Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The role of Saudi Arabia in Islamic world

Saudi Arabia has a unique role in Islamic world and the Islamic world requires a powerful active Saudi Arabia to solve its severe difficulties. Firstly, Saudi Arabia is ideologically the main base of Islam where the holy cities of Mecca and Medina are located there. So many Islamic nations have a respectful toward Saudi Arabia. Secondly, in the geographical aspect, Saudi Arabia is the Widest Islamic country located at the heart of Islamic nations. And it has land or water borders to at least 14 Islamic nations. Thirdly and Economically, Saudi Arabia is the wealthiest Islamic country in the world. The ownership of large proportion of world oil deposits and besides the large outcome of religious traffic has placed Saudi Arabia among the wealthiest countries in the world. All these factors have risen up the role of Saudi Arabia. It means that the governors of this country should appreciate these valuable gifts and try to close Islamic nations together to make a powerful union. Saudi Arabia should activate its diplomacy to solve main problems of Islamic world like the problems of Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Sudan. I doubt if one says Saudi Arabia has played its full role as an elder brother for Islamic nations up to now. A quick look at Islamic world in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Afghanistan reveals the fact that unfortunately Saudi Arabia has not only neglected its high role but also it had worked as a crisis builder for those nations which forgets democratic rules and stands in the way of democratic justice and human rights.

Reform movements in Middle East

The young generation living in Middle East nations thinks and lives differently from their traditional fathers and mothers. They can hardly tolerate traditional customs, rules and values of their governing rulers which have never been updated. They criticize traditions and customs and even some religious beliefs. Yet the young generation does not want to pay the price of revolutions. They prefer to go forward in a safe and democratic way. But there are some great hindrances which block the way. First, the modern dictators who feel their power at risk. Second, the United States of America which supports these dictators in different ways. The common characteristic of Mideast dictators is their close relationship to United States of America. Regretfully In Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Persian Golf, all Arab dictator rulers have a close relationship to US and are supported by west.On the other side none of reform movements in the Middle East are supported by west or US. This is the common characteristic of these democratic movements

What can Iran do, if Israel attacks

If Israel is mad enough to attack Iran as it is heard the condition will be more difficult for Israel, US and even the west. 1- Iran can attack Israel by thousands of Iranian far reaching missiles. Iran has experienced the 8 year war with Iraq and is ready enough to make great bothers for Israel. 2- Iran can close the strategic strait in Persian golf where its oil is vital for developed West. It may risen the oil price to 500$ per barrel. The industrial world is highly dependant to the oil of Iran, Iraq, Emirate, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. 3- Iran can attack Israel directly with the assistance of Hezbollah of Lebanon and maybe Syria. 4- Iran has the ability to attack USA forces in Iraq with assistance of its Shiite supporters and heady influence.5- Iran may attack USA bases and embassies in Middle East region

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Thousands of billions of US$ for war on terror

George W. Bush has spent thousands of billions of dollars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but terrorism still exists if not gotten stronger. I'm wondering what would have been likely to happen if US administration had spent this huge amount of money in constructive projects so as to bring some hope to the region? I'm not saying that this alternative could have made it impossible for Bin Ladans to rise again, but it could have eliminated the support ('market share' of public opinions) they enjoy today. George Bush adopted a counter productive strategy, I think

Monday, May 5, 2008

the music of Lorestan - SHAHMIRZA MORADI

Lorestân is in south-west Iran. Until quite recently, it was divided naturally into two parts: the Pish-Kouh (literally, the front of the mountain) and the Posht-Kouh (literally, the back of the mountain). Today, only the Pish-Kouh forms the province of Lorestân, the centre of which is the town of Khorramâbâd; the Posht-Kouh now forms the province of Ilâm.No document about the birth and development of Lorestân music exists. The original instruments used (the sornâ, the dohol and the kemenche) are amongst the oldest in Persia. Reliefs sculpted on stone representing musicians playing the sornâ have been found in Lorestân and the surrounding area. Other clues point to the historically rich past of this music and the central place it holds in the life of the Lor people. For example, the repeated use of Mâhour, one of the oldest modes of traditional Iranian music, or the practice of singing the verses of the poet Nezâmi (12th century). Shahmirza Morâdi was born in 1924 and lives in the town of Doroud in Lorestân. In this country, a musician's craft is usually passed down through the family. Morâdi very quickly took his place amongst the best sornâ players and acquired great renown throughout Lorestân. In 1971, he began radio work; he then performed at the major cultural festivals in Iran, including those in Shiraz and Tehran. Thanks to the efforts of the Lor musician Ali Akbar Shekârchi, his first recordings were distributed in 1981; they enyojed great success throughout Iran. In 1991, Morâdi performed at the Avignon festival and in the autumn of the same year, his two succcessive concerts in the Châtelet Auditorium in Paris stunned the public and the press, who described him as the "Master of Breath".His son, Rezâ Morâdi has accompanied him on the dohol for approximately fifteen years. Rezâ is also an excellent kemenche player, an instrument he learnt from his father. Tracklist: " 1. Sangin Se-pâ (10:12) (literally, three slow steps), also known as sangin samâ (literally, song with the slow rhythm): this is a three-time "adagio" rhythm which suits a calm series of notes and accompanies the movements of the dancers' hands. Due to its slow pace, this dance is appreciated by older dancers.2. Se-pâ (11:40) (literally, three steps): also three-time, this dance is performed by taking three steps forward and one back.3. Do-pâ (11:49) (literally, two steps) is performed to a faster time than "Sangin Se-pâ"; the name of this dance comes from the fact that each foot plays an equally important role. This dance is often performed by those in middle age.4. 'Ashâyeri (19:40) (literally, nomadic). The movement of the arms is vital in this dance, which resembles a Kurdish dance. The two-time rhythm is executed by taking one step forward then one step back.5. Shâne-Shaki (10:25) (literally, shoulder shake). The rhythm of this dance resembles a "se-pâ", but is much faster. The exceptional beauty of the trembling of the dancers' shoulders is a typical feature.6. Savâr-Bâzi (13:56 (literally, the knight's game): this dance, described earlier, is usually played by two instruments: the sornâ and the dohol, or the kemenche and the tombak.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Democracy meets moderate Islamists wishes

A quick look at the Islamic countries reveals the fact that moderate Islam coordinates democratic values. In fact if democracy establishes in these countries, moderate Islamists will gain more than anybody else. They will receive the freedom of activities and get ride of cruel dictators which limits their freedom. here is more concrete examples:In Egypt if a free and just election happens, moderate Islamists will surely achieve at least their minimum rights. Maybe they can win majority of seats of parliament.In Turkey the situation of Islamists is better. Any time that a free election is performed the winner is an Islamic party like Adalat, Fazilat and Refah. And whenever the military forces prevent free election, the Islamists stand in weaker position.In Pakistan if general Mosharaf issue the permission of a really free election Islamists will gain more benefits and the freedom of activity.In Europe Moslems gain a lot of the democratic atmosphere and whenever an undemocratic decision"n like the laws against Hijab" is taken, Islamist will lose more than any body else.Who is against democracy in Islamic countries?1- The dictator rulers who feel unsafe about free democracy. They know that in a free democratic election they won't win.2- The United States of America! It is surprising if one says that the U.S.A is always at the side of dictators and stands against democracy in Egypt, Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran and any other Islamic country.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Hot news from Iran is coming

Parliament candidates are registering. The 8th parliamentary election will be held in 14 march 2008. Now the candidates are registering during seven days. Conservatives (supporters of President Ahmadinejad) and reformists (supporters of former president Khatami) are rallying again. Here in Iran like any other country according to law each candidate should have a special characteristics like educational degree and …But the great difference is the super law role of guardian council (12 members). Aside from many legal references approval, Guardian council can finally decide whether somebody is qualified to be a candidate or not. So they can disqualify many reformists without any further explanation. The Guardian council needs no legal reason for its decisions. So many reformists are not allowed to enter parliamentary election. So in many cities conservatives will have no serious reformist rival to enter the parliament. Anyway the election will be held in 14 march and the winner will enter the parliament. It is expected that the number of reformists will increase in comparison to previous parliament. You will hear hot news from Iran in future days. About what guardian council will do on disqualified reformist candidates. The reformists will reject but this usually does not lead to any sensible conclusion.