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Iranian Alert - August 22, 2005 - Iranian secularist forces prepare Ahmadi-Nejad's 'welcoming' to US
Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.22.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 08/22/2005 7:11:26 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Iranian secularist forces prepare Ahmadi-Nejad's 'welcoming' to US

SMCCDI (Information Service)
Aug 22, 2005

Iranian secularist opposition groups are preparing a kind of 'welcoming' ceremony for the Islamic republic's appointed president on US soil. Ahamdi-Nejad is to speak on September 14th at the UN General Assembly in New York.

Groups are preparing to stage a peaceful protest rally, at the UN, on the days of September 14th and 15th. They intend to denounce, in a common voice, the presence of the Islamist president as the 'symbol of Iranian Nation' and the persistent human rights' abuses by his illegitimate and unpopular regime. National-Secular Party, Iran Society, Marzeporgohar Party, Alliance of Iranians, Iranian Congress, Social-Democrats, Iranian Council, Free-Thinkers, Pan-Iranist and SMCCDI are some of these entities.

These groups have started to mobilize the Iranian Diaspora residing in the US and a more active campaign is to start in the next days. Iranian satellite TV and radio networks will be used for such purpose and some selected American media will be covering the issue.

Already the request for the rally was submitted by SMCCDI to New York City's authorities at the beginning of August and following the appointment of Ahmadi-Nejad. But a tactical decision had forced, till now, the Movement of trying to keep, low key, the issue and the collective preparation of the action.

Various reasons, such as, limiting the Islamic regime in adopting any kind of contingency plan and also to avoid the high jacking of the collective action by some controversial opposition figures, known for quest of fame, were behind such decision. Some of these elements are well known for having caused negative impacts in the past, such as, the cancellation of a rally which was to take place, at the UN, in order to protest against the presence of Khatami.

Already some of them have tried to claim the ownership of the future event by posting letters on the net. Such negative behavior has already created some negative comments from other individuals or dissidents.

SMCCDI and many other groups or dissidents believe that no one has the right to claim the ownership of such event, while everyone is welcome to participate in such actions which will impact the fate of millions of Iranians. Negative behaviors, such as, fame or power seeking are usually taking root in psychological problems of some individuals suffering by megalomania. They've contributed so far to the lack of an unified Iranian opposition and the continuation of the life of the Islamic regime.

Eventually, a well planning and a tight security should insure the safety of the event and its correct organization. In that line, several meetings have been planned in the South Californian City of Los Angeles from next W-End for such purpose.

The Movement will be publishing, in days ahead and on SMCCDI's website, updates, the list of participants and speakers which includes several Americans, as well as, the names of all those who would undermine such collective action.

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1 posted on 08/22/2005 7:11:49 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 08/22/2005 7:35:35 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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Forbidden Names in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Farnaz Ghazizadeh
Rooz Online

No matter what we are called, we will always carry our original name. Many of us accept and even like the name that our parents chose for us, but now others too have to like it for us to carry it: the petty bureaucrats of the Notary Public offices in Iran.

Based on Iranian notary law, parents are not allowed to name their children with names that are not on a list provided by the Notary offices. But if anyone wishes to choose a name that is not on the list, all is not lost. All he has to do is pass the buck. But even for a name that is not on the list but has been “bought” by the parent, the Notary officer can still refuse it on the basis of indecency, vulgarity or being improper. Now go figure out.

Based on a public survey, names such as Ali, Mehdi and Mohammad for boys, and Maryam, Zahra and Fatemeh for girls are amongst the most registered names during the last 30 years. And despite the trend to name infants with Persian names that predate Islam, religious names or those of Muslim Imam's are still at the top of the list.

None of this is really big news. What is is that in addition to the “good” list, there is also a “forbidden names” list. These are names that cannot be registered. So you can go ahead and name your childe anything you like, but when you appear before the Notary officer and wish to register the name of your new comer, it would better not be on that “no” list. The reason cited is that these names belong to sects that are banned by the governments or they are associated with events or personalities that the government does not like.

Unlike other countries where a name change is possible through an administrative legal-judicial process, changing a name in Iran can only be done by a special body. And this group needs a good reason for the request. So, if you do not like the name your parents have provided you, look away when others use it.

In addition to the bureaucratic hassles, there is also the inconsistency in how the issue is approached by different Notary offices. One may allow a name, while another reject it. Result: confusion and corruption. Do not forget: this list is not published for the public. It simply exists for the officers while the applicant can only apply, reapply, re-reapply etc.

A ray of light came when recently a list of permitted names was published on the official website of the Iranian Embassy in Finland. But the candle blew out with a blow. It was soon removed due controversies following the debates on its contents and reasons.

The deputy legal administrator of the country's notary offices calms everyone by saying that forbidden names are only those that violate the Islamic and Iranian culture. He adds that the list is long and rejects names that carry certain words in them such as “shah” (meaning king) or other historical figures. In their eyes, it seems, history began with Islam and, so, names since its spread that carry positive connotations for Islamic values, are fine.

Naming a child? Brush up on your history.

3 posted on 08/22/2005 8:18:57 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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4 posted on 08/22/2005 8:21:06 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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What happens if you name your child 'Zulfiqar'?

5 posted on 08/22/2005 8:23:13 PM PDT by japaneseghost
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i dont think any thing happens but True Iranian families who believe in Persian heritage don't name their kids like that!

6 posted on 08/22/2005 8:36:11 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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checkin my calander as we speak...

7 posted on 08/23/2005 2:40:44 AM PDT by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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8 posted on 08/23/2005 11:07:40 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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