Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
WOMEN OF IRAN ARISE! IF THIS MAN CAN DO THIS, YOU CAN DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
Hope to post Farsi language translation soon.
Women of Iran, do not get discouraged by Nancy Pelosi being a traitor to all women, or Condi Rice appearing also be about to betray the 150,000 of you arrested for "poor dress" as per Islamic sharia law.
Shot across the bows of Iranian women by Ahmadi-Nejad. Clearly he and his regime has been listening to and frightened by exhortations on an Iranian program for Iranian women to arise and confront his regime.
Can you imagine the effort needed to arrest 150,000 people in about one or two days? Specially all of the same gender? Or the anger and fear behind this move?
Here is my message to Iranian women as I said on the Iranian program - except more organized:
1. You do not have to hit the streets and be arrested and beaten up or raped and abused to effectively counter the Mullahs.
2. You ARE far more powerful than you believe. You can make life a living hell for the men. With some caution as the Mullahs have made divorce so easy for the men.
Ending up abandoned and penniless on the street does NOT help the overthrow of the Mullahs, so be smart, not reckless.
3. Protest the misreatment of your sisters to your men. Aggravate them, make their home life miserable till they pay attention. You know how to nag and embarrass them - specially referencing their manhood and pride.
4. Women are the keepers of family secrets, all those that appear at home when the men return from work or their outside duties. They may not tell you everything but they do talk or you overhear their conversations with colleagues.
4. As long as the men can operate and do harm to your sisters (and brothers) in the DARK of secrets you help keep, then they are immune. And you are an accessory to the crimes they commit.
Yes, if ever they are tried for their crimes YOU will probably be at their side for hiding their crimes. When the current regime goes away, as it will. YOU will not find a sympathetic or forgiving situation for not speaking up to defend your sisters.
You could well hang in a noose alongside your husbands, your men folk whose secrets you keep, which allows them to do unspeakably horrible things to your sisters and brothers.
5. You want America and theWest to help free you but they want to see some movement from you to tell them you deserve the help.
Again, you do NOT have to come into the streets and get hurt to show your active desire for freedom. Just stop hiding the truth and let it cross the borders to the West.
6. Make notes of everything you see and hear. Whether it is the car number plate of a government official, where he or she works, possibly one of your neighbors, their direct phone numbers, their office address, their home address, the streets they take to go t work and return home.
EVERY personal detail about them and their families - even if those are YOUR family. This may end up being the only way you can save your family in the long run.
The USA has several naval aircraft carrier groups near Iranian shores - with hundreds of aircraft and thousands of Marines. These were not brought close for fun. So choose which side you are on. Or want to be on.
7. While collecting information, talk to women in your neighborhood you believe will think as you do or feel as you should. Some stupid ones will betray you if you are not careful, so be wise but also take small risks.
8. Finally find ways of getting all personal information you collect to us in the West. Hakhah TV, KRSI (Radio Sedaye Iran) and AntiMullah.com, we will pass them on.
You can do this through various channels, short Emails (only text not pictures, save the pictures for later when things change and such proof is needed) giving this bit by bit to family members outside Iran, occasional phone calls to anywhere outside Iran which can pass the information on to us.
The fight for freedom cannot be all free from any danger. It is not without risk but freedom is not free.
Remember that if you can help drag the horrible regime acitivities into daylight, if those who do all these horrible things find everything they do appearing in detail all over the Internet, all over the world, they will first hesitate and later be afraid to go on doing harm.
YOU will have played a major role in saving your Sisters and helpng overthrow the insane regime of Ahmadi-Nejad and his Passdars and his Hojatieh ayatollahs who care nothing about your lives or your survival.
Your death, if in their crazy minds it helps bring back the 12th Imam (Imam Zaman) then you better die fast or they will kill you. They offer you no safety now, no future. Only continued death, oppression and misery. Rape and beatings as part of the misery for the women of Islamic Iran.
Do not blame anyone else but yourself if YOU do not do something, even small things like the ones suggested here, to earn your freedom.
If the man in this video can do something that he does, you can, too.
Your resitance movement will not get results overnight but as it builds in woman power, the power of the crazy ayatollahs will equally become less and less.
This formula or template is meant as a general guide to how to think. You have to adjust it to each individual home, family and neighborhood. Only you know how best to implement it. How to make it the most effective. How to expand it. How to get the results all freedom loving women in Iran yearn for.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Terrorist Al-Qaeda claim they won the recent elections for the Democrats, similarly to the Soviets trying but failing to get Jimmy Carter re-elected.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
NOTE: One way of dealing with these mobile prisons is to puncture their tires when they arrive on scene and before they can drive off with their victims.
The late Shah's SAVAK (transformed into today's mullah version called SAVAMA by the clerics) was a pussycat compared to current variations operating under VEVAK (translating the Farsi acronym VEVAK to the English one of MOIS - Ministry of Information & Security); - Torturing tens of thousands of women political prisoners. The huge number of women among the political prisoners is staggering and unprecedented - other than when slavery was an integral part of society.
And when the Mullahs decide they are afraid of a group or groups - like the MEK for instance - and slaughter some 30,000 of them in their prisons in the 1980s, many of them women, it is a short step to also deal with "innocent" protestors in the same way.
Like the teachers, or workers who have not been paid for months and know the money is no longer there to pay them. Or their factories and ability to earn a living being put out of business and closed down by the unbridled import of cheap, very lowest quality Chinese goods flooding the market.
- Executing pregnant women, the torture of mothers in front of their children and raping women in front of their menfolk.
Many wondered what caused former President Khatami to buckle and stop promoting "reform" during his second term and become nothing more than a tool to fool the West that the Mullahs had an "elected" - thus democratic - form of government.
Reports from Iran say he was summoned to Supreme Ruler Ali Khamenei's office, where, to his astonishment, he found all the women of his immediate family already gathered. On his way inside, he had been surprised to find some forty or fifty extra bodyguards outside the office.
Once inside, he was given an offer he could not refuse.
Either stop your reformist nonsense or sit and watch repeated gang rape of your women by the dozens of guards waiting outside.
Would you rather live with those shameful scenes for the rest of your life or co-operate with us and do what we tell you?
(There were rumors that Janet Reno was also reined in during her second term as Attorney General by the Clinton administration in a similar fashion when she was allegedly presented with a video of her sexually engaged with two female prostitutes, apparently hired to put her into this compromising position).
"Reforms" - which were a watered down version of the Mullah tyranny anyway, came to a screeching halt and activist students, hopeful followers and others who had put their lives on the line for Khatami, all found themselves betrayed and abandoned.
Pregnant women being executed goes back to the early days of the revolution when women prisoners were used as free prostitutes for the prison guards and the clerics in charge.
And for the 2,000 or so Palestinians Yasser Arafat had brought with him or imported later, who manned the firing squads Khomeini used to slaughter so many true Iranians. So unlike his own foreign national origins.
Teen and pre-teen girls (virgins must not be executed under Islamic law) who died during their brutal sexual abuse, were thrown on the piles of bodies of those already executed in the morning and received a couple of bullets in their long dead bodies to hide the barbarous agony to which they had been subjected.
Adding insult to injury their parents had to pay for those bullets, as did all families for each bullet used by the firing squads.
Female prisoners were allowed to live for as long as they did not get pregnant and died if they did - to hide their abuse and impregnation - inside a prison where no other men could, nor should, have touched them.
Traumatized children, if their sanity prevailed, who watched their mothers being abused sexually, tortured and screaming in pain would likely grow up fearful of the regime and not confront it in the future.
And bear witness to husbands, brothers, fathers and other men who might otherwise oppose the Mullahs if not available to view the proceedings themselves. - Degrading women's social and economic standing to second class citizens.
Unlike at the time of the late-Shah, women have - except for the token instances to the contrary - lost their freedoms and rights.
Husbands can divorce wives at will, throw them or even recalcitrant daughters out of the house into the streets, refuse to take care of their basic needs beyond minimal food, sometimes not even doing that.
Women have nowhere to complain nor a judicial system which will protect them. Men dominate and their word is worth more than that of a woman.
In one notorious case in which the Western world became involved, a woman defending herself and her daughter against rape by a local official ended up stabbing him and was condemned to death for murder.
Nothing she said was given credence and self-defense was no defense. Only international intervention spared her from hanging.
In other instances, women who have been raped have either been hanged for adultery or stoned for it. Male influence plays a large role in these executions.
Do Iranian women still think life was worse under the late-Shah, as differentiated from simply a monarchy in general?
They still inherit a lesser share than men but with a new twist, if from a non-Moslem family, married to a Moslem, they additionally have even that reduced further under Islamic Iran's often vague and fluctuating legal decisions.
In brief, there is little or nothing in a woman's life in Islamic Iran which measures up to a man's. She does not even have the right to her own children to whom she gave birth. They belong to the father.
These headings illustrate some of the differences:
- Imposing gender apartheid
Women are banned from "male "events, such as sports games like soccer, where they are not permitted to enter a stadium where matches occur.
They are often banned from the very mosques that regulate their lives and insist on their following sharia law. Some Imams simply refuse to grant them entry.
- Controlling women's presence in the streets
Unless willing to risk encounters with morals police or accusations of immorality by men in general and clerics in particular, who are happy to label her a whore at the slightest excuse, a woman has to watch her behavior.
Arguably the same applies in Western countries but nowhere near the intensity found in Moslem Iran or other Islamic regimes.
- Imposing compulsory veiling, controlling the color and forms of women's attire
After toying with the idea for quite some time, Iran appears to have finally decided to design a national costume for men and women to differentiate themselves from other Moslems and create a national identity.
Somewhat along the Communist Chinese mentality of uniform clothing to have everyone dress in only one way and remove all forms of individuality.
The "chador" literally meaning "tent" which Iranian Islam imposes on women, who feel obliged to use it to cover whatever they wear beneath it, presently acts as the Chinese type "equalizer". Usually black, they serve as a loose 'burkha" found in Afghanistan and some African Moslem countries.
Once again, Islamic Iran has injected a twist. Memories of Hitler and Nazis who are clearly heroes to Islam, and the Jewish yellow star they imposed, the color and type of your clothing will indicate your religion! To allow Moslems to avoid contact with infidels, who could pollute them!
In pre-Pahlavi monarchies and early in the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi himself, by religious tenet, non-Moslems were not allowed to leave their homes when it rained as the rain might flow from their clothes onto the pavement where a Moslem would pass or splash onto Moslems and - either way - pollute them!
- Lacerating and splashing acid on women's faces because of their clothing and make up
For a long time, morals police would punish a woman whose hair protruded from under the front of her head scarf in public by stapling the scarf to her forehead. Using several staples to ram home their insistence of decent Islamic appearance.
Suppression or Bassiji forces would use the excuse of illegal gathering or use of make-up or improper clothing to punish women by splashing them, in the face and upper body with concentrated acid.
The permanent, ugly disfigurement branded the woman as a "whore" and punished her to where a man would no longer want her - with or without make-up.
Acid is used generally by the Suppression forces on both men and women.
When the MOIS wanted to arrest Ayatollah Boroujerdi and ended up in a stand off, his followers captured several of the Bassijis and found them all carrying glass bottles filled with concentrated acid to use on his supporters.
While it used to be a vital part of Iranian culture, before Khomeini took over, to guard and protect women, specially those of your family - and still is in ordinary households - this aspect has begun to disappear other than in the form of fanatical repression of women.
Now, women have become not only fair game but preferred targets for the Suppression forces, who take sadistic pleasure in wielding tire irons, full force, at women.
Ruthless deterrent aimed at physically and psychologically keeping everyone off the streets and toeing the regime line obediently.
However, Iranian women have a strong independent streak in their weave and waft. Not naturally drawn to religion or to the clerics themselves, better educated women show their resentment by wearing bright colors and stylish versions of "acceptable" clothing.
With pressure through imposition of fanatical Islamic mores and tenets reaching unsupportable levels for many women, there was a video of a "correctly" dressed young Iranian woman in trousers and long jackets and head scarf, turning on a black chador clad morals policewoman and kicking the blazes out of her before leaving and escaping.
Because women have culturally been a "protected" class - though dependent on men - till recently they have been braver in protesting against the Mullahs, not fully realizing their "immunity" no longer holds true.
- Promoting polygamy and temporary marriage, justified by the mullahs' disgraceful Sharia The Prophet Mohammad originally instituted polygamy - four official wives and as many concubines as you could afford, to compensate for the explosion of girls and women in his Arab tribal populations and society when he banned infanticide of newborn girls.
India still has occurrences of female infanticide in provincial or poorer parts of society , where a wet cloth is placed over the mouth and nose of a female infant, who chokes and dies. Arabs simply dug a hole in the sand and buried the newborns alive.
An unforeseen consequence of his banning the killing of virgin girls - by which he achieved his intended edict - was the incredible suffering of the very young girls imprisoned and condemned to die by the Khomeini regime and in the decades of Mullah rule after that.
Because of limitations on earning a living, marriage becomes the only haven for a woman - as it used to be in Western countries as late as the early 1900s. The difference here is a capable woman does not have the same opportunities to earn and live her own life without a man.
Polygamy helps some women but for others, as they grow older or less patient with the husband's male dominance, they find themselves "divorced" with no legal formality and on the wrong side of the front door with only an option of finding a generous relative or living as a street person.
There are tens of thousands of abandoned wives and daughters living as homeless street people in the capital city of Tehran alone.
Add to this heart wrenching situation nearly half a million abandoned children of both sexes. The women and children have nowhere to turn and must earn a living selling themselves, running drugs or living hand to mouth, any way they can, to survive.
Clearly selling their bodies is an immediate result but not for the older women who find themselves thrown literally into the street with no income and no government charity or social safety net to look after them.
Adding another reason why an estimated 30% of Islamic Iranians are heavy illegal drug users. Also remember that about 65% of the population is under the age of 30-years or thereabouts.
-Applying medieval and painful punishments such as stoning, whose victims are primarily women Justice in Islamic Iran vacillates among the different courts and their clerical judges, with religious law judges able to impose their will according to very subjective views of Islamic law. Similar to the Inquisition of times long gone by.
While the Supreme Court has to approve all hangings or executions, here again they decide by whim rather than by tangible law.
A mentally retarded, underage (14-years old) girl was condemned to death and hanged in a North Iran town for annoying the cleric who was her judge.
He went out of his way to carry her file to Tehran and get the approval of the Supreme Court.
Her original sin was to have a lover. The cleric quickly left the area and her family has no way to level charges at him for executing an underage victim. Forbidden officially by Iran's laws but as events repeatedly show, easily circumvented by a cleric acting as a religious judge.
On the other side of the Supreme court coin, some Revolutionary Guard members conducted gruesome killings of some 18 people in a one year period.
The court found the vigilantes were not guilty because their victims were allegedly involved in "un-Islamic" activities. The killers said they believed Islam let them spill the blood of anyone engaged in illicit activities if they issued two warnings to the victims.
According to their confessions, the killers put some of their victims in pits and stoned them to death. Others were suffocated. One man was even buried alive while others had their bodies dumped in the desert to be eaten by wild animals.
The accused, who were all members of an Islamic paramilitary force, told the court their understanding of the teachings of one Islamic cleric allowed them to kill immoral people if they had ignored two warnings to stop their bad behavior.
But there was no judicial process to determine the guilt of the victims in these cases. Pure vigilante justice.
Lower courts have condemned these men to death five times but the Supreme court has also repeatedly overruled the verdicts. One of the condemned must have a powerful person looking out for them.
Women never get a break. Their word or testimony is only worth HALF that of a man. Need I say more?
As a reflection, in the days of the late Shah, the shoe was pretty much on the other foot and men had to be very careful not to be accused by a woman. Or expect long and protracted problems in the courts, which gave the women an edge if any doubt existed.
- Injustice and discrimination in economic participation, employment and education.
Sexist discrimination which would create outcry to the heavens in the USA or even Europe, is a part of everyday life in Islamic Iran, where women are second class citizens as a matter of course, deprived of the right they used to have, to pursue any career or business they chose to have. The Mullahs have restricted women into a limited category of professions and careers.
Again, women may often only do something with the approval and permission of the senior male member of the family. They cannot leave the country without the permission of their husband or if unmarried from the senior male member of the family. Often an uncle. - Selling innocent girls' body parts due to impoverishment, hunger and many other calamities
A trade in kidneys and transplant body parts is rampant and there are agencies whose whole existence is the laboratory testing of candidates for sale of transplant material. They buy and sell body parts as others might buy and sell rice or cookies.
This trade has been captured on tape and posted on the Internet and if memory serves also on the AntiMullah site, too.
But the most prevalent "body" trade is the human sex trade both inside the country and to the Gulf States.
With so many desperate abandoned women and children available the "religious" Islamic clerics have personally set up brothels using orphans who come hoping to be "cared for" by them. Or sent to them by parents, hearing by word of mouth (recruitment) the clerics may care for their daughters when they can no longer afford to feed them.
Sex slavery out of Islamic Iran predominates in the region and with the Mullah regime investing in huge, modern hotels in Dubai they hold auctions of Persian girls and boys every evening in the basement.
Since Islam allows "temporary" marriages of as little as a few minutes, the girls are "married off" for an hour, a night or for the right price - forever - as sex slaves to Arabs who want to use them and/or to sell them off.
Democratic Speaker of CongressNANCY PELOSI's eagerness to forget she is a woman and to feel sympathy for the plight of womanhood in Islamic Iran and visit and negotiate with the Mullahs comes as a distinct shock. And a betrayal of what she claims to stand for. The photo may seem funny. For Iran's women, life increasingly invites miserable death. With death often a welcome relief from prolonged suffering. Ahmadi-Nejad wants all women to feel like this female looks. And control Iranian men via their women folk.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
CHECK TODAY'S ANTI-TERROR NEWS FOR A SIMILAR FANATICAL ATTITUDE BUT WITH GREATER VIOLENCE PARALYZING PAKISTAN. Scroll down to Pakistan links.
If today’s Middle East Times is any indication, it must be fatwa season in Malaysia:
-First, a museum exhibit on ghosts and the supernatural was canceled after a fatwa was issued against it:
The National Fatwa Council Thursday reportedly ruled that exhibitions on ghosts, ghouls, and supernatural beings were forbidden, as they could undermine the faith of Muslims.
“Supernatural beings are beyond the comprehension of the human mind. We don’t want to expose Muslims to supernatural and superstitious beliefs,” council chair Abdul Shukor Husin was quoted as saying in the Malay-language daily Berita Harian Friday.
Abdul Shukor said that the council’s decision would be presented to all of Malaysia’s state governments for gazetting as religious law.
“Only state governments have the power to take action, especially concerning the ghostly exhibitions,” he said.
So, if I read this correctly, the National Fatwa Council (NFC) wants Malaysia’s state governments to ban any future exhibits on the supernatural.
If they succeed, I wonder what other types of exhibits would fail to pass muster as well.
But that’s only half the fatwa fun, for the NFC also found time to decry Internet trading:
National Fatwa Council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin said that non-Muslim investment schemes accessed through the Internet pay interest and guarantee a steady profit, which is banned under Islamic or Sharia law.
“We advise those making investments via the Internet to stop immediately,” Abdul Shukor was quoted as saying in Malay-language daily Berita Harian.
“There are many alternative investment schemes based on Islamic principles initiated by the government which Muslims can participate in,” he said.
Islamic funds ban the earning of interest and cannot invest in companies associated with tobacco, alcohol, or gambling, which are considered taboo by Muslims.
Yes, these are relatively minor and even silly instances of Islamist censorship and intolerance. What makes them important is that they are symptoms of a broader culture war within most Islamic societies.
For the last several decades, Islamist extremism exported from the Middle East has encroached on traditionally tolerant customs and practices throughout the Muslim world.
The rise of jihadist terror organizations such as Al Qaeda is merely a reflection of this process.
If radical Islamists succeed in remaking the Muslim world in their image, the consequences for intellectual freedom worldwide would be disastrous.