Saturday, July 25, 2009

United with Iran

Human rights groups and Iran activists are organizing a massive "Global Day of Action" todat Saturday, hoping to rally people in more than 105 cities in support of Iran's democracy movement.
The rallies are to take place from Kabul to Kansas City, from Tokyo to San Francisco and include a march in Washington, from the local office of the United Nations to the national Mall, said Hadi Ghaemi, spokesman for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
You can find the locations herrrreeee and for the location in Istanbul go herrreeee just started at 11.30.
Below an article about religious cleansing in Iran by Jamsheed K. Choksy, professor of Iranian studies and former director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at Indiana University and Member of the USA National Council on the Humanities and Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom and member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
Every aspect of a non-Muslim is unclean," proclaimed Iran's late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini. He explained that non-Muslims rank between "feces" and "the sweat of a camel that has consumed impure food." Other prominent ayatollahs, including Ahmad Jannati, the current chairman of the Guardian Council, have made similar utterances.
Thus Iran's Zoroastrians, Jews, Mandeans, Christians, and Bahais are subordinated and indeed treated as a fifth column by the revolutionary Islamic Republic. No matter that most of these religious groups were established in Iran before Islam arrived there; none are accepted by Iran's Shiite rulers as fully Iranian. With the recent controversial presidential election, the scapegoating of non-Muslims as agents of the United States, Israel, Britain, and the deposed monarchy reached new heights. Seven Bahai leaders and two Christian converts are in prison and will soon be put on trial for their lives, while other non-Muslims are suffering intensified government repression.
Non-Muslim communities collectively have diminished to no more than 2 percent of Iran's 71 million people. Forty years ago, under the Shah, a visitor would have seen a relatively tolerant society. Iran now appears to be in the final stages of religious cleansing. Pervasive discrimination, intimidation, and harassment have prompted non-Muslims to flee in disproportionately high numbers.
Like political dissidents, these religious minorities are a moderating force against Iranian Shiite extremism. Also, their mere presence ensures a modicum of ideological diversity and pluralism in the face of the regime's brutal insistence on conformity. But unlike the dissidents, the religious minorities have attracted little international concern, and their plight is poorly understood.

Teach your children well

İnstead of teaching your children social skills to discover the world, some dumbo's in the USA think that by teaching your kids how to shoot on a young age, they will be ready for the big world later. Be not surprised then when a boy of 4 shoot his sister of 2, into the hospital: A two-year-old girl is in a critical condition after being shot by her four-year-old brother at their home in Las Vegas, police say. Here the story.

Day Opening - July 25

Winter somewhere in France