Article 02 November 2012

Iran: Trade instead of sanctions

Under Ahmadinejad German-Iranian trade relations are better than even during the best years of the Pahlavi dynasty. Nevertheless, Iran’s economic problems are growing....
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Article 26 October 2012

President of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani and human rights

During a mission to Iran, German MPs met Ali Larijani in Tehran – well known for calling for the execution of homosexuals. Larijani even complained in a speech that he comes across homosexual Foreign Ministers from Europe. By this, of course, he means Guido Westerwelle, German Foreign Minister....
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Article 25 October 2012

Factory visits in Isfahan… German human rights policy in action?

While three German MPs claim their visit to Iran is to discuss human rights and culture, Iranian newspapers are reporting on their plans to visit automobile manufacturing facilities in Isfahan....
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Article 22 October 2012

Iran: Calls to commit US$10 million to manipulating Western media

Over 60 Iranian MPs have signed a petition requesting the Iranian government to commit at least US$10 million to manipulating international media in Europe and the US....
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Article 19 October 2012

Baroness Ashton – steering EU towards blasphemy laws?

The right not to be offended has no place in a democracy. Nor do blasphemy laws....
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Article 19 October 2012

Is terror propaganda being openly disseminated in Germany?

Is official Iranian news agency, the IRIB World Service, openly publishing hate propaganda on behalf of terrorist organisations in Germany in the German language?...
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Article 16 October 2012

Iran closes Christian home churches & warns Europe on further sanctions

The Iranian regime has closed at least two home churches and arrested the Iranian Christians involved. At the same time, an Iranian politician warns Europe that Iran will halt the export of gas to the continent....
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Broadcast 13 October 2012

Iran: interreligious war to trigger serious consequences

EFD's Wahied Wahdat-Hagh speaks to the Voice of Russia about the consequences of an inter-religious war in Iran....
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Interview 12 October 2012

Military intervention in Mali: « The UN fears a possible failure »

EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe discusses the prospect of military intervention in Mali with Ouestafnews....
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Broadcast 11 October 2012

Sanctions on Iran: the real impact?

EFD's Wahied Wahdat-Hagh discusses the impact of international sanctions on Iran with Russian radio, the Voice of Russia....
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Article 10 October 2012

Ali Khamenei: Sanctions have nothing to do with the nuclear programme

Ali Khamenei downplays the impact of sanctions on Iran, arguing that they have been in force in various forms since 1979. He claimed that even if Iran halted its nuclear programme the sanctions would remain....
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Broadcast 09 October 2012

Bakary Sambe, EFD Senior Fellow, speaks to the BBC on the crisis in Mali

Le 19 octobre, la Cédéao, l'Union africaine et l'ONU se donnent rendez-vous à Bamako pour une réunion consacrée à la crise que vit le Mali depuis le début de l'année. Un rencontre qui intervient après celle organisée la semaine dernière à Bamako par la Coalition pour le Mali pour dénoncer l'occupation et la partition de fait du pays. Bakary Sambe est spécialiste du militantisme islamique et des réseaux transnationaux, pour lui, l...
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Broadcast 07 October 2012

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour appears on West Deutscher Rundfunk

EFD Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour appears live on the talkshow West Art on West Deutscher Rundfunk to discuss anti-Semitism within Muslim communities in Germany....
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Article 03 October 2012

Iran: “We only need an excuse and 24 hours to destroy Israel”

The leader of the Quds Force terrorist group says, “We only need an excuse and 24 hours to destroy Israel”....
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Article 26 September 2012

Iran: Oil revenues being diverted into military & nuclear programmes

Iran has huge, fundamental economic problems. Despite this, the Islamist rulers of Iran are continuing to divert oil revenues into military hardware and the nuclear programme....
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Article 20 September 2012

US sanctions and the Iranian export of terrorism

The U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on 117 Iranian aircraft operated by Iran Air, Mahan Air and Yas Air. With the assistance of the terrorist organisation, Hezbollah, Iran is aiding the Assad regime in continuing to commit crimes against its own people....
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Article 14 September 2012

Iranian Revolutionary Guard takes control of churches

Iranian Revolutionary Guards have taken control of two churches in Isfahan and are using intimidation and threats of arrest against those who attempt to enter....
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Article 10 September 2012

Iran’s crazed gay bashers

Conspiracy is rife in certain sections of Iranian society when it comes to issues such as Israel, the US, and homosexuality. Sadly, mainstream media outlets also play their part....
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Article 06 September 2012

Iran’s failed attempt at unifying the Non-Aligned countries

At a recent meeting in Tehran, the Iranian regime did not succeed in uniting the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) against Israel. Despite this, UN Secretary General Ban Kim Moon was the only representative who protested the State-sponsored anti-Semitism propagated by the Iranian leader Ali Khamenei....
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Article 29 August 2012

A barometer for freedom and equality in Egypt

The persecution of minorities in an Islamic society is truly a barometer of the lack of freedom and equality that prevails there....
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Article 24 August 2012

Training ground of the dictatorship

Spokesperson of the Iranian Dervish in Europe, Dr. Mostafa Azmayesh, explains why cooperation with Islamist institutions does not lead to an open society in Iran but strengthens the dictatorship instead....
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Article 20 August 2012

Ahmadinejad wants “no trace of America or Zionists” in Middle East

Ahmadinejad is no cleric, but he still took the opportunity to give a hate speech at a Friday prayer meeting held on Quds Day....
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Article 17 August 2012

EU intervention in Syria

If Europe wishes to effect true democracy in the wake of the Assad regime, it must stop playing into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood and start aiding the rebels on the ground militarily.   It has been conventional wisdom that the Syrian opposition is deeply divided, making aid and support from the international community very difficult to send. The lack of “one address” with which to coordinate also makes any thoughts of a more rob...
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Article 16 August 2012

Iranian leaders threaten Israel with destruction

Ahead of Quds Day Iranian politicians have repeated their calls for the destruction of Israel....
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Article 15 August 2012

Dialogue with anti-Semites: Iranian Islamists at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Part IV)

Despite international sanctions, the Iranian regime continues to find new ways in manifesting its presence in Germany. This year, the regime will have a prominent presence at the Frankfurt Book Fair....
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Article 08 August 2012

The Anti-Semitic Iranian partner of a German university (Part III)

The University of Religions and Denominations in Qom advocates the anti-American and anti-Semitic state doctrine of the totalitarian dictatorship....
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Article 06 August 2012

Academic collaboration with a college of Islamist propaganda (Part II)

As outlined in the first part of this series, there is a close relationship between the Institute of Religious Studies at the University of Potsdam and the University of Religions and Denominations in the Iranian city of Qom. The problem is that the Iranian institution is an adherent to the totalitarian state ideology of the “Islamic Republic of Iran”....
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Article 02 August 2012

Academic collaboration with a college of Islamist propaganda (Part I)

There is a close relationship between the Institute of Religious Studies at the University of Potsdam and the University of Religions and Denominations in the Iranian City of Qom. The problem is that the Islamist school in Qom is an academy with the aim of spreading the Islamist ideology of the Khomeinist dictatorship....
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Article 23 July 2012

The Iranian regime’s fear of prayer

There has been a recent escalation of systematic persecution of the Baha'is in Iran. Time and again members of the religious minority are arrested under false pretences and imprisoned....
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Article 18 July 2012

Iran’s grip on the Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian regime sees the Strait of Hormuz as its back yard over which it exerts control. It would not hesitate to close it off in the event of a crisis....
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Article 12 July 2012

European sanctions and Iran

Representatives of the Iranian regime declare European sanctions to be ineffective as oil revenues decline and discontent grows among the Iranian people....
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Article 06 July 2012

Iran’s desire to ratchet up the Syrian-Israeli conflict

The main aim of the Islamist regime in Iran is to reduce the influence of the West in the Islamic world. One way the Iranian regime is doing this is by stoking and radicalising the Syrian-Israeli conflict....
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Article 03 July 2012

Iran’s Bassiji Jihadists as uncontrollable as the atomic bomb

Iran responds to European Union sanctions with military manoeuvres and by threatening to embark on jihadist suicide missions....
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Article 03 July 2012

Mohammed Morsi’s election: has democracy really won the day?

In the below article, EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo discusses 2012 Mohammed Morsi’s election....
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Article 29 June 2012

Exploitation in Iran

Ahmadinejad promised to make oil money flow to Iran’s poor. However, the opposite occurred and Iranian workers are now worse off than before....
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Article 28 June 2012

Anti-Semitism in Iran and International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

On 26th June, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Secretary of the Iranian president gave an anti-Semitic speech and claimed that Talmud encourages the global narcotics trade....
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