Monday, June 13, 2005
Fascism in Islamic countries

...This was how Iran's communists, socialists, social-democrats, democrats, liberals, etc., all rallied to the banner of Khomeini while claiming, and some of them even believing, that they were fighting for greater individual and public liberties.

In other words, in order to fight an authoritarian regime they handed their power to a fascist force led by a small group of mullahs and their non-clerical associates.

It was a sight to see: comical and tragic at once. Socialists, liberals, secularist democrats, etc., started growing beards, buying carnelian rosaries, and even conjuring a patch of piety on their foreheads. They started peppering their discourse with Koranic quotations, often with comical effects because there are many Arabic letters that Persians cannot pronounce, and made a point of making an appearance at the mosque at least on Fridays. High society ladies who used to fly to Paris to renew their wardrobes adopted the newly-fangled revolutionary headgear, invented by Imam Musa Sadr in the 1970s and inspired by the headgear of Christian nuns in Lebanon, and launched the fashion of organising "holy sofra" parties (5) in which they communicated with the Hidden Imam. ...

A very informative and enlightening article by Amir Taheri on Fascism in Islamic countries. This article is a must read for any person with a genuine interest in a democratic Iran and the Middle East as a whole. Amir Taheri is an independent Iranian journalist that presents his original points of view on the case of Iran already for a long time. On the website that presents this article there are much more articles by his hand.



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Here I will share with you my thoughts on music, literature and politics.

I am specifically interested in the treasury of Parsi literature.

Iran, and the movement for democratic change have my special interest too.

While singing, reading, writing and thinking, I like to hear the Voices of Pars.
You know who I'm talking about ....

Responsabilities of a succesfull Transitional Government in Iran
Protest at the IRI embassy, The Hague, August 5th
United4Iran, Amsterdam, July 25th 2009
Iranian protest, The Hague ICC, July 9th
Iranian protest, Brussels, 4th of July
London Speech by Prince Reza Pahlavi
Human rights for Iranian citizens now !!
October 29, Cyrus the Great Day
In Iran, even art is being put behind bars
Iran students protest against Ahmadinejad
Iran: arrests of demonstrators continue
Rafsanjani off the hook ... for now
Student activists: Death to despotism, Death to dictator
In Iran, stoning of women continues
SMCCDI urgent action call
IRI murders Akbar Mohammadi
Terror tactics against union
Pahlavi critical of the West's offer to Iran
Prison as a mirror of society
Hostage takers against hostage taking
Nuke plants in a quake zone
United by their natural rights and their humanity
Knowledge in the hands of the evil-natured man
To whom it may concern
Adonis speaks ...
Where are the billions?
A letter from Iranian students
Opposition or opposition to the opposition?
Partir, c'est mourir un peu
Follow the money
The policy of doing nothing
Vani is equal to a murder
Under Islamic Law there is murder ...
12 Reasons against nuclear energy for Iran
The Times on 'One man, one vote'
An interview with Oriana Fallaci
Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks on CNN
Elections in Iran
Fascism in Islamic countries
Football is ...
Action in Europe
The Iran of Tomorrow Movement
60 or 70 million
A man and a bear

Conference of the Birds

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