Take a Breath on Iran

Right Side News 22 June 2009
By Diana West

Having been in transit during the start of the Iranian election protests, I've taken a little time to come up to speed on the issue. Scanning English-language (UK) papers in airports, I will say that my initial reaction to the euphoria I saw breaking out all over the West-especially the US?


Ahmadinejad or Mousavi?

Daniel Pipes Blog 22 June 2009
By Daniel Pipes

A throwaway line of mine at the Heritage Foundation on June 3 has turned into a minor internet sensation. Here it is, as presented by the left-wing journalist who broke the story:


Iran-born activist sees potential for change

Metro Canada - Vancouver  22 June 2009

Freedoms in Canada should never be taken for granted, she says. In the wake of the Iranian election fallout, Nazanin Afshin-Jam’s phone has been ringing off the hook. The former Miss World


Iran -- The Uprising Is On and There's No Turning Back

FOXNews  22 June 2009
By Walid Phares 

Why did the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei decide to suppress demonstrations and not order a reorganization of new elections to solve the crisis? What is the analysis inside the Khamanei/Ahmedinijad "war room"?

Based on several assessments, it appears that the regime feels the protest movement is too wide and too determined to allow it to expand further.


Video: Iranian Civil War 2009 - Throwing Off The Yoke Of The Mullahs

Beernsandwiches 22 June 2009
By Aeneas

WARNING: Some of the footage is extremely disturbing. Iranian Election Protests - Raw Live Video Shot By Protester in Clash With islamic police


Iran police arrests 457 in Tehran violence: TV

Xinhua  22 June 2009

TEHRAN. Iran's police have arrested 457 people in the post-election violence that erupted Saturday in Tehran despite warnings against illegal gatherings, local English-language Press TV reported on Monday.


Video: When Islam Is Allowed To Rule - The Example of Iran

Beernsandwiches 22 June 2009
By Aeneas

Throwing off the Yoke of Fascist Islamism in Iran: People Are Dying And All They Want Is Freedom – This Is What Islam Does When It Is Allowed To Rule!


Critical Mass

the Dry Bones Blog 22 June 2009

A new and unstable element?

The whole world is watching the Iranian post-election street demonstrations and I, certainly, am not willing to go out on a limb and make any prediction.

But maybe you're braver than I am.

So what's your prediction about how the situation in Iran will develop? Will it reach "critical mass"?



David Miliband cowers before the mullahs of Iran 19 June 2009
By Nile Gardiner

David Miliband has been all over the airwaves discussing Britain's response to the Iranian political crisis, which is eerily similar to the empty rhetoric of the Obama administration. What you won't hear from


Iran's Supremo says the vote was real, now blames Britain for unrest

Jihad Watch 19 June 2009

Yesterday it was the U.S.'s fault, today it is Britain's. But what about the evil Zionists? "Supreme leader: Iran vote was 'definitive victory,'" from The Associated Press, June 19 (thanks to Abscedere):


CAIR's Silence on Iran Exposes its Radical Values

Family Security Matter 19 June 2009
BY Steve Emerson

When the Tunisian government moved to outlaw headscarves worn by Muslim women in 2006, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) sprang into action to condemn the foreign government's policy.


Are Hamas and Hezbollah Uniting to Crush Iranian Dissidents?

Family Security Matters 19 June 2009
By Paul L. Williams

Encountering Hamas in Teheran is tantamount to meeting an African American at a KKK gathering. And yet, the Sunni terrorist group from the Palestinian Authority is now joining hands with the Shi’ite mullahs


Saudi Mufti: Execute Ahmadinejad

MEMRI Blog 19 June 2009

Yousef bin Abdallah Al-Ahmad, a mufti from Al-Imam University in Riyadh, said in a fatwa that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be executed, following his June 14 accusation that several


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?

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