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


Fundamentalist Islam and the Roots of Terrorism

The Huffington Post 12 November 2014
By Janet Tavakoli

After witnessing the Islamic Republic of Iran violate human rights, persecute other religions, adopt sharia law, murder dissenters, and compel the judiciary to serve the


Watching Volleyball in Iran means Jail if you are female, so no Volleyball in Iran now – #FreeGhoncheh

Skeptical Science 12 November 2014
By Dave Gamble

I wrote a couple of days ago about the utterly absurd case in Iran of a British citizen Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, being found guilty of spreading anti-regime propaganda


Key Iran General, Hezbollah the Driving Force Behind Iraq’s War on ISIS

Antiwar 6 November 2014
By Jason Ditz

With ISIS continuing to secure gains across the Anbar Province, Iraq’s counteroffensive is mostly centered on the region due north of Baghdad. The push is slow going. But


Iran = Place where watching volleyball earns you one year in jail

Skeptical Science 6 November 2014
By Dave Gamble

It sounds utterly absurd, and the reason it does is because it truly is by any reasonable or rational measure. The BBC has the details … A British-Iranian woman detained


Officials fear al-Qaida is grooming Indian militants for big attacks

The Japan Times 6 November 2014

NEW DELHI – Decrypted communications between Indian Mujahideen (IM) and al-Qaida and testimony from suspects have triggered alarm among intelligence officials in New Delhi: the


Acid Attacks on Women in Iran

Gatestone Institute 4 November 2014
By Denis MacEoin

To reduce their own fear, the clerics try to raise the fear levels among the public. Rare as they are, media accounts of attacks are minimized; victims are blamed;


Lawyer: Iranian-British woman gets year in prison for trying to attend volleyball game

ABC 7 Chicago 3 November 2014

An Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran has been found guilty of spreading propaganda against the ruling system and sentenced


Iranian authorities tasked with informing tourists of Islamic rules

Fox News Latino 29 October 2014

The Iranian parliament approved on Tuesday a bill that requires the authorities to inform tourists and other foreigners in the country about Islamic rules and customs, Iran's

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