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 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|

How to succeed Khamenei

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wearing a protective face mask, attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (AP) By Track Persia April 23, 2021 As the health of Iran’s Supreme Leader and senior religious leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the de facto ruler of Iran, is deteriorating rapidly, speculations about [...]

By |April 23rd, 2021|Ideology|

Iran’s holy terror: 1988, the crime that won’t be concealed

In the summer of 1988, some 30,000 political prisoners, the overwhelming majority of them activists of the PMOI/MEK were massacred. (Supplied) By Faramarz Davar April 3, 2021 In 1988, toward the end of the Iran-Iraq War, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the secret mass execution of thousands of political prisoners. Most were leftists, and many [...]

By |April 3rd, 2021|Ideology, Iran|

The Implications of Khomeini’s version of wilayat al-faqih

Ayatollah Khomeini argued that the faqih (Islamic jurist) who assumed power under the wilayat al-fqih should have the final authority over public spheres. (Getty) By Track Persia March 27, 2021 The Shiite ideology of the supremacy of the clergy over the public has been adopted by the theocracy in Iran as the basis [...]

By |March 27th, 2021|Ideology|

What do the Ayatollahs have against Nowruz?

Ali Khamenei, Khomeini’s successor, has disparaged Nowruz numerous times and also called for the Islamification of the occasion. (IranWire) March 22, 2021 Four decades on from the 1979 Islamic Revolution, very few old Iranian traditions and symbols have escaped the Islamic Republic’s ridicule and hostility. From an unsuccessful attempt to destroy Persepolis to waging [...]

By |March 22nd, 2021|Ideology|

How Khomeini’s fundamentalist views drive Iranian incitement and malign behavior

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Khomeini (L) and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei, during celebrations in Beirut, February 6, 2019. (AFP) By Hani Nasira March 16, 2021 On Oct. 6, 1981, Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat was gunned down by Islamist militants during a military parade marking [...]

By |March 16th, 2021|Ideology|

Why Shiite Iran and its allies support the radical Sunni organisations adopting the return of the caliphate

Both the theocratic Shiite regime in Iran and the universal Brotherhood are more than happy to see the return of the Islamic world divided by Sunni and Shiite Islamists. (Supplied) By Track Persia March 13, 2021 Since its establishment in the early 20th century, the Muslim Brotherhood has not changed its major goal, [...]

By |March 13th, 2021|Ideology|