Saturday Night Live (SNL) is NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, last night panel was Iranian president Mahmoud Amadinejad, Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, and the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il.
But this part of comedy about Mahmoud Amadinejad is phenomenal!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, last night panel was Iranian president Mahmoud Amadinejad, Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, and the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Il.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
One of the traditions during Ramadan in Iran is (almost) free food giveaway. I say almost because you won’t pay money but you should read (say) an Islamic honorific (prayer or blessings) which they call it, salawat. Everybody is in the line to get a bread because it’s free but also some of them believe it’s sacred.
But the point is most of the people who are in the line, are very very poor. Well, more than %40 of Iranians are poor and unfortunately under Ahmadinejad's government, they refuse to define poverty threshold, or poverty line. I do believe most of these people wouldn’t stay in line if they did have enough food to eat.
Just take a look at them and you will get the point:
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The Burmese protests are widening, the international response is building--and the Burmese generals are panicking. Today, the Burmese junta banned gatherings of more than 5, and sent thousands of troops to take control of the streets -- but still the monks and protesters march. Desperate officers have beaten, tear-gassed and fired on their own people, reportedly shooting five monks in Rangoon.
Leaders have called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council-- but only a decisive initiative will prevent a massacre like the one from 1988. Already more than, 92,000 people from 192 countries have signed our emergency global petition. Please forward this email to others who haven't yet signed--they can click below to add their name, and we'll send an updated petition to the Chinese government and the UN Security Council members every day:
We're calling for UN powers--above all China, which holds the economic strings of the Burmese regime--to apply decisive pressure now to stop the violence, and to broker a peaceful transition. If they fail to do this, the massacres will be sudden.
The protesters have declared they will not back down. The Burmese have showed their courage. The scenes fill our television screens--now the world must act.
It’s the Parliament of Islamic Republic of Iran and its huge but something is strange with PMs! They can’t discuss, debate or talk while they are sitting on chairs!
They prefer to sit down anywhere but chairs when they want to consult!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a host of claims about Iran's domestic and foreign policy in his appearances in New York Monday. The Associated Press compares his claims to what is independently known about the situation there:
About the Media
AHMADINEJAD: "On a daily basis, we have tens — many, many newspapers or dozens of newspapers in our country, and the number of those newspapers that are against the government in place right now are perhaps 10 times larger than the newspapers that are pro- government."
REALITY CHECK: There are more newspapers, usually smaller in circulation, that are opposed to Ahmadinejad than those that are in favor of his administration. However, the government has closed liberal papers and Washington-based Freedom House said "the Iranian government has forcibly closed or banned more than 100 publications since 2000." Iran has also limited the access of the foreign press.
AHMADINEJAD: "In our country there are tens of millions of people who are connected to the Internet. They have access to it. So if you're talking about immoral — like access perhaps to immoral sites, well, you would agree with me that those sites are harmful for society. Nobody can really allow access to those. But our people are the freest people in the world, the most aware people in the world, the most enlightened, so to say."
REALITY CHECK: Iranians generally have access to mainstream Web sites, including U.S. media and government sites. But according to Reporters Without Borders, Iran today filters 10 million "immoral" sites. In addition to pornographic sites, some dealing with religion and politics are targeted and since the summer of 2006, the censors have concentrated on online publications dealing with womens' rights, the group says.
AHMADINEJAD: "The freest women in the world are the women in Iran."
REALITY CHECK: Women enjoy more rights in Iran than in some other Middle Eastern countries, but far fewer than those enjoyed in the West. Women can drive, vote, own property and run for any public office except the presidency. However, they have to by law cover their hair, avoid body-hugging clothing on pain of arrest and fine by a court. The court testimony of two women is equal to that of one man and women can't get a passport for foreign travel without the permission of their father. A woman cannot divorce easily, while a man can divorce his wife whenever he wants.
Girls are considered adults at the age of 9 while boys become adults at 15. If a man and a woman are injured in an accident, the man gets double the punitive damages.
AHMADINEJAD: "In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country. We don't have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have it."
REALITY CHECK: Mahmoud Asgari, 16, and Ayaz Marhoni, 18, were hanged publicly in 1995 in the city of Mashhad on charges of raping younger boys. They said before their executions that they were not aware that homosexual acts were punishable by death. In 2003, a 16-year-old girl said to be suffering from a psychological disorder was executed in Neka, a town in northern Iran, on charges of having an illegal sexual relationship.
Ahmadinejad on executions of homosexuals in Iran said “In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country. We don't have that like in your country. ... In Iran we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have this.”
You’re right! I don’t get it, how come a phenomenon can exist in the world but Iran?! Even average people know that all Islamic schools and jails in Iran are the center of homosexual activities. Even in our daily jokes, we do have tons of jokes about them. We do have a city called, Qazvin which is famous for the related jokes, such as you shouldn’t bend over even you drop a 1000 bill!
Transexuality is another phenomenon in Iran which state funds for operations under Ahmadinejad’s government. You can read the detail about Iranian homosexuals and Transsexuals in Guardian Unlimited which suggests “Iran is second only to Thailand for sex changes.”
You have got to watch a unique documentary about homosexuals in Iran that broadcasted by CBC. The persecution of homosexuals in the Islamic Republic of Iran is a unique documentary that we go to Iran and get the world's first look at life inside Iran's persecuted gay community.
My friend who has never been in Iran asked “so are you happy that you don't go through all this?” I replied “I am happy as a straight guy, that's right! but even straights in Iran, get persecuted just because they talk to a female!”
He said “Unbelievable!”
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Ahmadinejad in Columbia University said: “Why is it that the Palestinian people are paying the price for an event they had nothing to do with?”
Will you answer to my questions too?
1. I wonder why our generation almost 28 years since Islamic revolution in Iran, should suffer from Palestine and Lebanon issues?
2. You mentioned America as the supporter of Saddam during Iran-Iraq war, why didn’t you talk about Palestine and Palestinian which they supported Saddam on the basis that Saddam as an Arab fighting with Persians? Totally racist, right? Palestine and other Arab states supported a manic like Saddam just based on Racism.
3. Why should our generation suffer and pay the consequences of our parents’ choice that they chose Khomeini a fanatic dictator fascist Islamist and other mullahs? We don’t need any mullah because they were useful just as a clergy, not anymore. The problem is even we don't need your religion, faith so clergy!
Thank you and leave us alone. will you?
President of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger, gives very well introductory remarks to Ahmadinejad and Iranian government. I am very surprised and happy to see how American intellectual addresses issues in Iran. well done.
Lee Bollinger said, in his introduction of Ahmadinejad: "Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator."
I am asking you (at least) listen to the first part of speech in Columbia University. I think it's the best part of speech, I've ever heard directing to Iranian government.
Tzipi Livni, Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, speaking during a Sept. 24, 2007 rally protesting Iranian President Ahmadinejad's visit to NY, explains why the UN must take strong and definitive action against Ahmadinejad.
Wait a minute, in the last picture they wrote “We coulde”! ha ha ha That’s right, you could but you can’t! Everybody in Iran knows that air force had the most English speaking militants and students and they were very good at it but I don’t know what happened to them. Probably they forced to leave or get killed by Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, who knows?
Monday, September 24, 2007
Right before Ahmadinejad travel to New York to address the session of the UN General Assembly, in his speech, said, “Today, the Iranian nation has access to advanced technology for making modern weapons.“
I would say probably he's right, in Iran they spent lots of petrol money for buying weapons from China and Russia but technology!
Let's take wireless technology and services in Iran. Wireless network is still not working properly in Iran, we do have unbelievable amount of problems with cell phone carrier. I can say we do have everything in Iran but technology. I bet you can find IPhone in Tehran but what's the point?! first you should pay lots of money to wireless carrier, then your IPhone can’t get calls, hangs and still isn’t gonna work and finally you feel frustrated and eventually you'll give up.
But still they swearing at the US and Israel because they consider them root of every problem in the world. So where is the technology thing? I guess they call that motto against US and Israel technology "Down with the US! Down with Israel!"
Saturday, September 22, 2007
In the comments section the guy wrote about this video “This video occurred during Muharram when the people were cooking for the visitors of the Imam in Ashura. They ran out of gas and consequently the cook prayed to Allah for the Imam's sake, or else there wouldn't be food to feed the visitors of the Imam. Miraculously, and in Allah will, the fire came on, as you can see from the video, while it was unplugged from any possible source”
If you take a look at the video you can find out its Photoshop, totally forgery! There is no end in Islamic stupidity and this foolish people.
Friday, September 21, 2007
"Iran can demonstrate its seriousness about concern with regard to terrorism by taking concrete actions, such as dropping support for Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and suspending their uranium enrichment program, Khalilzad said.
Another interview in 60 Minutes, you gotta watch it here. in following you can find transcripts and my comments between:
In 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley asks in an exclusive interview from Iranian President Ahmadinejad conducted Thursday in Iran, he intends to press his request to visit the World Trade Center site, Ahmadinejad tells Pelley, "Well, it was included in my program. If we have the time and the conditions are conducive, I will try to do that."
"But the New York Police Department and others do not appear to want you there. Do you intend to go there anyway?" Pelley asks.
"Well, over there, local officials need to make the necessary coordinations. If they can't do that, I won't insist," the president replies.
"Sir, what were you thinking? The World Trade Center site is the most sensitive place in the American heart, and you must have known that visiting there would be insulting to many, many Americans," Pelley says.
"Why should it be insulting?" Ahmadinejad asks.
"Well, sir, you're the head of government of an Islamist state that the United States government says is a major exporter of terrorism around the world," Pelley says.
My comment: That's right the Islamic Republic of Iran's government is an exporter of terrorism around the world.
"Well, I wouldn't say that what American government says is is the prerequisite here. Something happened there which led to other events. Many innocent people were killed there. Some of those people were American citizens obviously. We obviously are very much against any terrorist action and any killing. And also we are very much against any plots to sow the seeds of discord among nations," Ahmadinejad replies. "Usually you go to these sites to pay your respects. And also to perhaps to air your views about the root causes of such incidents. I think that when I do that, I will be paying, as I said earlier, my respect to the American nation."
"But the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world," Pelley says. "You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans."
"Well, I'm amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?" Ahmadinejad says. "You are representing a media and you're a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there."
My comment: Scott, do you have enough knowledge to talk about a nation? Do you what does it mean or should I spell for you?
Haven’t you study any book that teach you shouldn't generalize? Persians are nice people and I know when 9/11 (September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers) happened many people were sad and some held candles (in a square in Tehran) for the American’s tragic loss. Honesty most people in Iran love Americans as much as they love Iranians.
We know that current government is corrupted and obviously it's not holding the most Iranian's interest at all but it doesn’t give you any right to attack to a nation.
Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) News Network (TV & Radio)website hacked for almost 4 hours. Hackers deface the site and wrote in Persian language: “We hack this website in protest to unilateral policy of TV to support blindly President AhmadiNejad’s foolish actions and wasting people’s right.” Original
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Seriously guys, why did you protest for this cartoons? Why do some of you want to kill the artist? These cartoons are just cartoons. Even these cartoons are not eye-catching! Just cool down.
By the way, why do you (Muslims) consider these picture as Muhammad?! Did he look like this cartoon? if you're sure, go ahead and protest! but if you're not sure, leave people in peace and alone!
Some of people who I know wouldn’t even dare to ask do you have prostitutes in Iran? But in the middle of daily discussions over coffee, we are talking about local life issues then topics like this one, come up and then they ask, in Iran we can’t see such things?! (because of Islamic picture in the world).
For sure, it’s not something that to be proud of but it’s a reality. I say sure you can find prostitutes almost everywhere in the city. I repeat everywhere! Why? Before Islamic revolution -1979 it was specific area in Tehran something like Red Light District – Amsterdam although it wasn’t legalized like what it is in Amsterdam but at least it was in one specific area of city. During Islamic revolution, they killed some prostitutes in very barbaric way! They tore a woman apart while she was alive then burned her in street. So prostitution became a hidden deathful activity. It became an adultery crime but with less punishment for men because men just spelt with a prostitute! I don’t know how they justify hypocrisy in their Sharia law too.
Since that time prostitution has extended and extended in cities, in every corner and street. Guys usually pick up prostitutes in streets by a little negotiation on price.
Since the Islamic revolution prostitution has speeded through cities and even between teens from age 14 and there are many factors that we should consider here like high inflation rate usually more than %17, more than %35 unemployment rate specially between young generations 18-35 ages, poor economic status between more than %60 of people, high poverty between %40 – %50 of people, drug addiction like heroin, lack of fun for young generations, high rate of divorce it’s about %30 - %40 (I am not sure if it’s more) and lack of freedom for whole population extends the problem.
Prostitution will speed up more and more in the Islamic Republic of Iran as long as there are high rate of poverty and lack of social security. So far, Islam rulings in Iran have made more poor people, more poverty then more prostitutes.
Well, I wanted to introduce TEN by director Abbas Kiarostami. In 10 a divorcee who has remarried drives around the city taking different people in her car. Her passengers are her son, her sister, two mosque visiting women and a prostitute. In the course of these car trips a few things are revealed about their lives.
Just in following you will see episode that the passenger is a prostitute.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
It is a BBC documentary, written and produced by Adam Curtis. The series consists of three one-hour films, consisting mostly of a montage of archive footage with Curtis's narration.
The films compare the rise of the American Neo-Conservative movement and the radical Islamist movement, making comparisons on their origins and noting strong similarities between the two. More controversially, it argues that the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organized force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is in fact a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries—and particularly American Neo-Conservatives—in an attempt to unite and inspire their people following the failure of earlier, more utopian ideologies. (from wikipedia)
First of all, I should say I don't accept this documentary's goal! Aside of all controversial things in this documentary and lack of explaining about 1979 - the Islamic Republic of Iran Revolution such as which powers did support the Islamic Republic Revolution in Iran? And why? From minute 39 in the first episode addressed about Khomeini and similarity to Sayyed Qutb’s ideology.
Khomeini addressed the West. “Yes,” he told them, “we are reactionaries, and you are enlightened intellectuals. You who want freedom for everything, the freedom that will corrupt our country, corrupt our youth, and freedom that will pave the way for the oppressor—freedom that would drag our country to the bottom.”
Got the point? Khomeini and other mullahs were against freedom from day one. so there won't be freedom in Iran as long as we let them, these Islamist govern in Iran.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I am sure you’ve heard about recent Swedish cartoonist who depicted the head of the Prophet Mohammed on a dog's body.
The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq asked “We are calling for the assassination of cartoonist Lars Vilks who dared insult our Prophet, peace be upon him, and we announce a reward during this generous month of Ramadan of $100,000 for the one who kills this criminal". The al-Qaida leader upped the reward for Vilks' death to $150,000 if he was "slaughtered like a lamb" and offered $50,000 for the killing of the editor of the Swedish paper.
Irony is Muslims shouldn’t engage in war or kill others in Ramadan month.
Also Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about incident has said that Zionists were behind the cartoon. He said, “They do not want the Swedish government to be a friend of other nations. I strongly believe they are behind it (the cartoon). They thrive on conflict and war”. Also he told “Zionists are people without any religion”.
Ahmadinejad’s speech makes it difficult to me to comment! He said “They thrive on conflict and war!”, All evidences shows us that your government is trying so hard to make a new war in Iran, so who’s thrive on war more than your government and Islamic leaders behind you? Funny though, even IRI war against own people is obvious for whole world. From censoring the net, public hangings, stoning, torturing and put students and labor leaders in prison! So what are you? Islamist? well, it does make sense.
The coat of arms of the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 1979 Iranian Revolution features a stylized Arabic script of the word Allah and also "La ilaha ill Allah" (There is no God other than Allah).
Monday, September 17, 2007
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s government censored google, gmail, and blogfa popular Persian blog site.
Youtube, orkut, myspace and known dating websites censored long before this incident. Following message is on every screen when you want to use internet.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I do like some of their project but certainly I don’t share same opinion about Iraq project because They want to see the US permanently and completely withdraw its military presence from Iraq under an agreed timetable supported by the Iraqi people which I totally disagree with it all the way. The US did a good job so far and I hope they stay there till the time that Iraqis be able to establish a stable government.
Anyway I support their action on Darfur and I wish you support it too.
For four years, Sudan's military dictator, General Omar Bashir, has orchestrated the deaths of over 200,000 of his own citizens in the region of Darfur. After a massive global outcry, the killing has decreased and the UN is deploying peacekeepers -- but what peace will they have to keep?
Next Friday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will convene the "Darfur Contact Group" of 17 leaders to help set the agenda for Darfur's peace talks. This is our best hope yet for voices to triumph over violence in Darfur. Sign on below to stand with the people of Darfur and demand that our leaders deploy high-level diplomatic teams to the region to secure a fair and lasting peace for the people of Darfur:
Again Amir Normandi, and a new series of controversial postcards and this time about Ramadan.
Simply during this month you can’t eat, drink (Don’t get me wrong I didn’t mean alcoholic drink. I meant water and non-alcoholic drinks) and smoke in public during daytime even if you’re not Muslim! In Iran they flog you at least 60 times or 100 times (I don’t remember exact number) and put you in the jail then you will learn not to eat anymore! So you should get it that all restaurants, fast foods, coffee shops and so on are closed during daytime. People go to work later than usual time because they spend their midnight time to pray! Probably Allah make world better place while they are praying and not working! Traffic during sunset is crazy, crazy, crazy! Because everybody run to catch some foods in mosque or home. Smokers count down to smoke again and you can see smokers line up outside and smoke, just you can’ breath anymore! Well, you know people who wants to eat or drink, they do it secretly and you can find lots of smokers in companies on the roof during work hours that smoke. It’s kinda like show that we have it every year for a month! You gotta watch it.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Ahmadinejad told academics in a speech: "In some discussions I told them I am an engineer and I am examining the issue. They do not dare wage war against us and I base this on a double proof. I tell them: I am an engineer and I am a master in calculation and tabulation. I draw up tables. For hours, I write out different hypotheses. I reject, I reason. I reason with planning and I make a conclusion. They cannot make problems for Iran. ...I believe in what God says. God says that those who walk in the path of righteousness will be victorious. What reason can you have for believing God will not keep this promise."
Ahmadinejad said that "God willing" one day he would write his memoirs to put the record straight.
I guess he was drunk or under influence of drugs or he’s right the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has some sort of agreements with powers in the world that nothing would happen as long as you keep things crazy like chaos in Iraq and Palestine.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Almost every fan of Mohammad Khatami, ex-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that he was the most deceiving President ever in IRI. Lots of things happened during his presidency but most controversial issue was On 9 July which police and right-wing vigilantes stormed a Tehran University dormitory which students were occupying. The move sparked off days of street riots across the country, in which students were beaten and detained by police and hardliners. At least five were reportedly killed. continue story in "Iran student protests: Five years on"
But ex-President Khatami didn’t stop hardliners or even police. Even he didn’t condemn police and hardliners attack! He didn’t say anything! But still people gave him more chance because some thought, he probably didn’t get any chance under totalitarian regime to do anything but in his second period of presidency he acted more weird and ignorant to people’s problem. So he lost his loyal fans, people, for ever!
Look at some photos of student movements and consequences on July 9, 1999: