Category Archives: Iran elections

Iran: Slogan Jamming

Three things about the following video, which comes via Nico Pitney’s Iran blog at Huffington Post, need explanation: first, it’s obviously been made with a microcamera hidden on someone’s body. That speaks volumes about the way technology eats away at … Continue reading

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Is Khamenei On The Way Out?

Ambassador Marc Ginsberg notes the tantalizing prospect that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei may be on his way out. Clerical infighting may have come to a head already: Ali Khamenei theoretically answers to a higher authority and that authority is the … Continue reading

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Islam and Democracy

If you put your cursor on the upward-pointing arrow in the bottom right corner, a little menu will pop up. Click on “CC” to read the captions in English. This is a representative of Iran’s parliament disproving every civilization-clasher’s assertion … Continue reading

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Iran’s Youth Challenge

As I’ve said before, what we’re seeing in Iran is not a new revolution but the long-delayed continuation of the old one. From HuffPo: Since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution thirty years ago, Iran has asked many sacrifices of … Continue reading

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Iran: a Tipping Point?

An amazing day in Iran, wasn’t it? If you’ve kept up with Nico Pitney’s amazing liveblog at HuffPo, then you already know there was a scuffle at the Majlis (parliament) in Tehran over attacks by the volunteer Basij (morals police), … Continue reading

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Iran: Cleric Denounces Election

From McClatchy DC: “No one in their right mind can believe” the official results from Friday’s contest, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri said of the landslide victory claimed by Ahmadinejad. Montazeri accused the regime of handling Mousavi’s charges of fraud … Continue reading

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Iran and its Revolutions

Contrary to popular wisdom, Iran’s 1979 revolution was not led by the Ayatollah Khomeini. It was hijacked. A popular revolt against the Shah, 1978 ended with Marxists in Ché Guevara-outfits, middle-class bazaaris holding signs, and unemployed young men throwing rocks. … Continue reading

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Iran: The Obama Effect?

Let’s dispense with one thing up front: I don’t believe for a minute that Obama is some holy being here to save the world. That’s magical thinking. The only people who think that way are Republicans: “Everything that Obama has … Continue reading

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Weekly World News: Muslim Relations

Well, after a couple of weeks’ hiatus I am finally bringing back this feature. My apologies for the delay; workplace demands have made it difficult to keep up with global news. But the world has saved up plenty to talk … Continue reading

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