Tagged with Tehran

NEWS: A New Row over Ahmadinejad’s Jewish Origins

The ever-controversial Iranian president has once again made the news. Just a few days after his renewed attack on Israel, The Daily Telegraph has published a piece which allegedly uncovers Ahmadinejad’s Jewish background. According to the British newspaper, a close analysis of a photograph of Ahmadinejad’s identity card ”reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian … Continue reading

NEWS: Bahais Accused of Plotting the Protests in Iran

As the world anxiously watches the dramatic developments in Iran, Iranian authorities are already looking for scapegoats. Denouncing foreign media coverage of socio-political unrest in Iran, Qolam Ali Haddad-Adel, Iranian MP and head of the parliament’s cultural commission, told IRIB 2 TV channel on Wednesday night that ‘BBC is run by a bunch of Bahais … Continue reading

NEWS: Gordon Brown Calls Bahai Persecutions Tragic

In his special message to the UK Bahai community, the British Prime Minister has expressed his ‘respect and admiration’ for the British Bahai community, describing prejudice and discrimination against Bahais in the Muslim world as ‘tragic’. Highlighting dire situation of Bahai prisoners in Iran, Mr. Brown has said that ‘We have raised our concerns with … Continue reading

NEWS: Who is the Koran’s Author?

As the famous French saying goes “revolutions devour their own children”. Abdulkarim Soroush is a case in point: the most prominent Iranian public intellectual, who was once appointed by Ayatollah Khomeini to bring Cultural Revolution and to Islamicize the Iranian universities, is now facing death threats for his “heretical” statements about the origin of the … Continue reading