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  • CIA goes hiring in heart of Arab America

    11/29/2009 5:30:01 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 594+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/27/09 | Soyoung Kim
    CIA goes hiring in heart of Arab America Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:43am EST By Soyoung Kim DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) - At Tuhama's Lebanese deli in Dearborn, and at bakeries and barbershops throughout town, it's no secret the CIA is looking for a few good spies. "There is a lot of talk, and nobody likes it," said Hamze Chehade, a 48-year-old Lebanese-American, taking a bite of his chicken shawarma. In dire need of agents fluent in Arabic, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has made an unusual public show of its recruiting effort in Dearborn -- a city of 100,000 with...
  • Iranian-American Faces New Spying Charge (Soros funded)

    11/25/2009 7:03:07 PM PST · by mgist · 8 replies · 591+ views
    NY Times ^ | November 25, 2009 | NAZILA FATHI
    An Iranian-American scholar, Kian Tajbakhsh, is facing a new charge of spying. A judge read new charges against him of “spying for the George Soros foundation,” a reference to the Open Society Institute, a pro-democracy group founded by Mr. Soros, a prominent financier and philanthropist. He was sentenced in October to 15 years for working as a consultant for the Open Society Institute, which the indictment identified as an adjunct of the C.I.A. Tehran has accused the Open Society Institute of trying to stage a “velvet revolution” in Iran along the lines of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the...
  • The New Hostage Crisis: American (Iranian-American) Sentenced 15 years in Iran

    10/23/2009 8:55:01 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 360+ views
    Foreign Policy ^ | 10/23/05 | Foreign Policy
    Since his arrest last July -- he was accused of helping to plan the post-election uprisings -- Kian's family and friends have made countless appeals for clemency to the Iranian government, written letters to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pleading his innocence, and signed dozens of petitions. All to no avail. I've come now to realize that the regime probably thinks we're obtuse. Indeed, they know better than anyone that Kian is an innocent man. As the expression goes in Persian, "da'va sar-e een neest," i.e. that's not what this fight is about.
  • Iranian-American Stunned by Sentence

    10/22/2009 6:46:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 917+ views
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 21, 2009
    TORONTO — When Kian Tajbakhsh went before a judge in Tehran on Sunday he had several reasons to think he would be released. Instead, to his utter shock, he was given a 15-year prison term. Since being detained in July, Mr. Tajbakhsh, an Iranian-American scholar, had been permitted two home visits, the last on Oct. 15, when he appeared hopeful that he would be released soon, a family member said. He said he had been transferred recently to a villa on the compound of the Evin prison, a sign of leniency that he thought suggested his release was imminent. Mr....
  • U.S. charges Obama fund-raiser in $290 million fraud

    09/21/2009 4:25:18 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies · 1,486+ views
    Reuters ^ | Grant McCool
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding Bank of America, HSBC and Citigroup Inc out of more than $290 million in loan proceeds, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday. The announcement follows last month's indictment of Nemazee, head of a private equity firm and an Iranian American Political Action Committee board member, on one count of defrauding Citigroup's Citibank. The new indictment adds allegations that he defrauded two other banks, Bank of America and HSBC Bank USA, in a similar fashion by falsifying documents and signatures to...
  • Iranian-Americans rally in Dallas, Texas in support of Democracy Movement in Iran

    09/10/2009 7:49:21 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 5 replies · 343+ views
    Iran: Green Movement ^ | 9/10/09 | Iran: Green Movement
    Video of Iranian-Americans Rally in Dallas, Texas in support of pro-Democracy movement in Iran. Chants are "down with Khamenei" "don't be afraid we are all together". Video here: Here
  • Top Democrat fund-raiser for Obama, Hillary arrested

    08/25/2009 5:16:11 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 72 replies · 5,154+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 25, 2009 | WorldNetDaily
    Hassan Nemazee, a multimillionaire Iranian-American investment banker and top Democratic Party fundraiser, was arrested today by federal law enforcement authorities in New York City and charged with engaging in criminal fraud for his role in arranging a $74 million dollar loan from Citibank, Bloomberg reported. U.S. Attorney Prett Bharara in New York City and FBI investigators told Dow Jones Newswires the 59-year-old Namazee applied for the Citibank loans for Nemazee Capital Corp. by giving Citibank "numerous documents that purported to establish the existence of accounts in Nemazee's name at various financial institutions containing many hundreds of millions of dollars." According...
  • Iranian-Americans Demonstrate in Front of White House

    07/12/2009 6:35:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 962+ views
    Hundreds of protesters, many of them Iranian-Americans, marched from Capitol Hill to the White House on Saturday, most holding Iranian flags and chanting demands for the U.S. to more take action after Iran's disputed election. Hundreds of protesters, many of them Iranian-Americans, marched from Capitol Hill to the White House on Saturday, most holding Iranian flags and chanting demands for the U.S. to more take action after Iran's disputed election. After marching through several blocks of downtown Washington, more than 200 people rallied in front of the White House. They shouted demands for President Obama and leaders of other countries...
  • Down the Mississippi: Iranian-Americans in Minneapolis place hopes in Barack Obama

    07/01/2009 1:06:01 PM PDT · by workerbee · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Telegraph-UK ^ | 6-30-09 | Toby Harnden
    ******* Maryam Yusefzadeh, a management consultant in Minneapolis, said she objected bitterly to the rule of Iran’s mullahs. She has not returned to Iran since leaving in 1975. “I simply can’t accept some man telling me to cover my head because he can’t control his penis,” she said. “It just won’t fly with me.” The theocratic regime had blatantly stolen the presidential election and was intent on “destroying the people” of Iran. Mr Obama’s softly softly approach, however, was wise. “The good aspect is that he didn’t walk in there like the typical American cowboy bullying his way in.” Western-style...
  • The torture of a 17-year-old in Iran

    06/24/2009 6:58:53 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 25 replies · 1,358+ views
    Salon.com ^ | 6/23/09 | Mike Madden
    A teenager's story, with graphic photos, of abuse at the hands of Iran's religious paramilitaries, the Basij Editor's note: Salon has obtained an e-mail, written in Farsi, circulating among Iranian American activists that tells the story of a 17-year-old boy who says he was tortured by government agents in Tehran. [snip] "All of a sudden agents in black uniforms and helmets carrying batons broke the door and entered. We tried to hide behind the big trash bin at the end of the parking but one of them saw us, whistled and informed the rest of them who were just leaving...
  • Iranian immigrants protest in U.S. streets

    06/20/2009 8:12:54 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 39 replies · 2,486+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2009 | Suad Jafarzadeh
    With Iranians demonstrating daily to protest their disputed presidential election, the Iranian-American community has also taken to the streets in major U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Boston and Washington. Sheida Jafari was among several hundred Iranian-Americans who gathered last week in front of a Washington office that houses the Iranian Interests Section to protest what they viewed as rigged election results that gave a landslide victory to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi. "For me, it's more about showing my solidarity with all my friends in Iran, my family in Iran, everyone who...
  • Iranian-Americans Say History Is At Hand

    06/17/2009 3:22:49 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 8 replies · 425+ views
    CNN ^ | 14 minutes ago | By Azadeh Ansari
    For the first time, Iranian-Americans say, the post-revolution generation has seen the power of their unity unfold in masses. They say this has given Iranians at home and abroad hope that reform could be within their reach, if the ruling mullahs are willing to allow it. "We are seeing a rise of a new generation of Iranians who are not taking it anymore," said Dabashi. "This is no longer just about this election, this is full-fledged civil disobedience." "The big difference between these protests and the student riots of 1999 and 2001 is that we are seeing senior caliber officials...
  • Iran moves up Saberi's appeal hearing to Sunday

    05/09/2009 6:38:49 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 1,605+ views
    StarTribune ^ | May 9, 2009
    A lawyer for the Fargo-raised journalist says the change could hurt their hopes for an acquittal or a reduced sentence. TEHRAN, IRAN - An appeals court hearing for Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist from Fargo, N.D., who was sentenced to eight years in prison on spying charges, is scheduled for Sunday, two days earlier than expected, one of her lawyers said Saturday. The lawyer, Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, said he had initially been told that the case would be heard Tuesday but was later informed that a mistake had been made. Although Khoramshahi said he was optimistic that Saberi would win either...
  • Just Heard B. Hussein O refer to jailed news-reporter Roxana Saberi as "Iranian-American"

    04/19/2009 4:23:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 1,364+ views
    April 19, 2009
    Just Heard B. Hussein O refer to jailed news-reporter Roxana Saberi as "Iranian-American" in a newscast hosted by Fox's Julia Banderas. So our new president think of American as hyphenated citizens.
  • Who Is Valerie Jarrett?

    08/26/2008 3:43:22 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies · 885+ views
    One advantage of a big, media-focused convention is that so many shadowy campaign "insiders" seek the spotlight. In Denver, one of Sen. Barack Obama's closest advisers has been making the media rounds: Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett has been part of Obama's inner circle since his days as an Illinois state senator. She identifies herself as a Chicago businesswoman, but according to Obama campaign advisers, she is much more than that. She is Iranian-American, for one thing, and the Obama campaign has sought to keep her ties to Iran from press views, as it has also sought to keep her political background...
  • Obama Held Private Session With Iranian-Americans

    07/25/2008 10:37:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 76 replies · 203+ views
    ABC ^ | 7/25/08 | Ricky Klein
    Sen. Barack Obama held a private session with a group of about two dozen Iranian-American donors shortly before a fundraiser this month in California after one of the participants said the Obama campaign would hold such a forum if local Iranian-Americans were able to raise $250,000. The forum -- which was not on Obama's public schedule and was closed to the press -- took place shortly before a fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, Calif., on July 13. That was less than a week before Obama's trip to the Middle East, where the U.S. relationship with Iran...
  • Ex-radical Muslim to warn Christians

    09/29/2007 9:19:08 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 32 replies · 121+ views
    The Journal Gazette ^ | September 29, 2007 | Rosa Salter Rodriguez
    Like many in the world, Daniel Shayesteh closely watched this week’s U.S. visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.But his is a different vantage point.Three decades ago, the Iranian-born Shayesteh, 53, joined forces with those supporting Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni to topple the Shah of Iran and install Islamic rule.“Generally speaking, my background is radical Islam,” he says.No more. After fleeing Iran because of a falling-out with the religious regime, Shayesteh says he underwent a conversion to Christianity.He now travels internationally to raise awareness about what he calls “the dangers of Islam,” and he puts Ahmadinejad squarely in that category.“He is just...
  • Persian Culture Catches on; Expands at U.S. Campuses

    09/27/2007 5:22:21 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 21 replies · 268+ views
    Ascribe ^ | 9/27/07 | Ascribe
    COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 27 (AScribe Newswire) -- A growing American interest in Iranian language and culture is sparking an expansion on U.S. campuses of full-fledged Persian Studies programs, led by the University of Maryland and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. The new emphasis reaches beyond geopolitical concerns to focus on language acquisition, literature and other aspects of Persian culture. In response to this growing fascination among a diverse pool of students, Maryland's four year-old Center for Persian Studies - the first autonomous, interdisciplinary center in the field in the United States - will significantly expand its faculty, programs, research...
  • Iranian American: An Artist's Tortured Father

    08/28/2007 7:26:58 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 275+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2007
    Iranian American: An Artist's Tortured Father August 28, 2007 PostGlobal Amar C. Bakshi Perhaps because he’s an artist, Behn Samareh speaks openly even though his story is not an easy or a safe one to tell. “They could grab my father whenever they want...and start torturing him again,” Behn says. Even from his home in Los Angeles, Behn fears Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. Censorship transcends borders. Back in May before launching off to England, I visited Los Angeles, or “Tehrangeles” as some interviewees called it, to practice video-blogging. Hoping to go to Iran, I figured Iranian Americans could offer up some...
  • New Arrests in Case of Iranian-Americans

    07/25/2007 5:53:23 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 294+ views
    Townhall ^ | 7/25/07 | NASSER KARIMI
    Authorities announced new arrests in the cases of two Iranian-Americans held on charges of conspiring against the government, saying Wednesday that an unspecified number of Iranians had been detained. State radio quoted Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Ejehei as saying that: "Internal elements related to these people have been arrested." Ejehei did not say how many people were arrested or give details on their purported connections to Haleh Esfandiari and Kian Tajbakhsh. "We are hopeful their names and reasons of detention will be announced," he said. The Intelligence Ministry has alleged that Esfandiari and Tajbakhsh were seeking to set up networks...
  • Iranians' love affair with America

    01/25/2007 7:48:34 AM PST · by freedom44 · 27 replies · 1,003+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/19/07 | Ali G. Scotten
    However, I was soon put at ease. After speaking with numerous Iranians from all walks of life – lower and upper class, religious and secular, Westernized and traditional, government- affiliated and civilian – I became convinced that this vilified member of the "Axis of Evil" is actually one of the most welcoming places for Americans to travel in the Middle East. Indeed, all Iranians with whom I spoke shared a positive opinion of Ameri- cans. Iranians don't hate America. On the contrary, many of them envy Americans to an unrealistic degree and think of the US as a paradise, a...
  • Iranian-Americans [Persian] repost dedication to President Bush [repost]

    08/02/2006 10:46:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 447+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8/2/06 | Mani Torkzadeh
    Message from the Persians and the Iranian-Americans: WE THE PERSIANS THANK YOU PRESIDENT BUSH FOR STANDING WITH US THE PEOPLE OF IRAN IN THESE HARD TIMES. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR MORAL SUPPORT. YOU ARE A MAN OF DIGNITY. MAY GOD BLESS GOOD HUMANS SUCH AS YOU MR.PRESIDENT. WE CHERISH THIS GENUINE FRIENDSHIP. Turn on your sound and click hereAlso see what 27 years have done to the people of Iran. Click here for 27 years of dictatorship.
  • America Supports You: Naturalized American Honors War Dead

    07/04/2006 12:38:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 377+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2006 – A former illegal alien from Iran who now is an American citizen is showing his love and appreciation for what his adopted country has done for him by building a memorial to honor servicemembers who have died in the global war on terrorism. Rocky Shifflett, 12, of Fairfax, Va., holds a sign along Route 28 in Manassas, Va., inviting passersby to attend a June 28 candlelight vigil honoring the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan at the Silent Thunder Memorial for Freedom in Manassas, Va. With him is Kevin Roustazad, creator of the memorial. Photo...
  • Silent Thunder Memorial Honors Fallen from Iraq, Afghanistan

    07/02/2006 12:47:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 343+ views
    MANASSAS, Va., July 2, 2006 – Under the cover of darkness, more than 100 people lit candles June 28 during a vigil at the Silent Thunder Memorial for Freedom here, which is being built to honor the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan. Kevin Roustazad, creator of the Silent Thunder Memorial for Freedom, chats with Beth Jones, 17, a member of the Navy Junior ROTC at Osbourn Park Senior High School in Manassas, Va., where she's a senior. Jones is holding the folded American flag for a June 28 candlelight vigil ceremony at the memorial. Photo by Rudi Williams  (Click photo...
  • Sen. Hillary Clinton Takes Money from Pro-Regime Iranians (She'll slurp at anyone's trough.)

    01/21/2006 4:48:27 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 19 replies · 922+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 1/20/2006 | Jim Kouri, CPP
    Senator Hillary Clinton yesterday accused President George W. Bush of mishandling the threat from Iran while she's been accepting money from supporters of the renegade Iranian regime. Wealthy businessmen Hassan Nemazee and Faraj Aalaei who are associated with the American Iranian Council, a pro-regime, anti-sanctions group, are vocal Clinton supporters and contributors. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Namazee has contributed $4,000 to Clinton's reelection while Aalaei contributed $1,000. Insight Magazine, published by the Washington Times, describes their lobby this way: "the American-Iranian Council [AIC], a pro-regime lobbying group [are] trying to get Congress and the Bush administration to...
  • Bakhtiar Joins Fox News as Correspondent

    01/11/2006 1:51:08 PM PST · by Pikamax · 87 replies · 7,986+ views
    TV WEEK ^ | January 11, 2006 | Michele Greppi
    Bakhtiar Joins Fox News as Correspondent By Michele Greppi Fox News Channel has grabbed former CNN family member Rudi Bakhtiar as a general correspondent. Bill Shine, senior VP of programming at Fox News, said in the announcement Wednesday that, "Rudi's experience anchoring and reporting from around the world make her a great asset to Fox." During the past decade, Ms. Bakhtiar's assignments for the CNN news group had included intern, video journalist, segment producer, anchor for CNN Headline News and contributor to prime-time CNN shows.
  • Four Activists Arrested (Iranian-American Animal Rights Activist Threatens Hunters)

    12/08/2005 6:36:31 AM PST · by Irontank · 31 replies · 954+ views
    New Jersey Herald ^ | Decenber 8, 2005
    Four animal rights activists were arrested Wednesday morning on hunter harassment charges, including one man who allegedly told a state park ranger and a pair of hunters that he would "get my Arab friends and hunt you down." The arrests took place on a hiking trail in Wawayanda State Park in Vernon, an area where activists have been especially active during this week's black bear hunt. Since Monday, an unknown number of them have canvassed the woods, pledging to find and rescue any bears that have been wounded, but not killed, by hunters' gunfire. Those arrested were Angela Metler and...
  • Rally Against the Iranian Regime, on the U.C. Berkeley campus, Nov. 1, 2005 (MSM Never covered it)

    11/02/2005 12:33:44 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 295+ views
    Zombietime ^ | 11/2/05
    Rally Against the Iranian Regime, on the U.C. Berkeley campus, Nov. 1, 2005 On November 1, a group of Iranian expatriates (and their supporters) held a rally and press conference at the entrance to the U.C. Berkeley campus, at Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue. The event was announced through an online press release and a notice on Yahoo news. The event was arranged as a response to the statements by Iranian president Ahmadinejad calling for Israel to be destroyed and "wiped off the map." Iranians in the United States -- many of whom fled here to escape the Islamic revolution...
  • Listen to Ken Timmerman's speech outside the UN

    09/17/2005 10:20:28 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 2 replies · 276+ views
    Listen to an mp3 of Ken Timmerman's speech outside the UN this week during the protest against Ahmadinejad the terrorist leader of the Islamic regime of Iran Click here to listen!Ken Timmerman address Iranian protestors
  • Iranian-Americans protest in front of UN HQ - Pics Included

    09/14/2005 4:07:53 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 533+ views
    Various | September 15, 2005 | self
    Barry Rosen of New York, left, and Kevin Hermening of Wausau, Wisconsin, center, holding pictures of themselves taken while in captivity during the Iran Hostage Crisis, take part in a silent vigil outside Iran's mission to the United Nations in New York Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005. The event protested the visit of the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, to the United States. A photograph of Bert Moore, right, taken while in captivity as a hostage during the Iran Hostage Crisis, is held by his son Bob Moore, who was at the vigil in memory of his father who died five...
  • Iranian Americans' assets put at $800 bln (Uni of Mass. research)

    09/07/2005 12:03:15 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 394+ views
    IranMania.com ^ | Wednesday, September 07, 2005
    Assets held by Iranian nationals residing in the United States reached $800 bln last year, said an economic expert. Bijan Bidabad told Fars news agency that the latest estimates by University of Massachusetts show that the Iranian American community held $600 bln in 2003. He further noted that restrictive laws have put investment security at stake in Iran, stressing that the country has failed to encourage investors to keep their capital at home. Investments usually seek places with adequate security, because capital always moves away from the insecure areas gradually, he noted, adding that when investors see their capital at...
  • Iranian Americans protest Iran president's September visit to US

    09/03/2005 1:36:17 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 3 replies · 255+ views
    IranFocus ^ | 09/03/05 | IranFocus
    NEW YORK - Iranian Americans opposed to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday denounced his upcoming visit to the United Nations, citing the new leader's alleged ties to terrorist activities abroad and repressive policies at home. "He's a terrorist and should not be allowed in this country. What kind of message is that giving for him to come here right after the September 11 anniversary," Shirin Nariman, spokeswoman for the NY Committee against Ahmadinejad (NYCA), said at a press briefing Tuesday. The briefing was organized by the NYCA to announce its campaign against Ahmadinejad's plan to address the annual U.N....
  • Iranian Americans protest Iran president's September visit to UN

    08/31/2005 12:12:27 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 225+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | August 30, 2005 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - Iranian Americans opposed to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday denounced his upcoming visit to the United Nations, citing the new leader's alleged ties to terrorist activities abroad and repressive policies at home. "He's a terrorist and should not be allowed in this country. What kind of message is that giving for him to come here right after the September 11 anniversary," Shirin Nariman, spokeswoman for the NY Committee against Ahmadinejad (NYCA), said at a press briefing Tuesday. The briefing was organized by the NYCA to announce its campaign against Ahmadinejad's plan to address the annual U.N....
  • LA Protesters Call for the Release of Iranian Political Prisoners

    08/15/2005 3:53:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 53 replies · 599+ views
    sfgate/AP ^ | August 14, 2005
    LA protesters call for the release of Iranian political prisoners - Sunday, August 14, 2005 Los Angeles (AP) -- Hundreds of demonstrators called for the release of student leaders held since 1999 by the Iranian government during a rally Sunday at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles. The protesters marched in support of Manoucher Mohammadi and Akbar Ganji, who were arrested in a crackdown on anti-government protests at Tehran University in July 1999 and who have recently embarked on a hunger strike. The government jailed about 1,200 people during the crackdown. Most were freed soon after, but Iranian authorities...
  • JICHA Q&A: Schieffer to stay? Amy to go; digital on hold (Where is CNN's Rudi Bakhtiar?)

    08/14/2005 6:04:24 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 19 replies · 645+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | July 31, 2005 | Tom Richa
    Q. I have enjoyed CNN Headline News in the past, especially Rudi Bakhtiar's news presentation. She seems to have disappeared. Do you know the reason and where she can be seen at present? -- E.K., Boca Raton A. Bakhtiar has been given a promotion to regular contributor and fill-in host of Anderson Cooper 360 on the main CNN network.
  • D.C. rally caps Iran liberty walk: 200-mile journey gets attention of President Bush

    05/27/2005 11:38:08 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 31 replies · 764+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 28, 2005 | WorldNetDaily
    The 200-mile "Iran Freedom Walk," organized by the Iran Freedom Foundation, concludes today with a rally at noon in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. The keynote speaker is Richard Perle, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense and a key architect of President Bush's Middle East policy. Also featured is former Ambassador Mike Palmer; Joe Grieboski, founder and president of the Institute on Religion and Public Policy; and "Atomic Iran" author Jerome Corsi, who is leading the walk. The final three-mile stage of the journey, launched in Philadelphia two weeks ago, begins at 10 a.m. in front...
  • 'Iran Freedom Walk' heads to White House

    05/22/2005 5:29:15 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 2 replies · 274+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 21, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com
    The "Iran Freedom Walk" led by "Atomic Iran" author Jerome Corsi will wind up its two-week trek from Philadelphia with a rally across the street from the White House calling for peaceful regime change in Tehran. The event, at noon May 28 in Lafayette Park, is the culmination of a 200-mile journey organized by the Iran Freedom Foundation, which Corsi launched recently with Iranian activists. Several members of Congress have expressed interest in participating in the rally, including Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.
  • Iran Freedom Walk: Day 2

    05/19/2005 9:26:19 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 18 replies · 428+ views
    Iran Freedom Foundation ^ | May 18, 2005 | Interesting Times
    The Iran Freedom Walk: Day 2 -- Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Day 2: Devon PA to Exton PA (click for details) Flanked by about a dozen dedicated Iranian-Americans, Jerry Corsi covered about 13 miles on the second leg of the Iran Freedom Walk. This is the core group that plans to participate for the duration. Dr. Corsi reports that the group has settled into a comfortable walking pace, and that they have met with a cordial reception in these small Pennsylvania towns. He says that the local police have been very helpful and encouraging, particularly in Devon and Paoli. Over...
  • Jerry Corsi's Iran Freedom Walk: Day 3

    05/19/2005 12:07:27 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 20 replies · 470+ views
    Iran Freedom Foundation ^ | May 19, 2005 | Interesting Times
    The Iran Freedom Walk: Day 3 -- Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Day 3 (Part 1): Exton PA to Downingtown PA (click for details) At mid-day yesterday, Dr. Corsi and his supporters agreed to modify the scheduled route, to take a more direct track to Washington, DC, and to avoid some of hills that have been taking a toll on the oldest walkers. The group continues to make excellent time, and should arrive in Washington ahead of the original schedule. A revised (and final) route and schedule will be published later today. Day 3 (Part 2): Downingtown PA to West Chester...
  • L.A. Is a Den of Iranian Intrigue and Ambition

    04/18/2005 9:45:10 PM PDT · by SadeghSaleh · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Marze Por Gohar Party ^ | April 18, 2005 | SadeghSaleh
    Source: LA Times Date 20-03-2005 L.A. Is a Den of Iranian Intrigue and Ambition U.S. agents tap an incongruous mix of exiles for intelligence on Tehran. The jockeying for influence is intense, as is the skepticism. By Anne-Marie O'Connor, Greg Krikorian and H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writers Roozbeh Farahanipour was jailed and beaten during student protests in Iran in 1999. Today, he sits in a cramped office above a Persian-language bookstore on Westwood Boulevard, speaking in low tones about the pro-Tehran "agents" he says still dog him. Two years ago, after hostile men confronted his Iranian activist group at public...
  • Thousands Attend Iran Convention in US Capital (MEK/MKO ALERT)

    04/15/2005 7:25:55 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 346+ views
    Iran focus ^ | 15 Apr 2005
    Thousands attend Iran convention in US Capital Iran Focus Fri. 15 Apr 2005 Washington, D.C., Apr. 14 - Iranians from across the United States gathered in the Constitution Hall here today to take part in what they called Iranian-American National Convention for Democratic Change in Iran. Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA), joint-chair of the Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus of the U.S. House of Representative; Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Congress and Co-chair of the Caucus; Congressman Dennis Moore (D-KS); and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) were among the speakers who offered their support...
  • Thousands of MEK terrorists attend Iran convention in US Capital --- Is this War On Terror?

    04/15/2005 9:36:25 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 7 replies · 686+ views
    Washington, D.C., Apr. 14 - Iranians from across the United States gathered in the Constitution Hall here today to take part in what they called Iranian-American National Convention for Democratic Change in Iran. Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA), joint-chair of the Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus of the U.S. House of Representative; Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Congress and Co-chair of the Caucus; Congressman Dennis Moore (D-KS); and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) were among the speakers who offered their support to the Iranian people’s efforts to topple the clerical regime and replace it...
  • Iran's 'Terrorists' Helped Disclose Nuke Program (MEK/MKO Alert)

    04/16/2005 5:47:51 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 586+ views
    USA Today ^ | 4/14/2005
    Iran's 'terrorists' helped disclose nuke program By Barbara Slavin, USA TODAY 4/14/2005 TEHRAN, Iran — Tall and handsome, Arash Sametipour could be living a very different life in Northern Virginia if he hadn't joined the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). As U.S. troops watch, an MEK member, right, guards a road to the group's training camp in Iraq. By Brennan Linsley, AP Sametipour, 29, of Burke, Va., says he became involved in the Iranian opposition group in the late 1990s when he developed a crush on one of its members. In love and convinced that the group was working for the good...
  • Iranians for Bush

    03/25/2005 9:16:34 PM PST · by Cyrus the Great · 48 replies · 805+ views
    AFF ^ | 3/26/05 | Slater Bakhtavar
    When the BBC world service released the results of its 2004 presidential poll it revealed an interesting figure. Of the sixteen linguistic ethnical groups surveyed around the world, Persians were overwhelmingly the most supportive of President Bush. In fact, over 52 percent of Iranians preferred Republican George W. Bush to challenger John Kerry who only received 42 percent support. Thus, surprisingly, unlike in the United States where the presidential race was relegated to a couple of percentage points, in Iran President Bush won by a landslide. Numerous other sources have confirmed these results. Renowned intellectuals and journalists have agreed. For...
  • Persian New Year Parade 2005 in Pictures [NYC]

    03/23/2005 7:45:39 PM PST · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 909+ views
    Payvand ^ | 3/23/05 | Payvand
    The Second annual Persian-Iranian Parade, sponsored by the non-profit public Persian-Iranian Parade Foundation (PIPF), held along fifteen blocks of Madison Avenue in New York City on March 20, drew huge cheering crowd of Iranian Americans, curious tourists and mainstream Americans, despite the inclement weather. "Rain or Shine, We Will Shine." Nina Ghavami, one of the Parade Funding Members & co-organizer eloquently put it. An educational pamphlet, distributed in the crowd that described the historical aspects of celebrating Nowruz the Persian New Year, a brief history of Iran, and information on the status and stature of Iranian American Community of one...
  • L.A. Is a Den of Iranian Intrigue and Ambition ('Irangeles')

    03/20/2005 9:02:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 397+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/20/05 | Anne-Marie O'Connor, Greg Krikorian and H.G. Reza
    Roozbeh Farahanipour was jailed and beaten during student protests in Iran in 1999. Today, he sits in a cramped office above a Persian-language bookstore on Westwood Boulevard, speaking in low tones about the pro-Tehran "agents" he says still dog him. Two years ago, after hostile men confronted his Iranian activist group at public forums, he walked down the bustling avenue — past Persian restaurants, Persian pop music vendors and the publisher of the 1,200-page Iranian Yellow Pages — to the FBI office a few blocks away. There, he said, U.S. agents pressed him for details on espionage and provocateurs. Such...
  • Iranian-American Republican Goli Ameri appointed to to UNHRC

    03/18/2005 10:25:00 PM PST · by freedom44 · 3 replies · 397+ views
    Payvand ^ | 3/19/05 | Payvand
    Goli Ameri has been appointed by President George W. Bush as one of three public delegates to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The 2005 meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights will take place March 14 through April 22 in Geneva, Switzerland. The US delegation is headed by former Senator Rudy Boschwitz who has been nominated by the White House for the position of Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). Senator Boschwitz served in the US Senate from 1978-1991. Former Ambassadors to the UNCHR include Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick who served in the Geneva post...
  • The Fire in Iran. Forget about diplomacy, this is war.

    03/17/2005 7:59:31 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 29 replies · 1,217+ views
    NRO ^ | March 17, 2005, 7:53 a.m. | Michael Ledeen
    From al-Reuters, we have a masterpiece of disinformation: ISFAHAN — Iranian authorities beat up and tear gassed exuberant young revellers as they breathed new life into a pre-Islamic fire festival with a night of dancing, flirting and fireworks. The Islamic Republic, which has an awkward relationship with its ancient Zoroastrian religion, only gave guarded recognition to the "Chaharshanbe Souri" festival last year. The Islamic republic does not have "an awkward relationship" with Zoroastrianism. It forbids Zoroastrian practices, including the celebration of the Zoroastrian New Year, Norooz. Forget about "guarded recognition;" there is a ban. The mullahs know something that al-Reuters...
  • Tehran apologists backing Hillary? Planned fund-raiser stirs up U.S. Iranian community

    03/14/2005 2:45:50 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 767+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, March 14, 2005 | Art Moore
    Monday, March 14, 2005 Tehran apologists backing Hillary?Planned fund-raiser stirs up U.S. Iranian communityPosted: March 14, 20051:00 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Iranian Americans accused by members of their community of collaborating with the cleric-led Islamic regime in Tehran have planned a fund-raiser for Sen. Hillary Clinton in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event was scheduled for yesterday at the Los Altos Hills, Ca., home of Gita Kashani, a former member of the board of trustees of the controversial Iranian American Political Action Committee and past president of the Society of Iranian Professionals, a group that sponsored a...
  • The Iranian-American Community Celebrates The Second Annual Persian Parade Day

    02/28/2005 11:08:46 PM PST · by freedom44 · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Payvand ^ | 4/1/05 | Payvand
    The second Persian Parade Day, expected to draw tens of thousands of participants and spectators will be held in New York City in commemoration of the Nowruz, the Persian New Year, along Madison Avenue at 41st street on Sunday March 20, 2005. Due to the event’s overwhelming success last year, the Persian Parade is sponsored in part by the non-profit public Persian-Iranian Parade Foundation. The Parade will once again provide the opportunity to display the immense contributions made by the Iranian American Community in North America. The parade not only exhibits their historical and cultural heritage, but will also proudly...