10 Ways Recent Nuclear Deal with Iran Is Good News

Foreign Minister Zarif receiving a hero's welcome.

10 important points about the Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal you should know in order to have a clear picture of it. [Read more...]

Nowrouz: Everyone’s Sending Messages of Peace (Except One Guy)


It’s the first day of Nowrouz. Barack Obama, John Kerry, and David Cameron have sent their Nowrouz messages which are all beautiful and about diplomacy and reconciliation and looking for a better future. But Ayatollah Ali “Buzzkill” Khamenei had to ruin everything by giving a cold reply and making a demand which would sabotage the nuclear deal. [Read more...]

Iranian New Year: What Lies Ahead


Spring solstice has come and Iranians (among other nations) are celebrating the Nowrouz holidays. At the same time, Iranian calendar’s New Year has arrived, as we move from the year 1393 to 1394. Iranians are busy with travels and celebrations and visits to their family now, but what is mostly on my mind is that the next year – 1394 – is going to be a very important year for Iranians, a year which will greatly affect our future, as the conclusion to the nuclear deal and the Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections will happen next year. [Read more...]

Tom Cotton: GOP’s Latest Anti-Iran Clown


There’s a new senator competing for the crown of the vilest anti-Iran voice in the senate, the freshman Tom Cotton, who not only seems hell-bent on sabotaging diplomacy but he is being extra childish, petty, and ignorant about it. In addition to that controversial letter, he has insulted Iran’s Foreign Minister on Twitter, said there are no moderates in Iran, and has asked Iran to disarm nuclear weapons it doesn’t have. [Read more...]

Awful News: Radical Conservative Elected as the Chairman of the Assembly of Experts


Today Iran’s Assembly of Experts (in charge of choosing and monitoring the Supreme Leader) had its internal election and the worst case scenario came true: Mohammad Yazdi, a radical conservative and Islamist extremist, was elected as the Chairman, a defeat for the reformists and an indication that the higher echelons of the regime are still controlled by radical conservatives – not traditional establishment conservatives, not moderate conservatives, but radical extremist conservatives. [Read more...]

Netanyahu’s Address to Congress Was Filled with Lies and Hatred


Reading through Netanyahu’s speech, we see that he lies plentifully and shamelessly about Iran and relies on the absolute ignorance of his audience, and reveals a strong hatred of Iranian people, and advocates policies that would be disastrous to Iran and the region. This speech reveals Netanyahu to be a mindless warmonger and a reactionary radical right-winger. [Read more...]

The House Arrest of Green Movement Leaders: Four Years On


Today it has been four years since Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, the leaders of the Green Movement which sparked after the fraudulent elections of 2009, and Zahra Rahnavard, prominent reformist and feminist and Mousavi’s wife, were put under house arrest. This is extremely important for Iran’s present and future. In this post (The [Read More...]

Because of Sanctions, UMass Won’t Accept Iranian Students in Certain Programs


The University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, has announced that it will not accept Iranians in certain academic programs and they should not apply. This decision was made because the sanctions caused many Iranians to be denied VISA after their acceptance. For long Iranian reformists have argued that these sanctions harm the people while the western governments were trying to sell to us this idea of “smart sanctions” that harm the regime and not the people, but this decision finally brings the true venomous nature of these sanctions to light. [Read more...]

Who Will Be the Next Chairman of Iran’s Assembly of Experts?


The Assembly of Experts is a legislative body in Iran which is tasked with choosing and monitoring the Supreme Leader. It is very important to know who will be the next chairman of the Assembly, because it would show who has the upper hand in Iranian politics now. This is a very important question for the future of Iran. There are three men who have been mentioned as possible cases, and I tell you here who they are and what their election would mean. [Read more...]

We Do See Porn in Theocracies

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Dog bites man: Dawkins is again controversial on Twitter. This time it’s about this tweet: Since I have defended Dawkins’s previous tweet about Muslim countries extensively, let me say I find this one to be bonkers. Iran frequently lands among top 3 consumers of porn in the world, something I’m proud of. My friend has [Read More...]