Tag Archives: Shi’a Islam

Strong Beliefs

When recently reading with growing interest Patricia Crone’s latest book about The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran – Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012) I came across a most unlikely reference, Reinhold Loeffler’s interviews of Boyer … Continue reading

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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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