Human Rights · Palestine · The Middle East · Uncategorized

Do as Rachel Corrie did for Palestine: by Antonia Mosqueda

Since the tragic loss of Rachel Corrie, whose martyrdom anniversary was observed almost a month ago, world citizens became more aware and concerned about the Palestinian plight. People have observed and learned much about Palestine, thanks to the memory of this selfless young activist. Sadly, people have also observed the Palestinian movement go from prominent… Continue reading Do as Rachel Corrie did for Palestine: by Antonia Mosqueda

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Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran

Last week (when the western media claimed things were so crazy in Iran) Mohsen and I visited with some shop and restaurant owners for several reasons: one, of course, to give them business (an economy does not thrive w/o supporting local businesses); secondly, to ask them how business was actually going; next, to talk about… Continue reading Western Media Exaggerates Rise of overall Food prices in Iran

Golestan, Iran · Health · Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Medical Sciences · Travel · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

  I have been away from the blog-o-sphere for quite some time. An emergency came up that prompted a good Iranian doctor to schedule me for a much-needed surgery. In that time of waiting and recovering, I was nervous and scared—as any human would be when faced with being opened up. The surgery was ultimately… Continue reading Iranians save American lives: Americans kill, deport and jail Iranians!

Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Politics · Women and Islam

Iran’s Supreme Leader, did he really say that?

Faulty information alert on an Iranian Leader published in The Independent, with the following misleading title: “Iran’s Supreme Leader claims gender equality is ‘Zionist plot’ aiming to corrupt role of women in society.”‘ I don’t often defend world leaders, but when I do it is because I know and research them well-enough: reading and watching… Continue reading Iran’s Supreme Leader, did he really say that?

Health · Human Rights · mental health · Sexual Abuse · Uncategorized

#MeToo! Got a problem with it?

#MeToo! Got a problem with it? If the #MeToo hashtags are getting on your nerves and they make you feel “uncomfortable,” well you are not a major concern for many of us. Personally, most of my focus is on the many survivors who find comfort in using these two simple words: me too. #MeToo, and… Continue reading #MeToo! Got a problem with it?

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Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers: by Antonia Mosqueda

*These issues, as I have learned, will not be touched by some Muslims who have adopted the ideology that breastfeeding is somehow “taboo”; although, Quran mentions breastfeeding, prolonged practice of it, and has nothing negative to say on it. Most well educated human scientists, mothers, and medical doctors agree that breast milk is the best… Continue reading Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers: by Antonia Mosqueda

Health · Human Rights · Islam · Politics · Religion · Spiritualism · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

10 ways to make the world better by making yourself better

Many of good folk are not as oblivious to the heart-wrenching cycle of suffering that plagues our beautiful Earth–at least not how some people make them out to be. Often, do people not brag, nor do they put on display all their acts of charity; especially, us Muslims, as there are Quranic reminders for us… Continue reading 10 ways to make the world better by making yourself better

Golestan, Iran · Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Poetry · Religion · Spiritualism · The Middle East · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

I know why Shi’a cry

Recently, over the time frame of ten days, my emotions have swelled as I observed the processions of Shi’a in Iran preforming their mourning rituals. I’ve witnessed thousands of people coming together daily to express their love of the prophets family (pbut), many martyred; they did this through a series of mourning rituals and prayers.… Continue reading I know why Shi’a cry

Golestan, Iran · Human Rights · Iran · Iraq · ISIS · Islam · Islamic Republic of Iran · Politics · Religion · Spiritualism · The Middle East · Uncategorized

The Emergence of the Viral Hashtag #AlSaudHijacksHajj

After the Iranian Supreme Leader’s speech, titled Ayatollah Khamenei’s Hajj Message 2016 {I will post it here in case anyone cares to read an Enlgish translation.} calling out the Saudi government for their reckless endangerment of pilgrims–who take part in the annual Hajj–the Islamic community has jumped on the Iranian Leader’s bandwagon by creating the… Continue reading The Emergence of the Viral Hashtag #AlSaudHijacksHajj

BlackLivesMatter · Chador · Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · The Middle East · Uncategorized · Women and Islam

To All Lives Matter who just don’t get it

   In a rant of a mood over a series of unfortunate events, which have taken the US by storm; related to avid police shootings in USA – commonly white cop against black man. One main problem that has arisen from all of this is that white denial, as usual, continues. Those who are in… Continue reading To All Lives Matter who just don’t get it