MEK protest at Canada’s Parliament Hill: has there been a genocide in Iran?

Yesterday, I went for a drive with my friend.  As we drove past the Parliament Hill, we saw a lot of people protesting.

As journalists, this awoke our interest:  there is no way to know what event/protest will happen on Canada’s Parliament Hill, or when, because the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police – the guardians of the Parliament Hill – and whose copyright is protected by the Disney Corp. – just in case you had not been intimidated by their legal reach within the copyright ‘law’) refuses to publish the list of officially permitted protests on ‘The Hill’.

Because someone might counter-protest the demonstration – and that would just bee too stressful for Canadian law enforcement to, well, police.

So, seeing an interesting event happening on ‘The Hill’, I pulled over and let my buddy walk over and investigate what this whole thing was about.

It turns out that the rally was by MEK, and that they were protesting the Mullahs’ involvement in the war in Syria.  I think this is very news worthy – but, please, ask yourself why you have to go to an obscure and minor blog such as mine to get this news, worthy of global attention (in my never-humble-opinion)…

This is important – please, help spread the news!!!  The MSM surely won’t…

Caroline Glick: The Iran Deal – Implications for International Security

An interesting point of view on Iran and the dynamics surrounding it

I stumbled on this channel, CaspianReport, and found it very interesting.  Their YouTube page intro says:

Analysis and insight in the culture, history and politics of the world by a group of students based in Azerbaijan.

Interesting, is it not?

Here is their perspective on Iran’s sphere of influence:

Here is their perspective on Iran’s internal dynamics:

Here is their perspective on the current activities of Iran’s proxies:

And here is their perspective on the origins of the Israel Palestinian conflict:


David Harris on the Iran situation


Claire Lopez: Next Steps on Iran


Iran’s “Fifth Column” Targets Canadian Schoolchildren

This is an important article in Huffington Post by David B. Harris which documents how children in Canada’s Capital – under the auspices of the Ottawa Carleton District School Board – are being taught propaganda straignt from Iran-sponsored textbooks:

‘Several of the course’s Farsi language textbooks — authorized by Iran’s Ministry of Education, bearing the Islamic Republic’s crest, and the motto “Teaching and learning is worship” — were obtained by parents and given to this blogger: They feature prominent photographs of Ayatollah Khomeini, one showing Khomeini giving a grandfatherly cuddle to a young boy. Khomeini — who killed hundreds of thousands of citizens, installed torture chambers, hunted Bahais, and sent children into the Iran-Iraq War meat grinder, adorned in burial shrouds and carrying plastic keys to paradise — is referred to as “The Kind Imam,” according to the latter book’s caption’

The books come complete, with virulent anti-semitic propaganda, labeling non-believers and dogs as ‘unclean’ and praise for Islamic martyrdoom.  It even has an illustrated story of a young hero who strapped explosives to himself and jumped under a tank to blow it up…

Lovely things to be teaching our kids…

More from the article:

‘Into the disgraceful public school situation, however, came a voice of conscience: Shabnam Assadollahi, award-winning journalist and human rights worker. An Ottawa immigrant settlement counsellor who had survived as a 16-year-old political prisoner in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, Assadollahi managed to escape to Canada. She recognized the text books as extensions of Tehran’s efforts to groom a Fifth Column in our midst, and did her duty by her adoptive country, repeatedly remonstrating with Board and school officials about the books — without noticeable result.

Assadollahi even reported the issue to the RCMP, which seemed not to have accelerated things. For two years — as Ottawa children were exposed to Iran’s textbook poison — officials avoided meaningful action, perhaps preoccupied by the risk of political and career embarrassment, and the possibility of alienating Iran’s embassy and the increasingly influential, immigration-driven demographic of radical parents. Finally, the use of the offensive books quietly ended in 2011.’


Just lovely…

H/T:  BlazingCatFur

We need a separation between the UN and Islam

We, in the West, have taken for granted that there should be a separation between The State (government) and religious organizations.  This is, in no way, a universal sentiment.

To the contrary:  throughout human history, tyrants have relied on religious control over their populace to stay in power.  In the dawns of our civilization, we had ‘priest kings’, individuals who held the reins of State and religion firmly within their grasp.  Up until quite recently, European monarchies accepted the authority of the Catholic Pope to be the Kingmaker:  these mutually supporting tyrannies effectively enslaved the population.  It was not until the development of religious plurality in Europe that these shackles were broken and the age of enlightenment and reason brought us the modern era of prosperity and freedom.

It would indeed be difficult to argue that had we not rejected the collusion of State and Religion, we would be enjoying our current standard of living.

Yet, we must never forget that separation of State and Religion is the exception, not the rule in human societies.  Even today.

Therein lies the peril in ‘world government’ schemes, like the United Nations.

Because secular governments built on the consitutional democracy principle represent a minority of human population, it would be unreasonable to expect any government which is representative of all the world to reflect this minority trend.

This is why we should not be shocked by UN’s attempts to pass anti-blasphemy laws.

Since religious control over government is the norm, not the exception, it is not surprising that religions from outside the constitutional democracies would be jockeying for control over the UN.  And, since they are the only ones in the race, it ought not be surprising that they are indeed succeeding.

Islam, of course, forms the largest ‘block’ in this effort:  it really is only a question of time before Sharia will be imposed by the UN on all its member states.

Does this sound too far fetched?

Please, consider the following:  in the latest ‘Army Day Military Parade’, the Ayatollahs in Iran paraded UN military vehicles as part of their State military equipment.

Time to leave the UN – unless it is already too late!

…and from ‘Hacker News’

“While working as developer in Canada, Saeed designed a program that would allow his clients to upload pictures, and as is a common courtesy in programming, included his name and info in the file. This program, Saeed’s wife – Dr. Fatimeh Eftekhari – explains, was used in an adult content website WITHOUT Saeed’s knowledge or approval. “The only recognizable name in the program was Saeed’s,” she continued, “which led to his arrest” and to the accusations claiming that Saeed was responsible for the development and administration of the website.” from

Read it here

Urgent message from Maryam Namazi: a woman’s life is in danger

Today, I received this email, which I would like to share with everyone:

Iran stoning case, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is at imminent risk of execution in Tabriz prison.Moreover, her well known human rights lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, is in prison in Turkey after having fled the country to evade arrest for his advocacy work. His wife remains in prison in Iran – held hostage – until he is remanded into the regime’s custody ( Given Turkey’s close relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mostafaei can face deportation back to Iran even though he has applied for refugee status with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees there.

Campaigners are concerned about the safety of Mostafaei and his wife. We are also extremely concerned for Ashtiani’s life. The regime may be preparing to execute her within the next few days, particularly given that the Tabriz prosecutor has demanded her execution and is awaiting the Tehran high court’s confirmation (

In her most recent heart-wrenching message, she says:

“I am now quiet and sad because a part of my heart is frozen.

The day I was flogged in front of [my son] Sajjad, I was crushed and my dignity and heart were broken.

The day I was given the stoning sentence, it was as if I fell into a deep hole and I lost consciousness.

Many nights, before sleeping, I think to myself how can anybody be prepared to throw stones at me; to aim at my face and hands? Why?

I thank all of you from Tabriz Prison.

Mrs [Mina] Ahadi, tell everyone that I’m afraid of dying. Help me stay alive and hug my children.”

As a result the public outcry, Brazilian president Lula da Silva has offered Ashtiani asylum there. Ashtiani has accepted the offer ( The regime, however, has rejected it and continues to push for her execution and to disseminate misinformation on her case. It says it intends not to stone her but to execute her for murdering her husband. At the 30 July press conference in London, Mina Ahadi exposed the regime’s misinformation on the case and revealed court documents showing Ashtiani’s sentence of death by stoning for adultery. [In fact, she was acquitted of any murder charges; even those found guilty of murdering her husband have not been executed at the request of the victim’s family.]

At the 30 July press conference, Maryam Namazie also refuted claims made by the embassy of the Islamic regime of Iran in London and the former French ambassador to Iran that stonings in Iran were rare; she referred to a new report published by the International Committee against Executions which has found that over 100 people have been stoned with 25 known cases currently awaiting death by stoning in Iran ( Other speakers at the press conference AC Grayling spoke of the contradiction between a medieval government and a progressive population wanting to be free whilst Peter Tatchell stressed the importance of supporting Sakineh and all those languishing on death row.

Given the imminent risk of execution faced by Ashtiani and the insecure status of her lawyer in Turkey we urge the public to act now.

Ashtiani’s stoning and execution orders must be rescinded, she must be immediately released and there must be an end to stoning and executions.


1- Send Sakineh a postcard of the city you live in or are visiting this summer telling her you are thinking of her and other prisoners on death row in Tabriz prison. You can address it to:
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
Tabriz Prison
Tabriz, Iran,+Iran&view=map&cid=5511433647417998115&iwloc=A&ved=0CBcQpQY&sa=X&ei=kRVbTK2HKJOe_gaemtzoBA

2- Write letters of protest to the Islamic regime of Iran demanding Ashtiani’s release and an end to stonings and executions. Protest letters can be addressed to the below:

Head of the Judiciary
Sadeqh Larijani
Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the Head of the Judiciary)
Pasteur St., Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhouri
Tehran 1316814737, Iran
Email: or via website:
First starred box: your given name; second starred box: your family name; third: your email address

Head of the Judiciary in East Azerbaijan Province
Malek-Ashtar Sharifi
Office of the Head of the Judiciary in Tabriz
East Azerbaijan, Iran

Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street – Shahid Keshvar Doust Street
Tehran, Iran
Email: via website: (English) (Persian)

Secretary General, High Council for Human Rights
Mohammad Javad Larijani
Howzeh Riassat-e Ghoveh Ghazaiyeh
Pasteur St, Vali Asr Ave., south of Serah-e Jomhuri
Tehran 1316814737, Iran
Fax: +98 21 3390 4986

3- Sign petitions in support of her case if you haven’t already done so. Here are two of them:,

4- Write to government officials, heads of state, MEPs and MPs in your country of residence calling on them to intervene to save her life and to cease recognition of a regime that stones people to death in the 21st century. See Mina Ahadi’s recent letter to heads of states on this:

5- Join protests to save her life. On 10 August come out in support of Ashtiani. On 28 August join 100 cities against stoning. More information to follow.

6- Write to the Turkish government asking them to release Mohammad Mostafaei and to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Turkey urging them to grant him refugee status and expedite his resettlement to a safe third country.

Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
06573 Ankara, Turkey
Fax: +90-312-417 0476

Minister of Interior
Icisleri Bakanligi
06644 Ankara
Fax: +90 312 417 23 90

Minister of Foreign Affairs
Disisleri Bakanligi
06100 Ankara
Fax: +90 312 419 1547

UNHCR – Branch Office in Turkey
Tiflis Cad. 552. Sok. No: 3
Sancak Mah. 06550 Ankara
Fax: +90 312 441 21 73
Via website:

7- Donate to the important work of the International Committee Against Stoning, International Committee Against Executions and Iran Solidarity by making your cheque payable to ‘Count Me In – Iran’ and sending it to BM Box 6754, London WC1N 3XX, UK. You can also pay via Paypal ( Please earmark your donation.


* See information on 30 July press conference in London here: and here:

* See clip of Islamic Republic’s state TV’s misinformation on the 24 July International Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Day protests we organised and Ashtiani’s case. The regime blurs out her face, uses only her initials and says she was sentenced to execution for brutally murdering her husband. A translation of the court document sentencing her to death by stoning for adultery is available here which refutes their statements on her case:

* See a report of the successful 24 July International Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Day here: and here:

* For more information contact:
Mina Ahadi, Germany, International Committee Against Stoning and International Committee Against Executions Coordinator,, 0049 1775692413;;

Maryam Namazie, UK, Iran Solidarity Spokesperson,, 0044 7719166731, Iran Solidarity:;

July 11th – International Day Against Stoning

How sad that in the 21st century, it is still happening.

People are being stoned to death.

July 11th is the anniversary of the stoning of a woman who had been stoned – while strapped to a stretcher….

And let’s not forget Aisho Ibrahim Dhuhulow – the 13-year old who was stoned to death for the ‘crime’ of having been gang-raped.  The 1000 spectators tried to rush the executioners, to stop this Sharia-dictated monstrosity, only to have been fired upon with live ammo.  Some were injured, a little boy was killed.  Then, Aisha was stoned…

They dug her up 3 times – to see if she was dead yet:  then re-buried her in the ground up to her shoulders and stoned her  some more.

And she is not alone…

There are many men and women still facing this horrific death.  I admit – words fail me.

One Law For All has more details on the International Day Against Stoning!