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Monday, May 27, 2019

STOP THE BOMB in the Tagesschau on first German Television, 29.11.2009

 

 

Videos of the event "The secret war with Iran and the current crisis" with Dr. Ronen Bergman in Berlin on July 5 2009:

 

The introduction is in German, lecture and discussion are in English.

 

 

 

 

 

Amir Taheri on "30 Years Islamic Republic Iran - The results of the Islamic revolution and the Western policy"

 The event took place on March 4 in Berlin. Please find more information here. The greeting is in German language, the introduction of Amir Taheri and his speech are in English.

 

 

„The Liberation Movement of Iranian Women – Year Zero“

 

A Historical Document from Iran on the Occasion of the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March

By Fathiyeh Naghibzadeh

On the 7th of March 1979, only weeks after the revolution in Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini ordered that women should only be allowed to enter public buildings dressed with a headscarf. After this – and on the occasion of the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March that year - there were numerous demonstrations against mandatory veiling. As a direct result of these demonstrations, the Islamists were forced to rescend their order, if only temporarily.

„The Liberation Movement of Iranian Women – Year Zero“ is the title of a film made by women of the French Politics and Psychoanalysis Group in 1979 in Iran. The film sought to convey the message of these Iranian women: „Freedom is neither an eastern nor a western concept – it is universal“.

At that time, the meaning and explosiveness of this slogan may not have been very clear to many in the West. But it summarizes in one sentence the critique of Islamism. It inverts Khomeini’s slogan: „Iran is neither eastern [meaning communist] nor western [capitalist], but Islamic“ and debunks this slogan as a fundamental attack against enlightenment and secular emancipation.

The highlight of this film is the statement of two veiled Muslim women, who justify their participation in this demonstration as fighting for the rights and freedoms of their daughters. Not only do they question the claim to power of the Islamists, they also dismiss entirely all concepts of cultural relativism which proclaim Islamic virtue-terror as folklore of the Orient.

The postmodern romanticizing in the West of Islam turns things upside down. It describes Islam in the language of the Islamists: as innocent in nature and as a patron saint against pornography and western imperialism. Western cultural relativists, who see themselves as feminists, are the ones who invent justifications for Islamic rule that grow more absurd by the day. Already in 1978 the Iranian woman, Atoussa H., wrote to Michel Foucault, a fan of Khomeini: “It seems that for the leftist movement in the West, which lacks humanism, Islam is desirable… for other peoples.” Because Iranian women knew very well from the beginning what they could expect from the so-called ”protection” by the Islamists: the abolition of all so far gained civil rights, the adoption of Sharia Law, disenfranchisement, torture and stoning.

When the Iranian women took to the streets and protested against Khomeini, they could not have imagined that thirty years later, elements of Sharia Law would be introduced into legislation concerning family and women’s rights even in western countries. Hence they fought their audacious battle not only against the Islamists in Iran, but for women’s rights around the world.

All Iranian oppositionists, whether they call themselves communist, liberal or even Islamic, refer to these demonstrations time and again, and some even pretend to have participated in them in the front lines. In reality, these demonstrations were spontaneous protests which took place over the course of several days and in all major cities in Iran, and women of all ranks were present.

A Film like ”The Liberation Movement of Iranian Women – Year Zero“ could hardly have been produced in the Europe of today. With all their might, parts of the European media instead insist on drawing the picture that for people from the orient, there can be no other form of society than the Islamic one.

So much the greater is the historical significance represented by this tiny film documentary, as it debunks in thirteen minutes tons of Islamist and cultural relativist propaganda as cruel lies.

Fathiyeh Naghibzadeh took part in the women’s demonstrations in March 1979, fled Iran more than twenty years ago and is co-author of the book: „Iran – Analysis of an Islamic Dictatorship and its European Supporters“(German). She is member of the Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin and the Stop the Bomb Coalition, on whose homepage the film is available with English subtitles.

 

 

Iran - A Big Prison

 

Recordings from the 1980s about the terror in Iran and the nevertheless prospering German-Iranian trade (partly English and Farsi).

"Delaying, Cheating, Deceiving: The Iranian Regime on the Way to the Bomb"

Yossi Melman on the Nuclear Weapons Program of the Islamic Republic of Iran and on Strategies to Stop the Bomb

 



Yossi Melman is a journalist for the Israeli daily Haaretz and Author of „The Nuclear Sphinx of Tehran - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the State of Iran" (Caroll&Graf 2007, together with Meir Javedanfar).

The event took place on November 27 2008 in the Centrum Judaicum in Berlin, organized und supported by STOP THE BOMB, the Jewish Forum for Democracy and against Anti-Semitism and the Coordinating Council of German NGOs against Anti-Semitism. The greeting by Klaus Faber (Coordinating Council) can be found here (German).

 

 Torture in Iran

Ahmad Batebi tells CNN's Anderson Cooper, in his 1st U.S. television interview how he was tortured for 9 years in an Iranian prison and how he managed to escape. (Text)