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The nonstop assault on Iranian history and heritage

The nonstop assault on Iranian history and heritage

By Sheda Vasseghi Reading Wafa Tarnowska’s English translation of “The Seven Wise Princesses” (Persian “Haft Peykar”) in prose originally by one of greatest Iranian romantic poets, Nezami (1141-1209), shocks the common sense. The story revolves around Iranian kings such as Yazdgerd and Bahram during pre-Islamic Sasanian Persia era (224-651).  But according to Tarnowska, the Persian […]

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Netanyahu's gift to Obama jeopardized the 2800-year-old bond between two peoples

Netanyahu's gift to Obama jeopardized the 2800-year-old bond between two peoples

By Sheda Vasseghi During their most recent meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave President Barack Obama a copy of the Book of Esther as a symbol of his fears for Israel if the Islamic Republic of Iran becomes nuclear. While this gesture effectively telegraphed to the American public the message he wanted to deliver them, it […]

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Can this global mess wait until January 2013?

By Sol W. Sanders Diverted by the essential — if sometimes burlesqued — pursuit of America’s quadrennial search for leadership, policymakers have tried to put international problems on hold. But dealing with wannabe-totalitarian outcroppings throughout the Islamic world from Casablanca to Zamboanga, is as critical and demanding and may take as long as the struggle with Moscow’s […]

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Mesmerized by it enemies: U.S. spends its petrodollars to nurture a virulent culture of hate

Mesmerized by it enemies: U.S. spends its petrodollars to nurture a virulent culture of hate

By Sol W. Sanders For those who lived through the World War II prelude and the Cold War, the current American dilemma dealing with Islam is all too familiar. To the extent historical analogies are valid, countering Islamic radical infiltration resembles nothing so much as a century of struggle against Communism before the Soviet Union, […]

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Islamic Republic's masters of disaster are no match for the Iranian people with Internet access

Islamic Republic's masters of disaster are no match for the Iranian people with Internet access

By Sheda Vasseghi  The Islamic Republic’s two-prong strategy of chaos to remain in power involves destruction of Iranian heritage and culture while using Iranian people’s national funds to support projects in troubled countries beset by corrupt regimes or extreme poverty.  Of course, buying followers and believers from among the most miserable parts of the world […]

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Would a free Iran be Islamic? Look to her artists!

Would a free Iran be Islamic? Look to her artists!

By Sheda Vasseghi  The battle for retention of Iran’s national identity, now in its 32nd  year, has been clearly witnessed by the global YouTube audience since the brutal 2009 crackdowns of its civilians demanding a free, secular and democratic country.  The arrest, torture and murder of brave Iranian nationalists standing up to this ethnic cleansing […]

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Geert Wilders to Der Spiegel: 'Islam threatens our freedom'

Geert Wilders to Der Spiegel: 'Islam threatens our freedom'

SPIEGEL: Mr. Wilders, you are said to be the strong man behind the new Dutch government because the minority cabinet depends on your support in parliament. Why is your party, 65 years after the Holocaust, relying on outdated approaches — on religious and racial exclusion? Wilders: We do not support religious exclusion — and certainly […]

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Bahrain to mosques: 'Emphasize Islamic unity', don't promote unrest

Bahrain to mosques: 'Emphasize Islamic unity', don't promote unrest

ABU DHABI — Bahrain has expanded its crackdown on the Shi’ite opposition to dissident clerics. Officials said the government has drafted guidelines on the use of mosques and behavior of imams over the next month. They said the Justice and Islamic Affairs Ministry has increased monitoring of Bahrain’s Shi’ite and Sunni mosques to ensure that […]

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Khomeini and 9/11: Americans and the Iranian people have the same enemy

Khomeini and 9/11: Americans and the Iranian people have the same enemy

By Sheda Vasseghi On the anniversary of a national tragedy and foreign attack on American soil followed by multiple physical and psychological battle fronts which radically changed U.S. perspective and policy in the Middle East, a key question remains:  Now what?   September 11 brought Americans face to face with Islamism – a new ideology to […]

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Untold story: Ahmadinejad's regime and Iran's culture are like oil and water

Untold story: Ahmadinejad's regime and Iran's culture are like oil and water

By Sheda Vasseghi, FreePressers.com Iran’s secular culture and heritage is the complete opposite of Islamic teachings. It has become very clear that the two do not mesh, let alone compromise.  In recent decades, it has taken Iranians a bloody revolution, a tragic war, and generations of lost dreams to realize that. Now “experts” on Iran’s […]