A Look at Who’s Who in Iran

| June 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

Iran’s seat of power, the Ayatollah, gives his first official speech since last week’s historical post election protests.  Before you listen to the speech, get caught up on who the key players are and check out BBC’s guide on “Who’s who in Iran”. A response to Ayatollah Khamenei’s speech will follow shortly.Thursday's demonstration, outlawed by the govt.

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Shireen Qudosi is a Top 10 North American Muslim Reformer. She founded Qudosi Chronicles shortly after 9-11 when she noticed a widespread failure in honest conversations about Islam. Since it’s launch, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that has helped spark Muslim reform. Shireen is half Pakistani, half Afghan and a Sufi American Muslim who feels strongly that Islam is fated for an evolutionary leap in consciousness. And that leap is necessary in order for a global world of people to take the next collective step in advancing human dignity and excellence.

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