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The Middle Eastern Illuminati

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on March 22, 2011

From as early as the 11th century, an enigmatic group known erroneously as the Assassins emerged in Persia. They take their name from Hashish (hashish-im, “hashish takers”) a trance inducing drug thought by many to help the leaders to control the minds of subverts.

Iran’s Illuminati, Hojjatieh is a semi-clandestine Iranian organization which is radically anti-Bahai and anti-Sunni. The group flourished during the 1979 revolution that ousted the Shah and installed an Islamic government in his place. However it was banned in 1983 by Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution.

They believe that chaos must be created to hasten the return of the Mahdi, the 12th Shiite Imam. Only then, they argue, a genuine Islamic state can be established.

Members of the Hojjatieh group think such a suggestion is blasphemy, for the coming of the Lord of All Ages shall be the end of the world as it is. Interestingly, and this is where the West really has to understand what is going on in Iran, the Hojjatieh group took no part in the 1979 revolution. For they actually believe in the spread of tyranny and oppression. If you stand in the way of tyranny and oppression then you delays the coming of the Lord of All Ages, the Hojjatieh argue.

The current president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is rumored to be an advocate of this society through the influence of his mentor, the Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, who is also currently the highest ranking member in the organization. Since the president took office in August 2005 almost all of his major speeches contain some reference to the return of the 12th Imam. A September address to the U.N. General Assembly contained long passages on the Mahdi and Ahmadinejad’s later observation that he was surrounded by an aura (light) during the speech, and that the spellbound audience in the General Assembly sat unblinking.

“Our revolution’s main mission is to pave the way for the reappearance of the 12th Imam, the Mahdi,” Ahmadinejad said in the speech to Friday Prayers leaders from across the country.

There are older links for the Illuminati though that stretches right back into the realm of Afghanistan. This link is with Roshaniya or Illuminated/Enlightened Ones and reference to them comes from the House of Wisdom in Cairo – a veritable fount of esoteric knowledge predating the Roshaniya by hundreds of years.

Again initiation and ritual match up between the Roshaniya and others such as the Muslim Assassins, who influenced the Templars and hence Christianity, Freemasonry and so on.

The earliest leader we know of is Bayezid Ansari, who claimed descent from the “helpers” of Mohammad. Who exactly these “helpers” were nobody knows; suffice to say their existence in helping Mohammad escape Mecca pinpoints them in space and time, if nothing else.

It is claimed that Bayezid was indoctrinated by the Ismailis – themselves closed to the Assassins and having “hidden lodges” around the world. These Ismailis came about to protect a great secret of Islam after Crusades, in much the same manner as heretical Cathars protected some strange secret knowledge.

It seems that the Ismailis recruited well, as the Illuminated Ones grew fast. Bayezid taught a series of supernatural exercises that were believed to lead to Enlightenment and the great secret – an obvious allusion to the fact that the great secret is Enlightenment. To obtain this illuminative aspect of the secret, they had to undergo the usual meditation and fasting called the Khilwat – silence.

They firmly believed that the rest of mankind knew nothing, with exception of the other societies. The power came through with the use of drug hashish and clever ritualistic involvement making the Ismailis feel part of a greater good, as a “chosen one” a feeling Adolf Hitler would later use to gain control of the German people.

Iran rounds up Christians in crackdown

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 12, 2011

Iran has arrested about 70 Christians since Christmas in a crackdown that demonstrates the limits of religious tolerance by Islamic leaders who often boast they provide room for other faiths.

The latest raids have targeted grass-roots Christian groups Iran describes as “hard-liners” who pose a threat to the Islamic state. Authorities increasingly view them with suspicions that range from trying to convert Muslims to being possible footholds for foreign influence.

Christian activists claim their Iranian brethren are being persecuted simply for worshipping outside officially sanctioned mainstream churches.

Caught in the middle is the small community of Iranian Christians who get together for prayer and Bible readings in private residences and out of sight of authorities. They are part of a wider “house church” movement that has taken root in other places with tight controls on Christian activities such as China and Indonesia.

Iran’s constitution gives protected status to Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians, but many religious minorities sense growing pressures from the Islamic state as hard-edged forces such as the powerful Revolutionary Guard exert more influence.

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Iranian-Dutch citizen sentenced to death in Iran

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on January 7, 2011

Iran has issued a death sentence on drug-related charges for Zahra Bahrami, the Iranian-Dutch citizen who was arrested in the protests of December 2009. The court sentence also includes “confiscation of her possessions, car and house.”

Jinoose Sharif Razi, Bahrami’s lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that her client is charged for two separate cases. The first is connected with her arrest during Ashura Day anti-government protests and the second is a charge of keeping drugs in her home.

Sharif Razi reports that they have currently only processed the file on drug charges and adds: “Since the amount of drugs discovered at her home is over a certain limit, she has been issued the death penalty.”

Bahrami’s lawyer also indicated that her client denies having any drugs at her home. Her sentence has not been confirmed yet and has been sent to the Chief Prosecutor of Iran for further deliberation.

According to this report, 400g of cocaine and 400g of opium were found in Bahrami’s home and according to Iranian law, carrying over 30g of heroine can carry the death penalty. In terms of opium, however, over 20 kg is the limit that can justify the death sentence.

According to Bahrami’s lawyer, drug charges are usually processed with greater urgency. The court sentence on drug charges cannot be appealed but are instead sent to the Chief Prosecutor for more deliberation and finalization.

Zahra Bahrami is also facing the charge of “enmity with God” in connection with her arrest on Ashura Day in December 2009.

Uri Rosenthal, Dutch foreign minister has called on the Iranian embassy to clarify Zahra Bahrami’s situation. He declared grave concern regarding the death sentence which was announced in Dutch media yesterday.

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Lisa Daftari On Fox & Friends

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 29, 2010

Iranian political prisoner to be hanged on Sunday

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 24, 2010

Habibollah Latifi, a Kurdish-Iranian political prisoner is to be executed in Iran on Sunday for the charge of “enmity against God.”

Iranian judicial authorities have issued the execution order and informed his lawyer, Saleh Nikbakht that the order will be carried out on Sunday, December 26.

Kurdistan Human Rights Organization has expressed grave concern over Latifi’s imminent execution and in a statement has called on all human rights organizations and international bodies as well as social activists to make every effort to save Latifi who is now in Sanandaj Prison.

Rawa News reports that Saleh Nikbakht has announced that the only avenue left to him is to apply for a pardon.

Amnesty International which had already reported that Latifi is in imminent danger of execution since he has been transferred to solitary confinement reported that Latifi, a law student at Ilam Open University was sentenced to death in a court behind closed doors without the presence of his lawyer. He is accused of membership in Pezhak organization, a Kurdish separatist group.

17 prisoners are currently in imminent danger of execution in Iran. The execution of Farzad Kamangar along with four other prisoners last May led to a general strike in Kurdistan protesting the executions.

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Human Rights Watch attacks Iran over treatment of homosexuals

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 18, 2010

Iran to carry out death by stoning?

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 11, 2010

CNN’s Reza Sayah reported on the impending execution by stoning in Iran of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

An Iranian-born Canadian man has been sentenced to death

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 6, 2010

An Iranian-born Canadian man has been sentenced to death in Tehran in a case his supporters say is rife with torture and human rights abuses.

A website run by those campaigning for Saeed Malekpour’s release from an Iranian prison says the 35-year-old was sentenced to death Saturday.

Malekpour’s supporters say an Iranian judge told his lawyer the death sentence was not his decision but one made by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Malekpour is a website developer who became a permanent Canadian resident in 2004.

His supporters, including his wife who now lives in Richmond Hill, Ont., say he was arrested in Iran in October 2008 after a trip to visit his ailing father.

He has been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison in relation to a case of “Internet offences” linked to a program he made for what turned out to be an adult website.

The charges against him include “taking action against national security by designing and moderating adult content websites,” “agitation against the regime” and “insulting the sanctity of Islam.” His supporters say Malekpour wasn’t aware the program he made would be used for an adult website.

Malekpour wrote an open letter to Iranian officials in March this year alleging forced confessions, torture which includes lashings, and physical abuse resulting in broken teeth and bodily infections.

“Most of the time, the tortures were performed by a group,” he wrote. “While I remained blindfolded and handcuffed, several individuals armed with cables, batons, and their fists struck and punched me.”

An Iranian woman is due to be executed for killing her lover’s wife

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 1, 2010

Citing Iranian media reports, the human rights group said the lawyer of Khadijeh “Shala” Jahed has said she is to be executed in Tehran’s Evin prison at dawn, and that she maintained her innocence.

Her case has become a cause celebre in the Islamic republic. She was found guilty in 2002 of killing Laleh Saharkhizan, the wife of footballer Nasser Mohammad Khani, who rose to fame in the mid-80s. She has been in prison ever since.

“Shahla Jahed must be spared execution. The death penalty represents the ultimate denial of human rights,” Malcolm Smart, Amnesty director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement.

“As well, in this case, there are good reasons to suggest that she may have been wrongly convicted.”

Amnesty said Jahed, who had contracted a temporary marriage with Nasser Mohammad Khani, essentially becoming his mistress, was convicted of stabbing to death her husband’s “permanent wife”.

Amnesty said Jahed’s lawyer had requested a review of the execution order arguing that the case had not been properly investigated.

In the Shia faith that is the majority religion in Iran, men and women can marry for an agreed period of time. Afterwards, the marriage is null and void, although it can be renewed.

Men can have up to four permanent wives, and any number of temporary wives. Women can only be married to one man at a time.

Green Wave Director,Ali Samadi Ahadi at IDFA

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 23, 2010

Green is the color of hope.