“At this deplorable event, participants are rewarded for drawing cartoons that deny the Holocaust in return for a [U. [T]his competition is an insult to survivors of the Holocaust and to all those who value common sense and history.” He urged his fellow MPs to press the Iranian authorities to cancel “this celebration of Holocaust denial.” Israel has called on the United Nations to denounce the competition, which Iran claims it launched to prove a double standard in the defence of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.free chat website that lets you connect with people quickly and easily.
If you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain.She and her husband live in the beach-side community of Dundarave in West Vancouver, a municipality that often boasts the most expensive average real estate prices in the country.Her husband, whom she lovingly calls “the best in the world,” is a successful contractor.Vancouver Sun ARCHIVES Saturday, Oct 13, 2007 Page: C1 / FRONT Byline: Douglas Todd Poran Poregbal, a 45-year-old West Vancouverite, says it’s hard for Iranian woman in Canada to know who they are, since, in most cases, they are in exile from their homeland. A social worker, Poregbal left Iran as a refugee, moved to Sweden (where she and her family learned to speak Swedish) and came a decade ago to B. Despite her strength, even Poregbal, like most Iranian-Canadians, refuses to discuss politics in Iran, fearing repercussions.The vast majority of Iranian-Canadians, like her, felt forced to leave Iran because of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, which brought into power conservative mullahs who imposed restrictions on women. RELATED: Joy of Persian New Year mixes with anxiety over Iran Vancouver’s Muslim community anything but monolithic For many reasons — including a summer police crackdown on women in Iran who wore their mandatory headscarves too loosely, as well as the “war on terrorism” that has led the U. to name the country as a potential invasion target — women of Iranian origin are often in the news in the West. C., they have also become the subject of a book by Simon Fraser University anthropology professor Parin Dossa, titled Dossa’s book argues, provocatively, that Iranian women have been victims of both Iran’s hardline leaders and Western powers that for decades have embroiled themselves in Iran’s affairs to safeguard oil supplies.