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Freedom Hanging from a Rope in Iran

Despite an outcry from the international community and several human rights organizations against the use of capital punishment in Iran, the world still sees an increasing amount of images of hangings being carried out, ones that are justified by the Iranian regime as being a righteous duty for them. 472 more words


Iran executes 73 activists

Kurdish activists being executed by Iranian guards. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Civilians Defense Association in Iran announced that the security authorities carried out death sentences against 73 detainees in their prisons last month, including the executions of18 Kurdish political activists. 265 more words


Iranian newspaper shut down for showing solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

The 13 January edition of reformist daily Mardom-e Emrooz featuring George Clooney. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper and suspended its licence after it published a front page depicting George Clooney at the Golden Globes alongside the headline “I am Charlie, too”. 409 more words


Iran is at the heart of radical Islam

“A collection of laws is not enough to reform society,” Islamic Republic of Iran’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini wrote in his book some decades ago.

The appointment of a caliph , he added, “Was not for the sole purpose of explaining the laws but also for implementing them.” In the decades since, Khomeini and his disciples have proceeded to implement this medieval interpretation of Islam into every aspect of life in Iran, with deliberate plans for extraterritorial expansion. 782 more words


How Iran's Revolution Was Hijacked

When the Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile, his first government was a secular one.



It has been three decades since Iranian college students overran and occupied the American Embassy in Tehran, and we are still dealing with that country’s revolution. 1,226 more words


How the Islamic Republic Is Shaping Iraq & Syria

 Majid Rafizadeh


It appears that President Obama continues to believe that resuming diplomatic relationships with the Iranian ruling clerics — through efforts such as striking a final nuclear deal, lifting the UN Security Council sanctions, directly or indirectly cooperating with the Iranian military in the region — is an informed policy. 776 more words


Tell me Khomeini wasn’t a Sikh

Did the Ayatollah qualify for a PIO card?

Some secular Persian intellectuals … reserve a special hatred for Ayatollah Khomeini, not just because he founded the Islamic Republic, but because to them he wasn’t even…

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