Ayatollah Khamenei Appeals to Western Youth on Islam and Prejudice

The New York Times 24 January 2015

In a rare effort to reach out to the West, Iran’s supreme leader released a letter to youngsters in the United States and Europe imploring them to learn about Islam from


Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Problem in Iran

The Weekly Standard 23 January 2015

The hideous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is neither an exclusively Muslim nor a principally Middle Eastern phenomenon. It exists among non-Muslims through wide


Chechnya: 800,000 Muslims protest Muhammad cartoons; protests also in Iran, Pakistan, Ingushetia, elsewhere

Jihad Watch 21 January 2015
By Robert Spencer

They’re not protesting against the murder of twelve cartoonists for the crime of drawing Muhammad. They’re protesting against the cartoons. And these protests are


France won’t yield on Iran nuclear demand: Hollande

The Daily Star 6 January 2015

PARIS: French President Francois Hollande said Monday that his country would stand firm on its demand that Tehran vow not to pursue nuclear weapons ahead of fresh international


The story behind Saudi Arabia's oil games

CNNMoney 6 January 2015
By Fahad Nazer

As the world's biggest producer of crude oil, Saudi Arabia has a lot of influence on prices. One theory is that the Saudis are intentionally crashing oil markets to undermine Iran. The


Iran’s Occupation of Syria

Frontpage Mag 5 January 2015
By Joseph Puder

Most people immersed in Middle Eastern affairs have heard the charge, ad-nauseam, "Israeli occupation” of the West Bank. The United Nations (UN) agencies, the European Union


2014 was worst year for the Arab world 5 January 2015
By Abdullah Al Shayji

Considering the exacting toll 2014 took on the Arab states and societies, there is no doubt that 2014, as I argued in my columns a year ago, will go down in the history of the


Obama’s “Islamic Republic” Doctrine: Trust in Iran Creates a Dangerous Mess

Breaking Israel News 5 January 2015
By Ben Cohen

When Barack Obama began his first term as president almost six years ago, foreign policy chatter was prone to including terms like “regime change” and “axis of evil” in discussions


Iran: 20-year-old musician’s reality check: oppression persists

Artsfreedom 17 December 2014

“Rights for musicians are extremely weak in Iran”, wrote Tooka Zokaie, a 20-year-old Iranian-American piano teacher and speech coach who travelled to Iran and unintentionally broke


Sierra Leone Joins 56 countries at OIC Information Ministers Conference in Iran

Sierra Express Media 3 December 2014
By Alhaji Jalloh

Sierra Leone will join 56 countries at the 10th Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers (ICIM) which will kick off here in Tehran on December 3. The two-day event


Iran Wants To Arm Hamas And Hezbollah With ‘Advanced Weapons’ To Strike Israel

Inquisitr 25 November 2014

Iran aims to arm Hezbollah and Hamas with advanced weapons able to strike Israel, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Force said this week. Gen. Seyed Majid


We gave Hezbollah missiles that can reach southern Israel

Israel Hayom 25 November 2014
By Daniel Siryoti

Revolutionary Guard Aerospace Force Brig. Gen. Seyed Majid Moussavi says the Iranian goal is to provide "Hezbollah and Hamas with advanced, modern weapons in order to allow the


Ayatollah Claims IS Created to Spread ‘Islamophobia’

Algemeiner 20 November 2014

During a speech on Monday at Tehran’s Imam Ali Military Academy, Iran’s Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei charged that the enemies of Islam created the Islamic State


A Quiet Clash at the Swedish Foreign Ministry 18 November 2014
By Daniel Pipes

WT title: "Sweden's wishful thinking on the Mideast: Naive notions about Iran and 'Palestine' smell like nonsense" Sweden is arguably the most "European" of European


Video: Tehran Friday Sermon - Threats to Raze Tel Aviv, Haifa, U.S. Bases to the Ground

youtube 18 November 2014

In a November 14 Friday sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Movahedi-Kermani said: "The Sejjil ballistic missile can hit and raze to the ground any place in Israel, as well as any


Hezbollah Smuggling Weapons to Brazilian Criminal Gangs

The Jewish Press 18 November 2014
By Anav Silverman

The prominent Brazilian newspaper, O Globo reported recently that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist group has links with Brazil’s largest criminal gang, First Capital


Why Congress Must Repudiate the Nuclear Talks with Iran

Center For Security Policy 17 November 2014

Why the Nuclear Talks With Iran Will Produce an Agreement Harmful to U.S. National Security • Iran will still be capable of making enough nuclear fuel from its enriched uranium


Video: Tehran Friday Sermon: Threats to Raze Tel Aviv, Haifa, U.S. Bases to the Ground

youtube 17 November 2014

In a November 14 Friday sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Movahedi-Kermani said: "The Sejjil ballistic missile can hit and raze to the ground any place in Israel, as well as any American base in the


Iran Nuclear Break-Out Time Much Sooner Than Assessed

The Clarion Project 14 November 2014

Dr. Olli Heinonen, a 27-year veteran of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has stated that Iran’s break-out time to build a nuclear weapon is much sooner than


Video: Passion For Freedom Awards: “The Internet’s Own Boy: The story of Aaron Swartz”

Passion For Freedom 13 November 2014

The Internet's Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development ofthe basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political

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