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Article 04 April 2013

The Little Girls’ Revolution

The tragic death of an 8 year-old girl sparks passing of Child Protection Law in the United Arab Emirates....
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Article 03 April 2013

How Islamists deny the Holocaust

A leading Iranian newspaper claims the Jewish festival of Purim was a holocaust committed against the Persians....
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Article 26 March 2013

Does the key to Tehran lie in Moscow?

In the below article, EFD Fellow, Wahied Wahdat-Hagh draws attention to Russian-Iranian relations, which could represent an alternative to the Iranian-American dialogue in solving the nuclear issue....
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Article 22 March 2013

What is the future for US-Iranian relations?

Today Iran enjoys the prospect of improved relations with Russia, yet hope for dialogue with the US looks set to remain bleak....
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Article 16 March 2013

Losing influence in Africa, Morocco has to change its policy

In the below article, EFD Senior Fellow, Bakary Sambe discusses how growing Turkish influence within West Africa is leaving regional powers such as Morocco looking further south for new opportunities....
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Article 15 March 2013

Acceptance or resistance? Iran’s nuclear ambitions

Iranian scholar says that the West must accept Iran's nuclear programme if it wants to avoid war....
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Broadcast 15 March 2013

Salafism as a danger to society

EFD Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour talks about the appeal and danger of Salafism On March 15,  the Forum Emanzipatorischer Islam, along with the support of the European Foundation for Democracy hosted an evening of discussion on Salafism. EFD Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour talks about the appeal and danger of the Islamic fundamentalist movement especially to young people. Click here to listen the Ö1 Radio report. ....
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Article 08 March 2013

Iran: Children under Pressure to Convert

Harassment against Bahai schoolchildren is on the rise, as Iranian schoolteachers are given instructions from the state to pressure children to covert to Islam....
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Article 07 March 2013

A nuclear train without brakes

The historical narrative paints a clear picture that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and shows no signs of being deterred. EFD Fellow, Wahied Wahdat-Hag deals with this issue showing the failure of UN nuclear negotiations with Iran....
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Article 07 March 2013

Iran: Violence against the Bahai goes unpunished (Part 1)

The Bahai religious minority has been victimised for more than 30 years by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Bahai International Community has published a new report entitled, “Violence with Impunity: Acts of Aggression Against Iran’s Bahai Community”....
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Article 01 March 2013

Iran: Farmer rebellion due to water scarcity

In areas of Iran people are suffering from water scarcity. This recently sparked off a farmer rebellion in Ishafan, where insurgents burned down buses and attacked a police station to free arrested farmers....
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Article 01 March 2013

Sedighi: “Iran will never give up its right to enrich uranium”

Iranian cleric declares that only Ali Khamenei, leader of the Islamic revolution, can decide how much uranium Iran is going to enrich....
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Article 01 March 2013

The West and the Muslim Brotherhood after the Arab Spring

Few observers foresaw the Arab Spring, but it should not have surprised anyone that the Islamist movements became the main beneficiaries of the ensuing turmoil....
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Article 28 February 2013

Iranian regime: “P5+1 must change its policy”

According to the Iranian regime, the group of 5 plus 1 must change its policy and not Iran....
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Article 26 February 2013

Hezbollah Worried; Europe Should be Too

For years, European countries pushed off the issue of adding Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of banned terrorist groups, citing the fact that the group had not carried out terrorist attacks on the continent since the 1980s. Sure, it raised funds across the continent hand-over-first, and provided logistical support to operatives carrying out attacks elsewhere, but that fell below the European threshold of bombs exploding in Europe. But in...
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Article 25 February 2013

Hezbollah: Calling a spade a spade

Being its activities designated as terrorist in most EU countries, "Hezbollah remains confident that the influence of Germany and France will see to it that the EU will not proscribe the group"....
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Article 21 February 2013

Iran’s desperate call for “economic jihad”

EFD Fellow Wahied Wahdat-Hagh discusses how Iran's call for "economic jihad" points to serious concern among the Iranian authorities....
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Article 21 February 2013

Sham elections for a new form of totalitarian rule

Various Islamist groups in Iran are engaged in power struggles but all of them are part of the establishment of the Islamist dictatorship. All other secular groups, from socialists and communists, to nationalist and royalist are either forbidden or heavily persecuted....
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Article 19 February 2013

It’s time to brand Hizbollah a terror organisation

Hizbollah has turned out to be an important player in the international terror scene – which is why Europe finally has to take measures....
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Article 15 February 2013

Iranian newspaper praises German paper Freitag

Iranian newspaper Kayhan praises a German newspaper Freitag for defending the views of the Iranian leader Ali Khamenei. The newspaper, owned by Jakob Augstein, recently published an article about the Iranian-US dialogue shining a positive light on Iran’s actions....
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Article 05 February 2013

Iran-supported Lebanese Hezbollah carries out terrorist attack in Europe

Bulgarian authorities have established a link between Hezbollah and the Burgas bus bombing. Former Iranian General Mohssen Rezai praises Lebanese Hezbollah as an organisation founded by Iranian revolutionaries....
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Article 29 January 2013

Iranian Foreign Minister warns the West

Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, will attend a security conference in Munich 1st-3rd February 2013. While there, he will also speak at the German Council of Foreign Relations. According to him, Israel is the biggest problem in the Middle East, not terrorism....
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Article 27 January 2013

The embassy isn’t safe anymore

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Magnus Norell reports on the security situation in northern Africa....
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Article 24 January 2013

Iran: Public executions and amputations

Iran executes thieves to spread fear and terror among the Iranian people. However, it is more than a little doubtful that such harsh punishments will enable the regime to solve the social problems it faces....
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Article 24 January 2013

Russia’s many interests in Syria

EFD Fellow Anna Borshchevskaya discusses Russia's determination to support the Assad regime in Syria....
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Article 23 January 2013

Chair of the Iranian parliament: Israel is a “cancerous tumour”

Ali Larijani, chairperson of the Iranian pseudo-parliament, attended the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union (IIPU) in Khartoum, Sudan on 21st and 22nd January, where he defended the Assad regime and spoke of Israel as a “cancerous tumour”....
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Article 21 January 2013

Hezbollah’s time is up

In addition to the European Union proscribing Hezbollah, NATO must also enforce a buffer zone between Lebanon and Israel....
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Article 10 January 2013

Made in Iran: Islamist anti-Semitism

It has been reported by Farsnews that an anti-Semitic cartoon festival on the Holocaust is being organised in response to Charlie Hebdo's latest move....
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Article 09 January 2013

Iranian leader Ali Khamenei maintains that in no other country elections are as free as in Iran

EFD'S Wahied Wahdat-Hagh discusses Ali Khamenei's statement: "Stop constantly saying that elections must be free"....
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Article 21 December 2012

Iran is in social and economic meltdown

With unemployment soaring and the advent of hyperinflation, the plight of ordinary workers just gets worse and worse....
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Article 12 December 2012

Iranian general praises the weapons of Lebanese Hezbollah

Iranian Air Force general, Amirali Hajizadeh, praises the weapons to the Lebanese Hezbollah saying their missiles are "a hundred times" stronger than the weapons of the eight-day war against Israel that "were used by the Palestinians in Gaza."...
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Article 07 December 2012

Iranian oppressors speak on behalf of the oppressed

Iranian students remember the "Day of the Student" to anti-dictatorial demonstrations, a day which recalls to 7th December 1953. But while many human rights-oriented students are arrested, the oppressors continue to speak on behalf of the student movement. At universities, gender discrimination against women increases. Worse still, Baha'is are not even allowed to study....
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Article 04 December 2012

Iran criticises German arms exports

Iran criticises deployment of German Patriot missiles to defend Turkish border with Syria. Iranian newspaper Mashregh claims Germany is attempting to increase its influence in NATO by exporting arms....
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Article 30 November 2012

Terrorist conference in Tehran

On 28th November 2012 a conference was held in Tehran to discuss the eight day war in Gaza. Star guests included Khaled Ghodumi of Hamas and Nasser Abu Sharif of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine....
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Article 21 November 2012

Just how rational are Iranian authorities?

Many politicians, scholars, and journalists believe that the Iranian authorities are "rational actors". How correct are they in making this assumption?...
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Article 18 November 2012

20,000 Basij fighters ready to fight Israel

For years Iran has supplied military aid to organisations like Hamas and Hezbollah. The leaders of the "Islamic Republic of Iran" views Gaza as the opportunity to open a front between itself and Israel. 20,000 fighters in the Basij paramilitary volunteer militia have declared themselves ready and willing to go to Gaza and fight Israel....
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