Category: Resistance to Islamism

Fear of satellite TV shows Iranian regime knows it’s fragile

Viewers of satellite TV in Iran will now be prosecuted, according to a top state security official. That’s bad news for the short term, but good news for the long term, because it means that the Islamic Republic knows that it is dying. For months, state security agents have been destroying private satellite dishes visibly located on the rooftops of...

Wikipedia report on Haleh Sahabi was altered to give Iranian regime version of her death

Within hours of the Basij murder of human rights activist Haleh Sahabi, a new entry on Wikipedia appeared, which changed the facts to suit the regime’s official line. The Wikipedia page was altered from the original entry, which said she died during a struggle at her father’s funeral, and change to give the regime’s official version that she died from...

Haleh’s murder prompts USA and Britian to demand answers from Iran

The murder of human rights activist Haleh Sahabi (pictured) at the funeral of her dissident father on June 1 – and the regime’s coverup of the crime – has promoted the United States and British governments to demand answers from the Islamic Republic. “Both Haleh and her father suffered in life for their political activism including imprisonment,” deputy US State...

Update on abduction of Arash Fakhravar in Paris; French authorities were alerted by FBI

More details have emerged in Europe about the April 29 abduction in Paris of Arash Fakhravar. Blogger Mehrtash, who is close to the Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS), brings us the following details that IranChannel did not originally report. We have checked with Mehrtash and report the following news from his blog: After kidnapping Arash on a Paris street, Islamic...

Citizen videos show widespread defiance across Iran

Videos shot by ordinary citizens celebrating the Persian New Year season show widespread defiance of the regime across Iran. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei decreed that there be no public observations of the pre-Islamic traditions, which include lighting and jumping over bonfires to mark the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. IranChannel.org has the story. (Photo: An...

Rapping to the death throes of Iran’s Islamic republic

When a regime is too inflexible to cope with the cultural rebellion of the young people under its domination, the system cannot be expected to survive for long. In a youthful country like Iran, we are seeing signs that the dictatorship of the Islamic Republic is on its last legs. Especially because this youthful cultural rebellion, thanks to the Internet,...

Professor part of ‘Team B’ report on enemy threat doctrine

(Institute of World Politics news release) An IWP professor is part of the now-famous ‘Team B’ report on enemy threat doctrine and operations, including the Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the United States. Annenberg Professor of International Communication J. Michael Waller joins a range of noted defense, intelligence and security experts as a contributor to Shariah: The Threat to America, a...

The musical threat to Iran’s regime

How can we take down Iran’s soon-to-be-nuclear-armed regime without firing a shot? There are a number of ways, but the Islamic Republic has been openly betraying its greatest fears: music. Not just the rock, punk, rap and hip-hop cultures that the regime is trying to repress, but all music. Eric Felten writes about it in the Wall Street Journal. In...

Bollywood pokes fun at bin Laden – and us

Hollywood still doesn’t dare make a mainstream film to mock Islamist terrorists, though as we’ve seen the British have recently come out with two: The Infidel and Four Lions. Now from India comes Tere Bin Laden, about a young Pakistani TV journalist who wants to move to the USA to live the American dream. But he’s foiled because homeland security...

Touring the Reagan Ranch with Michelle Malkin

At a Young Americas Foundation conference in Santa Barbara, California, IWP Professor J. Michael Waller gave a seminar to college students on how to combat Islamist extremism on the campuses. Waller used examples from fighting the Soviets and Soviet front organizations that can be adapted to expose, discredit, document and uproot terrorist support groups at American universities. He specifically cited the Council on...