Singing in the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

The acoustics  in the 400 year old mosque are amazing & notes hang in the air with crystal clarity. The singer is a student from northern Iran visiting Isfahan & had always wanted to sing in the mosque because of its unique acoustic resonance qualities. You have to stand on the tiled square for perfect effect.

If you are or know anyone who is at an airport:

DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR GREENCARD OR OTHER PAPERS! YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEMAND THEM BACK.

DO NOT SIGN FORM I-407! YOU WOULD BE WILLINGLY ABANDONING YOUR PERMANENT RESIDENCY STATUS.

TRUST NO IMMIGRATION OFFICER OR ENFORCER.


ACLU HAS SENT OUT LAWYERS. MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE.

Please protect yourself.

EDIT: Also, if you’re a green card resident who is a citizen of or from IRAN, IRAQ, LIBYA, SOMALIA, SUDAN, SYRIA, OR YEMEN:

Please make sure you DO NOT LEAVE THE UNITED STATES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RE-ENTER THE COUNTRY.

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The 2017 Oscars are quickly making history with each award. The first three winners of the evening were won by the most diverse recipients that we’ve seen in a very, very long time (or ever). And then on top of that, a powerful film with an even more powerful real-life component won for Best Foreign Film.

That’s why we need to talk about this important speech on behalf on Iranian director of “The Salesman”

Gifs: Oscars on ABC

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Shāh Chérāgh (شاه چراغ‎‎) "King of the Light" is a mausoleum and mosque in Shiraz, Iran, built around 1130 AD, housing the tomb of the brothers Ahmad and Muhammad, sons of Mūsā al-Kādhim (7th Imam of Twelver Shia Islam). The two took refuge in the city during the Abbasid persecution of Shia Muslims. The tombs became celebrated pilgrimage centres in the 14th century when the pious and art-loving Queen Tashi Khatun erected a mosque and theological school by the tombs. After carrying out essential repairs, the queen ordered the tomb to be covered with millions of pieces of colored glass that glitter in the light and magnify its brilliance a thousand times.

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I can’t stop laughing……. Americans are so annoying.. the red arrow is pointing at the Strait of Hormuz. IRANIAN SHIPS. IN THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ. LOCATED IN THE PERSIAN GULF. AKA RIGHT NEXT TO IRAN.

If the American navy doesn’t want to run into Iranian ships then why not just go home. Like.. literally go home.

Like what’s next…. “Iranian Air Force found minding its own business while flying directly over Iran… could this be a war aggression?” Lmaoooo

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Iranian Islamic Architecture

The fall of the Sassanian dynasty by the invading Muslim Arabs led to the adaptation of Persian architectural forms for Islamic religious buildings in Iran. Arts such as calligraphy, stucco work, mirror work and mosaics became closely tied with the architecture of mosques in Persia (Iran). An example is the round-domed rooftops which originate in the Parthian (Ashkanid) dynasty of Iran.

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This pop-up in Detroit is rallying against Trump’s travel ban by serving Iranian food to the masses

  • Can xenophobia melt away with every bite of warming, hearty Iranian food? The founder of Peace Meal Kitchen hopes so. 
  • The Detroit-based pop-up was created out of a hope to educate Americans about Iran in the most delicious way possible — with a feast of Iranian food.
  • Peace Meal Kitchen founder Mana Heshmati has lived in multiple U.S. cities and noticed “most people did not know what Iranian culture or food entailed,” she said in an email. 
  • “Iran tends to get grouped together with the Middle Eastern food and culture of the countries surrounding it in the Levant region, but it is actually very distinct and unique.” Read more (2/9/17 3:09 PM)

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one of my my iranian professors told me in class today that her friend- a US citizen- was detained for 24 hours yesterday when trying to re enter the US. her electronics were confiscated and she was required to give them passwords to her social media so they could check what she posts/shares. she was asked about who she voted for and what her opinions on donald trump were and she was placed on a plane in an attempt to deport her.


SHE WAS NOT A VISA OR GREEN CARD HOLDER. SHE IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO ALSO HAD CITIZENSHIP IN IRAN- JUST LIKE ME. AN AMERICAN C I T I Z E N.


after being detained for 24 hours and forced to get on a plane where she was almost sent back, she was allowed re entry to the US. 

AGAIN: SHE IS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

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An important message about the power of film and storytelling from The Salesman Director Asghar Farhadi.