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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!

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Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2 by Antonia Mosqueda

In my last blog post I wrote: “Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2 by Antonia Mosqueda

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Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1 by Antonia Mosqueda

Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one spot. It is truly a melting pot… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1 by Antonia Mosqueda

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#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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Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Antonia Mosqueda

“Islamic women’s sport appears to be a contradiction in terms — at least this is what many in the West believe. … In this respect the portrayal of the development and the current situation of women’s sports in Iran is illuminating for a variety of reasons. It demonstrates both the opportunities and the limits of women in a… Continue reading Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Antonia Mosqueda

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Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!

Beyond the tourist destinations of Gorgan, beyond the crowded “hot spots ” like Nahar Koran, and beyond some winding roads; a tank full of gas will take you to the beautifully mesmerizing forest of Tooskestan, Iran.   The first thing you notice about Tooskestan are these ginormous trees, with amazing, glistening leaves that are just… Continue reading Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!

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Possible ISIS/MKO linked Terrorist attacks send shock-waves through Iran

This post will be updated as more news from Iran media and witnesses pour in… In the wake of several terrorist attacks over the past month, in places like London, the Philippines, Afghanistan, today Iran has been added to the list of ISIS claimed attacks. Iran is one of the few countries in the Middle… Continue reading Possible ISIS/MKO linked Terrorist attacks send shock-waves through Iran

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A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran

A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran by Antonia Mosqueda Ashūradeh Island is the only island off the Iranian coast in the Caspian Sea. Located in Gorgan Bay, Ashuradeh’s surface comprises of 2,000 acres. The western end is known as Miankaleh, after the peninsula of Behshahr country in Māzandarān, a Province… Continue reading A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Persian Omelet 4-2 Please!

Persian Omelet 4- 2 Please! When I first visited Iran, I knew less than little of Persian cuisine…“ what is sabze pollow, kuku, juje, ghorme sabze, khoreste goje badamjan?”… I would often ask my husband so many questions, but I learned! Al an/right now, you could say I moved up to a safe intermediate level… Continue reading Persian Omelet 4-2 Please!

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The Corridor to Religious Tolerance in Islam: ( A recommended read)

“Surah An Nahl was the first surah that really spoke to me, we all have those moments of lucidity as Muslims–I think. I began to gain a clear understanding of tolerance in Islam by way of this Surah. Today, it happens to be one of my favorite Surahs, with little to no obscurity, depicting the… Continue reading The Corridor to Religious Tolerance in Islam: ( A recommended read)