Is Reza Pahlavi's second-place in the Iranian of the Year survey another protest vote, you ask? [No surprise?] This article articulates the Republican sore points with Iranian Shahanshahi, as I have understood them in your various editorial pieces. I have tried to answer them with mathematical logic, itemised so that people who dismiss Reza Pahlavi can easily answer back and see why 25% of votes on Republican e-magazines, and 65% of votes on various LA TV station web sites choose who we know, as opposed to novel out-side the box solutions or God forbid they who are the underwritters of IRI.
Iran is at the crossroads of history once again. Fundamentalist Iran has failed at the one fundamental task that any form of society must fulfill if it is to endure: it must produce a subsequent generation willing to continue it. The question now facing Iranians is quite simple: Reforming Khomeini�s Islamic Republic into some form of a Democratic Republic or uproot Khomeini�s heritage and the legacy of 1979 altogether and starting afresh with a national referendum under international observation.
The In any case, I rest my case and let the founder of the Islamic Republic in 1979 and the founder of the Iranian Shahanshahi in 539 BC speak. Let the public decide whose vision suits Iran best at the brink of the twenty first century.
A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, although heshould not penetrate, sodomising the child is OK. If the man penetrates anddamages the child then he should be responsible for her subsistence all herlife. This girl however does not count as one of his four permanent wives.The man will not be eligible to marry the girl�s sister.
I am Kourosh (Cyrus), great king,�Now that I put the crown of the kingdom of Iran, Babylon, and the nations of the four directions on the head with the help of Ahura, I announce that I will respect the traditions, customs and religions of the nations of my empire and never let any of my governors and subordinates look down on or insult them while I am alive. �I will impose my monarchy on no nation. Each is free to accept it, and if any one of them rejects it, I never resolve on war to reign. While I am the king�I will never let anyone oppress others,� I will never let anyone take possession of movable and landed properties of the others by force or without compensation. While I am alive, I will prevent unpaid, forced labour. Today, I announce that everyone is free to choose a religion.�No one could be penalised for his or her relatives' faults�
— The charter of Cyrus, a baked-clay Aryan language (Old Persian) cuneiform cylinder, written on the occasion of his crowning on the Nowruz of 539 BC. (Discovered 1878 in the excavation of Babylon)