLED „PROSTITUTE“
31st of August, 2010
Please help to safe the life of
Shiva Nazar Ahari, an Iranian blogger in Iran whose only crime was to report about the human right abuses in Iran.
Please send this report with the petition to anybody you know.
Real execution :(( Stop The Gay Crime , Iran!! :((
16 year old girl executed for
„acts incompatible w chastity“
Victims we don´t even hear about
posted Aug. 19th, 2010
Is this time the US following into Europe´s steps
by Shir o Xorshid
Aug. 18th, 2010
Just recently I received a phone call. It is a good old friend from the United States that I had unfortunately lost concact with for many years. But yet in our first conversation I guess we both felt like it was just like a week ago since we had last talked. So we have some small talk about how my and his life were going during all those years. Of course we exchanged immediately our e-mail-addresses in order not to loose contact again.
Funny enough his first e-mail that I receive has following content which parts of it I would like to post here:
Respect brings respect!
MY NEW GAYBAR
Analogous translation of
DER MYTHOS DER „REFORM“
April 7th, 2010
THE MYTH OF „REFORM“
Who or what is “GREEN”?
As an outsider you would probably say:
The freedom movement in an around Iran – the protesters – the youth of Iran. So far so good. But as colours are different in strength and shadow as different are opinions and voices symbolising their “Green”. As someone who deeply love its freedom one should at least by now got to the conclusion that “Green” SHOULD not symbolise anything else but the downfall of the Islamic Republik of Iran. Looking a bit more carefully behind the curtains one can unfortunately discover that the colour and the symbol “Green” seems to be diluted with lots of other shades of colour, not to say it has been completely bleached. Due to some reports of the Western media as well as some Iranian voices “Green” could appearently perfectly be discribed as “reformers” and “liberal clerics” as Khatami, Mousavi, Karroubi & Co. Yes, even the most greedy within all clerics, Mr. Rafsandjani received the glory to be seen as a “reformer”. To say it clear:
Everybody who does not apply as a hardcore-islamist with fanatic features of barbarous violence has been declared as “Green” by some. There are parts of the Green movement in Germany and elsewhere declaring to speak for its folk by trying to persuade the West and their fellow countrymen in exile that Iranians would be quite satisfied with some little reforms. And even more: that Iranians approve a small reform within the islamic system. That might apply for some Iranians in Iran. But to believe to speak for the entire movement requires a big portion of hipocrisy. The basic message is saying nothing else but that one samples the pleasures of full freedom which is completely naturally but the Iranian on-site would not need that much freedom. Therefore the idea of reform has become a buzzword that is vegetating to a political correct statement without awareness of the consequences of those. As well as some “serious” media, Iranians as well as non-Iranians do not seem to be aware that democracy, real liberal body of thought, equality for women, authentic freedom of religion and so much more is not compatible with the legislation under the Sharia in the Islamic Republik – not even in the reformed form within the islamic system! The name itself does say it already: ISLAMIC Republic f Iran! Where should non-moslems even find their equal position? But this is only one of many following logical problems and contradictions why a reform within that system is absolutely unrealistic as well as those “reformers” that advocate freedom and liberalization.
One should dip into the world of mind of those “reformers” to comprehend what “freedom” means to those. Or saying it more drastically: Should Iranians even be satisfied in any way that homosexuals under a “liberal Islamic Republic” not get hanged anymore but “only” put to lifetime prison? Or that women would be allowed to wear headscarfs in a “reformed” way, e. g. light draperies gemmed with little flowers? Or that the “sighe” (marriage on timelimit, partly with minors) should now have a minimum date of expiry of let´s say three years? (“Sighe” can also be contractually arranged for only one hour. More clearly said it is nothing else but legalized prostitution for which the woman often receives a gift, money or other mutualities for serving as a “wife” for a pre-arranged time. Or young couples agree to this “sex-marriage-contract” in order to appear more freely in public with their boy-/girlfriend without the risk of being arrested).
So WHAT exactly do those gentlemen Karroubi, Mousavi & Co. mean when they talk about the “right of the nation” and “freedom”? Was it not exactly during the term in office of Mousavi and Khatami when an extreme high number of Iranians had been massacred? Was it not under Khatami who had a big campaign about his fight for the rights of young Iranians before his term in office but not accomplished any of them during his term? It is not a speculation to believe one can not trust those “reformers” – there are proven facts about that. The very “reformers” have had their chances – and have failed miserably. Which is sheer logical because even IF (and that is more than questionable) if they HAD better intentions it should have been them who as helping founders of the Islamic Republic should have known better than anybody else that reforms were and are not manageable. Therefore it does not seem to be exaggerated to come to the conclusion that all “reform-promisses” are pure lies in order to seize power. But it has not and will not help the folk as long as “reformers” never will have real power. One should be very clear about that fact in order not to be dissappointed again in future.
Everyone who has just a bit observed the Islamic Republic for the last 31 years knows that the situation has for no time ever really changed to the good for the Iranians. What does it help a young lady that wants to demonstrate her “freedom” with some lipstick and highlights in her hair without ever knowing when the pasdaran (special police forces of the government) suddenly will strike again?
And one may seriously wonder which agenda certain Iranians abroad follow by applying for this blurred “Green” which is more grey. And why STILL “reformers” are portrayed as something very positive by the Western media? Do the journalists not listen? Do they pursue the targets of their own countries? Or are they actually incapable and too unprofessional to select better their interview partners whereof they later report?
WHEN may come the time when one will have seen enough misery, blood and murder to understand that some reforms here and there will not change ANYTHING for the Iranian nation? When will one comprehend that the rulers are more aware as anybody else that REAL reforms and REAL freedom for the Iranian nation means suicide for themselves? When will one understand that Mousavi has been only used by the Green movement in order to vent its protest, but if he ever had the “command” in his hands for just a moment, it has been snatched away from him within no time – by the folk itself, by the protesters.
When will one have the courage to say one lost Iranian generation is more than enough. The newborn Iranian generation being brought up abroad today will rightly not desire any demand to get to know its rootage if the present generation including its parents that in many cases have been also responsable for the downfall of the Iranian civilisation will not stand up and demand its right of Iran and its heritage. Every Iranian kid that is born today has the right to get to know its roots how it once had been. And if we all fail we should not be suprised if our kids tomorrow do not show any emotion concerning Iran. The generation of 1979 has already failed once – the today´s generation can redress the mistakes of its parents. But not by beting on the wrong reform-horse and therewith to accord a favour to the manupilated newspapers abroad!
„Death to us that we were shouting death to the Shah“