Why is Iran’s TikTok generation demanding ‘Women, Life, Freedom’? | BBC News

On September 13, 22 year old Mahsa Amini died after being detained by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating strict laws requiring women to cover their hair with a headscarf, or hijab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siCHErRPVMw Outrage over her death sparked protests that are challenging the very existence of Iran’s Islamic leadership. BBC Persian’s Jiyar Gol looks at… Continue lendo Why is Iran’s TikTok generation demanding ‘Women, Life, Freedom’? | BBC News


Students in Iran refuse to back down from protests sparked by death of young woman | PBS NewsHour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5esJZRRwJM Iran's ongoing crackdown against protestors continues as nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody are now in their seventh week. Nick Schifrin and producer Zeba Warsi have been speaking with students there and report that despite Iran’s attempts at suppression, the protests persist. RELATED CONTENT:

Protesters knock turbans off clerics’ heads in Iran | AL JAZEERA

Videos of young protesters knocking turbans off men’s heads have gone viral in Iran. Protests have swept the country in recent weeks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vitvG0V3VO4 In Iran, school kids begin knocking off turbans of Islamic clerics amid spiralling anti-regime protests (Firstpost, November 2, 2022) Across Iran, particularly in Tehran, thousands have taken to the streets protesting the… Continue lendo Protesters knock turbans off clerics’ heads in Iran | AL JAZEERA

“Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

 The figure of the lonely metaphysical terrorist who blew himself up with his bomb appeared in Russia at the end of the nineteenth century … The real genesis of al-Qaeda violence has more to do with a Western tradition of individual and pessimistic revolt for an elusive ideal world than with the Koranic conception of… Continue lendo “Terror and the Western Tradition” – John GRAY

Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam | Vice News

To be called a deicide is the most flattering insult that can be addressed to an individual or to a people.CIORAN, Anathemas and Admirations I hate all gods; I am not healthy enough to scorn them. That is the Indifferent Man’s great humiliation.CIORAN, A Short History of Decay Around the world, people who leave the… Continue lendo Rescuing Ex-Muslims: Leaving Islam | Vice News

“The paradox that is Persia” – Abbas MILANI