Category Archives: Iran

Manufactured Evidence

The new book by true investigative journalist Gareth Porter, Manufactured Crisis, summarizes the decade-long deception of the public about the nature of Iran’s nuclear program. It is not real news that the United States, Israel and the Iranian terrorist organization … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Iran, USA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

By Compass and Straightedge

Update below. Readers may have noticed that I have attributed considerable recreational time on this blog to conceive and convey quasi-periodic patterns on ancient Islamic buildings. Following a first visit of Esfahan’s Darb-i Imam shrine in the old city in … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Iran, Islam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Depiction of the Prophet Muhammad Under Mongolian Occupation

A hardly deniable cultural and, in particular, intellectual decline in the Islamic World began when, in 1258 CE, Baghdad had been sacked by the Mongolian Emperor Hülegü Khan (d. 1265), grandson of Chengis Khan. Hülegü was the brother of Möngke Khan … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Iran | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Poetry of Hassan Rouhani

Whether the Iranian people can trust its new president Hassan Rouhani is still not clear. Whether his apparent rather diplomatic style of foreign politics will be followed by domestic reforms neither is. There may already be notable signs, however, that … Continue reading

Posted in Iran | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Capitulation

Whether the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei will ever give his blessing to the compromise reached in today’s early hours in Geneva with its factual far-reaching retrenchment of Iran’s nuclear program is seriously doubted. What actually has been negotiated by … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, P5+1 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment