Archive for the ‘Iranian Culture’ Category
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 |
The primrose flower a sign of coming spring in north of Iran, Gilan- photo here
I was going to work, like other days 4:00 AM. and like other days I was listening WTOP, our local radio station. The anchor said tomorrow is the first day of spring. It was true. Actually it is true. March 20 is first day of spring. I don’t know but I expected that he mentions this is an Iranian and some other nations new year such as I have heard several times about Chinese new year every end of January. But nothing.
Maybe, he or his editor doesn’t know. Or maybe, they know but they don’t care. Why they should care about a holiday for a county that every day its name is appearing on top news as unfavorable. For example, if you just search Iran name in today’s news, these are some news:
- No shift in Iran’s nuclear behaviour, despite sanctions
- Nuclear talks: Iran unmoved by world powers’ latest proposal
Unfortunately, for years an extreme regime in Tehran worries the world. Islamic Republic of Iran is going to its path. The path is similar to north Korea to rich nuclear bomb. Even Ayatollah Khamenei denies it but Iran doesn’t let IAEA to monitor some questionable military-nuc sites. Why? If Iran is clear why doesn’t accept the monitoring. Of course another big issue is human rights violence such Islamic Republic sacrifice its people.
Iran’s proceeds for years are on scale. For years, Islamic republic were accused to involve in bombing, assassination, and other kind of dangerous plots. This bring a bad reputation for Iran. Iran is not only a unpleasant regime and the true is there is a nation in the Middle East: Iran. Iran of Iranian.
Now, come back to my introduction. The spring is coming. Iranian new year and some neighbors countries will start tomorrow. What can I say except wish peace and freedom for Iran. I believe if they come, I will hear from my local radio that the first day of spring is coming. It is Iranian and some others new year. Yes, this is the only area that start the new year exactly on starting spring!
Sunday, May 6th, 2012 |
recently in a post I explained, the gulf in south of Iran is Persian Gulf. That’s it. “My Abu Musa“.
This photo was taken by Mehr news agancy that shows the United Arab Emirates minister of foreign affairs in Tehran. He sits next to a map. A part of Iran. Exactly, it is Persian Gulf. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and his government and mabye some other Arabs countries try to change this name to the Gulf or Arabian Gulf.
A kind of feigning history!
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 |
Have you heard about what a high rank Iranian Diplomat did in Brazil? Let me code from the Guardian:
An Iranian diplomat is facing child abuse allegations in Brasilia after angry parents at a local swimming pool accused him of fondling girls between the ages of 9 and 15.
The diplomat was arrested by Brazilian police at the weekend shortly after the incident but his diplomatic immunity secured his immediate release.
It’s a completely scandal. Hekmatollah Ghorbani did a dirty action. But it is double shameful for Islamic Republic of Iran. I.R.Iran is an Islamic Regime that pretenses to this religion rules. In Islam, relation out of marriage is sin and crime. Specially this action; touching under age girls! I read if he was a Brazilian, he would sentence 15 years.
The only reason I am writing this post is about statement of Iran’s embassy in Brazil. They rebutted the accusations, and said“The accusation leveled against the Iranian diplomat is only a misunderstanding arising from differences in cultural attitudes.”
Dear Brazilian colleague,
You will be right if you get angry. First that embarrassing behavior and now this justification.
I want tell you clearly, there is no differences between you and us. Touching baby’s body and sexual molestation is worst thing that a person can do for his/her satisfies.
In Iranian culture almost all of people treat like other people in the world. They believe this diplomat did a crime and he should face to charge in Iran.
As you know, Iran had a corrupted regime. I want aware you that many Iranian believe Ahmadinejad is not their president and he came for second term on a fraud election in 2009.
Also, let me tell you, recently, a big embezzlement happened due to Iranian government neglected to supervisory. Many people in his administration didn’t have experience and they got mission because of friendship they have had with Ahmadinejad or his close friends.
What we can expect? After such this scandal, minister of foreign affairs should resign. But in Iran? No. Hundred present of regime will be behind of offender.
I see some signs like:
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday that the allegations were “unfounded” and “untrue”, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. (the Guardian)
Please accept my apology as an Iranian and don’t count this worst behavior to my nation…..
Friday, April 13th, 2012 |
Abu Musa island is in my country. In Iran. In Persian Gulf.
For 30 years, UAE claims this island and two others are its. Since 1974, they says that they have ownership of Abu Musa island, Greater Tunb, and Lesser Tunbin. This claim is not true. It is fake like their other claims.
Recently, UAE and some Arab countries have said The Persian Gulf is not and “The Arabian Gulf ” is true. Who does believe them when for thousands year this sea has been called “Persian Gulf”. Look at this map:
I talked with some Arab classmate and asked them how you can called this Persian Gulf, in Arab. They said, all countries around it are Arab!
There is a gulf in south of the U.S is called Gulf of Mexico. It held common by the U.S, Mexico, and Cuba. US has 55% boarder and Mixico 41% and Cuba only 4%.
According my Arabian friend’s lagic, the U.S has to call it Gulf of US?!
It is not right. A name is a part of history and you can not change it when you want. Persian empire is important part of history in Middle East. Instead of effort to changing names, try to make a glorious Middle East.
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 |
Iran’s Islamic regime doesn’t enjoy growing “love” between Iranian. By excuse against Islam, They don’t let people hearing every kinds of Music or dancing and also they don’t accept date between young couple.
Like western countries, Valentine’s day is growing between young Iranian but Iran authority is not able to accept it. This picture show a statement that ask all printing company to do not print and materials related to Valentine’s day.
Iranian print company don't print and materials related to Valentines' day
According to this official statement, associate of print company mentioned no one doesn’t print any brochure , poster , box and visit card with symbol of heart and rose!
What you think? Are they trying execution love in Iran?
the good point about Valentine’s day in Iran is a historical background. More than two thousand years ago, February 18, Men respected to their women (wife and daughters). They called “Esfandegan” and you can read more about it here.
Monday, July 28th, 2008 |
Minister of Education Announcement:
A year after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed that the general atmosphere of Iranian universities is “governed by secularism,” the ninth administration’s education minister and several other figures close to the cabinet announced progress in the plan to “Islamicize” universities under the guidance of ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi and institutions affiliated with him.
In recent years, radical right-wingers and especially Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have repeatedly attacked universities for being “un-Islamic.” On one occasion, while speaking to a group of university students, Ahmadinejad denounced Iran’s modern education system for being ruled by secularism in the past 150 years, and called on students to help him revamp the country’s educational system. A few months after Ahmadinejad’s remarks, ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, who directs the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, blamed weak planning in the country’s affairs as well as conditions in universities while meeting with central committee members of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (Komiteh Emdad Imam Khomeini), noting, “these universities don’t teach students anything other than how to badmouth the regime and at times even Islam.”
Now, following a plan devised by Mesbah Yazdi’s organization, recent reports reveal that the education minister is attempting to fully Islamicize universities. At the beginning of the week, education minister Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi, who was attending the tenth grand conference of Basiji university lecturers from across the country in Mashhad alongside Ahmadinejad, commented on the administration’s plans to Islamicize universities: “Currently, several research institutes such as the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute [directed by extremist cleric Mesbah Yazdi] are working on this issue. The cost of the plan is not important for us, because it is the end result that matters to us.”
Denying any knowledge of the new “forced retirement of university professionals” the education minister announced that many Basiji professors had joined the country’s institutions of higher education since the beginning of the tenth administration in 2005. Zahedi said, “In the past three years, many university presidents have been replaced, and most of new presidents are either members of the Basij or have shown with their actions that they are committed to and supportive of the administration.”
While those close to the Ahmadinejad administration identify “Islamicizing universities” as the “ninth administration’s concern,” universities are under pressure through the summons and detention of students, as well as dismissal, removal or forced retirement of prominent professors.
Last Saturday, Morteza Aghatehrani, who is known as the “cabinet’s ethics teacher” and is currently serving as Tehran’s representative in the eighth Majlis, noted, “our concern is to Islamicize universities,” adding, “the universities’ committed students are not satisfied with the culture and image of university.” A few days prior, commenting on content of university textbooks, Aghatehrani had said, “university textbooks are neither native nor Islamic.”
According to Ketabnews website, this pro-administration cleric who is now a member of the Majlis education and research committee also claimed during last Thursday’s speech at a conference that “social sciences taught in the country’s universities are western and originated in the West.”
In recent weeks, many prominent figures closely associated with the administration have lamented the un-Islamic character of Iranian universities. Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Saffar Harandi, compared in a speech the “Cultural Revolution” of 1980 with today’s events, saying, “At that time, our revolutionary students believed that pre-revolutionary studies should not be taught to students by the same professors who were the theoreticians of the old regime. We don’t want our universities to be the breeding grounds of forces opposed to God and his religion.”
Source : Roozonline