Posts Tagged ‘Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei’

HBO’s Neda Agha-Soltan Documentary

“The God I worship is a compassionate and loving God” – Neda Agha Soltan “The whole idea with this [Iranian] regime is that because they confiscated religion and turned it into an ideology, they deprived it of everything that makes religion humane…so this government in fact destroyed the religion by claiming it and confiscating it” […]

Khamenei Tries to Extinguish Flames of Ancient Persian Tradition

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whom critics the world over was complacent (at best) or instrumental (at worst) in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s controversial win in Iran’s highly contested tenth Presidential election, has come out publicly against the ancient Nowroz festivities observed as part of Persian New Year by Iranians and Afghans the world over: View coffee_n_cream’s tweet Ayatollah […]

The Green Revolution is About More Than Twitter

In ‘Spinning the War: Political Communications, Information Operations and Public Diplomacy in the War on Terrorism’, Robin Brown refers to a quote from Karl Von Clausewitz that perfectly embodies both the Brown and Kai Hafez (“International Reporting”) pieces on global media “War is nothing more than the continuation of politics“. As both pieces prove, much […]

Iranian Police Force Residents to Choose : Satellite or Allah Hu Akbar

Western media has been banned in Iran since Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini took power following the Revolution of 1979, but the residents of Iran have always found ways to not so subtly skirt the laws and have satellite dishes on their roofs. “Illegal” satellite television became so prolific among Iranian households that it […]

New York Times : Khamenei ‘Has Factionalized Himself’

The Times’ Roger Cohen has penned this Editorialpiece in which he depicts the fight and struggle of the people on the streets of Iran. Cohen also writes of the risk that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has taken in allying himself with incumbent President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and exactly who is marching on the streets of Iran for […]