Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ahmadinejad in Newsweek photo

Irony of his reality and rhetorics!

Hat tips facebook

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Iran unblocked Facebook

Iran unblocked Facebook about half an hour ago. People and media criticized Ahmadinejad’s government for blocking social network website so they didn’t have much of a choice before June 12 presidential election. In other circumstances they wouldn’t unblock it, like all other blocked websites including social networks, for instance Google social network.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cake on Ahmadinejad’s face

Another poster for International Society For Human Rights. I personally prefer “Eek a mouse!” poster.

Ahmadinejad knows very well that he can’t come face to face with Iranian people. Students Booed and laughed at him when he was visiting the Amirkabir university.

Hat tips: scaryideas

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is last Monday of May in the US. I guess “I’m already there” from Lonestar would say it all.

We have lost so many lives slaughtered by Ayatollahs since Islamic revolution in Iran; I consider it Islamic tyranny’s war on people. Also so many killed in Iran-Iraq war too.

I wish peace replaces war, I wish human rights replace human abuses, I wish...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Facebook and Twitter blocked in Iran

Today morning Iran blocked users from accessing Twitter and Fcebook. Well, facebook was blocked as being illegal since 2006 but Iranian authorities unblocked Facebook on February 2009 to give the impression that they are willing to unblock sites and provide more freedom but we knew it wasn’t the case.

Now that they found out Facebook and Twitter became human rights and political platforms against not only government but also regime, so government decided to block these sites. Good news is Iranian users came up with other ways to use these sites.

Islamic Iran has a long history of censorship and internet censorship from day one. Isn’t it a typical behavior of totalitarian/theocratic regimes? By the way, don’t miss this poster about Ahmadinejad and a computer mouse!

Hat tips: All Facebook

Back home in a land of free

Finally she is safe at home. I am happy for her however there are discussions about her story in Iranian blogosphere but let me raise two main points here which most bloggers insisted on them: What would happen to her if she wasn’t American citizen? What would happen if international media wouldn’t keep her story alive?

Most of Iranian prisoners don’t get media’s attention, perhaps they are not newsworthy; I am not sure. I know one thing for sure; they don’t carry two or more passports. They were not born outside of this land, so who cares? Well, I think if it is about caring which in fact it should be, let’s ask it for all. Probably that’s too much to ask, isn’t it?!

What I wanted to say is; I want to see international support regardless of passport or citizenship, regardless of being in the middle of Iran-US conflict or being only in totalitarian theocratic Islamic Iran, be a journalist in prison or a blogger in prison. At the end of the day, we should talk about and act for people, human beings and that’s worth the cause. What do you think?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Oppressor, Eek a mouse!

Take a look at brilliant winning posters of International Society for Human Rights. it clearly shows us how these leaders threatened by communication technology which is one way to express oneself.

An Iranian after seeing above poster about Ahmadinejad wrote (Persian language): "I wish Ahmadinejad put on this beautiful suit for real!"

Yasser asked: "Did you notice that coat of arms of Islamic Iran on flag is upside down?"

Hat tips: Negev Rock City, foreignpolicy blog

Missile test won’t stabilize Iran

I am not sure where military expenditures will lead us but I am sure about one thing that we can’t trust ayatollahs and in fact, we shouldn’t trust any religious tyranny because religion tends to fool people by all means to gather more followers and at the high of it’s power, it shows true face of itself by tyrannizing societies.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Iran’s Young Rebels

If you can't see full report for any reason, take a look at here.

This is a nice report about underground music, censorship, women, sex, drugs, plastic surgery, student activism, and paradox of living in religious Iran. This is a nice report from Iranian society and shows us how people strive and live a dual a life in strict totalitarian theocratic regime of Iran. They have a personal life and a public life which are totally opposite of each other, in the public they are modest to Islamic rules and in private they try to be themselves. Can you imagine how much hard it is to have different masks, play different roles everywhere you go?

People are struggling for freedom that gives them chance to understand themselves and realize who they are and what they want instead they should play cat and mouse game with regime and somehow to get around of overshadowing regime’s restrictions. And unfortunately these behaviors brought us new set of alarming values at grassroots which is corrupted at core and aside from Islamic theocratic regime’s outcome, I am sadden to say this society doomed to fail.

Let me get back at this report and I should say that I really appreciate the fact that Zahra Eshraghi, granddaughter of Khomeini, a so-called reformist like most self-appointed ruling reformists, brought her biased opinion about her grandfather and said: “When he (Khomeini) was alive, we had freedom to choose how we wanted to live.” You gotta be kidding me?! I don’t expect honesty from ruling people, reformist or hardliner, after all Khomeini is her grandfather and she wants to keep new generation that have no memory of Khomeini's era, in ignorance.

In this interview Mohammad Javad Larijani is lying big like always but one of his sentences strike me harder when I heard he said “the limits we bar the freedom is not people, it is Islamic sentiment so nobody could offend the prophet but people can say everything they want against people in the power” Knowing that Omidreza Mirsayafi a blogger charged on “insulting religious leaders and propaganda against Islamic republic of Iran” and died suspiciously in prison. And you know what? There are many people in prison now on the same charges.

Censorship is a critical point of controlling society in totalitarian theocratic of Islamic Iran. People have imprisoned just for playing un-Islamic songs in their houses, cars and mp3 players and even now people are cautious because they paid huge price over very simple things that couldn’t imagine they would consider illegal.

By the way, Iranians don’t have universal healthcare, people have to get insurance or pay in advance to get medical care. People have died in hospitals because they just couldn’t afford hospital costs. That’s the dark reality of Iranian hospital system too.

Thanks again for this report.

Hat tips: Iran's Young Rebels

Friday, May 15, 2009

Video shows Iranian police arresting a couple for sex - caught in the act

In the middle of night they entered to this couple’s place and caught them while they were in bed. The guy is naked and Iranian police accusing him of having sex with married woman which is punishable to stoning in Iran. The lady screams “what married woman?” Police men replies “be quite lady”. She continues yelling at police, one of them want to hit her, the other police try to stop the other police guy. They edited this part of video, so I have no clue what happened during those moments.

In a nutshell seems she was recently divorced and police is accusing them of something illegal about their sexual relationship, it doesn’t sound good. I hope they don’t get charge for adultery which is death by stoning.

This video recorded and edited by Iranian police.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Growing AIDS in Islamic Iran

Rosling presents new data on AIDS and associated risk factors. Check it out from 7:18 to see data on world map; he mentions Iran too.

AIDS spreading in Iran and is quite higher than expected from a restrict society ruled by fanatic ayatollahs. They say prostitution and drugs are main factor but they counted premarital sex as prostitution which is quite wrong. Premarital sex among sexually active young people is widespread in Iran to the point that even an Ayatollah (Rouhani) issued a fatwa permitting operations to restore virginity! (There are a lot to say about this I’m gonna leave it for another post.)

After all seems freaking state control on individual affairs hasn’t brought people any good in Islamic Iran.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

American Iranian spy goes free

Woops! She wasn’t spy. American journalist, Roxana Saberi freed from prison and her sentence for not spying reduced?! She wasn’t spying at all, except she was working without permission and that was it. Wait a minute, how on the earth did they charge her with spying on her first trial? What evidences did they have to prove she was spying? Why did they sentence her to 8 years anyway? As we know Islamic Iran judiciary isn’t friendly with spies after all; and usually sentences them to death. What would happen if there were not international outcry and pressure on Islamic Iran about her case?! Would she get out? I don’t think so.

Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to see she got out of prison, of course she was innocent but still questions remain to ask from Iranian judiciary like what judiciary is going to do with the spiteful judge who charged her with spying? How many innocent people are charged with spying, disturbing national order, insult to Islamic Iran’s leader and so on and are in prison now?

I am happy she is free now, thanks to media attention and international outcry and that’s great but the main question is, do we, each Iranian need international support to get our rights and justice from Islamic judiciary in Iran? It seems that’s the only way it works, we have to have other governments and international media to get involve in every individuals court then hopefully people get justice.

We have to thank her outspoken dad too but I need to remind you that in Islamic Iran dads have been charged only for interviewing about their children whereabouts. So International media has a great influence over national tyranny in Iran, I hope we get more that in other cases and innocents that go to gallows almost everyday.

Also Politics of Roxana Saberi’s case

Child Labor in Iran

Well, Islamic Iran spends petrol money very well on their allies in Palestine, Syria, Hezbollah and even Saint Vincent and the Grenadines! But these kids can’t go to school because they can’t afford to leave the job (when it comes to street kids it can be any kind of economic activity, from begging to anything that returns money). They need to make money to survive, to live one day further.

Official government figures estimate that there are about 20,000 street children in the country, but NGOs say there are at least 35,000 in the capital Tehran alone. According to an article published in an Iranian daily four years ago, 100 to 150 street kids die each month from malnutrition and dangerous working conditions. (A paragraph from Stop child labor in Iran)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Iranian Judo judge recognized Israel

Mr. Mohammad-Reza Minoukadeh was a Judo judge in Beijing 2008 Olympics who happened to judge a competition that an Israeli athlete was competing. Guess the outcome? The story unveiled in Iran and Iranian Judo Federation expelled and ousted him from all his responsibilities in Iranian Judo Federation.

I think International Judo Federation (IJF) should react and punish Iranian Judo Federation accordingly and don’t let them go away with this. Iranian authorities are illegally asking athletes and judges to refuse any competition that Israelis play and if someone dares to ignore this unwritten rule will be punished in Iran. I addressed this issue in “why Iranian athletes refuse to compete with Israeli athletes?” but Islamic Iran is paranoid and individuals are paying the price and it’s not fair. International community should use all its power to stop this kind of behavior from Islamic regime in Iran.

Hat tips: Fars News Agency (Persian language)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yasser Arafat wild kisses!

I guess he was homosexual like some of Iranian ayatollahs, by looking at these photos seem ayatollahs have same taste for kiss!

Friday, May 8, 2009

President Ahmadinejad tear-gassed

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tear-gassed during his provincial tour in Qazvin province. They say tear gas accidentally was used by a police officer.

Let them get some of a gas that they used to shoot at Iranian protestors during his government.

Hat tips: UPI

Save Iranian teacher in death row

On 25 February 2008, the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Farzad Kamangar to death on charges of "endangering national security" and "enmity against God" (moharebe). The death penalty was confirmed by the Supreme Court on 11 July.

Kamangar, who worked as a teacher in rural areas and was a human rights activist, is accused of being a terrorist through his alleged affiliation to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK. According to his lawyer who was not permitted to defend him, Khalil Bahramian “Nothing in Kamangar’s judicial files and records demonstrates any links to the charges brought against him”. He described the trial as “lasting no more than five minutes, with the judge issuing his sentence without any explanation and then promptly leaving the room.” According to Bahramian, the closed-door trial violated the Iranian legal requirements that such cases must be tried publicly and in the presence of a jury.

Farzad’s lawyer appealed the death sentence given the complete lack of evidence. According to him, the prosecution and death sentence are an indication of “discrimination against Kurds” within the judicial system. On 11 July 2008, the Supreme Court upheld Farzad Kamangar’s death sentence. He could be executed any day.

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Hat tips: Farzad Kamangar: Iranian teacher in death row

Amnesty demonstration against Delara’s execution

Unfortunately Iranian authorities secretly executed Delara Darabi on Friday May 1 which was weekend in Iran. Amnesty and other human rights organizations protested her secret execution along frustrated Iranian human rights activists. Following footage belongs to Amnesty Norway demonstration against Delara’s execution in Norway.

I wrote an article in about Secret Execution of Delara Darabi which ended with:
And I have been sad, upset, angry, angry, angry...

She is a second juvenile offender executed so far this year and at least 130 juvenile offenders sentenced to death are awaiting execution in Iran.
Since Islamic revolution in 1979, ayatollahs have handed down death sentences in unfair courts and corrupted judicial system that is a tool for carrying injustices in the hand of ayatollahs. Crumbled Iranian society has more to say about it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Les Miserables - Bring Him Home

I love this piece of music, it is just wonderful. I know, perhaps you would think why Rotten Gods would show any interest in this song? Well I just love the music and I listen to it as a music and only music.