Europe Must Stand in Solidarity with Iranian Protesters

Spiegel Online 18 June 2009
By Claus Christian Malzahn

The fate of today's Iranian protest movement is impossible to predict. Its relationship to the state and religion differs from the movement that led to communism's collapse in Eastern Europe, but Europeans must take


“Hikmat al-Ishraq” to Be Translated into German

Tehran. German professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Roland Pietsch, is planning to translate Suhrawardi+s “Hikmat al-Ishraq” (the School of Illumination) into German.


Muslim Countries in Mideast, Africa Lead World in Human Traffic

Arutz Sheva 18 June 2009
By Gil Ronen

Traffic in Persons Report 2009

Muslim countries in the Middle East and north-central Africa lead the world in human trafficking, according to a new U.S. State Department report.

Of the 17 countries that were given the "Tier 3" listing reserved for the worst offenders, nine were Muslim countries or countries with a large Muslim population from these two regions. Tier 3 countries are defined as those “whose governments do not fully comply


What About the 'Jihadi' Nuclear Scientist?

Family Security Matters 18 June 2009
By M. Zuhdi Jasser

A little over four months have passed and still the silence is deafening. Many in the world community expressed significant concern upon the release on February 6, 2009 of the disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. Dr. Khan is a Pakistani national superhero


Obama refuses to "meddle" in Iran, Iran accuses U.S. of meddling anyway

Jihad Watch 18 June 2009

If the Threat of the Great Satan doesn't exist, it is necessary to invent it. "Iran election: Barack Obama refuses to 'meddle' over protests," by David Blair in the Telegraph


Nazanin Afshin-Jam: An open letter to the people of Iran

Georgia Straight 18 June 2009
By Nazanin Afshin-Jam

Vancouver recording artist and international human-rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam

To my fellow compatriots, the brave Iranian men and women, who for the last few days have unleashed a spirit of energy that has been repressed for 30 years under an oppressive and undemocratic regime ...

... we love, admire and support you.

Oh how we, living in exile, wish we could be at your side at this critical juncture in history


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mousavi

Ynetnews 18 June 2009
By Smadar Peri

Iranian reformist may seem moderate but his history is one of a radical sympathizer of the ayatollahs' regime. Can a leopard really change its spots?


Iranians Protest in Vienna Against Islamist Tyranny

Beernsandwiches 17 June 2009

A demonstration against the oppressive Islamist regime in Iran took place in Vienna today. ESW took the following photographs of the event:


The Middle Eastern Cold War 17 June 2009
By Daniel Pipes

A cold war is "the key to understanding the Middle East in the 21st century." So argue Yigal Carmon and three of his colleagues at the Middle East Media and Research Institute (MEMRI) in a recent study, "An Escalating Regional Cold War."


Hamas Helping to Crush Iranian Dissent


US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that there was not much difference between the policies of incumbent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi


Iranian Convert to Christianity Beaten, Loses Job

ISTANBUL. Since Iranian native Nasser Ghorbani fled to Turkey seven years ago, he has been unable to keep a job for more than a year – eventually his co-workers would ask why he didn’t come to the




Armenia Congratulates Iran's Ahmadinejad  15 June 2009
By Elina Chilingarian

President Serzh Sarkisian has congratulated his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his hotly disputed reelection that has sparked angry street protests in and outside Iran.



Attacking Iran - Is the Price Too High to Pay?

The Terror Finance Blog 08 June 2009
By John Wood

Recently, Israel conducted a five-day emergency drill, the largest ever conducted by that nation. Just a year ago, in June 2008, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) conducted a massive 100 plane exercise over the




Iran's president: Holocaust still 'big deception'

TEHRAN. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday once again called the Holocaust a "big deception" in his latest denunciations of Israel and its allies.

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