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Jul 17, 2021, 4:47 PM
Cannes festival celebrating Iran’s state fascism?
Iranian moviemakers have long been a toast of the Cannes Film Festival, and this year looks to be no exception, with the director Asghar Farhadi almost certainly booked for new plaudits. Sadly, for those of us with a first-hand...
May 13, 2021, 12:54 AM
Iranian regime’s role on attacks on Israel
Rockets are raining on Israel and a good part of it is from the Iranian money stolen from Iranian people by a regime that kills, tortures, and maims Iranians if they protest or criticize it. In that aspect, the...
May 6, 2021, 7:24 PM
Don’t listen to Mullahs’ apologists in US media
There is a billboard right outside the headquarters of The New York Times, and the message it carries shows the placement is no accident. “Do not listen to Mullahs’ apologists in the US media”. The signage is embossed with...
Apr 5, 2021, 5:32 PM
When you talk about Iran in the western countries, you get the impression that the country is like any other normal country, that sometimes do “bad things”. A few know there is an Iranian regime, and then the Iranian...
Jul 14, 2020, 8:26 PM
Who are Iran’s Khashoggis?
Reporting on Iran has become an anxiety-inducing affair. In addition to the Islamic republic’s horrible economic decline, mysterious explosions — three so far this month — and wildfire that have been roiling the country. A second wave of Corona...
Jan 31, 2020, 7:52 AM
Why Western media is so biased toward Iran?
Western journalists like to say they are in the business of afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted. But as somebody who was born in Tehran and comments Middle Eastern affairs, I sometimes wonder if at least some of...
Dec 18, 2019, 10:45 PM
Newsweek article supporting Khamanei is a disgrace
In a Newsweek article of 10th. December by Tom O'connor “If Iran Falls, ISIS May Rise Again”, the author, based on the testimony of a range of pro-Iranian regime experts, tells us that if the Iranian dictatorship falls, ISIS...
Nov 26, 2019, 1:12 PM
Iranian people’s uprising is against Khamanei
Iran was on fire last week. Since November 14th protests against the regime were taking place in big parts of the country. The Internet was shut down by the regime, so that their thugs could beat and kill demonstrators....
Nov 12, 2019, 6:22 PM
Is NYT spreading fake news on Iranian ‘feminist’?
There are plenty of female Muslim feminists working for equal rights for women within Islam. Azam Taleghani was not one of them
Oct 29, 2019, 4:08 PM
Iraq’s bloodshed, where is the world?
I have been following the Iraqi uprising very closely in the last couple of days on Twitter. It has been brutal and heart-breaking and, at times, unbearable to watch. Snipers dressed in black wearing black masks shooting from rooftops...
Iranian-Nowegian author writing about Middle East-Iran. I write for the Norwegian newspaper Nettavisen.