Archiv für den Tag 25. Januar 2012

The Latest from Iran (24 January): „Iranian Economy is Humming Along Nicely“

Nikahang Kowsar’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad deals with the currency crisis, using a wishing well and „Heads or Tails?“


2154 GMT: Political Prisoner Watch. Former student activist Saeed Razavi Faghih was arrested at Imam Khomeini International Airport and sent to Evin Prison on 18 January. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

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Under Siege, Khamenei Compares Crisis to Battle in Islamic History

Behnam Gholipour

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei seems to believe the Islamic Republic of Iran is more isolated in the world than ever.

The evidence of Khamenei’s belief can be found in his public speech in Qom on January 9, “The current conditions in Iran are the same as Badr and Kheybar, and not Shaab-e-Abu Talib,” Khamenei said.
According to Islamic history Shaab-e-Abu Talib is a region in Saudi Arabia, where during the early days of Islam, the Prophet Mohammad and his followers were forced to live under an economic and social blockade for three years. According to Islamic literature, the situation was so bad that “they had to tie rocks to their stomachs” in order to alleviate the pain resulting from prolonged hunger. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
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