Tag Archives: Iran

Western Progressives and the Protests in Iran

For 43 years, Iranian women have been forced to wear hijab, yet throughout the more than four painful decades, their agony has been downplayed by those claiming that hijab is a choice.   Following an initial dismissal of the protests in … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 37-2022 ( Sept 19-25)

Top headlines Main Headlines Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Reports   From Twitter

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The wider impacts of the death of Iran’s Mahsa Amini

The raging protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, who had been detained for allegedly breaking strict hijab rules, represent a unique moment in the history of the twenty-first-century’s Middle East. The brave Iranian women unintendedly upended decades of … Continue reading

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Ilhan Omar’s ill-advised dismissal of Masih Alinejad

“So this lady doesn’t want to combat Islamophobia,” “she just doesn’t like Muslims.” When Muslim-born Iranian journalist and women’s rights campaigner Masih Alinejad wrote why she opposed a bill against Islamophobia introduced by US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Mr Tim Mynett, Omar’s husband, a political consultant, immediately tweeted … Continue reading

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Podcast: Heyday of Turkey-Iran relations coming to an end

Here is my latest interview for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Vahid Yücesoy, a PhD candidate at the University of Montreal with focus on Iran and Turkey. He highlighted how the heyday of relations between Turkey and Iran appears to be … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Prominent Hezbollah Critic Lokman Slim Shot Dead in Lebanon

Anti-Hezbollah publisher and documentary-maker, Lokman Slim, who predicted he would be mirdered by Hezbollah, found murdeed this morning in his car with gunshots to the head. Here is a collection of tweets on this abhorrent crime.

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Twitter Thread: Robert Malley as U.S. special envoy on Iran?

As reports emerged that Crisis Group”s Robert Malley is considered as President Biden’s new envoy on Iran. Here is why some observers see this potential choice problematic.

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