Category Archives: Muslim World News

Kimia Alizadeh: Iran’s first female Olympian

On Friday, 18-year-old Hijab-wearing Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin became Iran’s first Olympian by defeating Sweden’s Nikita Glasnovic 5-1 in the under-57 kg Taekwondo division to win a bronze at Rio 2016.

On Friday, Iran’s president Sheikh Hassan Rouhani, PhD, congratulated Zenoorin via tweeter, saying: “Kimia, my daughter, you made happy all Iranians, particularly women of the Iranian land. I wish everlasting happiness for you.”

Iranian athletes have won six medals so far; Gold (2), Silver (1), and Bronze (3).

Egypt’s Hijab-wearing Hedaya Malak won the bronze medal in the women’s taekwondo -57kg event as well.

Earlier, two Hijab-wearing female athletes; America’s fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Egypt’s weightlifter Sara Ahmed won Bronze Medals at Rio 2016.

In Iran, there is no law to enforce wearing Hijab by women especially within non-Muslim minorities such as Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians. Millions of secularist Muslim Iranian women don’t wear Hijab. However, bikini is banned at public places.

France is the first European nation to force Hijab ban on its largest (7-9 millions) non-Christian minority. Last week, French Jewish prime minister Manuel Valls threw his kosher support behind banning wearing Burkinis at French beaches.

Australia is another Jewish-controlled nation where Muslim women are condemned and harassed over wearing Hijab by government and media.

On August 18, 2016, professor Peter Hopkins (New Castle University, Australia) in an article, entitled, Five truths about the hijab need to be told tried to educate anti-Muslim Judeo-Christian bigots.

In the West, many regard traditional Muslim dress like the hijab as a sign of oppression, with women forced to wear the garments by men. But it is not as simple as that: many women choose to wear the hijab as a sign of faith, feminism, or simply because they want to,” Hopkins says.

Some women choose to wear the hijab because it is a national tradition of their country of origin, or because it is the norm in their local area, city or country. Others wear it to demonstrate their commitment to dressing modest and for religious reasons. Like any item of clothing, some women wear the hijab for specific occasions, such as for family or community events, or during particular times of day but take it off at other times, such as wearing the hijab to and from school or work but taking it off while studying or working,” Hopkins adds.

Many hijab wearers have said that they wear the veil not as a symbol of control by a man, but rather to promote their own feminist ideal. For many Muslim women, wearing a hijab offers a way for them to take control of their bodies and to claim a stance that challenges the ways in which women are marginalized by men,” says Hopkins.

US professor: Turkey may distance itself from Saudi Arabia

Last week, Donald Trump said that CIA was involved in Turkey’s failed military coup last month.

Iran-born professor Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter (Georgetown University) in a recent interview with the Tehran Times said that Turkey might reconsider its relations with some Arab states, including Saudi Arabia in the wake of the failed July 15 coup.

Dr. Hunter is a visiting scholar at ACMCU where she directs a project on Reformist Islam funded by the Jewish Carnegie Corporation Of New York, with Helene L. Kaplan (Jewish) as its Chairman. Listen below Hunter’s 2011 speech, entitled, The Winners and Losers in a Changing Middle East: is Iran really a winner?

During his recent visit to Russia, Turkish president Erdogan met his Russian counterpart. Both leaders vowed to repair their strained relations.

However Hunter says, “It is very unlikely that Turkey will change its basic Western orientation. To do so would incur heavy economic and political costs for Turkey. Therefore, Turkey will remain a NATO member and will try to ease tensions with the US and the EU which have resulted from the failed coup d’état. Meanwhile, Turkey will try –at least in the short term– to reduce tensions with neighbors such as Iran and Iraq. It might also reconsider its relations with some Arab States, including Saudi Arabia. However, any dramatic departures from the past should not be expected. This is because Turkey’s relations with its neighbors are affected by factors such as geography, history, sectarian affiliation and inter-state rivalry. For example, it is unlikely that in the long term Turkey will abandon its competition with Iran in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus.”

A few days ago, Austrian government threatened to veto Turkey’s EU membership as result of military coup failure.

Since the 2011 armed insurgency against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, an ally of Russia and Iran, Erdogan built a very close relations with Saudi Arabia and the Zionist entity to bring an anti-Iran regime change in Damascus. The Saudi ‘royals’ promised $600 billions investment in Turkey while gave $16 billions to the Zionist regime to maintain Washington’s anti-Iran foreign policy.

Read American Jewish professor and former UNHRC envoy Richard Falk’s views on the failed military coup here.

The relations between Turks and Arabs go back centuries. Muslim Arabs began to conquer Turkic regions starting in 705 and Turks fought on the side of Arabs against the Chinese in the Battle of Talas in 751. This alliance developed a connection between Turks and Arabs. Turkic princes in Turkistan adopted Islam, and later, the people adopted Islam en masse.

Pakistan dedicates Independence Day to Kashmir

flag_of_Pakistan[1]On August 14, 2016, Pakistani nation commemorated 70th anniversary of its Independence Day with usual national zeal and fervor. All major public and private buildings, roads and avenues were decorated with illuminations, national flags, posters, and banners.

The main event of the day was the flag hoisting ceremony at the Convention Center in the federal capital Islamabad. President Mamnoon Hussain, the chief guest at the event, which was attended by country’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and Pakistan Army Chief. Mamnoon Hussain in his address expressed country’s undivided support for the liberation of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir Valley.

On Sunday Pakistan’s ambassador to India Abdul Basit said in New Delhi that Pakistan was dedicating its Independence Day to the liberation of Indian occupied Kashmir.

As far as Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, we are dedicating this year’s Independence Day to the freedom of Kashmir. An we firmly believe that the sacrifices made by the people of Jammu and Kashmir will not go in vain,” Basit said.

Leaders of the ruling BJP has urged Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to expel Abdul Basit immediately.

Under British India Partition agreement, princely state of Jammu and Kashmir being a Muslim-majority (80%) was supposed to join Pakistan but Indian leaders backed-down from their promises – invaded and occupied 2/3 of the state in 1947.

On February 22, 2016, professor Nivedita Menon (Jawaharlal Nehru University) told her students: “Everyone knows that India is illegally occupying Kashmir. Everybody accepts it.” Listen below.

There were more than 200 incidents of rape in Doda in January 1994 alone. Rape continues to be a major instrument of Indian repression against the Kashmiri people while the majority of casualties in Kashmir are civilians. The Indian authorities have also steadfastly refused to allow any independent monitoring of the situation,” says professor Prasenjit Maiti (Rurdwan University, W. Bengal, India).

Ahmadinejad’s letter to Obama

نامه مهم دکتر احمدی نژاد به اوباما منتشر شد + تصاویر نامهOn August 8, 2016, former Iranian president Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter to Swiss embassy in Tehran addressed to the US ‘duck’ president Barack Obama. In the letter Ahmadinejad has accused Barack Obama for not living up to his 2008 campaign promise of CHANGE when it comes to the US-Iran relations during his 8-year presidency ending in December 2016.

Swiss embassy in Tehran is responsible for the interests section of the United States in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ahmadinejad said in the letter that he was writing to Obama not as politician but as an Iranian citizen who is concerned about the victimization of his nation since the removal of American puppet King Reza Shah in 1979 by people’s revolution.

Ahmadinejad mentioned the seizer of Iranian assets worth $2 billions as compensation to the victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks ordered by US Supreme Court on April 20, 2016. It’s a common knowledge now that 9/11 terrorist attacks were carried out by Israel with the help of American Zionist leaders.

Washington seized Iranian assets worth $16 billions in 1980. Since then, as result of the US and UN sanctions, Iranian assets worth $150 billions are laying frozen in Western banks.

I don’t know what made Ahmadinejad to waste his time writing this letter after facing vicious character assassination at the hands of US-Israeli leaders and the Jewish-controlled mainstream press during his 8-year presidency.

In 2009, Washington spent $400 millions to stop Ahmadinejad’s re-election.

I wonder when Iranian leadership is going to listen to US Vice-president Joe Biden who admitted in September 2015 that Israel was behind America’s anti-Iran policy.

“The only thing that would satisfy (US-Iran nuclear) deal opponents including Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is ‘a regime change’ that could only come with US power,” Biden said while addressing Ahavath Achim synagogue in Atlanta.

I agree with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei statement that Muslims are victims of US-Israel-UK terrorism.

Although Iran is a solid Multipolar state, it still faces daunting challenges from a hostile Unipolar US, and its regional proxies particularly Israel and Saudi Arabia; the Saudis have positioned themselves as the ”attack dog” against Iran in the region, however their actual capability apart from using terrorist proxy forces is limited and Iran could easily defeat any direct Saudi aggression against its homeland. With the possibility of an Israeli sneak attack on Iran’s key nuclear facilities and other military targets, Iran has been relying on its growing ballistic missiles capability and Hizbullah’s missile arsenal, its staunch ally in Lebanon. In fact , it can argued that Hizbullah’s military capability has been ‘strategic stabilizer” in the region because it seemingly deterred Israel from engaging in a major destructive war with Iran, Syria or Hizbullah itself, not to mention its huge contribution to the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iraq,” Daahireeto Mohamud wrote on July 6, 2016.

Iran says no to diplomatic relations with the US

IranFlag03[1]Bahram Qassemi, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson recently told Kyodo News Agency senior journalist Hiroki Sugita that there is no possibility of Iran re-opening its embassy in Washington in the near future.

Naturally, there may have been some mutual dialogues on regional issues, but negotiations have been solely on the nuclear issue,” he said.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, on several occasions questioned the re-establishment of Iran-US diplomatic relations based on America’s continuous hostility to Iranian nation.

The “friendly” relations between the US, Israel, and Iran under King Reza Shah ended in November 1979, when the Islamic revolutionaries closed-down Israeli embassy in Tehran and hundreds of Iranian students descended on American embassy, considered a ‘den of spies’ for the last 30 years, and held 52 embassy staff inside the building for the next 444 days. Later the students released six of the Afro-American staffers.

In response, the US administration closed down Iranian embassy and consulate offices in the country and expelled all Iranian diplomatic staff. Since then, Swiss embassy looks after American interests, and Pakistan embassy does the same for the Iranian interests in the US and the Islamic Republic.

Last year, Alan Eyr, US State Department’s first Persian-language spokesperson speaking at the National Iranian American Council’s leadership conference in Washington, DC expressed his personal hope for the resumption of full diplomatic relations between the US and the Islamic Republic of Iran, but conceded that this is unlikely to happen in the near future (here).

While rapprochement appears unlikely, Eyre reminded his audience that circumstances can quickly change in Iran (a western sponsored bloody regime change), and that predicting the future of the country is a fool’s errand. When asked where the US-Iran relationship will be in 10 years, he replied, “I have no earthly idea.”

The NIAC was founded by Dr. Trita Parsi, a non-Muslim and anti-Islamic Revolution. He believes that despite Benjamin Netanyahu and ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt opposition to the US-Iran agreement, old love between the US, Israel and Iran could be rekindled.

Last year, Washington decided to re-open its embassy in Havana after 50-year sanctions against Cuba. Since then, Washington has only three countries with no diplomatic relations; Iran, N. Korea, and Nepal.

Peace in Damascus after 5 years of Israel’s proxy war

City of Damascus is finally liberated of the US-Israel-Saudi Arabia funded Wahhabi insurgency. People are returning to city suburbs once occupied by pro-Israel al-Nusra and Washington’s so-called “moderate rebels”. The city and the residents are rebuilding the ancient city destroyed by the US and its regional allies for Bashar al-Assad support for Lebanese Hibullah and Tehran.

No one knows how long this calm will lost as both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are a regime change in Damascus by all means. Why? Because the Zionist regime wants foreign powers to Balkanize Syria on ethnic basis such as Kurdistan, Alawistan, Druzistan, and an anti-Iran Sunni Syria.

My fellow Canadian, Chicago-born independent writer and blogger, Eva Bartlett, who lived in Gaza for three years and had visited Syria four times, posted a heart-warming article describing her recent visit to Damascus in June-July, 2016.

On prior visits to Damascus, staying in the Old City, the sound of mortars being fired from terrorist-held districts outside of the city was a constant. In recent months, the mortars on Damascus have stopped. Previously, Jebhat al-Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria), Jaysh al-Islam and the Free Syrian Army, among other terrorist factions, rained mortars daily on residential areas of Damascus, hitting schools, homes, vehicles and pedestrians, killing and maiming indiscriminately, leaving civilians, including children, with critical injuries and amputations,” she wrote.

With the recent absence of mortars, Damascenes have opened outdoor establishments where before it was formerly too dangerous. Sidewalks cafes and outdoor eateries open at night were unthinkable less than half a year ago, let alone rooftop cafes and lounges. Although Syrians nation-wide suffer immensely from an economy devastated by war and western sanctions, in Damascus there is a renewed sense of defiance, a refusal to give in, or as a young man in his twenties visiting from Aleppo said: ‘They have their own war against death by living’,” she said (listen to her below).

Watch below Dr. Bashar Jaafari, Syrian ambassadors at the United Nations interview he gave to ABC’s Tony Jones.

Iran: Kurdistan will be another Israel in the region

Iran-Flag-128[1]On Sunday, Islamic Republic’s longest (16 years) Minister of Foreign Affairs under three presidents Dr. Ali-Akbar Velayati said that United States is plotting to establish a second Israel in the region.

Dr. Velayati, made the remarks in a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the so-called P5+1 and Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA).

The Americans are seeking to strengthen Syrian Kurds and link them to Kurds of Iraq and that of other countries to create a so-called independent Kurdistan,” Velayati said.

Velayati said that creating an independent Kurdistan is a potential threat to the international peace and security.

The US scenario to create an independent Kurdistan will give birth to a second Israel,” he said.

On June 24, 2014, Jewish Wall Street Journal, reported the Israeli plan to establish an independent Kurd state and how it could help Israel in fulfilling its cherished dream of Eretz Yizarel.

During the same month, then president of the Zionist entity, Shimon Peres, told US president Barack Obama that “the Iraqi Kurds have, de facto, created their own state, which is democratic. One of the signs of a democracy is equality to women.” In other words, the war criminal Peres unwittingly admitted that his own Zionist entity is not a democracy since women in Israel are treated as low-caste creatures like in Hindu India. In Israel, Jewish women are discriminated in at least eight places.

Both Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman told John Kerry, “Iraq is breaking up before our eyes and it would appear that creation of an independent Kurdish state is a foregone conclusion.”

In January 2016, Ayelet Shaked, Israel’s annexation minister also voiced her support for an independent Kurdistan state for all the Kurd people who don’t have state of their own like the Jews in the past. Last week, a nude painting of Ayelet Shaked by an Israeli artist Yam Amrani was removed from exhibition at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. BTW: I tried to the re-blog the colored portrait of the “young, smart and beautiful” Ayelet Shaked, but it’s censored by Israel’s GAG order.

So why these Zionist thugs love an independent Kurdistan so much? The current autonomous region of Kurd majority Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), is not only has oil-rich Kirkuk area, but the KRG is very friendly toward Israel. It’s already exporting oil to the Zionist entity at preferential rates. A pro-Israel State of Kurdistan would provide the warmongering Zionist Jews a launching pad to further destabilize the neighboring countries like Syria, Iran, and Turkey, where sizeable Kurd communities reside.

After WWI, the British, French and Russian colonial powers broke-up Kurd region under Ottoman Empire, and divided the 30 million Kurds among Turkey, Iran, Syria, Iraq, and Azerbaijan. Near 100,000 Jewish Kurds migrated to Israel after 1948.

Dr, Mordechai Zaken in his book, Jewish Subjects and their Tribal Chieftains in Kurdistan, documents the historical links between Kurds (in Iraq) and the Jews, which Israel plan to exploit. In September 2006, BBC reported that Israel was providing military training to Kurd militia in northern Iraq.

After the Islamic Revolution – Tehran created an automonous Kurdistan province which encompasses all of Iranian Kurd lands in the 1980s. The majority of Kurds living in the region belong to Shia branch of Islam. The Iranian Constitution says that the autonomous region of Kurdistan, like the rest of their compatriots throughout Iran, will participate in running the affairs of the country through legal channels and without any form of discrimination.