This section is updated with very important papers and articles which explain the religious and sectarian characteristics of Iranian theocracy. Reading this material will allow the reader to understand the core ideologies the Iranian regime since Khomeini’s Revolution in 1979 has based on; to not only establish a strong power base in Iran, but also to appeal to communities of similar sectarian/religious belief in the region, to strengthening its self-appointed status “The Defender of Shii Islam”.

This section aims at assisting the reader in understanding the difference between mainstream “Sunni” Islam and the “Shi’i” Islam and examining the Safavism ideology which promotes the Persian racism and geo-strategic expansion which the current Iranian theocracy uses to revive the Persian Empire. To achieve this goal, this section focuses on historical background of the foundation of Safavid Empire, which caused the deaths of thousands of people from numerous sects, religions and nationalities. It is hoped it will help in unwinding deep-rooted tension caused by the Iranian regime’s radical and revolutionary ideologies that have led to the instability in the Middle East.

Iran universities fire social scientists ‘in the interest of ideologues’

The four lecturers and professors were not political activists, and their public record shows they maintained a relatively low profile. (Supplied) January 26, 2022 Iranian universities have fired four professors of social sciences in less than a week, in what critics see as further political cleansing of academia. Sharif University of Technology in [...]

By |January 26th, 2022|Ideology, Iran|

What happened to ‘exporting the Islamic Revolution’ in Algeria?

Iranian ambassador to Algeria honors some Algerian citizens in a competition organized by the Iranian cultural attaché. (Supplied) By Walid Al-Noufal January 22, 2022 Videos recently shared online purporting to show Algerian citizens announcing their conversion to Shia Islam have sparked suspicion about Iran’s influence in the country. They appeared to suggest, if [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Africa, Algeria, Ideology|

The Islamic Republic’s compromised stance on human shields

Today Lebanese Hezbollah has used residential homes in Syria for producing and stockpiling weapons. (Reuters) By Faramarz Davar January 20, 2022 The use of civilians, prisoners of war, medics and other protected individuals as “human shields” in military conflict has been forbidden under international law for almost 45 years. It refers to the [...]

By |January 20th, 2022|Ideology, Middle East|

Iran’s Safawi theocracy is facing unprecedented challenge

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud attends the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran, April 15, 2018. (AFP) By Track Persia September 30, 2021 Iran’s Safawi theocracy is currently facing an unprecedented challenge. This new challenge is represented by Saudi Arabia, in particular, after the reformist Saudi prince Mohammad Bin [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Ideology, Saudi Arabia|

Tehran’s agenda of controlling the succession of the most senior Shiite cleric in Najaf

Iraqis carry the coffin of Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Saeed Al-Hakim, one of Iraq's top four Shiite clerics, during his funeral procession in Karbala. (AFP) By Track Persia September 30, 2021 On 3 September, Iraq witnessed the passing of Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim who died aged 85 in Iraq’s Shiite holy city of [...]

By |September 30th, 2021|Ideology, Iraq|

How the Tehran regime’s ideology ran dry

The implementation of water transfer projects from the sources of Dez and Karun began from the government of the late Hashemi. (Supplied) By Dania Koleilat Khatib August 2, 2021 Protests in Khuzestan Province have rocked the Iranian regime in recent weeks and have now spread to the capital Tehran. The protests highlight a [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|Ideology, Iran|

Iran and the divisive rule of the mullah

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini observes a March 30-31, 1979, referendum on approving his call for Iran to become an 'Islamic republic.' (Mehr) By Amir Taheri July 30, 2021 In an “audience” granted to a number of anti-Shah intellectuals just weeks after seizing power, Ayatollah Khomeini said that the regime he planned [...]

By |July 30th, 2021|Ideology, Middle East|

Iran’s efforts in converting Syrians into Shiism through force and incentives

Members of the Iranian-backed Liwa Fatimiyoun militia in Syria, undated. (Asharq Al-Awsat) By Track Persia June 28, 2021 Unlike the current Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, his predecessor Hafez al-Assad who was the first to recognise the Iranian Islamic Revolution led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979, did not let the Iranian regime fully [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Ideology, Syria|

Iran’s women victims of the mullahs’ ideology

Women wearing protective face masks mourn during an annual ceremony commemorating Ashoura at the Saleh shrine in northern Tehran, Iran, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP) June 15, 2021 One of the very destructive phenomena that has become now prevalent in Iran, because of the domination of the reactionary thought of the regime, is violence [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Ideology, Women|

Why Tehran supports Hamas despite ideological differences

Former Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh gestures as he delivers a speech at a rally in Tehran, Feb 11, 2012 (AP) By Track Persia May 24, 2021 The latest clashes between Israel and Palestinian militants that erupted for two weeks this month reflect the advancement of the military capability of the Islamist groups based [...]

By |May 24th, 2021|Ideology, Israel, Palestine|