In the absence of a secular democracy and in the presence of a theocratic
regime that regards women as second-class citizens, the most effective manner in which to raise awareness is to support grassroots initiatives and Iranian women's social networks to achieve gender equality.
Human rights societies of theocratic
and radical groups, who receive support from Iran, also hold conferences and seminars during the Human Rights Council to attract international sympathy.
We have a classic statement of the theocratic
idea in Rev.
states as dangerous structures, Hassoun said they wanted social and modern states that respected all religions.
And we know that anarchy always leads to dictatorship -- theocratic
or military dictatorship.
He uses the rise of Nazism as an example of a society descending into godless evil because of the absence of a theocratic
WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Akbar Ganji, an Iranian writer and journalist, who spent 6 years in a Tehran prison for advocating a secular democracy and exposing government involvement in the assassination of individuals who opposed Iran's theocratic
regime, will talk about his experience at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference, at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 10 in the BOC, Suite 480 on the 4th Floor, the National Press Building, 529 14th St.
It is difficult for Americans - or ordinary Iranians - to get a full and accurate picture of how serious and widespread the protests and brutal killings by police and security forces in Iran have become, but it is clear from Internet videos and reports of Western journalists in that country that there is a rising tide of discontent with the Islamic republic's theocratic
The women who dare to speak out and take action in "Muslim Women Reformers" risk slander, attack, or even murder for daring to take a stand; yet even as they struggle against an entrenched, misogynist, theocratic
power base, they hold out hope for a better tomorrow.
Having stormed Afghanistan eight years ago in order to remove the theocratic
tyranny of the Taliban, they find themselves propping up an increasingly squalid, unpopular, and oppressive regime in Kabul.
This is no simple word, but an emblem for an era when the cross of Christ was brandished as a sword by one barbaric, theocratic
empire against another barbaric, theocratic
With its fundamentalist tunnel vision, this Islamist movement appears to have an interest in the virtual destruction of what is left of society in Gaza, perhaps believing that such a dreadful social upheaval can only tighten its theocratic
control over a frightened and shattered population.