English references at Iranian thesis must be banned

by Tapesh

Hasan Abbasi, an ultra conservative theorist believes that it’s better that university professors not to advice students to refer to English resources at their thesis and they must replace pure Islamic science with western science. He also believes that many Persian equivalence terms for English words including peace, law, human rights, sociology, etc selected carelessly.


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Marjan Zahed Kindersley

actually this is quite interesting

by Marjan Zahed Kindersley on

Whilst the claims seem often ridiculous, he uses a cultural contextual approach  to linguistics/epistomology.

This might actually be quite helpful in cross-cultural dialogue.

as for the rest,  École Supérieure

does (falling short, of course) and advocates exactly the same.

Bite me


IRI- Here's IRI's progress

by Onlyiran on

didn't you say in a comment, recently, that the IRI has brought drinking water and electricity to all villages around Iran.  Well, SURPRISE!!!!  Here, this is from the horse's mouth:


See how after 31 years of IRI progress, Iranians still have to carry drinking water from rivers in plastic jars.  So much for your development.  All you clowns can do is to copy antique North Korean missiles and put an Arabic name on it.

PS--this is not the only place.  There are exmaples of the same thing in Kurdestan, Khouzestan and elsewhere.  And those pictures were posted on IRI propaganda outlets as well some time ago.  I just don't have the time to look for them now.    


The fascist Brown shirt

by vildemose on

The fascist Brown shirt  IRI calls me a a Valezina....hahaha

Obama ajab ashi baratoon pokhteh. Arezooyeh becoming a Regional power bayad be goor bebarid.

Listen to  Brizinski's/Ted Kopple's NPR interview. The game has changed and it's not good news for IRI.


Here is my comment from another thread.

However, this will provide an even more robust reason for the US to increase its presence in the region in the form of a 'nuclear umbrella'. And as Brezinski alludes in the interview on NPR, if a nuclear-armed IRI as to make an slightest veiled threat to Israel or any other Arab nations to deestablize them, the US will take that as a "threat to herself" and respond accordingly.

Overall, it's not good news for the IRI and the  goons of IRI have to take the dream of becoming a superpower in the region to their graves.



IRI: Az chaleh oftadin to

by vildemose on

IRI: Az chaleh oftadin to chah....hahaha

Go brag about your nuclear weapons and yellow cake. Do you miss Bush yet??hahaha



hey Vildemouse

by IRI on

How many comments do you want me to gather from you who is caring about the Palestinians when fits you and back to Israel when it doesn't?

How many comments have you given that shows your anger to the regime when it fits you and shows exact opposite to samsam101 pal, cheers, dude people?

pal that was great pal.




by Onlyiran on

That is a great thought...archiving IRI propagandists' quotes.  I wish i had the time or the knowhow.  


OnlyIran: He is a great

by vildemose on

OnlyIran: He is a great source of entertainmnet...reminds me of Sadaam's INFO. minister, " the baghada bob"...lol

Here are some memorable quotes:

"Their infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad. Be assured, Baghdad is safe, protected."

"NO", snapped Mr al-Sahaf, "We have retaken the airport. There are NO Americans there. I will take you there and show you. IN ONE HOUR!"

"We defeated them yesterday. God willing, I will provide you with more information. I swear by God, I swear by God, those who are staying in Washington and London have thrown these mercenaries in a crematorium."

Let's archive IRI quotes too so we can laught at them at a later date...


Enjoy Freak eyeran

by IRI on

Yes enjoy it and start crying inside as we progress and you are proven wrong. Don't worry, your VOA has confirmed the Iranian development of oil fields and will confirm Iranian production for you. Don't worry one bit. Then let's see who is laughing. By the way did you enjoy my comment about your "news"?


IRI - The real news is

by Onlyiran on

that you're a pathetic propagandist of a failed and murderous regime that represents the dark ages of Iran's history. 

Kayhan News as a source?!!!!!!

Ha ha ha ha.....

Ha ha ha ha....

Ha ha ha ha....

Khoda mordam az khandeh!!! 


The real news

by IRI on

As you all put your head in snow and listen to Western garbage and propaganda to give you a bad picture of Iran, today Iran is moving to modern and development state. The country today has almost no uneducated people and roads, rails, airports, universities, water, electricity, dams, modern metropolitan cities and all and all is being done.

And now, to make the Western government and their blind followers even more angry, Iran will reach self reliance in Oil products, as planed by 2012. In 2015 we will be able to export most of our products. You can take this to the bank:
Hint: Iran is also giving a big finger to Russian oil firm that pulled out of country by developing the field from Iranian company based in Kish Island. To prove to the world that it's not the issue that Iran doesn't have the technology, but is looking for most economical ways. Iran can make anything and everything now. We have reached self reliance. A dream of Iranian nation for over a century.

hamsade ghadimi

in a related news story,

by hamsade ghadimi on

in a related news story, the iri has also demanded that all iranian wrestlers have to wrestle with one arm tied behind their back.


capt i'm a lost cause in this

by humanbeing on

thanks capt. dk was very patient and explained this to me. i tried with the square brackets and somehow the urls never appeared in the final draft. he also recommended i write to the admin on ic.

after my next deadline crisis i'll maybe do that.

my learning curve is going down and i am lazy in things i feel inadquate about. i never did manage to learn how to drive. all this tech. stuff. my teenager has to manage my mobile for me.




by capt_ayhab on

Here is how you embed clips:

You may insert videos with [  video  :  URL  ]without the spaces.

In another word, open a bracket "[" type word "video" followed by ":" then copy and paste your "url" and close the bracket"]"



book burning

by humanbeing on

thankx for the clips. 'welcome to absurdity' is like some of the socratic dialogues taken ad absurdum by plato himself (e.g. euthydemus, but also bits of gorgias or or protagoras, especially when they argue about who has the right to the floor and they don't say anything, but use sophisticated sophistical techniques. plato can be quite entertaining -- of course not as much as monty python...).

capt glad you brought up the bookburning. in a comment on a past thread (sorry i don't know how to do links) another regular called one of dk's clips 'boring', but it was about an attack on tehran dormitories, with burning of people and buildings. it so reminded me of famous images of bookburning in 1933. i tried to embed a youtube clip, but was a miserable failure.

when i tried to correct shahenshaesmail's spelling of kafir/kaffar a really nasty thread developed.

the learned and esteemed 'intellectual police' and their ideology as presented above ought to know that english and persian are genetically related languages. if that doesn't work, tell them that in the heyday of islam, when the cultural vehicle was driven by persian brainpower (i wrote about at length in a thread i don't know how to link up), there was lots of intercultural 'contamination': e.g. the ikhwan al-safa, just one tiny example, inlay their rasa'il with quotations, anecdotes, and arguments from the qur'an, the bible, the new testament, the midrash, tales from india, tafsir from a variety of sunni and shi'i sub-groups, and even from romantic literature and pagan literature. specifically, some scientific and technical terms from greek science are left as transcriptions from 'the original', ditto in medieval medical literature written in arabic by the undoubtedly persian ibn sina, al-majusi, razi, and others. sort of like using english words in a persian thesis.


Stupidity Glore

by capt_ayhab on

English and English text books have become standard in science and technology. 

Have these people gone mad? or is it ultra stupidity? Is this anything less than Book Burning during Nazi regime?



Thank you

by Raoul1955 on

Darius Kadivar for bringing us a nice laughter this early in the morning.  I definitely miss the Monty Python... 

Darius Kadivar

I don't know if I have to laugh or Cry ...

by Darius Kadivar on