June 1, 2004
* Democracy of mudslinging
dear leila, [No
queen of mine]
not only in your generation many many people
are bitter against the pahlavis, but also you can find
disillusionment about them in my generation which
happens to be 15 years older than you. in the past 25
of exile we have seen nothing from pahlavis but their
photos in plush palaces attending this and that royal
wedding or funeral. what have they done for iran?
what have they done for iranian refugees abroad? and
kind of democracy are they trying to bring to our
just look at the los angeles monarchist mass media.
have you ever asked yourself why all monarchist tv
personalities are so imploite, uncultured and illiterate?
why dont we see them in other opposition groups and
just among royalists? they cannot deny their relationship
with the pahlavis. the same people who use four-letter
words against ebadi, googoosh, makhmalbaf, nourizadeh,
... interview the former empress or the former crown
prince the other day. this is the democracy they are
advocating. democracy of mudslinging, lible, personality
assasination and the like.
about their stinginess just look at the way they treated
people who have been loyal to them all their lives. almost
everybody knows how much the late singer soosan
loved pahlavis and especially farah. but where was she
when sousan lived in a garage for a year?
to their claim of not having any money, all of us know
quite well they stashed millions and millions here
and there and took boxes of jewlery from iran. the younger
daughter of the shah spent a few thousand dollars a
for her stay in Leonard hotel in london, the same please
she passed away in, which she used to rent all year
long. that is a fact that surprised london times editors
what is the source of their money? the answer is simple.
it is the money they stole from poor iranians.
dear reza please try to find another job, because we
have had enough during the reign of your dad and khomeine
and we could certainly use a little democracy free
from monarchist bullies.
* Trying to "sanitise" Islam
Mr Nabavi, [No
more than lies]
I am sure as an Agha-zadeh you should know better
that one of the bedrocks of the Shiite's belief
is based on Hadith. It is taught as a "science" in
seminaries such as Qom's and is a vital tool in
the hands of the clergy in quoting the Prophet's
behaviour which should be a model for all good
muslims to follow.
For centuries, and particularly
in the past 25 years Hadith has been used a means
of suppressing any theological dissent. But Hadith
is a double-edged sword. Now that it doesn't
suit the democratic pretentions of the so-called
reformists, of which Mrs Ebadi is the latest
recruit, Hadith is being side-lined. Here is the
link to one
of the best known and most quoted sources of Hadith
in both Shiite and Sunni sects.
The question of the betrothal of a 9-year old Ayesha
to the Prophet is evidenced far beyond the boundaries
of Hadith. There is hardly a book on the history
of early Islam without a reference to Ayesha as a
child bride. The Prophet had many wives including
one who had initially been promised to one of the
Prophet's step-sons but on being accidentally viewed
by the Prophet, the Holy Word came from the above
that she should be divorced by her husband and wedded
to the Prophet.
None of these cases, I beleive, should be held
against Islam as they have their roots in the Arab
and culture. But trying to "sanitise" Islam
in order to make it palatable for the Western consumption,
as Ebadi and partners do, is not only futile but
* Touching words
I enjoyed reading your article "Leap
forward". I could
tell that was written by a talented young lady who
lives in Iran, even if you would not mention you were
living there and studding at Tehran University.
may be some people get offended by my words but since
I have moved to U.S, 6 years a go I could always
feel that some how young people that are born and raised
in Iran think deeper and analyze things more profoundly.
There are lots of young talented Iranian-Americans
here too, but unfortunately you can tell that they
are raised more materialistically. Your words about
Googosh and her album was so touching.
Unfortunately Iranian community here are number one
enemy for themselves, they are more willing to
criticize and put down each other rather than uniting
and helping each other. May be thatís why our
is so messed up too!
I admire Googoosh a lot too. She is number one for
* School of prophetic
The Sadri brothers have indeed noted the historical
and present dangers associated with Christian premillennialism,
especially the dispensationalist variety. [Apocalypse
tomorrow] It is important to note that Dispensationalism
is the school of prophetic
interpretation which undergirds the Israel First segment
within the American Religious Right wing that supports
Sharon and the Likud Party of Israel.
began with John Nelson Darby in the British Isles
in 1830 and only entered the United States fundamentalist
Christian scene after the end of the War Between
States. It is a method of Biblical interpretation
unknown to anyone prior to the 19th century, especially
of the Protestant Reformers of the 16th century dear
to the hearts of many contemporary conservative American
paper may be helpful to readers of Iranian.com
in further examination of this pressing topic.
I have already
sent it to Mahmoud Sadri for further discussion.
* Persian vs. Iranian
I just can't believe that some Iranian Monarchists
refer to themselves as 'Persian' in order to show
their allegiance to the Imperial regime and disassociate
themselves from the IRI.
Has anyone ever told them
that the Shahanshah carried the title Arya Mehr,
or Light of the Aryans?
If anything, maybe people should insist on being
called Iraani. Nobody calls the inhabitants of
Iraq Iraqians after all.
* Do not need your
you please stop defending Iranians, particularly
Iranian political prisoners. [The
new voice of the Islamic Republic]
I am one of them. I do not need any support from
you. In fact what I need is that every cell
in my body could have a tongue to speak about American
Democracy!!!! Let's not contaminate the words,
Baby you need to go back to your memory and remember
that Americans don't even ramain loyal to their
BADEMJAN DORE BOSHGHAB CHEENS (spies and admirers
* Taught him how
Last night, I ran into an acquaintance who is
a very attractive and successful middle-aged Iranian
man. He has lived in the US for 40 years
(came here when he was 15 years old). He had reconnected
to his roots by
listening to Iranian music from iarnain.com (according
to many of his
e-mails to me) and he told me he memorized my article "how
to woo" by heart
and it came very handy. Four months ago he was
introduced to an Iranian
middle-aged pharmacist in Iran (he has never been
with an Iranian woman).
Although the communication was through the phone
he used all the steps and
then went to Iran for a month. These were his words
and I quote" Azam
Khanoum, thanks to your article, I was able to
find the woman of my dreams
and I married her". We sat with her brother
and sister in law and watched
the video of his wedding in Iran. You should have
seen the man who has not
been back to Iran for 40 years dancing and singing
all the old songs. Thanks
to Iranian.com for providing him the songs.
Farhad jaan congratulations. I am thrilled for
Please share any heart warming stories like this
so we can all enjoy.