see iran

I’m really interested in knowing my full ancestry but 1. Its damn expensive to get one of them kits 2. I don’t think it even gives the names of ethnic groups it just gives the area and 3. I think id already know what the results will be lol

anonymous asked:

I'm canadian with 100% european background but I've always been fascinated with persian culture and have always wanted to visit Iran. My embassy has the view that canadian tourists are "at risk" in Iran, but is that true? (keep in mind I would be travelling solo as a female) I havent heard of many non-Iranians visiting Iran for pure tourism. Thank you!

There is this facebook group called, “see you in Iran” check them out. They have countless members, most of them foreigner and they share their stories of their travels in Iran. Many of them are female.

It’s important to be cautious but I believe Iran, especially the big cities here are safe. 

Here is the story of a solo female traveler in Iran

There are many more stories like that! 

I wish you the best and I hope you do come here!

anonymous asked:

shia islam isnt any less oppressive towards christians (see: iran) and itd be cool if people could stop pretending it is

The plight of Christians across the Muslim world, including their mistreatment in Iran is widespread and deplorable.
to say ‘shia Islam’ is oppressive towards Christians when you’re actually referring to the laws of a specific country makes Iran representative of the religion of Shia Islam, which it is not and it makes all shia Muslims somehow responsible for iran’s actions, which they are not. I don’t disagree there’s oppression of Christians in Iran. Maybe I’m misunderstanding your question though??

“I saw the text messages from other women before we got married. My parents warned me but I married him anyway, without their permission. I thought he’d change. Now he leaves for days at a time. He tells me: ‘Calm down. It’s nothing. They come and go. But I live with you.’ But I can’t calm down. I think about it all the time. Whenever he’s out, I think about it. I try to keep busy and calm my mind but it’s gotten so bad that I’m seeing a doctor.”

(Rasht, Iran)

The chairman of Iran’s parliament, Ali Larijani, spoke with NPR’s Steve Inskeep in New York last week. He described the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers as “acceptable,” but not “flawless.” He faces lawmakers in Iran who are expected to raise objections to the agreement.

He pointed to provisions he considered unequal. The U.S., for example, can make sanctions snap back into place if it thinks Iran breaks the deal.

“But that is not true for us. We cannot return to the situation that we were in the past,” he said.

Larijani sees many of Iran’s concessions — like removing the core of a reactor – as permanent.

His concerns are the opposite of those voiced by American critics. U.S. skeptics worry Iran is temporarily setting back its nuclear program to get out of sanctions forever; Iranians argue they’re setting back their program for sanctions relief that may be temporary.

Larijani’s anxiety was evident in our conversation. “If something … happens in the U.S. Congress, or if there are new types of sanctions on us, then they should not expect us to go — to implement. Or if the Americans don’t stay true to their obligations on their part, they shouldn’t expect us to do it.”

His remark pointed to one of the sticky points in this agreement.

It’s designed to lift nuclear sanctions against Iran.

Iran Parliament Chief: Nuclear Deal Is ‘Acceptable,’ U.S. Interpretation Is Not

Photo: Bryan Thomas for NPR