Friday, March 28, 2008

Fitna a movie about Quran from Geert Wilders


Finally Fitna is on the net and it made a big buzz on Iranian blogosphere and everyone is going crazy to watch this movie. Although Internet censorship is very restricted in Iran but people can find their ways to put their hands on this movie. There is a battle between Islamic Extremists who try to show their resentment against blasphemous content of the movie and divert people's attention from this movie to Islamic moral values or respect to people's believes and so on. On the other hand, seculars and even some religious people who tired of Islamic clerical atrocities and lies!

Update: Perhaps you know that the LiveLeak version of the movie has been replaced with the following statement:

The Removal of “Fitna”Official LiveLeak statement

Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed comments from certain members of the British media that could directly affect the safety of some staff members, Liveleak has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.

This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people from all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised LiveLeak.com is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one.

Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one another’s culture. We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high.

So an enthusiastic persian blogger has added Persian subtitle to english version of movie and now it's on google video, take a look at it:




English and Persian Subtitle

Friday, March 14, 2008

Iranian Parliament Election



In picture says: our promise, election day! Also it shows a tired man who kept his ears from extra propaganda noise about election.




Well, today is Iranian parliament election day and according to reports it was slow and in the most of the day, just a handful of people were in stations to vote. Hard-liners or Reformists both are tale of the same thing for Iranian people who have tested both parties and then they failed to execute people's wish.


So frustrated people from inflation, poverty and injustice don't care much about these elections because they know that by casting their ballots nothing will change but Islamic power mafia will misuse their present to brag about themselves and how people are supporting Iranian regime.



Hope this time Islamic mafia takes insult and understand people's message! "Go to hell"

Burqa in Norway



What is burqa? The burqa is the wardrobe of choice for many Muslim women. It is worn over a woman's daily clothing, usually covering her from head to toe.

But in Norway designers brought burqa in fashion runway! well, it's just wrong to promote burqa in anyway. just imagine a lady in following dress could be a terrorist and blow herself up somewhere which is happening everyday in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We should ban burqa and it's alike everywhere specially these days that terrorist use every mean to destroy their targets.
For more pic go to abc.
Courtesy AP



First Online Free Expression Day



March 12, 2008 Reporters Without Borders has launched first Online Free Expression Day.

Reporters Without Borders said “From now on, we will organise activities every 12 March to condemn cyber-censorship throughout the world, A response of this kind is needed to the growing tendency to crack down on bloggers and to close websites."

“Today, the first time this day is being marked, we are giving all Internet users the opportunity to demonstrate in places were protests are not normally possible. We hope many will come and protest in virtual versions of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Cuba’s Revolution Square or on the streets of Rangoon, in Burma. At least 62 cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned worldwide, while more than 2,600 websites, blogs or discussions forums were closed or made inaccessible in 2007.”

We are very much familiar with Internet censorship in Iran than the rest of world. Most of the time we can not download a simple content against Islamic regime. Even social networks like orkut.com is censored, also dating sites. Anything against Mullahs in Iran will go under strict censorship from a cartoon to a weblog text. People easily get arrested, tortured and imprisoned just because of a post in weblog! Unbelievably it's harsh and inhuman.

This day will be a new phenomena against government censorship of the Internet however cyber demonstration is not new for Iranian bloggers and we have had many cyber demonstrations in Internet environment, for instance recently we changed our weblog titles in solidarity with arrested students and against torturing them but in a world scale it will have a greater impact on corrupted governments who use censorship as a tool to limit their people knowledge and cut their connections from dissidents' ideas and also reality of the outside.

Reporters Without Borders has a list of “Internet Enemies” consist of Belarus, Burma, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. it's 15 countries now and there were only 13 countries in 2007 so it proves that governments are main part of digital gap and a barrier for information throughout the world.

Well, you know that not only Islamic Republic of Iran never misses any bad list in the world and also you will see it on top of the list, right after China!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

An Iranian homosexual teenager fears death





I guess you would listen to news and noticed international public outcry about Mehdi Kazemi, 19, and Pegah Emambakhsh, 40, two Iranian homosexuals which their requests for asylum in Britain were denied although they will will face harsh physical punishment, prison, and possible execution if forced to return Iran.

Their partners were sentenced to death by Iranian judiciary system and they fear for their lives. It seems that authorities in Iran had already been to his parents' house with a warrant for his arrest.

Unfortunately a British judge denied Kazemi's request for asylum in 2006 on the grounds that "Iran does not systematically persecute homosexuals", which is totally wrong. Everyone in Iran knows that sodomy is a deviant act and according to Islamic law is punishable to death.

I am not sure that Iran Judiciary system does have any law against homosexuality but I am sure in courts, judge is free to use Judiciary laws or Islamic laws based on Quran and Hadiths. Specially when there is absence of related law
, Judges can use Islamic laws based on Quran, Hadith and etc. from Islamic sources.

If I may say so, in this case, Islam prohibits sodomy. As one hadith explains, "Allah will not look at the man who commits sodomy", in strict pro-Islamic Iranian courts they interpret this statement and alike and condemn homosexuality strongly and in the Islamic court of law, it's punishable with no doubt.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tell Me Why?



I love this song because it couldn't say the truth simpler than this. I wish we could have this song for mullahs in Iran and ask them; Tell Me Why? Why are you destroying this country? why aren't you look after people? Why people are so poor? why have you oppressed people and deprived their rights?

Singer: Declan Galbraith
Lyrics:
A song of love for every boy and girl
The sky is blue, the fields are green
And laughter is the language of the world
Then I wake and all I see is a world full of people in need

Tell me why,(why) does it have to be like this
Tell me why, (why) is there something I have missed
Tell me why, (why) cause I don't understand
When so many need somebody
We don't give a helping hand
Tell me why

Every day, I ask myself
what will I have to do to be a man
Do I have, to stand and fight
To prove to everybody who I am
Is that what my life is for?
To waste in a world full of war

Tell me why, (why) does it have to be like this
Tell me why, (why) is there something I have missed
Tell me why,(why) cause I don't understand
When so many need somebody
We don't give a helping hand
Tell me why (Tell me why)
Tell me why (Tell me why)
Tell me why (Tell me why)
Just tell me why (why, why, why)

Tell me why, (why) does it have to be like this
Tell me why, (why) is there something I have missed
Tell me why, (why) cause I don't understand
When so many need somebody
We don't give a helping hand
Tell me why (Why why, does the tigers run?)
Tell me why (Why why, do we shoot the gun?)
Tell me why (Why why, do we never learn?)
Can someone tell us why we let the forests burn

(why why do we say we can?) tell me why
(why why is it still the same?) tell me why
(why why do we talk and run?) tell me why
can someone tell us why we let the ocean die

(why why do we always say?) tell me why
(why why do we pass the blame?) tell me why
(why why does it never rain?)
can someone tell us why we cannot just be friends

why why?


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Free Osanloo Action Day

On March 6, Union organizations in 45 countries around the world took part in a worldwide Day of Action in support of detained Iranian trade unionists, Mansour Osanloo and Mahmoud Salehi.

This day called, Free Osanloo Action Day which marked by worldwide union protests to demand the release of the imprisoned Iranian trade union leaders. Both have been repeatedly detained and sentenced to long prison terms for their independent trade union activities and their health has deteriorated severely in prison in the last few months. International union mobilisation has however proved critical in obtaining several temporary transfers to hospital in recent weeks for both Ossanloo and Salehi.

For more info please go to ITUC and itfglobal.org


Take a look at some photos from the worldwide Action day:



















Monday, March 3, 2008

Iran is gonna shut down the net in election day


Islamic Republic of Iran is going to shut down Internet on election day for security reasons! it seems interior ministry is frightened from Internet attacks! c'mon!

Even now, Iran has huge censorship on the net and we can't access most of websites, weblogs and forums. anything against Iran's politic and Islam is under censorship!

Well, these days police in Tehran have begun dismantling satellite antenna dishes from rooftops to stop Iranians from watching dissident Persian programs which are against votes in Islamic Iran.

So it's obvious that Islamic Republic of Iran is taking any measure to stop communication between Iranian dissident from west with people in Iran because every vote is vital for regime's existence and for sure Internet is one way to educate people about this regime. Even in past days many people had Internet connection problems due to slow Internet connections!

It's a campaign to prevent Iranians to hear dissidents voice.

Parvin Ardalan prevented from leaving Iran



Parvin Ardalan, one of the founding members of the One Million Signatures Campaign, and a longtime women’s rights activist and the winner of the Palme Prize, was prevented to leave Iran to receive her 2007 Olof Palme Prize in Stockholm. She honoured this prize for "making the demand for equal rights for men and women a central part of the struggle for democracy in Iran" last month.

Ardalan told AFP "Last night... I boarded an Air France plane destined for Stockholm to take part in the prize ceremony but in the plane they paged my name and told me that I am barred from leaving the country. They took my passport and asked me to refer to the presidential office department for passport affairs after 72 hours to take it back. They told me that I still have an open judicial case, which is not true."

She had been summoned to the security branch of the Revolutionary Courts for unknown reasons on February 24. She said "I appeared before the court but the inspector was not there... according to law when they are not there they should issue a new summons warrant which they did not. The only reason for this move is to prevent me from taking part in the ceremony. I think this is unreasonable."

She, a leader of the Iranian women's movement, was sentenced to three years in prison in April 2007 after being declared a threat to national security for criticizing the state of women's rights in Iran. Ardalan has appealed the verdict and has yet to serve time in prison.