Biden Confronts Putin

Some call Joe Biden weak, particularly in terms of his foreign policy. He has been as vacillating and indecisive a person who always opts to run away from problems and questions rather than take a stand and solve them.  Many believe Joe Biden’s cognitive decline damages America.  Now, these are all perceptions. In the interest of fairness, […]

Iranians Are Not Muslim

Iranians are Muslim in name only. Most Iranians consider Islam an invader. We have a saying in Persian that the way you take your first step points your path for the rest of your journey. To elucidate this, please allow me to elaborate and give a brief account of Islam. Islam’s very first step was […]

Love Conquers all

Jamsheed sat in the park, staring at the lush green trees that surrounded him. It was his usual spot, a quiet corner where he came to read and escape the noise of the city. But today was different. As he looked up, he saw a woman walking towards him, her long hair swaying in the […]

Voices of Freedom Are Silent No More

Maryam stepped into the bustling newsroom of her new job, her heart racing with excitement. She had always dreamed of becoming a journalist, of using her words to make a difference in the world. As she settled in at her desk, she couldn’t help but feel a sense of nervous anticipation. “Welcome to the team, […]

My Forty-Fifth Anniversary

December 2022 was my 45th anniversary since I made it to this blessed land, America. A land that I fell in love with.  Like many of my fellow Iranian compatriots, I never imagined extending my stay in the US beyond 4 years at the university. Let me remind you that Iranians are not beggars. We […]

Good Hate, Bad Love

“Love” is thought of as a virtue, while “hate” is considered a vice. But not all forms of love are good and not all hates are bad. If you love to set buildings on fire, molest children, or steal, these are obviously bad loves. If you hate racism, sexism, or injustices of all sorts, then […]

Why Islamists Persecute the Baha’is

This is the best of times and the worst of times, as the saying goes. Humanity is struggling on the one hand to free itself from the vestiges of its barbaric past while embarking on an exhilarating new way of life. It is the same story. The old is doggedly fighting the new on many […]

Iranian Diaspora

Over the past forty-four years, many of us have seen various Iranian opposition groups and TV channels pop up, one after another, but none united or supported their competitors. Each group had its own agenda. A typical Iranian dilemma: “Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.” This has been our dilemma until the new generation of […]

My Take on Islam

All of Islam has the potential for ensuring a violent result because it is an inherent quality of the belief. I refuse to call it a religious faith…that would be a far kinder treatment than it actually deserves. It is essentially a death cult…a political/cultural and social ideology based on the violence of the Qur’an…it […]