Welcome to The other Iran !
I do not want to deny that the Iranian government is a clerical dictatorship. No, I would even sign this statement, but this fact does not say too much about Iran and Iranians itself. Let’s not forget that in 2009 only in Tehran 2 million Iranians went to the streets to protest peacefully against the regime. The protesters looked modern, they were no bearded militants, and they were peaceful.
By focusing on Iran’s regime, the people of Iran are implicitly dehumanized, which makes it easy to make the case for a military attack on Iran with lots of civilian casualties.
This blog wants to focus on the Iranian people, their lives, their activities, their successes. Most “experts” talking about Iran have never been here, have never had contact to Iranians.
The posts in this blog will be short excerpts of articles on Iran. Each post will include a link to the original site where the post can be verified. The posts will not contain any comment from me, yet there will be a comment section for each post.
I hope by reading this blog you realize that Iranians are like other folks, they like to enjoy their lives, they do sports, create art and are open to other cultures. They are far from brain washed religious maniacs.
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