by Jonathan Azaziah
Notice that the Western colonial feminists so concerned about “women’s rights” in the Arab-Islamic world are silent on what’s happening in Syria today. Why you ask? Because like the Islamic Republic of Iran’s female populace, Syrian women running for office and voting in massive numbers don’t exactly fit their Zionist-manufactured narrative of Arab/Muslim women being oppressed by their “brutal, tyrannical male overlords”. Funniest of all is that these gross subversives, such as FEMEN and other like-similar groups and individuals who hate Arabs and Muslims so much it’s literally oozing from their every pore, are actually funded by some of the most brutal, tyrannical, devilish MEN to walk the earth: Zionists Jed Sunden, Victor Svyatski and of course, George Soros. Continue reading Western Colonial Feminists Are Silent On Syria’s Elections Today
by Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Al-Monitor
The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979, ending virtually 2,500 years of monarchical rule, and will see nationwide rallies on Feb. 11, the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. In the 36 years since mass protests deposed the monarchy in Iran, the country has struggled with immense challenges. After the Islamic Republic’sestablishment by way of a popular referendum, Iran endured a period of chaotic instability, with various armed factions seeking to undermine the nascent government.
Amid this volatility, Iran was invaded by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, whose army was supported by most global powers and against whose aggression Iranians of all walks of life defended their country. After the devastatingly costly war — during which hundreds of thousands of Iranians and Iraqis died, many under the barrage of Saddam’s chemical weapons — the country started the arduous process of attempting to rebuild. Continue reading 36 years after the revolution, Iran here is to stay
by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, Global Research
Iran Trip: September – October 2014
Marcel Proust said: “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” During the past two decades, I visited Iran on numerous occasions staying 10-14 days at a time. This time around, I stayed for 2 months and heeding Proust, I carried with me a fresh pair of eyes. I discarded both my Western lenses as well as my Iranian lenses and observed with objective eyes. It was a formidable journey that left me breathless.
Part I – Women of the Islamic Republic of Iran
It is hard to know where to start a travel log and how to describe a newfound world in a few pages. However, given the obsession with the status of women, it is perhaps appropriate to start with the women in Iran as I perceived them.
Western media with help from feminists and Iranians living outside of Iran portray Iranian women as being “oppressed” — foremost because women in Iran have to abide by an Islamic dress code – hijab. Yes, hijab is mandatory and women choose to either wear either a chador or to wear a scarf. But what is crucial to understand is the role chador played in pre 1979 versus the post Revolution era. Continue reading Discovering Iran: Women’s Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran