Category Archives: Muslim World News

Iran Air gets its first female CEO

EP-IEE Iran Air Airbus A320-211  On July 16, 2016, Farzaneh Sharafbafi, PhD, was inaugurated as the first female CEO of Iran’s national airline (HOMA)since it was established in the 1940s by former King Reza Shah Pahlavi.

This is not the first time Sharafbafi, 44, has earned a “first female” title; she was Iran’s first woman to earn a PhD in Aerospace. She also led several aviation projects and taught various aerospace courses at the Amir Kabir University of Technology and Shahid Sattari University of Aeronautical Engineering.

Sharafbafi replaces Farhad Ali Parvaresh who was elected to the Board of Governors at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in June this year.

IATA is a trade association of the world’s airlines, consisting of 274 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, which account for carrying approximately 83% of total air traffic. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.

Since partial lifting of the Crippling Sanctions against the Islamic Republic last year, Iran is buying 220 new aircraft from Airbus, Boeing and ATR, to revamp its aging civilian airliner.

On July 3, 1988, Iran Air flight 655 became the target of America’s space terrorism which resulted in the murder of 290 passenger onboard.

The other countries which have female airline CEOs are Malaysia, Kuwait, Syria, UK, Ireland, Namibia, Russian Federation, Australia, Brazil, Tanzania and Ecuador – but some of the airlines with female CEOs are local.

Erdogan in Jeddah to end Qatar seige

On Sunday, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan landed in Jeddah to begin his three British colonialist created Gulf states, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar in an effort to save the US-Israel-alliance against Syria by lifting Saudi siege on Qatar.

Erdogan was welcomed at Jeddah airport by the Saudi King Salman. Before leaving for Kuwait on Sunday night, Erdogan held separate meetings with Saudi King Salman and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. They discussed Saudi conflict with Qatar, regime change in Syria, Hamas, Hizbullah and Israeli closure of Al-Aqsa compound.

Last month, Saudi ‘royals’ imposed a siege on tiny but oil/gas rich Persian Gulf pro-US Qatar. Egypt, UAE and Bahrain followed Saudi lead. All four of them are involved in the US-Israeli terror in the region particularly against Syria and Lebanon.

No one has any interest in prolonging this crisis anymore,” said Erdogan at Istanbul Ataturk Airport, before leaving on the two-day trip, accusing “enemies” of seeking to fire up tensions between “brothers” in the region.

Later in June, the four Arab regimes urged Qatar to abide by a 13-point list of demands if it wanted the crippling blockade lifted. The demands included shutting down the Doha-based Al Jazeera TV, scaling back cooperation with Iran and Hamas, closing the Turkish military base in Qatar, and paying an unspecified sum in reparations. Doha rejected the demands calling them Nazi demands during WWII.

Both Erdogan and Iranian president Dr. Hassan Rouhani have called the demand “unreasonable”.

On Friday, Qatar’s emir called for dialogue to resolve the crisis, saying that any talks most respect national sovereignty. In his first speech since the ties were severed, a defiant Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani described his country as facing an unjust “siege”.

The only Middle East state which benefits the most from the Saudi-Qatar rift, is off-course the Zionist entity for the following reasons.

  1. Both Qatar and Iran support Gaza-ruling Hamas. Hamas political Guru, Khaled Meshaal has maintained and office and residence since he left Damascus four year ago.
  2. The rise of anti-Iran Donald Trump has also provided an opportunity for the Gulf states to wage war against Iran’s regional allies – Syria, Iraq, Hizbullah and Hamas.
  3. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE share their fear of the so-called shi’ite Crescent with the Zionist regime.

Saudi ‘royals’ are more friendly toward enemies of Muslims than fellow Muslims. For example, in 2013 Riyadh gave US$16 billion to Israel to keep American pressure on Iran. Last year, King Salman bestowed country’s highest civilian upon Indian prime minister Narendra Modi who supervised the murder of 2000 Muslim civilians as Gujarat state chief minister in 2002.

Riyadh’s US-Israeli proxy war on poorest Arab nation of Yemen has killed 7,600 and wounded 42,000 Muslims so far.

Iran: President’s younger brother detained over corruption

US Secretary of State John Kerry [L] speaks with Hossein Fereydoun [C], the brother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif [R], before the Secretary and Foreign Minister addressed an international press corps gathered at the Austria Center in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2015 [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

On July 16, Iranian media reported that Hossein Fereydoun, brother and adviser to Iranian president Sheikh Hassan Rouhani was detained over allegedly corruption charges. But since he couldn’t come up with the bail money, he was sent to jail.

Rex Tillerson, the anti-Iran secretary of state immediately called upon Iran to release any US citizens or other foreigners being held on fabricated charges.

That reminds me the saga of the three innocent US Jews who were arrested by Iranian authorities on July 31, 2009 over spying for CIA and Mossad. They’re sentenced in a court of law. However, after serving only 10% of their sentences – then president Ahmadinejad ordered their release on health reasons – a huge mistake.

For me, it was a non-significant news item to waste my time as former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the most demonized by the Zionists and the Iranian supporters of Rouhani, the so-called Reformists (the so-called “moderates” who want to re-establish friendly relations with the US and the Zionist occupied European nations).

Marc Champion in an article published at Israeli hasbara Bloomberg (March 8, 2016) warned the US lawmakers that there was no difference between the so-called moderate Reformists and the hardliner Conservatives – as when it comes to Israel and Jews, both Iranian political camps hate them.

Many non-brainwashed people wonder why these two groups in power since the 1979 Islamic Revolution have not slaughtered country’s 30,000 Jewish minority which refused to migrate to the Zionist entity.

Then I remembered reading an ‘investigative’ article published at Israeli propaganda website Al-Monitor.com (January 4, 2017) claiming that a coup was planned by the 47 Conservative members of Majlis (Parliament) by demanding an investigation of moderate president Rouhani’s younger brother Hossein Fereydoun. The article also enlighrened me that president Rouhani changed his family name Fereydoun to Rouhani (meaning spiritual person). I was surprised that the website didn’t accuse Rouhani being born into a Jewish family as it had accused Ahmadinejad in 2007.

This not the first time that hard-liners have accused Hossein Fereydoun of corruption as part of efforts to attack Rouhani. On July 12, 2016, Ghoddousi accused Fereydoun of imitating the voice of his brother and ordering economic centers not to stop import of some unauthorized goods from the US,” claimed the al-Monitor.

I always see a Zionist agenda whenever an Israel-hasbara media defends a Muslim leader, Politician, writer or cleric. I learned that fact from my friendly blogger Gilad Atzmon once said: “When a Jew says Shalom, he doesn’t mean peace for non-Jews – but what is good for the Jews.”

Hossein Fereydoun was member of Iranian delegate in Vienna (Austria) nuclear talks headed by FM Dr. Javad Zarif (see him in middle with Zarif and John Kerry in photo at the top taken on July 14, 2015).

Morocco in big trouble

Like Netanyahu, Saudi King SalmanEgyptian military dictator al-Sisi, Moroccan ‘royals’ also fear Islamists in Tehran. Since 1979 Islamic Revolution, Morocco like Western puppet Arab states had a rocky relations with Tehran. In March 2009, Rabat severed its relations with Tehran on the behest of the Saudi ‘royals’ according to a jubilant Jewish media. In January 2017, Moroccan ambassador arrived in Tehran after eight years.

Contrary to US Jewish groups expectations, Moroccan ‘royals’ have joined Omani ‘royals’ in refusing to get involved in the Saudi-Israel war on oil/gas rich Qatar. Oman. Like Iran and Turkey Oman is also sending food aid to Qatar while opening its airspace for Qatar Airline.

Moroccan ‘royals’ are facing mass anti-government rallies in major cities in response to a call by Popular Movement (Al-Hirak al-Sh’abi) since last year (watch a video below).

Last month, over 100,000 people from different regions took to the streets of Rabat in a national gathering under the slogan One nation, one people against deprivation and humiliation, united for freedom, dignity and social justice. Many participated despite fasting for Ramadan and the high temperature. Regional protests also took place in more than 20 cities all over Morocco against police repression and calling for justice.

On July 8, pro-Israel UK-based The Economist in an Op-Ed said that the protests have hurt Morocco as the most stable country in Muslim Africa – but Islamist won’t succeed to tarnish king’s authority as he is very popular among the Sunni majority in the country.

Morocco occupied Western Sahara region, former Spanish colony in 1975. The unlawful occupation is supported by the US, Israel and their allies.

In December 2015, US-based Zionist educational organization, Kivunim, held a gala reception at B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan (N.Y) in honor of late King Mohammed V(died 1961) of Morocco for saving his Jewish subjects nearly 75 years ago.

Iran-Turkey condemn Saudi ultimatum to Qatar

On Sunday, both Iranian president Dr. Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counter-part Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Riyadh’s 13 demands to lift siege of Qatar by US-Israel Arab allies (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain).

Both leaders lauded Qatari Emir’s courage to reject the ridiculous Saudi demands including breaking of dialogues with Iranian government and closing down the Turkish military base under construction near Doha.

On Sunday, Iranian president Hassan Rohani in a telephone conversation with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said the Iranian government and nation would stand by Qatar.

Erdogan after Eid al-Fitr (Feast of Fast-breaking) prayers in Ankara on Sunday told reporters that he will never pull Turkish personnel from Qatar and if needed, Turkish soldiers will defend Qatar against foreign aggression. He described the list of 13 demands issued by the four Arab states (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain) as “shameful, and unlawful intervention against Qatar’s sovereignty.”

If Saudi Arabia fears Turkish base in Qatar, a step to redress this fear also can be taken by establishing a military base in Saudi Arabia. I made this offer to the Saudi King himself and he said he will consider it,” Erdogan said.

Both Tehran and Ankara are sending humanitarian aid such as foodstuff and water to the besieged Arab neighbor Qatar.

On June 26, Craig Murray, British author, Scotland independence activist and former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, commented on the Saudi-Qatar conflict at his blog, saying, “Saudi claim that its sanctions on Qatar are over latter’s support for terrorism is ludicrous.”

Mohammed Bin Salman was appointed by his father the King as Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia on 21 June. Bin Salman has been directing the major affairs of the state for the last three years. The ferocity of the prosecution of the war in Yemen is very much his baby. Bin Salman’s master plan, which he has driven through with much skill, is for a far more aggressive Saudi Arabia leading the conservative forces in the Middle East, above all in fierce opposition to Iran and Shia interests. To this end he has forged a conservative alliance incorporating Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt and the United States,” said Craig Murray.

US and UK involvement in the war in Yemen goes beyond the enthusiastic supply of the bombs and aircraft which have killed thousands of children. Both have had special forces on the ground, and the CIA has yet again been deeply implicated in the detention, extreme torture and murder of opponents,” Craig added.

I do not hold up Qatar or its ruling aristocracy as a paragon of virtue. But it seeks a more pacific relationship with Iran, and has more developed economic relationships including on shared offshore fields. Qatar has also consistently shown greater interest in the plight of the Palestinians, and more skepticism towards Israel, than Bin Salman is happy with. Qatar also has problems with the brutal military dictatorship of Egypt,” Craig said.

Professor Farhang Jahanpour (University of Oxford) in a recent interview with Tehran Times advised Iran, Turkey and Egypt to set aside their political differences in order save the the region from chaos and destruction.

Israeli coup in Saudi Arabia

headscarf,veil,tunic,portrait,adult,scarf,lid,manOn Thursday, 18 Israeli fighters jets and two Gulfstream aircrafts landed in Saudi Arabia to prevent any hostile or military moves by supporters of recently deposed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, 57, by Saudi King Salman.

After firing his nephew, the king appointed his son prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31, country’s defense minister as the new Crown Prince.

The Jewish-controlled media ignored the news or called it an exaggeration on part of Iranian media even though WSJ recently admitted that Israel funds and provides food and medical care to ISIS terrorists and the fact that Riyadh gave US$16 billion dowry to Israel for an anti-Iran marriage two years ago.

On Wednesday, the Times of Israel reported that Israel’s communication minister MK Ayoub Kara, an Israeli Zionist Druze, welcomed King Salman’s naming of prince Mohammed Bin Salman as its new crown prince, saying he hoped the change would accelerate the kingdom’s alliance with Israel.

On June 21, Zvi Bar’el reported at Israeli daily Ha’aretz that the rise of prince Mohammed bin Salman as a good news for Israel because he follows Israel’s policy on Iran, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Hizbullah, and Hamas. Bar’el also boasted that the ailing king is expected to step-down in favor of his ‘boy son’ in the near future.

Bin Salman became the contact not only between the kingdom and Washington, but also with Russia: the new heir met with President Vladimir Putin several times to coordinate policy on Syria and Iran. He also met several Israeli officials in Eilat in 2015, also on the margins of the Arab summit in Jordan this March, and there are regular meetings between Saudi and Israeli officers in the joint war room where Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United States coordinate,” Bar’el claimed.

Prince Salman is considered an anti-Iran hawk who dined with US president Donald Trump, a Judas Goat in the White House in March 2017. During the meeting two discussed the measures to isolate Iran by attacking its regional allies such as Syria, Hizbullah, Hamas and Shi’ite fighters in Iraq.

However, like Netanyahu, bin Salman also wants the Americans to fight Saudi dirty wars in the region. In an exclusive interview he gave to Jewish Economist magazine in January 2016, bin Salman was quoted as saying: “We do not foresee a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran at all, and whoever is pushing towards that is somebody who is not in their right mind. Because a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the beginning of a major catastrophe in the region, and it will reflect very strongly on the rest of the world. For sure we will not allow any such thing to happen.”

The rulers of UAEKuwait, Oman, Jordan, Dubai and Bahrain congratulated the new crown prince while QatarEgypt and Pakistan ignored the news.

Saudi ‘royals’ have become former Iranian ‘royals’ before the 1979 Islamic Revolution – depending on US-Israel protection while wasting billions of petrodollars on buying US arms and Israeli favor to save their crown while majority of Iranian had no say in countries governance. All this changed under the leadership of Imam Khomeini. King Reza Shah last his crown while both the US and Israel refused to give political asylum. Same fate is waiting for the Saudi ‘royals’.

The western pundits believe that bin Salman would westernize the kingdom as he had already limited the power of the ‘royal’ Wahhabi clerics and have allowed some public entertainment such as bingo and theatre. Hopefully, soon Saudi women would be allowed to drive – a privilege Jew women cannot afford in New York. I’m waiting for the news of first gay parade in Riyadh led by no other than Tzipi Livni. How about a six-star Trump Hotel in Makkah for Hajj pilgrims?

Iranian missiles hit ISIS positions in Syria

On Tuesday, Iranian president Dr. Hassan Rouhani praised IRGC missile attack against headquarters and logistics of the US-Israel created ISIS terrorists in Deir Ez-Zor, the largest city in eastern Syria, on Sunday night (watch below) to punish perpetrators of the June 7 twin terrorist attacks  targeting  Iranian Parliament (Majlis) and mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Iran’s approach regarding regional and global issues has not changed, but if a group wishes to harm Iran’s glory, it will receive a crushing response. The Islamic Republic will continue its path with grandeur and dignity,” stressed Rouhani.

After the ISIS terrorists’ attacks in Tehran which left more than a dozen killed and many more wounded, the IRGC had announced that the shedding of innocent blood will not go unanswered.

During the operation, a number of surface-to-surface mid-range missiles targeted ISIS terrorists from IRGC’s bases in Kermanshah and Kordestan provinces, in western Iran,” said a statement by the IRGC after its missile attacks.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said in a statement that the strike killed a large number of ISIS terrorists as well as destroyed important equipment and weapons.

American journalist, author, peace activist and blogger, Robert Fantina, penned an article on June 20, entitled, For the First Time in 30 Years Iran Has Bombed Anyone, A Warning to the US and Israel.

“The peaceful Iran, which has not invaded a country in over 200 years (are you listening, US?), recently bombed ISIS strongholds in Syria, in retaliation for the recent ISIS-sponsored terror attack in Tehran. This is the first time in thirty years that Iran has bombed anyone, which indicates that the patience of the leaders of that country is wearing thin. Israel and the US would be well-advised to proceed cautiously, before widening a war that will include Iran. When one plays with fire, one is bound to be burned eventually,” says Fantina.

The missile strike by Iran could be a mid-term game changer in the sense that it places Iran squarely into the frame of fighting international terrorism and ISIS. Up until this point, parties in the US led by pro-Israel neoconservatives, the Trump White House, and the sister lobbies of Israel and Saudi Arabia – have tried hard to enforce a strict party line that Iran is somehow The number one state sponsor of terror on the planet, despite the fact that no evidence is ever presented to back this sensational geopolitical plank,” Patrick Henningsen wrote at the Consortium News on June 21, 2017.