Thursday, May 29, 2008

To the attention of the world community!

Hattips to Aryamehr with this great post. I recommend it if you don't know Iran and Iranian people, there is a nice clip which youth express their minds freely.

Aryamehr wrote:

We are sick and tired of having to live double-lives!
We are sick and tired of being treated as second-class citizens in our own country!
We are sick and tired of being imposed a foreign ideology and culture (islam/arab) upon us!
We are sick and tired of not being able to breath, think, exchange opinions, and to socialize as free human beings!
We are sick and tired of being associated with an illegal regime that doesn't represent us or the Iranian culture!
We are sick and tired of western governments trying to appease this barbaric regime by buying into the regime's deceptive game of "conservative" vs "reformists"!
We are sick and tired of seeing our cultural heritage sites being undermined and destroyed by these savages who don't have any respect for Iran's cultural heritage!

Keep up the good job, Aryamehr.

Quake karma for Chinese reminds me of





Sharon Stone, 50 years old, an actress made remarks at the Cannes Film Festival last week that suggesting the earthquake that killed at least 67,000 was bad "karma" after Beijing's policy in Tibet. I don't know she was mean or she wasn't and I am not going to discuss about it but her remarks reminds of, how Islamist interpret earthquake in Iran, in one interpretation, Imam Sadeq said "There are some strings from Mecca that an angle is accountable and whenever Allah asks the angel to pull one string, then earthquake happens somewhere in the world"! I heard some other people are saying when people do adultery then earthquake will happen!

These people stick to unbelievable superstition believes even in 21 century where science has already answered to these questions. The other problem is, not only religious people hanging on these sort of believes but they are advocating and advertising and insisting that's true! and that makes more problematic, specially for kids. At the time they supposed to be familiar with science they grow up with superstitions.


Is Religion Still the Opium of the Masses?


There is no doubt that answer is yes, religion is the opium of the masses and it will be. In Institute of Ideas in London four Panelists discusses their ideas about religion and radicalism. I thought it would be nice if you could listen to some different ideas from Islamists and secularists. Specially it's from London, and we know how Islamists from England are fanatics.




FORA.TV

Is Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?



Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses Is Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy? with Clive Crook at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.




Also you can watch it in FORA.TV

Saudi Arabia vs. Iran


Recently Saudi Arabia accused Iran of backing what it called a coup d’├ętat by Hezbollah group. (Nytimes) That's very funny though, because Saudi Arabia is backing other terrorist groups in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and now it's attacking Iran for supporting Hezbollah?! Oh please!

It's not hidden that Iran supports Hezbollah and Hamas also I am totally against it and I have written a lot about it but let's see who is talking? Saudi Arabia is the center of Islamic terrorism who even supported 9/11 terrorists and whole mess in Iraq is running by Sunni backed by Saudi Arabia. The US made a big mistake to attack Iraq, they should have attack Saudi Arabia and to get rid of these fanatic Muslims who pay terrorists' charges and provide them arms.

Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits


This song just gets me.



Saturday, May 17, 2008

Young girl beaten up by police for her dress



Perhaps you would think she puts a short and top on while walking up the street in Iran, no way! Her crime is she didn't dress Islamic enough! so she got beaten by police and finally people honked so police got distracted and she could run away.

Not enough Islamic dress was the problem. I guess these police are going to heaven because they take care of Allah's business on the earth so seriously.

Lonely Ahmadinejad

Seems Ahmadinejad is waving hand to whom?! nobody. anyway, if he was popular in Iran, why would he need nine bodyguards?!


Ahmadinejad visits a province in Iran





Thursday, May 15, 2008

Saudi Arabia vs. Iranian pilgrims

Well, a long time ago in this blog, I recommended to Saudi Arabia stop Iranian pilgrims to go over there to pray in Mecca. I know I know...the whole praying around a building and stone which they say it's from god...it's just stupid, nothing more, nothing less. But my point is why Saudi Arabia bothers to fingerprint and take photos from Iranian pilgrims and lot's of other security hassles, just stop them to come over.

I will be very happy to hear one day that Saudis changed rules for Iranian pilgrims and stop them from going to Mecca. I am so waiting for that day :)

An Iranian journalist who secretly managed to take some shots from Saudi Arabia customs and whole incident, Qoqnoos.







Links - May 15



'Jesus' vs. Ahmadinejad


Masih Alinejad is an Iranian journalist who is in trouble with conservatives which they accused her of insulting the Iranian people and President Ahmadinejad.


Belief in God 'childish,' Jews not chosen people: Einstein letter

Yay to Einstein!


Richard Dawkins discusses Einstein's new letters

I like Dawkins viewpoint on Einstein's new letters.


Einstein & Faith

From Einstein by Walter Isaacson. © 2007 by Walter Isaacson. for sure, It's contradictory to above letter, but here is an idea, I think so Walter Isaacson is committed to religion so what he sees is just all religious, he can't draw totally Einstein, he just look at one side of his thoughts which doesn't picture him totally.

One thing is for sure, Einstein could be religious or atheist, doesn't matter. I am not really gonna hold on to that to make my decision or how I think. I don't believe in god and religion and nothing will change my mind.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Are bloggers unite?

Bloggers Unite




BlogCatalog started a new campaign to unite bloggers to use blogosphere power to make change. let's see what they said in campaign initiative: "Bloggers Unite is an initiative designed to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By challenging bloggers to blog about a particular social cause on a single day, a single voice can be joined with thousands of others to help make a real positive difference; from raising awareness for cancer, to an effort to better education systems or support 3rd world countries." link

The very first campaign that starts tomorrow, May 15, is about human rights. So just write a blog about human rights abuse in your area. Please check the story and suggested topics here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

why should we ban cloaks!



Simply because cloaks - open cloaks (Chador/Chadar) or cloaks (Burqa/Burqua) are symbols of dogmatic Islamic traditions and blah blah blah...I don't want to go through the same scenario that dogmatic traditions like this, hold people back, actually push them back and keep them backwarded. No I don't want to write about it...not because that so-called Muslims human right defenders are gonna scream that these people chose to put clothes on freely and nobody forces them to put these clothes! I am not gonna explain again that Muslim's community, Muslim's family and all around Islamic culture forces dogmatic traditions like cloaks. Although they are some exceptions, some women don't put on cloaks but they are not representative of all and they have had the opportunity to break this tradition in their own family/community and still they accepted by people. These people made a new version of Islam which won't ask for Hijab, although there has not been such Islam but somehow their personal Islam works for them.

No I am not gonna articulate my reasons why should we ban cloaks...just simply I am going to say, we should ban cloaks just because it keeps those who put on, backwarded and it could be a threat to other people, who knows really what do you have under cloak, is it a gun, sword or something worse?

What is this?

Let's test your IQ. No, just kidding! well, let's see how many of you would know what is this?