Category Archives: Resistance

Don’t Laugh! It’s “Anti-Semitic”! – International Zionism’s Crusade Against Dieudonné and The Global Jewish Assault On Freedom of Speech

by Jonathan Azaziah

Originally posted on February 14th, 2014

Is it not astounding, nay, the very apogee of mind-boggling, that “democracy”, the globe’s dominant political model, in which “freedom of speech” is a central if not foundational tenet, is vehemently and vitriolically doing all that it can, wherever its outposts are throughout the world, to silence, nay, eradicate, one particular criticism and ipso facto anyone who has the nobleness to promulgate the aforesaid criticism?

“Imperialism”? Fire away! “White supremacy”? Have at it! “Capitalism”? Sky is the limit! “Dictatorship”? Here’s an appearance on “Democracy Now”! Malevolent social injustices like police brutality, political corruption, patriarchy, gentrification, environmental abuses, etcetera? By all means, preach and don’t stop preaching! But the moment an individual takes a deep breath, performs a swift trip around the earth in his or her mind, and sees with his or her mind’s eye that there is a common insidiousness, a parent evil if you will, that permeates every ill and injustice from north to south and east to west, and he or she then calls it out by name and slams it with a thunderous condemnation, that is when the rubicon is crossed. Continue reading Don’t Laugh! It’s “Anti-Semitic”! – International Zionism’s Crusade Against Dieudonné and The Global Jewish Assault On Freedom of Speech

Iranian Official: Turkey Involved In The Expansion Of ISIS In Region

Tehran, SANA – Supreme Military Advisor to the Supreme Leader’s Representative in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Maj. Gen. Yadollah Javani renewed Iran’s full support to the Syrian people and government in confronting the conspiracy hatched against it and combating the terrorist organizations.

Javani said in an interview with Iranian Alalam TV on Sunday that the Syrian people’s resilience and their standing by the Syrian army have enabled them to confront the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) terrorist organization and other similar organizations.

He pointed out that the Turkish government’s involvement in supporting ISIS helped the terrorist organization expand in some areas in Syria and Iraq, clarifying that Turkey’s priority is not battling with ISIS, particularly that Ankara has contributed to founding this terrorist organization and many others. Continue reading Iranian Official: Turkey Involved In The Expansion Of ISIS In Region

Russia and Islam, Without the Hysterics

(EDITOR’S NOTE: An important read on Russia’s relationship with Islam, as opposed to the West’s Zionist-driven antagonistic relationship, but we strongly disagree with the author daring to compare the Holy Qur’an and the New Testament adhered to by our Christian brothers and sisters with the Jews’ Talmud, a book of hatred, racism, supremacism, criminality, perversion and filthiness unlike any other book ever written. The Talmud is not Divine in any way, shape or form, it is a rabbinical exegesis on the Torah, and the not original Torah either — referred to by Muslims as Al-Tawrat — but a rewritten, corrupted  version of it. The Jews shouldn’t “rewrite” their book of hate and vileness at Muslims’ behest as the author suggests, they should pretend it never existed as it is only furthering the aggressiveness, anti-Gentile sentiments, decadence and decay embedded deep within their culture and community. Humanity would be far, far better off without it. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading Russia and Islam, Without the Hysterics

Russia’s Navy Warships Berth In Northern Iran

A detachment of Russian fleet of warships has berthed at the Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali in northern Iran.

The flotilla, which docked in Bandar Anzali on Monday, carries the message of peace and friendship in the Caspian Sea and was welcomed by Iranian naval officials.

This is the second time that a Russian fleet of warships has traveled to Iran, Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Monday.

He also stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between the two countries. Continue reading Russia’s Navy Warships Berth In Northern Iran

Iran, Russia Planning To Establish Joint Bank

Iran and Russia plan to establish a joint bank as an effort to multiply bilateral trade and bypass sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s banking sector.

Head of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce Asadollah Asgaroladi said that Tehran and Moscow are studying the possibilities of opening a new chapter in trade relations that could break the domination of Western currencies over bilateral exchanges.

“Since Russian banks fear the implications of working with Iran due to sanctions, we want to establish the joint Iran-Russia bank with the help of our central banks and private sectors,” Asgaroladi said.

“Such a bank would be able to exchange money between the two sides using rials and rubles and put aside dollars, euros and pounds,” he added. Continue reading Iran, Russia Planning To Establish Joint Bank

Russian-Iranian Ties: The Caspian Basin Is Where Cooperation Begins

by Hassan Chakrani, Al-Akhbar English

International politics and direct economic and security interests are not the only thing that brings Russia and Iran closer together. Geographically, both nations are Caspian riparian states. Hidden under the waters of the Caspian is immense natural wealth, which is one of the pillars of potential cooperation between Moscow and Tehran in the context of international conflict. Today, a new round of talks will be held focusing on the Caspian in the framework of broader cooperation.

Strategic interests in the Caspian Sea and Central Asia are at the heart of all analyses involving the Asian nations concerned and the energy tension between East and West. The main two countries concerned are Russia and Iran, even though there are three other Caspian littoral countries – Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan. The problem here is that even today, there is no legal or technical regime to manage interests in the region with the exception of the understandings between Moscow and Tehran, though these are ambiguous and have been sitting in the drawers gathering dust. Continue reading Russian-Iranian Ties: The Caspian Basin Is Where Cooperation Begins

What Is It About Iran That Scares The US?: On Tehran’s Military Capabilities

by Amer Mohsen, Al-Akhbar English

Iran announced its first live test of the air defense system, Bavar 373, which is said to be similar to, or an alternative to the S 300 Russian system. This piece of news appeared two weeks ago but did not get adequate media coverage. Specialists and other concerned parties, however, read it with great interest.

Iranian media outlets broadcast the first picture of one of the Bavar missiles, which greatly resembles the missile used in the S 300 system. This test represents the beginning of completing the last phase in the Iranian air defense system, which consists of several systems with multiple ranges. Some of them are revamped old US weapons while others are clones of foreign radars and missiles and some are a combination of the two.

Estimating Iran’s military power is a very difficult task. Many of its projects are shrouded in secrecy and are revealed only after their completion, while the defense ministry’s propaganda adds to the mystery. Some research and experimental models are showcased as though they are in the production phase, and mixing actual achievements with propaganda is designed to mislead. The Iranian press often misinterprets military statements and the media, in general, is known for its ignorance of military issues and its inadequate coverage of these matters, thus adding to the confusion. Continue reading What Is It About Iran That Scares The US?: On Tehran’s Military Capabilities

Muslim Clerics Gather In Beirut To Form Int’l Union of Resistance

Muslim clerics have gathered from all around the globe in the Lebanese capital Beirut to form a unified resistance front in the face of threats posed by the Israeli regime in the region, Press TV reports.

A number of Islamic scholars and thinkers, both Sunni and Shia have met together in the Lebanese capital Beirut to discuss the various aspects of unity especially behind liberation movements in the region.

 

The general agreement was that they must all unite under the aegis of Islam. The International Union of Resistance clerics is an offshoot of the International Conference of the Islamic World Scholars in Support of the Resistance which was held in Tehran. Establishing the union in Beirut is considered very significant Lebanese resistance plays a major role in the movement.

Head of the “World Assembly for Rapprochement among Islamic sects” Ayatollah Sheikh Mohsen al-Araki, and Mufti of Syria Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun also attended the meeting. Sheikh Hassoun stressed that what is happening today in Syria is real jihad or holy fighting against the true oppressors. It is also the same against Israel which continues with its aggressive policies against the unarmed Palestinians. Continue reading Muslim Clerics Gather In Beirut To Form Int’l Union of Resistance

Iranian Commander: US Still Sending Aid to ISIL

TEHRAN (FNA) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri questioned the drive of the US-led anti-ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) coalition, saying that Washington is still providing the terrorist group with different supports and aids.

“The US and the so-called anti-ISIL coalition claim that they have launched a campaign against this terrorist and criminal group, while supplying the group with weapons, food and medicine in Jalawla region (a town in Diyala Governorate, Iraq) explicitly displays the falsity of the coalition and the US claim,” Jazayeri said in Tehran on Saturday.

He said the claims that the coalition has airdropped the aid to ISIL as a result of a mistake are unlikely and rather untrue because it had the necessary intelligence about ISIL’s deployment in Jalawla city and and even the airspace over the city was controlled by the coalition.

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Iran, Russia Plan to Use National Currencies in Bilateral Trade

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker announced that Tehran and Moscow have a plan to replace the US dollar with their national currencies in bilateral transactions.

“Replacing (the US) dollar with ruble in bilateral and multilateral transactions between Iran and Russia tops the agenda of the upcoming visit of an Iranian delegation to Russia,” member of Iran-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group Hadi Qavami said on Saturday.

Qavami pointed to an upcoming visit of Iran-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group to Moscow, and said, “The Russia-Iran parliamentary friendship group has recently visited Iran and now the visit of the Iranian delegation will take place at the invitation of the Russian side.”

He noted that the Iranian delegation will discuss setting up banks along Iran-Oman border in a bid to facilitate changing Iran’s oil payments to ruble and rial and to reduce the pressure of sanctions.

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