Saturday, August 21, 2010

Islamic Iran praises martyrdom

Following photo shows wrestler Tommy Rowlands of US, right, fights with his Iranian competitor Mohammad Hadi Pour Alijan on left in Iran, Aug 1, 2010. But I am not interested in the free style wrestling, well, not this one in particular. I am interested in the two posters on the right side.

Top right poster quoted Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: "Martyrs are symbol of power in Iran". Top center poster quoted late revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Khomeini: "Martyrs are candle for circle of humanity".

In Islamic teachings, defending homeland or Islam is considered a sacred religious obligation for all Muslims. Throughout history of Islam, Muslims have been taught that they should sacrifice their lives for their religious believes or homeland and their sacrifice considered as the most generous act for Islam. The sacrifice called martyr and martyrs have been important figures throughout Islam.

In Islamic Iran, martyrdom regarded as the most worthy act that a Muslim can accomplish. Children has systematically taught the value of sacrificing their lives for religion and/or homeland. Children textbooks has been teaching the very fundamental value of "killing for defending your own belief" and media conveying the same values.

Islamic Iran has spent steadily on propaganda since the beginning of revolution in 1979. People have bombarded by the Islamic fundamental values since then, and when I saying this is Islamic fascism because I  see with my eyes and I can identify key characteristics of fascism in society.

See also:
Basij: Iranian radical martyrs
Iranian Combatant Clergies register volunteers to fight Israel

Photo courtesy of daylife

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stone her to death !

In an interview broadcasted on Iran's state Television, she confessed to adultery and involving to murder her husband. Authorities claimed, she is Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the woman who sentenced to death by stoning.

I watched the interview in native language and there is at least 3 issues within this this televised confession:

1. Her face was obscured so we do not know who exactly the confessor was.

2. I noticed she reads the confession from a printed paper. Why there was a need to read the confession from a printed paper? Couldn't she confess to what she has done without double checking on paper?!

3. At the end she accused her lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei for publicizing her case and said "I sue Mostafaei for damaging my reputation". But the fact of the matter is, Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani's children, Fasride and Sajjad have appealed to the world to save their mother's life and according to her children, she is very well aware of this.

4. Probably I had to put this above all mentioned items; the lady is already sentenced to death and its confirmed by the Islamic supreme court, why on earth did she come to confess on TV? It is not like that's going to make any difference in her fate. There is no reason on earth that would possibly justify this confession except torture, threats to her children's life or it may be a show confession filmed by someone else.

Islamic Iran is trying to justify its own medieval injustice system by this televised confession and I'm afraid they are going to execute Sakineh soon. After all, these bloody Rotten Gods need human sacrifices, executions and stonings.

Even Mohammad Mostafaei, Sakineh's lawyer had to run for his life and leave the country. In a country that a human rights lawyer is not safe to practice his job, how ordinary people would be able to defend themselves and fight for their right?

In case if you don't know what is stoning, take a look.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Guards commander wishes to eradicate immorality

When a Quds force commander asked; what he would do if he ever become President? he replied: "I will eradicate immoral activities that have afflicted our young people with development of an Iron Brigade organization."

The mentality I see here is the mentality of Islamic fascism which is the mainstream ideology among IRGC members. For those who don't know, Quds force is a special unit of Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) responsible for extraterritorial operations.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Divine death sentences in Islamic Iran

Following photo reads: "Do you know that General Prosecutor's Office and Islamic Revolution court has carried out the divine death sentences for 18 corrupted and criminal people in Ahvaz last year." This photo was taken in Ahvaz city in Iran in past two months.

Following photo announces two separate executions on different times and locations:

It reads:

"Execution Event
Execution of drug trafficker [s]
Date: Wednesday March 10, 2010  Time: 4 pm
Location: Ramadan alley

Execution of armed thief [or thieves] and enemy of God and His Prophet (Pbuh)
Date: Saturday March 13, 2010  Time: 4 pm
Location: Naseri sq"

In above announcements were not specified that they were going to execute one or more people.

Last photo courtesy of Haghighatnews

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Protest against American imprisoned hikers

I share your pain and I really hope Islamic Iran releases your kids and all other prisoners asap but it appears Iran wants to exchange them but I suspect Islamic Iran favours a visit from a high profile US official to secure release of the hikers, like the case of Bill Clinton visit to North Korea and meeting with North Korean leader.

A protest in front of IRI Mission in New York on July 30, 2010

On the right side of photo the placard reads "Shame on you Iran". I wish someone would have wrote "Islamic Iran" instead Iran. Also I know it doesn't make any difference for an American but it makes different for an Iranian.

Update: Iran wants to exchange American hikers with 11 imprisoned Iranians in the USA. In a website called asks "Will Obama make three American mothers happy by releasing 11 Iranian prisoners?"
Iran didn't take three hikers to court since they have been arrested so definitely they are trying to pursue American government to take one step towards Iran and meets Iranian government demands.

I covered the news of three american mothers visited hikers in Iran in two posts:
1. The mothers of three American hikers jailed in Iran
2. Islamic republic of double standard

Photo courtesy of daylife

Islamic outfit not fair for female athletes

I wrote before that Islamic outfit is not fair for Muslim girls in sports, I am not even arguing how illogical it is. In following photo it is obvious that one with longer shirt would have less opportunity in the game.

The Iranian women's national rugby sevens team competed against Italy on July 30, 2010. Italy beat Iran 10 - 0.

Mullahs have opposed to participation of women in sport specially on international scenes. i.e. Back then during Beijing Olympics 2008, a mullah said: "Iranian women athletes presence is against Islamic values". So female athletes have not much of a choice here.

Photos courtesy of daylife: 1 & 2

Islamic republic of India

Whenever I see a group Muslims protest like following pictures, it just reminds me of how radicals protests in Iran. I have never seen they protest like cool and easy, instead it is intense and they always struggle with one another and its full of emotional and physical force!  i.e. Basij protest against British embassy.

The above photos are about Indian Shiite Muslims that held a protest against the economic, trade, scientific and military sanctions against Iran by U.S. and Israel, in New Delhi July 30, 2010.

India has a good business relationship with Iran and the sanctions will hurt Indian businesses too.

Photos courtesy of daylife 1, 2, 3

A member of revolutionary guards

Someone said: "It is easy to become like them. You just pretend to be like them, you only need to put on a beard, pray and act like them!"

I added; then first you have to repress your own thoughts and feelings and then participate in oppressing people. If you would be able to do that then you might be a little dictator that you do not know it yourself.

Photo courtesy of daylife