Welcome To Marze Por Gohar

Where are the Human Rights Organizations When You Need Them?

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Having been imprisoned in solitary confinement at the Towhid Prison in Iran for simply expressing my opinions, I grateful to have been a direct beneficiary of the work of human rights organizations.

Statement regarding the U.S Navy directives regarding the Persian gulf

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11/25/2010

For thousands of years foreign entities have tried to force Iran and
it's people to renounce their history, culture and way of life, only to
see their efforts wither in failure. Iranian nationalism has been and
will continue to be a potent force to be reckoned with by any outsider
wishing to push foreign aspirations on Iranians.

The Islamic Republic’s campaign to Arabize Iran is nothing new, nor
surprising, after all the theocracy views the Iranian civilization as an
impediment to uniting the Iranian nation under the umbrella of Arab

Free Occupied Iran

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"Today there is no such thing as Persian civilization in Iran. There is an Islamic civilization in Iran. Khomeini is an Arab and the son of an Arab who is a descendant of Muhammad. Khamenei is a descendant of the Arab dynasty of Muhammad's descendants" - Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General of Hezbollah

"We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world." - Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic

The Lion and Sun Flag: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

When I started my blog almost four years ago I decided to call it “Shiro-Khorshid Forever” (Lion and Sun Forever), because of the unifying aspect of the Lion and Sun Flag. One of the first things the Islamic Regime did after coming to power was to change the symbols of our national flag (Lion and Sun) and replace it with Arabic Symbols in an attempt to strip us of our history and nationality.

Iran’s Citizen Cyber Warriors

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Regardless of the exact political course that ensues in Iran over the next decade, the opposition movement that gained momentum in the aftermath of the country’s 2009 election has already made its historical mark. Nicknamed the “Twitter Revolution,” the movement showcased young, zealous Iranians pioneering the use of citizen journalism and social networking sites in a significant standoff against the regime.

Computer Worm Delays Nuke Plant in Iran

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By: Ken Timmerman

Iran has stated that the "Stuxnet" worm that has affected thousands of computers in Iran is a Western plot aimed at sabotaging Iran’s nuclear program.

"Western states are trying to stop Iran's [nuclear] activities by embarking on psychological warfare and aggrandizing, but Iran would by no means give up its rights by such measure,” according to a printed summary of comments made yesterday in Tehran by foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehrmanparast.

Persian Community and Metal Fans Unite to Support a Free Iran

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"Heavy metal is beautiful, and so are the people of Iran," shouted Neil Turbin, lead singer of Deathriders, before launching into another song at the Metal Revolution for Iran event at the Aura Nightclub in Studio City.

Bands included Internal Corrosion, Skinmask, Deathriders (featuring Neil Turbin of Anthrax) and Philm (featuring Dave Lombardo of Slayer).

Heavy Metal Revolution for Iran

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It is that time of year again when Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes his trip to New York, making incendiary remarks that resonate around the globe.

This year, reactions to his visit were typical, with a majority of United Nations representatives leaving the room during his talk. His hardline and outlandish comments dominated media headlines and mainstream television networks vied over prime-time interviews with the rogue leader.

Activist Farahanipour Fights Now Two Decades For Iranian Secular Democracy

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Striving for over two decades to make political strides in his homeland, Iranian political activist Roozbeh Farahanipour will have a chance to play out his political ambitions in Westwood, a region of west Los Angeles, which boasts the largest enclave of Iranians outside of Iran.