Commentary

Nika Shakarami: The Unveiling of a Tragedy

In September 2022, a young voice spoke out against Iran’s rulers. Nika Shakarami, just 16, walked the streets dreaming of freedom. Her story, filled with defiance and suffering, inspires a natio...

The Ongoing Battle for Women’s Rights: A Chronicle of Resistance Against Mandatory Hijab in Iran

Since March 8, 1979, Iran has been a battleground against the enforced wearing of the hijab. However, the recent uprising sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in opposition to mandatory hijab laws sign...

Divine Tragedy

In an age of times unrecorded, unthinkably remote and arcane, A conclave of gods indescribable, adrift in a cosmic domain. Non-physical, non-temporal, in eternal ennui they mire, Godlike yet flawed, a...

Unveiling Injustice and Repression in the Islamic Republic: The Case of Armita

Armita Geravand, born on April 2, 2006, and tragically passing away on October 28, 2023, was an Iranian girl who found herself hospitalized on October 1, 2023, following an incident within the Tehran ...

The Healthy Case for Radical Non-Conformity

Before delving deeper into this subject, I’ll start the reason why I personally value non-conformity in my own life. I’ve been blogging in the dark for over eight years, and I’ve been primarily doing ...

Miracles and Trauma

    “As for miracles, I will confess to you that I have not seen any miracle here, one of a blind man seeing, a paralyzed man walking, a sick man being healed before my eyes. But I have seen tho...

The Criminal Fate Worship

Last year, during the deadly fire in Mati, a popular website uploaded the ‘news’ of the rescue of an icon of the Virgin Mary, after personal intervention of… herself. Forgive my naiv...

The Tragedy of Innocent Young Lives Lost in the Iranian Revolution Protests

During this transformative and profound time, the world witnessed a powerful and ongoing movement in Iran—the protests of the Iranian Revolution. These incidents left me completely shocked and with an...

The Cost of Free Thought in Pakistan

“Either grant me the bliss of the ignorant or give me the strength to bear the knowledge” wrote Mashal Khan on his Facebook wall, nine days before his brutal lynching in Abdul Wali Khan Un...

The Epistemological Paradigm Of Post-Religious Humility

AAI received a scholarly article with an unusual angle supportive of the naturalistic or atheistic perspective on life. The article basically compares a new genre of humility tinged by scientific awe ...

Iran: More executions, more protests in Iran, UK and everywhere. Silence is inhuman, unethical and self-defeating

Submitted by Maryam Namazie. For more information, please contact her at: m.namazie@onelawforall.org.uk. On 7 January, Iran executed another two young men on charges of ‘spreading corruption on earth’...

An Ex-Muslim: How and Why I Became an Atheist

The following was submitted to the blog by one of AAI’s followers. The writer’s name is being withheld to protect family still in Afghanistan. . . . As Richard Dawkins says about religion ...

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