July 22, 2003
* I will not stop until I know that the Canadian Government has done
everything in its power regarding this matter
Twenty years go, I fought on the turfs of our beloved land to prevent
the invasion of a foreign force. I fought with my friends, cousins and
classmates many of whom lost their lives so that "Iran" would
not be at the hands of a savage army that killed and raped thousands
of Iranians. Today, however, I feel that we are attacked by another invading
army only that this army is a domestic one.
The tragic death of Mrs. Zahra Kazemi has shown once again that brutal
murder of innocents in Iran is committed by a group who just like you
and me are also
Iranian. It amazes me how a countryman can be so vicious and ruthless towards
What has happened to Mrs. Kazemi has angered me to that point that I
do not feel proud to be an Iranian. In fact I have to think long and
hard for finding reasons that would make me a proud Iranian.
I have written a letter to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bill Graham asking him to put pressure on the Iranian government in finding
the truth behind the circumstances that lead to Mrs. Kazemi's death.
I will not stop until I know that the Canadian Government has done everything
in its power regarding this matter. Those readers who also want to write
to the Canadian Foreign Ministry can email
me for contact details.
Dear Mr. Graham,
The tragic death of Ms. Zahra Kazemi, and Iranian journalist based
in Montreal has sent shock waves around the world. As a researcher
of Canada's elite universities in Montreal and as an Iranian-Canadian
I ask you to force the Iranian government to reveal a full and truthful
account of the circumstances that lead to Ms. Kazemi's death.
time for Canada to take a stronger stand against the brutality that
the Iranian regime has committed against reporters and advocates
around the world. I am proud to be a Canadian citizen as this country
has given me a world class education but more importantly freedom
On behalf of all Iranian-Canadians I ask you and the
minister to take a stronger stand against the Iranian government's
abuse of human rights both inside and outside of Iran. Canada is
a world leader
in bringing peace and security to the world. We ask you that Canada,
once again rises to the occasion and keep pressing the Iranian
government for a full explanation of Ms. Kazemi's death.
Canadian government, and Ambassador McKinon for everything that
has been done
up to now regarding this matter.
* Justice in Iran meaningless thing
Finally an Iranian official
has revealed that Zahra Kazemi, Iranian-Canadian journalist, was beaten
to death by her interrogators during questioning.
Despite of Iran’s admission of murdering Kazemi and promising
to bring the murders to justice, Kazemi’s son is still persisting
to get his mother’s body back to Canada in order to have further
investigations and clarify the real cause of death. The Canadian government
has also warned Iran on this case and demanded the
assailants be identified.
There is no doubt that this case
is an obvious crime and whoever carried it out or ordered it must face
justice and punished. But the
question is how far this case would go and how Canada would react if
Iran does not respond to its demand? After all, who would guarantee
that the murderer or murderers would be punished appropriately?
in Iran is a funny, meaningless thing. It is being manipulated by a
bunch of murderers and devils. They turn things in their own advantage
at any given time.
In Iran terrorists, assassins and murderers
live freely, while victims and people who defend
the rights of victims are convicted and put in jail for
long terms. The man who shot and nearly killed Hajjarian,
a well-known reformist, is now the
leader of the vigilantes, who are controlled, supported and fed by
Davood Jafarzade Fard
* We don't want to be manipulated
Lovely article [Hold
the fireworks], but I can think of some other reasons
why Iranians living abroad are not more united in
seeking to promote freedom & democracy in Iran:
First, we don't want to be manipulated.
(or cynical) enough to know that many of those people
who exhort us to "become united and join the cause" are
essentially trying to unite us behind their own particular agenda which
they merely disguise as "
freedom and democracy", but which actually is
Secondly, no matter how hard the exiles or the Bush
administration try to associate themselves with the
discontented youth in Iran, we are capable of telling
them apart. We can tell the genuine expressions of
legitimate discontent apart from the people who are
just trying to mix-in and manipulate the discontent
for their own benefit.
So when George Bush or Reza
Pahlavi announce that they "support the aspirations of
the Iranian people", we can see this has a rather
cheap, hollow and self-serving ploy, and we don't want
to legitimize it.
Third, we are essentially a very nationalistic people,
regardless of how badly we treat each other sometimes.
We don't want to create an opening for intervention by
foreign powers, whether overtly or under the guise of "
supporting the people's aspirations."
Fourth, we know that neither democracy nor freedom are
commodities which are imported from abroad, and so we
should not be trying to interfere with the people who
actually live in Iran. They know what they want and
they are finding their own way to achieve it. They
don't need us drawing "khat-o-neshan" on their behalf.
we really don't like the many of the types of
politically active Iranians who live abroad. If we go
to a demonstration for human rights and democracy in
Iran, who do we have to rub elbows with? Answer:
Monarchists and Mojaheds, waving banners of Shah and
Rajavi. Who wants to be associated with that?
* Doaa kon rishashoun khoshk besheh
Jenaab Aghaayeh Oskouie taghalobi, [Delam
Faghat mikhaastam begam avalan: Dametoun garm. Dovoman: cheh faaydeh,
faghat johar khodkaareto tamoum kardi o baaess shodi khomaari yek sigaari
Maa hameh hamino migim vali cheh faaydeh? Oun Saddam Jalaad
mound taa rouzi keh emrikaa nakhaastesh. Inhaa ham hamintoran. Pass
assaabeto kharaab nakon
o faghat baa aslaheh hamin aakhoundaa be khodeshoun hamleh kon --
yani doaa kon, az tah del keh rishashoun khoshk besheh.
Naamaatoon kheyli baa haal bood. VAAGHEAN.
Be omid rouzayeh behtar,
* Bad language & no
Letters such as this nonsense of "Delam
khonak shod" who uses bad language & no
content, are written by agents of Islamic government to mal repute the opposition.
They are trying to tell people of Iran that all opponents are stupid drug
Please stop this foolishness by
indirectly helping the enemies
of our people. Opponents of the Iranian regime are not just a few uneducated,
individuals who make noise. There are a great many with brains & intellect
among the quiet
Dr. Farideh Seihoun
* Ey kaash...
response to "Delam
* Man ham delam khonak shod
Aghaa damet garm [Delam
khonak shod]. man ham az khoondane naamatoon delam khonak shod,
harfe dele man ro zadin.
hamoon toreh ke goftin,
be omide jodaai din va siasat.
* Jijare manam...
Jijare manam khonak shod. [Delam
* Nobody can deny this truth
Excuse me Mr. Houman Younessi, [Tabreek!
Thanks to the Islamic regime, 63% of college students
are female and successful and powerful and standing on
their own two feet (rather than depending on the
worthless men popping up everywhere).
If you take a look at the clear spectrum since the
time of the "gand" shah to the Islamic state, you will
be the witness to how much women have since succeeded.
Before 1979 most women were illiterate, and bound to
the home and deprived of government jobs.
country has such a high rate of college females.
This is all thanks to the Islamic regime which granted
women power, education and opportunity. The only evil
ways are the ways of the past which clearly suppressed
women. And nobody, but nobody can deny this truth.
* Passing comets
In the recent weeks four people passed away that somehow had touched
our lives. Two were old and other two young.the old ones were with us
for long time and were rich and famous. the young one were poor and only
shined in the horizon for a short time.
KATHERINE HIPBURN and Senator
STROM THURMOND were the old one they both lived almost a centuiry and
touched our lives differently.
Katherine showed us brain was more induring
than beauty and in order to be a good actress you don,t need to get
naked in front of camera. She wore the pants in 1930 and showed all
industry that women are not any less capable than men.
was a war hero and fought against nazi Germany and their racial
philosophy..he was in the trenches next to black GI,s fighting against
and genocide. He returned home went to politics and by his actions
repudiated all he had fought for in europe and remained a demagogue
for rest of
The other young couples were Laleh and Ladan Bijani,
who lived a short life full of enthusiasm and accomplishment. they
fought for individual
freedom against all odds. ine the short several weeks their struggle
captivated the world and demonstrated more courage and nobility
most people can hope in a life time. HOW LONG THEY WILL BE REMEMBERD?
kATHERINE hIPBURN will be ine the screen for several generation
and Senator Thurmond probably already forgotten. and the sisters
in our conscience
as two passing comets that shined for a while and then faded
* Where is Jesus, where is
on the link and read the article very
carefully over and over until you memorize every single phrase of it.
Then ask yourself does such a thing called human rights exist!?
The answer is certainly yes, but with a very simple difference. We
the people of Asia, and also Africa, despite our tremendous contribution
mankind & civilization for the last ten thousand years, are not considered
humans by the West!
During WWII, these very civilized Western capitalists
hand in hand with
the - of course- uncivilized communists invaded our holy homeland,
Iran; killed our innocent people, destroyed our country; just because
not (and still we are not) considered humans in the eyes of Western
Christians. I just wonder where is the God, where is Jesus, where is
Dear Azam Nemati,
I was just listening to Ali
Nazari's songs which took me back to another
world with many beautiful memories. Thank you so much for this fantastic
I hope that you continue this job and help people like me
to enjoy this beautiful Persian
music and songs. I wish you all the
With best regards,
Maro in Vienna
* First women's newspaper was called...?
My name is Banafsheh and I'm sending this e-mail from Iran. I'm
searching for the first Iranian women's newspaper. I know the editor
newspaper was Ms. Dolatabadi and it started publishing in 1911.
very thankful if you help me.
* How do I become
I am an Iranian born of Moslem parents. How do I become
a Zartoshty? I know that in Iran it is not possible, but now I am outside.
May I ask if there is an association that supports and welcomes newcomers
to the Zoroastrian religion?
* How sweet
In Neyshabur, JJ (pronounced jee-jee) means breast,
which all children and adults love,
from which exudes pure delightful sweet milk.
In our universe of discourse, JJ (Jahanshah
Javid) is the best breast which all hamzaboons love,
and from which flows good communications.
Congratulations for your successful efforts and enjoy
the beauty and splendor of the attached
REPLY: Thanks. Now I understand why God gave me big boobs. -- Jahanshah
letters (July 22, 2003)