Category Archives: Iran

Venus Transits in 1032 and 2012

As readers may have noticed, I am a moon watcher. Eclipses of either the sun or the moon had been a sort of passion throughout my life, ever since my late father woke me up at 3 o’clock in the … Continue reading

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Insights Into Shi’ite Islam

I have come across this book by photographer Hans Georg Berger, Einsicht – Drei Reisen in die innerste Welt des schiitischen Islam (Insight – Three Journeys Into the Innermost World of Shi’a Islam, edited by Boris von Brauchitsch and Saeid … Continue reading

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No Kufic Script on Viking Funeral Garment

Couple of days ago, it had been reported that a funeral garment, datable to the 9th and 10th century, which had been found in Sweden contains the words Allah and Ali (the name of the Prophet Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law) … Continue reading

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“Iran aggressively pursues these weapons and exports terror, while an unelected few repress the Iranian people’s hope for freedom”

When reading president Trump’s new strategy on Iran and his respective remarks one cannot help: déjà vu. The above statement has been uttered 15 years ago by Trump’s predecessor, George W. Bush, when addressing the American people in his first … Continue reading

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A Slap in the Face Deserved

When the Nobel Committee in Oslo will confer this year’s Peace award to the architects of of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“Iran nuclear deal”) of July 2015 (who else would deserve it?), it at the same time does … Continue reading

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