Category Archives : Commentary

Islamic State’s Hypocrite at the UN debating racism
25 Sep
7:51

Islamic State’s Hypocrite at the UN debating racism

Sharif Behruz On September 23, 2014, Human Rights Council debated the issues of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance in follow-up to and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. The Islamic State of Iran’s hypocritical representative went on the offensive and lambasted number of…

Islamic Republic of Iran: Mother of all terrorists
13 Sep
11:05

Islamic Republic of Iran: Mother of all terrorists

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Iran “is a bigger problem than ISIS.”  Huffington Post reported. In an interview with NPR that was released on Saturday, Kissinger explained that because Iran has a stronger footing in the Middle East, it has a greater opportunity to create an empire….

Observation: Back-to-school & Back-to-hell
12 Sep
11:55

Observation: Back-to-school & Back-to-hell

Sharif Behruz for www.sharifbehruz.com This week was back-to-school day in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  As this part of Kurdistan faces uncertainty vis-a-vis the adamant central government in Iraq and the surging Islamic State terrorists, infamously known as ISIS, the pupils head back to school optimistically.  To begin with, they…

Never too late, BUT…
11 Sep
5:55

Never too late, BUT…

Post by Sharif Behruz.

Yezidi women and children, slaves of the twenty first century
27 Aug
6:43

Yezidi women and children, slaves of the twenty first century

  Reading though the lines of this article “Islamic State Selling Captured Yazidi Girls For $10” I reaffirmed myself once more that this is the end result of managing today’s complex societies with the mindset and mentality of 14 centuries ago. I convey the same message to the millions of…

#ISIS #Iran ‘s Islamic Republic, the main source of terror in the region
21 Aug
1:05

#ISIS #Iran ‘s Islamic Republic, the main source of terror in the region

35 years ago today the Islamic Republic of Iran declared Jihad or holy war against Kurdistan and the Kurdish people in Iran.  As the regime rampage started in 1979 against the burgeoning Kurdish resistance movement in Iran, the world knew little about the threat of ISIS or ISIL then or…

March 31, Kurdistan Remembrance Day
01 Apr
4:40

March 31, Kurdistan Remembrance Day

March 31 is Remembrance Day in Kurdistan. On this day 67 years ago, President Qazi Muhammad – the President of the newly established Republic of Kurdistan – and two of his cabinet members were executed in public in the city of Mahabad by the dictatorial monarchy of Mohammad Reza Shah…

REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE IN HALABJA: 26 YEARS LATER
17 Mar
1:15

REMEMBERING THE MASSACRE IN HALABJA: 26 YEARS LATER

Today marks the 26th anniversary of the Halabja Genocide that claimed the lives of more than 5,000 Kurdish civilians in a poison gas attack carried out by the state of Iraq on the orders of then president Saddam Hussein. The massacre was part of the notorious Anfal campaign that was conducted from…

Business as usual with Tehran as the interim deal unravels
11 Feb
4:24

Business as usual with Tehran as the interim deal unravels

Now with the interim deal in the horizon, the US appears to be the main proponent of engagement with the IRI regime.  Accordingly, and as the argument proceeds in Congress, there is little or no prospect of reining in the controversial nuclear weapons program – now at its most advanced…

After 20 days, seven Kurdish activists are still in detention in Erbil
29 Nov
8:55

After 20 days, seven Kurdish activists are still in detention in Erbil

for sharifbehruz.com Following the new wave of Kurdish political executions in Iran, protests were organized in major capitals to condemn the executions. Rojahalti Kurds (Kurdish in Iran) marched in the streets of the cities of Mariwan and Saqiz under the harshest security conditions imposed on the Kurdish region of Iran…

Tit-for-tat executions in Iran, scores of prisoners executed following the death of more than 20 IRGC guardsmen
27 Oct
5:20

Tit-for-tat executions in Iran, scores of prisoners executed following the death of more than 20 IRGC guardsmen

Sharif Behruz Prepared for Iran Roundtable Iranian regime authorities in Iran hanged 16 prisoners Saturday in response to deadly overnight clashes between Baluchi armed groups and border security forces in southeast Iran province of Baluchistan, the semi-official Fars news agency, affiliated to country’s Revolutionary Guards reported. According to Iran’s official…

Dictators don’t speak diplomacy!
12 Sep
4:38

Dictators don’t speak diplomacy!

Kurdistan Tribune US President, Barack Obama gave in to another unintelligent diplomacy to deal with another Mid-East crisis, which given the nature of the issues and regimes involved, in essence require a non-diplomatic solution or at least the threat of use of force to deal with them. The West’s politics…

April 18th is Yazidi New Year
19 Apr
9:41

April 18th is Yazidi New Year

The Yazidi New Year falls in Spring (somewhat later than the Equinox). There is some lamentation by women in the cemeteries, to the accompaniment of the music of the Qewals, but the festival is generally characterized by joyous events: the music of dehol (drum) and zorna (shawm), communal dancing and meals, the decorating of eggs. Similarly,…

Kurdish women protest public humiliation in feminine outfit
18 Apr
4:43

Kurdish women protest public humiliation in feminine outfit

Sharif Behruz A judge in one of Iran’s Kurdish province punished an individual by forcing him to wear the feminine traditional Kurdish outfit in public in a bid to humiliate him, a local news agency reported on Tuesday. According to a statement by three civil society groups active in the…

Protest against the courting of the Iranian regime at the “Evangelische Akademie”
17 Apr
4:20

Protest against the courting of the Iranian regime at the “Evangelische Akademie”

The coalition STOP THE BOMB called on the Evangelische Akademie Loccum, a center belonging to the Lutheran Church Hannover, to recall the invitation of representatives of the Iranian regime to a conference on the Iranian civil society. The Iranian regime’s ambassador to Germany, Ali Reza Sheikh Attar and Kazem Sadjadpour…