There is no censorship in Iran

There are no homosexuals either.

Iranian Student Lashed 74 Times for Insulting Ahmadinejad…

Peyman Aref, a student of political science at Tehran University, was sentenced in March 2010 to a year in jail after being found guilty of propaganda against the regime for speaking to foreign media.

Activist Peyman Aref is whipped hours before release from one-year jail sentence in ‘unprecedented’ punishment

Aref, who was initially arrested in the aftermath of Iran‘s disputed presidential elections in 2009, was also sentenced to 74 lashes for writing an “insulting” letter to Ahmadinejad and given a lifetime ban on working as a journalist or membership of any political parties. (Guardian)

Actress Gets One Year and 90 Lashes For Making Film About Censorship in Iran


Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, an Iranian opposition website reported Sunday.

“A verdict has been issued for Marzieh Vafamehr, sentencing her to a year in jail and 90 lashes,” reported.

“Her lawyer has appealed the sentence, which was handed down yesterday (Saturday),” the report added, without giving further details.

Vafamehr was arrested in July after appearing in “My Tehran for Sale,” which came under harsh criticism in conservative circles.

See: the mad mullahs of Iran are no different and just as evil as our conservative Christians, right?

The film, produced in collaboration with Australia, tells the story of a young actress in Tehran whose theatre work is banned by the authorities. She is then forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically.

The Fars news agency said the movie had not been approved for screening in Iran and was being distributed in the country illegally.

Vafamehr was released in late July after posting unspecified bail.

More from Iran:

Iran’s Thug-In-Chief accuses Turkey of installing missile defense shield aimed at defending Israel, says “such shields can’t prevent the collapse of the Zionist regime”

Hasn’t he noticed the rapid Islamization of Turkey, and its concomitant growing hostility toward Israel?

More genocide dreams from the Thug-In-Chief: “Ahmadinejad: Turkey’s missile shield won’t save Zionist regime,” from Jerusalem World News, October 9  (JW)


Iraq sides with Iran, sends aid to Syria’s Assad

I’ve been predicting this since at least 2006:

June 27, 2006: “Of course, Ahmadinejad may be jumping the gun a bit as far as that is concerned, but he is certainly doing all he can to bring into being a Shi’ite client state in Iraq.”

September 13, 2006: “Here we see looming in Iraq the Shi’ite client state of Iran that the U.S. has unwittingly helped put into place with its short-sighted democracy project.”

October 31, 2006: “Is al-Maliki on the road to creating the Shi’ite client state that the Iranians have been trying to foster in Iraq for quite some time now?”

February 11, 2007: “Iran continues its efforts to create a Shi’ite client state in Iraq.”

June 10, 2008: “Or are U.S. troops the main obstacle to Iraq’s becoming a full-fledged client state of Iran?”

November 12, 2008: “Very soon now the President of the United States and the President of Iran will sit down, without preconditions, and hash this out, and clear everything up before Iraq turns fully into the Shi’ite client state that the Iranians covet.”

July 1, 2009: “Their goal of creating a Shi’ite client state is closer than ever to being realized.”

July 30, 2009: “Was this what we have been fighting for in Iraq all these years? An Iranian Shi’ite client state in Baghdad?”

“Iraq, siding with Iran, sends essential aid to Syria’s Assad,” by Joby Warrick in theWashington Post, October 8:

More than six months after the start of the Syrian uprising, Iraq is offering key moral and financial support to the country’s embattled president, undermining a central U.S. policy objective and raising fresh concerns that Iraq is drifting further into the orbit of an American arch rival — Iran.Iraq’s stance has dealt an embarrassing setback to the Obama administration, which has sought to enlist Muslim allies in its campaign to isolate Syrian autocrat Bashar al-Assad. While other Arab states have downgraded ties with Assad, Iraq has moved in the opposite direction, hosting official visits by Syrians, signing pacts to expand business ties and offering political support.

After Iraq sent conflicting signals about its support for Assad last month, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki spoke firmly against regime change in Syria in an interview broadcast on Iraqi television Sept. 30. “We believe that Syria will be able to overcome its crisis through reforms,” Maliki said, rejecting U.S. calls for the Syrian leader to step down. His words echoed those of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who weeks earlier proposed that Syrians should “implement the necessary reforms by themselves.”

On other issues as well, the Maliki government in recent months has hewed closer to Iran’s stance — Iraq, for example, has supported Iran’s right to nuclear technology and advocated U.N. membership for Palestinians — as the U.S. military races to complete its troop withdrawal over the coming months….

2 thoughts on “There is no censorship in Iran”

  1. See: the mad mullahs of Iran are just like our conservatives: evil!

    That’s a funny remark you make considering that the Wall Street “protesters” are calling for the government sponsored extermination of anyone who doesn’t “volunteer” to have their earnings taken from them. I didn’t know occupywallstreet was a conservative organization.

  2. Its deliberate and its been going on for a long time. The leftist media has for long time been conflating critique of Islam with racism, mad mullah’s or muslim assassins are ‘conservatives’, implying that our conservatives Christians are just like them, or worse.

    Anders Breivik, the Norwegian psycho-killer, was portrayed as the ‘Christian terrorist’ he never was.

    This is the age of double speak and deceit; the age of ‘overseas contingency operations’ and ‘man made disasters’, spin is everything for the dolts who deceive us.

    But I shall remind you:

    If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.


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