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One of the holiest days in Shi’a Islam: The day when the heavens rained blood. The deep emotion of being a loser but striving for justice, that’s what modern time Orientalists won’t understand. The unjust allegations of a ridiculous plot … Continue reading

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No Democracy

American/Iranian Hooman Majd is a busy traveler between East and West, apparently highly treasured in both realms. He is a prolific and, admittedly, most talented author/journalist/writer (probably sort of ‘journalism’ being only one of his many talents) who has been writing, … Continue reading

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Taking the Gloves Off

If there had been any doubt that the regime in Iran would eventually break down all opposition, today’s disturbing news tell a different story. The more or less silenced leaders of the ‘Green Movement’, Messrs Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, … Continue reading

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The Rioters’ Cleric

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri has passed away yesterday at age 87. He died of a heart attack, or stroke, when sleeping in his bed at home. Hundred of thousands of mourners are right now gathering in Qom, where he … Continue reading

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Begs to Differ

Hooman Majd. The Ayatollah Begs to Differ. Doubleday, New York 2008, 271 pages. Pointing every now and then at THE DIFFERENCE in our cultures and civilizations is a necessity. Realizing the differences is a first and necessary step in trying to … Continue reading

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