Iran

Video: The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck

CBN News 4 July 2014

On this week's episode of The Watchman, we examine the stunning rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria--also known as ISIS--and its bloody advance in the heart of the

 

Video: The hijab as a weapon of Islamization in Iran

Jihad Watch 27 June 2014
By Robert Spencer

Don’t miss this riveting film. From Iranwire Videos, June 13, 2014 (thanks to WTD): I worked in Iran for many years as a photojournalist and documentary photographer.

 

Turkey, Erdogan, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq

acdemocracy.org 20 June 2014
By J. Millard Burr

A recent photograph taken 16 April 2014, which appeared in Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily, shows an injured ISIL commander Abu Muhammad "allegedly receiving free treatment,” in

 

Britain's Foreign Secretary Hague says UK embassy in Tehran to reopen

Deutsche Welle 20 June 2014

British Foreign Secretary Hague made the announcement in a written statement to Parliament on Tuesday, in which he cautioned that "a range of practical issues" would have to

 

Iran: The Forced Murder Confession of Reyhaneh Jabbari

Gatestone Institute 20 June 2014
By Shadi Paveh

Reyhaneh Jabbari, now 26, was sentenced to death for killing Morteza Sarbandi, a former Iranian intelligence officer. According to her letters from prison, however, during

 

Iran: Female musicians banned from stage in Isfahan

artsfreedom.org 20 June 2014

Mohammad Qotbi, the head of the Isfahan Culture and Guidance administration and also a member of the clergy, compared music bands to the national football team, saying that

 

Iran: Female musicians banned from stage in Isfahan

Arts Freedom 16 June 2014

Mohammad Qotbi, the head of the Isfahan Culture and Guidance administration and also a member of the clergy, compared music bands to the national football team, saying that

 

Iran: Executions and an Amputation

The Gatestone Institute 12 June 2014
By Shabnam Assadollahi

The number of executions in Iran in 2014, up to June 5, now totals 325; the Iranian government has admitted to only 122. These numbers do not include the Iranian regime's

 

One Week of Rouhani's "Moderate" Islamic Republic of Iran

The Gatestone Institute 11 June 2014
By Shadi Paveh

According to Article 110 of the Islamic Republic's Constitution, the Supreme Leader must oversee all matters. Even the release of one single prisoner is not possible without

 

Hamas terror financier spills beans

Money Jihad 11 June 2014

Although Iran temporarily stopped funding Hamas, one top insider—the chief financial officer of Hamas’s shura council—had no worries. Mohammed Toameh says Hamas has plenty of

 

Iran's Plan to Destabilize Egypt

Gatestone Institute 9 June 2014
By Anna Mahjar-Barducci

The Iranian regime's new enemy, it seems, is Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Iran's mullahs apparently fear Sisi's secular stance against Islamist movements, and see

 

Execution of Iranian Political Activist Sparks Outrage in Iran

Clarion Project 9 June 2014
By Shahriar Kia

On June 1, 2014, in defiance of international appeals, the Iranian regime proceeded with the execution of political prisoner Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani. The Prosecutor’s

 

New UK Envoy to Iraq Supports Iranian Ayatollah Regime

Clarion Project 6 June 2014
By Samuel Westrop

Why does the British Prime Minister appoint politicians with links to violent regimes as trade envoys? On January 30, Prime Minister David Cameron selected Baroness Emma

 

Iran: British women sentenced 20 years for posting jokes on Islam

Beware infidels, if you are in any Islamic country, and planning to post any anti-Islamic joke, post or comment on any social networking site, then you may be sentenced for 20

 

New pact restores Hamas to the Iranian fold with a $200m annual stipend and military aid

debka.com 24 May 2014

The Palestinian Hamas terrorist group has been restored to the Iranian fold and won the promise of an annual allowance of $200 million per year, military assistance and

 

Iranian Women "Exposing Themselves” on Facebook

Clarion Project 24 May 2014

An increasing number of Iranian women have been pushing back against Iranian religious restrictions and refusing to wear the Hijab. A Facebook page called My Stealthy Freedom

 

Hezbollah tells its cells to find new sources of money

Money Jihad 24 May 2014

Cash-strapped Iran can no longer lavish its overseas Hezbollah cells with money to finance their operations while simultaneously trying to revitalize its own economy and supply

 

Iranian actress Leila Hatami faces public flogging

Telegraph.co.uk 24 May 2014
By Damien McElroy

A red carpet peck on the cheek by Leila Hatami, the Iranian actress at the Cannes Film Festival has been reported to the country’s courts by activists who are seeking a public

 

Iran: Censored writer publish novel on Facebook

artsfreedom.org 24 May 2014

After trying and failing for years to obtain a publishing license for his novel, Iranian writer and journalist Mohammad Motlagh finally had enough. Instead of taking the

 

Persecuted Christians flee Iran, find hope and homes in Germany

FoxNews 19 May 2014
By Benjamin Weinthal

Iranian-born Muslims who converted to Christianity are breathing new spiritual life into communities across Germany, where they are fleeing to in increasing numbers to escape

 
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