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Tehran4Iran

Tehran4Iran

Please stop calling Islam a religion, cause it is not. Islam is a mufia like cult. Much like Mufia, you are dead if you leave the cult, and if you are a made man you can kill in cold blod, and that is OK, the ruls don't apply to you. There is more, much much more, but since this is about Islam, it is not worth our time.

khalehmosheh

khaleh mosheh

So let me get this straight- A Danish cartoonist can draw disparaging cartoons of Mohammad and its freedom of speech. An Iranian refugee criticizing Islam is racism...Hmm- so where is the racism here?

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

Like I said, Iran probably paid off the Danish government. The regime has a history of doing insignificant acts of vengeance. They are caught in Syria and under threat, so they are pulling a weak hit to "stand up" to the West. It's similar to how they issued the Rushdie fatwa while they were in debt, chaos and sanctions. It's a front and a form of "asymmetrical" revenge.

divaneh

divaneh

Perhaps Denmark wants to improve the sales of Lurpak butter in the Muslim bazaars in the aftermath of the cartoons. Shame about the bacon.

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

Bastards, I used to Love Lurpak butter. No Longer.

MonkeyAndOrganGrinder

Monkey And Organ Grinder

Iranians have every right to say whatever they want about Islam!
I am an Iranian and I say eff Islam, Muhammad, Hassan, Hossein, all the way to Mehdi farrari! How do you like that?

Liberated

Liberated

Shame on Denmark if this is true. Long live all liberated Iranians speaking against this barbaric government and religion.

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

Iranians are a confused people, they don't comprehend that the USA, Uk, France, Germany, Denmark, Holland and others want extremist Islam to rule over Iranians and to despoil them. Liberated is the last thing the west wants for Iran, shame Iranians don't even have a peanut left between their ears after the Mafia of thieves worked its magic on them.

choghok

choghok Your enemie's enemy is necessarily not a friend.

Hmm. First of all the site you are pointing to is pretty much biased againt Islam and Muslims, so you cannot use that as a beleivable source. Second of all the woman was tried because of hate speech against muslims and not Islam. You can talk bad about a religion as much as you want no law in EU would be against it. But if you start to talk about a community then that is another matter.

Unfortunatly the action of this woman is not helping anything at all, it becomes just another article on a sionistic or on a Far right group. And

AnonymousObserver

Anonymous Observer

I'm glad she won the case. ALL religions should be criticized --and exposed for what they are--a bunch of death cults. That does NOT, however, mean violence and discrimination against followers of any particular religion.

hamsadeghadimi

hamsade ghadimi

mr aldayus, i totally understand where you're coming from. you're certainly not an art critic. in our (iranian) traditional male-oriented "defeating" culture as you put it, a man has the audacity to suggest a grown woman should stop dissenting and making "little tiny" art and instead find a husband. I agree to disagree with you. btw, i'm an avid reader; do you perhaps have some reading suggestions for me?

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

Okay, fine. You forgot to read where I said she ought to focus on her career and school. Aren't those the antithesis of sexist thinking? Don't women need love, too? Again, black and white. I think the protests in New York and L.A. are also fruitless endeavors. After all, what do we do when we go back home? Focus on our careers and personal lives. For some it amounts to tazahorat, for others it's emotional outcry, but it doesn't change a thing. And maybe I'm not an art critic- to be honest, I could care less about art, I'm more a music and poetry guy. How about you read and think about what someone is saying instead of being passive-aggressive and saying "I see where you're coming from" as the prelude to accusing the person.

Yes, here are some suggestions-
"Iran: A People Interrupted" by Hamid Dabashi
"Turban for the Crown" by Said Arjomand
"The Persian Night" by Amir Taheri
"The Shah" by Abbas Milani
"Immortal" by Steven Ward
"All The Shah's Men" by Steven Kinzer
"Patriot of Persia" and "A Rose in the Garden of Martyrs" by Christopher D' Bellague

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

Yes, here are some suggestions-
"Iran: A People Interrupted" by Hamid Dabashi
"Turban for the Crown" by Said Arjomand
"The Persian Night" by Amir Taheri
"The Shah" by Abbas Milani
"Immortal" by Steven Ward
"All The Shah's Men" by Steven Kinzer
"Patriot of Persia" and "A Rose in the Garden of Martyrs" by Christopher D' Bellague

These suggestions are BS as far as good reading to inform ones self, they are full of nonsense and gross inaccuracy, please give the guy a better list than that.

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

Why don't you give a better list? I'm open to reading anything.

Arjomand's book is actually thoroughly researched and cited, as is Milani's and Dabashi's. Immortal is written by a CIA analyst. I'd say the book that is truly biased is Amir Taheri's. His only somewhat accurate book IMO was his Khomeini biography. He's a well-known neoconservative. D'Bellague's book on Mossadegh is very accurate, his memoir of Iran is just that- a memoir, a first-person account of his experience in Iran, it's opinion and nothing more.

I've also read other books, these were just the last ones I finished. Here are some more:

"Life and Times of the Shah" by Gholamreza Afkami
"Blood & Oil" by Manouchehr Farmanfarmain
"Guardians of the Revolution" by Ray Takeyh
"Iran at War" by Kaveh Farrokh
"The Twilight War" by David Crist
"The Iran-Iraq War" by Farhang Rajaei
"Iran & Iraq: Neighbors, not Friends" by Dilip Hiro
"Hidden Iran" by Ray Takeyh
"The Green Movement" by Hamid Dabashi
"The Iranians" by Sandra Mackey

Those are all I can think of off the top of my head. I have a lot more Persian literature and history books, I'm just at work and can't read them off my book case. Accuracy is often, between non-scholars, a matter of opinion and personal conviction. I try to read from all points of view- as you can see I have some conservative and liberal authors in my list, some Iranian and non-Iranian authors.

But give me some suggestions, I am looking for Christmas gifts and have enough time to down several more books. :)

hamsadeghadimi

hamsade ghadimi

the purpose of expression of dissent whether "little tiny," large or medium rare is to make a statement against tyranny. add to that a simple and effective artistic bent, then you get an art form that would delight many people and tick off a few who are ok with the status quo.

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

I'm by no way okay with the status quo. My point is- Iranian culture is the virus. It's not like Iran's government right now isn't a byproduct of this self-defeating culture. Read some books on Iran's history and judge for yourself. It's full of self-sabotage and mistakes that can be avoided if Iranians put aside their impulsive bend towards xenophobia, black-and-white thinking, and attachment to the past (among other things).

I don't get why anyone who has an idea that is out of the norm is labeled as a regime supporter. That's the black-and-white thinking I'm talking about.

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

She's brave but extremely naive. I've seen her videos, he outspokenly does this stuff on her YouTube channel- she says her name, too. She's what, like 29? Way too young. If she was my daughter I'd tell her to focus on her studies and work life, perhaps find a husband and get on with her personal life; leave politics alone. Right now is a very bad political situation and there's no telling what can happen to her the way she's putting herself out there. Perhaps someone from Iran pressured/paid the corrupt Danish to do this. Politics are dirty, she's too young to get involved and yet old enough to be smart and stay away. Does anyone here remember Gelareh Bagherzadeh? I'm worried for her.

Kyle6

Doctor Mohandes Beware. BS detector onboard!

i admire her for her bravery and courage. kudos to her for expressing her true feelings and her thoughts. I am absolutely shocked at the Danisg gov. reaction!!! could hardly believe this is the same country, where one could see cartoons of muhammad (pbh) onlya few years back.

Aldayus:

You used the word "perhaps" one too many times in your short reply. Are you sure those are the thing you would have done?
Perhaps she would have defied you and asked you to butt out.

sayyad.shaer

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I wouldn't do a thing but make passing remarks on the politics in Iran. Much less post videos of myself on the internet about it. Yes, kudos on her bravery, but it's fruitless. Iranians in the home country themselves need to do things like this, the Arabs are way ahead of us in this regard. It's not up to diaspora Iranians to do it. For nearly 15 years I've been reading up about Iran because I never was able to visit there. The conclusion I got is what Mossadegh said before he was put on house arrest- Iranians, by way of their culture, are not ready for nor can understand democracy and freedom. It's a fruitless and melancholy task to hope for much better from Iran, it's only going to lead to depression and deltangi.

mousa67

mousa67 offering free psychotherapy sessions to those suffering from potentialy suicidal mental condition known as "islamism"

mr dayus: i dont believe that this young lady would give a hoot about your implied threat made from behind a fake user ID on internet :)

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

It's not an implied threat you mongol. I can't knock some common sense into her? Everyone knows what happened in Texas last year, it's incredibly stupid to do something like this and especially on the internet where everything is archived. BTW I'm Iranian and live in the US, never set a foot in Iran because my family isn't allowed to return. Thanks for jumping to conclusions- you made a Great Leap Backward, Mao.

mousa67

mousa67 offering free psychotherapy sessions to those suffering from potentialy suicidal mental condition known as "islamism"

mr dayus: you are a very angry dayus! specialy when caught with your hands in the cookie jar :)

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

Please read my other comments on this site. Por az enteghadan az hokumate Iran. Vali bishtaresh enteghade az farhange ma. I'm not afraid to do a thorough analysis. Perhaps it's being bicultural that allows me to do so.

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

I'm a dayus, that is correct :).

But I'm not from the regime. Do an IP lookup or whatever. I can give you my Facebook to prove it. Your thinking is part of the Iranian culture problem I'm talking about. If it's not this, it's definitely bad. Ya binahayat khoob ya binahayat bad. This type of borderline personality thinking is what gets Iran into messes all the time. Please read "IRAN: A People Interrupted" by Dr. Hamid Dabashi.

mousa67

mousa67 offering free psychotherapy sessions to those suffering from potentialy suicidal mental condition known as "islamism"

mr dayius: dont start blaming the "iranian culture". because if you do, i tell you right away that precisely the "culture" of likes of you who sound alarms of caution, is the main reason that iran is today being ruled by a tiny minority of islamist terrorists with minimum support amongst iranians in iran and maximum support on internet sites!!
remeber, every little act of defiance and resistance counts. it is an accumalative process in the long run....

sayyad.shaer

Sayyad Sha'er visit: www.sayyadshaer.com

So my encouraging Iranians in Iran to do something, as opposed to people outside of Iran who have an opportunity to live in freedom and prosperity is exercising too much caution? I agree, Iranians are dormant from politics- but with a curveball-perhaps it's because since the end of the Sassanids, Iranians have repeatedly failed at politics (what I mean by failed is that they can make gains, but lose them just as fast).

It's culture, and I agree Islam is a big part of the problem- especially Shi'ism, what I think is the worse of the two main branches; it worships death and irrationality. If every bit of defiance and resistance counts, why won't Iranians do what Egyptians are doing now? Morsi tried to become the next dictator and the Egyptian people smacked him in the mouth. Why aren't Iranians so bold? Iran needs a cultural awakening.