The shooting may have stopped but the war against the Islamic State has continued in other ways: political, economic and particularly in the media. Ample evidence of this is available from the days both preceding and following the June 12 presidential elections in Iran in which the incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad won a convincing victory. As soon as the first results were announced, a full-scale war was unleashed against Iran, led by the BBC, but soon joined by others. Even the Arab media, representing such leading lights of democracy as Saudi Arabia and Egypt, started complaining about lack of democracy in Iran. The Saudi-owned al-Arabiya, was the most vocal in its condemnation.