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  • Iran’s Ayatollah tweets #BlackLivesMatter in rant against U.S.

    12/31/2014 6:58:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Never one to shy away from the social media spotlight, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently took to Twitter to bash the United States for alleged racial injustices, using popular hashtags like #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter to draw parallels to Jesus and the unrest in Gaza.“#Jesus endured sufferings to oppose tyrants who had put humans in hell in this world& the hereafter while he backed the oppressed. #Ferguson,” Iran’s chief political and religious authority tweeted to his 92,000 followers on Sunday, CNN reported.Mr. Khamenei went on to compare Jesus’ struggle to that of black people in the United States.“It’s expected...
  • Khamenei: America’s Problems Caused by Israel’s ‘Domination’

    12/04/2014 6:19:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 12/4/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran’s Supreme Leader has found the reason for socio-economic problems in the United States. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed that the Americans’ problems are due to Israel’s “domination” of the United States’ government. “Brutal treatment of black ppl isn’t indeed the only anti-human rights act by US govt; look at US’s green light to #Israel’s crimes.#Ferguson,” read one tweet. “The day when American nation realize their socioeconomic problems stem from domination of #Israel over their govt, what’ll happen? #Ferguson,” Khamenei wrote in another one. …
  • Phony fatwa? Group claims Iranian anti-nuke edict cited by Obama a hoax

    09/30/2013 7:27:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Sept 30, 2012 | FoxNews
    On Friday, Obama cited a “fatwa,” or religious edict, from Iran’s all-powerful Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, banning the pursuit of nuclear weapons. "I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution [because] Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons,” Obama told reporters. “There is no such fatwa. It is a lie from the Iranians, a deception, and it is tragic that President Obama has endorsed it,” MEMRI Founder and President Yigal Carmon told FoxNews.com.
  • Iran Loses the Economic Battle

    10/04/2012 1:23:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    The National Interest ^ | October 4, 2012 | John Allen Gay
    While negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program are at a standstill, news this week indicates that Iran is clearly losing the economic battle. As in other cases, currency problems in Iran may contribute to an unpredictable and destabilizing political outcome. Iran’s currency fell by more than 18 percent against the dollar on Monday and another 8 percent on Tuesday, marking a new low in Iran’s continuing economic crisis. The figures are grim: a sheaf of rials worth ten thousand dollars a year ago would be worth about $3,750 Monday and $3,500 Tuesday; on Wednesday, there were protests in the bazaar.Short of...
  • Iran-Hezb'allah: 'They Already Hit the Homeland 10˝ Years Ago'

    03/27/2012 12:16:26 PM PDT · by WPaCon · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/27/2012 | Clare M. Lopez
    At the mid-March 2012 congressional hearings on the "Iran-Hezb'allah Threat to the Homeland," chaired by Representative Peter King, top officials from the DEA, the FBI, and the New York City Police Department, as well as senior scholars addressed the alarming capability and motivation of this Axis of Jihad to strike inside the U.S. Critical and timely, this was the latest in a series of hearings that Rep. King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has held to focus attention on the deadly threat to America's national security from the forces of Islamic jihad and sharia. There was an unmentioned...
  • Iranian Hit Squad Dispatched by Khamenei Across the World Plans Attacks on Jewish,American Interests

    04/02/2012 9:37:16 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies
    WorldJewishDaily ^ | Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Nisan 10, 5772 | Staff
    The Iranians have dispatched a network of covert assassins to hit Jewish, Israeli and Western targets in Turkey, Sky News reports. And now the surreptitious hit-squad has finally been given a name: Unit 400. A 53-page secret study from a foreign intelligence agency obtained exclusively by Sky News reports: Unit 400 is a top-secret "special ops" unit within the elite overseas wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF). It plans and carries out terror attacks on external targets, and provides material support to foreign militia groups, at the direct behest of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. This...
  • Baird compares Iran's threats to Hitler's racist book

    02/05/2012 11:50:17 AM PST · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 5, 2012
    Baird compares Iran's threats to Hitler's racist book bill curry OTTAWA— Globe and Mail Update Published Sunday, Feb. 05, 2012 12:27PM EST Last updated Sunday, Feb. 05, 2012 12:58PM EST Increase text size Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is comparing Iran's latest threats to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, expressing Canada's tremendous concern over Iran's nuclear program and deteriorating human rights. [...] The minister was responding to comments Friday from Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who described Israel as a “cancerous tumor that should be cut and will be cut.” Iranian officials added Sunday that “any spot used by the...
  • The Iranian Crackup (Big trouble in little Teheran)

    05/07/2011 12:28:19 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | 05/06/2011 | John Hayward
    There is much turbulence in the Iranian government today. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is not happy that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi last month. He has now given Ahmadinejad an ultimatum to either re-instate Moslehi or resign. A sullen Ahmadinejad caught a bad case of the “blue flu,” and stopped showing up for work. According to the BBC, one of his aides wrote a blog post that said the Iranian president “is in pain, as if a thorn is stuck in his throat… he cannot take it out or swallow in.” Try that one the next time...
  • Ahmadinejad: Iran, Bolivia are allies

    09/02/2008 12:48:47 PM PDT · by BGHater · 9 replies · 366+ views
    AP ^ | 02 Sep 2008 | AP
    Iran and Bolivia will "stick by each other" said hardline Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday, in comments sure to provoke concern in Washington. Ahmadinejad's statements came at a joint press conference with leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales in Tehran. He said the two government weren't interested in U.S. concerns about their close ties. "We will stick by each other's side and will be supportive of each other. (I) had extensive talks with Mr. Morales on this," he said. "The geographical distance between the two countries is long but our hearts, thoughts and wills are very close." Ahmadinejad also praised Morales...
  • Ayatollah Tells Iraqi Leader: Get Rid Of America

    10/18/2010 5:29:44 PM PDT · by Fennie · 15 replies
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | October 18, 2010 | By Richard Spencer, The Daily Telegraph
    Iran has demonstrated its hold over Iraqi politics, telling Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, to "get rid of America" as he sought Tehran's blessing Monday for a second term. Mr Maliki, on a tour of Middle East capitals to win support for his attempt to stay in power in Iraq, had an audience with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader.
  • Ahmadinejad’s Govt Has Halted Iran’s Projects Waiting On Imam Mehdi, Mousavi

    08/07/2010 2:20:35 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 32 replies
    Rudaw, Kurdish newspaper ^ | 07/08/2010 | staff
    Mir Hossein Mousavi, Iran’s opposition leader has accused the government of the Iranian President Ahmadinejad of suspending government projects believing in the superstition of the arrival of the last Shiite Imam Mohammedi Mehdi, reported by several local and regional Media outlets last week. “Some government officials have predicted the coming of Mahdi soon. Therefore, the government has halted working on several important projects,” said Mousavi. Mousavi, leader of Iran's so-called Green Movement, lost last year’s highly disputed presidential elections to Ahmadinejad. Since then, he as well as many others have not recognized Ahmadinejad as president believing that election results where...
  • KHAMENEI: ELIMINATION OF ISRAEL IS A CERTAINTY

    01/27/2010 5:23:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 19 replies · 658+ views
    SNIPPET: "During a meeting with Mauritanian President Muhammad Ould Abdelaziz, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that the elimination of Israel was a certainty, and that accomplishing this was up to the Islamic countries." SNIPPET: "It should be noted that Mauritania has uranium mines."
  • Published Document States Khamenei Is Planning To Escape To Russia

    12/29/2009 1:40:14 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies · 1,268+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 4:53 AM | Jim Hoft
    A letter published on the Iranian websites claims that Ayatollah Khamenei is planning a possible escape to Russia.There were rumors floating around yesterday that Ayatollah Khamenei was preparing to flee Iran. Today Planet Iran posted a letter written on the official Islamic Regime letterhead that discusses Khamenei’s possible to escape to Russia. Iran Global website has exposed a document that discloses information on Khamenei and various authorities of the regime’s possible escape to Russia. The document is on the National Security Agency of the Islamic regime’s letterhead addressed from the office of the High Assembly of the Islamic Republic’s National...
  • New alliance emerging in the Middle East (Syria, Iran, Irag & Turkey quadripartite?)

    08/26/2009 8:53:53 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 45 replies · 1,552+ views
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | Aug 25, 2009 | Samuel Segev
    Syrian President Bashar Assad's..visit was officially described as a goodwill trip to congratulate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his re-election as Iran's president. But what came out following Assad's meeting with Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, was an idea for an unofficial quadripartite alliance between Syria and Iran, with Turkey and Iraq....Turkey has begun to accept the possibility that its European dreams are unlikely to materialize... Obama...appears determined to announce his Middle East peace plan next month in New York in the presence of both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas
  • I wed Iranian girls before execution

    07/20/2009 6:56:01 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 32 replies · 2,350+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/19/09 | SABINA AMIDI
    In a shocking and unprecedented interview, directly exposing the inhumanity of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's religious regime in Iran, a serving member of the paramilitary Basiji militia has told this reporter of his role in suppressing opposition street protests in recent weeks. He has also detailed aspects of his earlier service in the force, including his enforced participation in the rape of young Iranian girls prior to their execution. {snip} In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin, he explained. Therefore a "wedding" ceremony is conducted the...
  • Obama's Letter to the Ayatollah

    06/24/2009 9:50:48 PM PDT · by POWinCA · 11 replies · 450+ views
    Dearest Ali: I hope you don't mind me taking the liberty to address you by your first name. I just thought it would be a good idea for us to get off on the right foot - as good friends instead of just Supreme Leaders of our respective countries. First, I want to apologize for the shabby treatment you and your people have received from my predecessors, our intelligence agencies, our military, and our media. I respect the fact that you have an ancient and proud culture and strong faith in God who guides you in your moral judgment and...
  • Mash'al In Iran: 'Our Battle Is Your Battle'; 'Together We Will Liberate Jerusalem'...

    02/04/2009 2:58:58 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 463+ views
    Mash’al In Iran: ‘Our Battle Is Your Battle’; ‘Together We Will Liberate Jerusalem’; Iran Will Help Rebuild Gaza; French Leaders ‘Collaborators’ In Zionists’ Gaza Massacres In a speech at the Iranian Majlis, Hamas leader Khaled Mash’al said that Hamas will not stop smuggling weapons, because doing so would be against the armed struggle. He told Iranian MPs: “Our battle is your battle... Your support for the resistance in Palestine is support for yourselves. He called on Europe to adjust its policy vis-ŕ-vis Hamas, and to influence the U.S. to do likewise. He said that Hamas aspires to liberate Jerusalem and...
  • Khamene'i Message Greets Congress of University Students' Society

    08/19/2006 7:43:03 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 64 replies · 935+ views
    That sounds a bit ominous... Iran: Khamene'i Message Greets Congress of University Students' SocietyIRNA (Internet Version-WWW)Saturday, August 19, 2006 Shiraz, Fars Prov, Aug 19, IRNA -- The Islamic Society of University Students opened its 8th national congress in this southern city Saturday with an inaugural message from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.In an inaugural ceremony, the Supreme Leader's message to the congress was read for him by the representative of the Vali-ye Faqih (religiousjurisprudent) in universities. "Dear university students! I hereby greet you one by one and pray that God Almighty would grant you a more prosperous and dignified future...
  • Iranian Alert -- April 13, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    04/12/2004 9:00:25 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 24 replies · 1,902+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” Most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their...
  • Iranian Alert -- April 12, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    04/11/2004 9:20:39 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 31 replies · 2,783+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” Most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their...
  • Iranian Alert -- April 11, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    04/10/2004 11:52:46 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,508+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” Most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their...
  • Iranian Alert -- April 10, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"

    04/09/2004 10:33:27 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 24 replies · 2,146+ views
    The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, “this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year.” Most American’s are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East. There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their...
  • The World's Tyrants Are Running Scared

    12/26/2003 1:46:10 PM PST · by Scenic Sounds · 30 replies · 239+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | December 26, 2003 | Joseph Perkins
    Moammar Gadhafi had a message this week for Kim Jong Il, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Bashar al-Assad. North Korea, Iran and Iraq "should follow the steps of Libya," he said, "so that they prevent any tragedy being afflicted upon their own people." Gadhafi's remarks follow his surprise agreement – announced by President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair – to disclose and dismantle the North African country's chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs. Libya's leader wisely recognized that President Bush meant what he said in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on New York City and...
  • US forces accused of Iraq 'massacre'

    12/04/2003 4:07:37 PM PST · by Pan_Yans Wife · 84 replies · 287+ views
    Financial Times ^ | December 3, 2003 | Peter Spiegel and Nicolas Pelham
    The US army came under renewed pressure on Wednesday over its conduct in a battle at the weekend in the central Iraqi town of Samarra, as Iran's senior religious leader accused the American forces of "a savage massacre" in which 54 locals were reportedly killed. The battle, in which US forces attempting to deliver new Iraqi currency to two Samarran banks were ambushed by a small force of insurgents - said by US officials to have been dressed as fighters from Saddam Hussein's fedayeen militia - has led to wildly differing accounts from American military officials and local witnesses. Hospital...
  • Iran: MPs approve equal blood money for non-Muslims

    11/04/2002 4:11:18 AM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 272+ views
    Iranmania ^ | November 3 2002 | AFP
    TEHRAN, Nov 3 (AFP) - Majlis approved a law Sunday granting non-Muslim minorities the right to the same "blood money" as a Muslim, IRNA reported. The blood money for a non-Muslim had earlier been one-twelfth that of a Muslim. The value currently put on the life of a Muslim man is 150 million rials (18,750 dollars), and half that for a woman. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has recently authorised the granting of equal blood money to the family of a murdered Christian man. Under Islamic law, relatives of a murder victim can either claim blood money, pardon a criminal...
  • Thousands of Iranians Chant 'Death to Saddam'

    10/22/2002 4:20:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 254+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 22 2002
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Thousands of Iranians Tuesday chanted "Death to Saddam" at a public ceremony to mark a key religious holiday, adding the Iraqi leader's name to denunciations traditionally reserved for Israel and the United States. The chants came during an address in Tehran by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who vowed that the Islamic Republic would never adopt Western-style democracy, which he said was based on "lies and propaganda." Iran, which fought a ruinous eight-year war against its neighbor Iraq in the 1980s, officially opposes U.S. plans to attack Iraq over its weapons programs, but has demanded that Saddam...
  • Iran: Reformists throw down the gauntlet to hardline rivals

    09/23/2002 4:55:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Iran Mania ^ | September 23 2002 | AFP
    TEHRAN, Sept 23 (AFP) - The government of Iran's reformist President Mohammad Khatami is to submit a bill to Majlis Tuesday seeking to expand presidential powers limited by conservative-dominated institutions, IRNA reported Monday. Vice President for legal and parliamentary affairs Mohammad-Ali Abtahi will introduce the bill, IRNA said. The bill, details of which have yet to be released, has to be discussed in the relevant Majlis committee before being put to the vote, a procedure that may take several weeks considering parliament's busy agenda, unless it wins priority. It is about "more precise and concrete application of the constitution", Khatami...
  • Taleban, Similar Groups Created by Western Liberal Democracy (and Bush is like Hitler - barf)

    08/14/2002 3:30:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 255+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | Augustus 14 2002 | A loser
    TEHRAN -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Western liberal democracy must be blamed for two world wars, proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons and for bringing to existence such groups as Taleban in the international community. In a meeting with a group of Iranian cultural attaches abroad, who are now on a homecoming visit, the Leader said that the cultural attaches abroad are expected to expound the logic of the Islamic Revolution to world peoples, IRNA reported. The Leader said that cultural attaches should communicate with the people of their host countries...