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.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Khomeini vs Khamenei
Iran’s political chessboard can be a little confusing. Note that before Khamenei, there was his predecessor Khomeini. Iran’s Second Revolution This is arguably Iran’s second revolution. The first took place in 1979, and continues to be the source of much controversy.
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Category: IRAN, MIDDLE EAST
Shireen Qudosi founded Qudosi Chronicles post 9-11 when realizing not enough Muslims were speaking out about the community’s shortcomings. Since it’s inception, Qudosi Chronicles has developed a broad and diverse following that breaks partisan lines and bridges faith groups. Shireen has been published in several leading industry publications, including PJ Media, Middle East Forum, Illume, among others. She’s also hosted several talks on Islam for the San Diego community.
In addition to Qudosi Chronicles, she heads Qudosi Creative Partners – a content driven new media marketing boutique firm. In 2012, she also established Qahani, a handmade jewelry line that merges a South Asian heritage with contemporary design.