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Arman

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    Arman got a reaction from Hazyn in The Man Who Changed The World   
    1. I had this video in one piece on youtube high definition (in private mode) but decided to remove it after having reviewed it (also a mate did the same for me), our conclusion was that it is a very well mastered propaganda piece. They distance themselves from the Shah for the first time and that makes people think they will be unbiased about the rest, yet they're lying on many points about the Imam (ra) and the revolution.
    2. Translation is wrong on several placed, for (just 1 example of many) example the shahi admiral says to shah, "We must crush the revolution while we still can or we will lose (power over) the country", is translated to "we must act or we will lose the country". This is important because the Shah claimed to be on the side of the revolutionaries at a certain point and promised to do everything to stop the injustice (that he caused).Many other examples there.
    3. The video has a negative undertone about the Imam (ra).
    4. The video is factually wrong on several points about the Imam (ra) and the revolution.
    5. It even mentions president Ahmadinejad as part of the student group that attacked the embassy but then quite keenly adds that he refused to join the attack on the embassy.
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    Arman got a reaction from hasanhh in The Man Who Changed The World   
    1. I had this video in one piece on youtube high definition (in private mode) but decided to remove it after having reviewed it (also a mate did the same for me), our conclusion was that it is a very well mastered propaganda piece. They distance themselves from the Shah for the first time and that makes people think they will be unbiased about the rest, yet they're lying on many points about the Imam (ra) and the revolution.
    2. Translation is wrong on several placed, for (just 1 example of many) example the shahi admiral says to shah, "We must crush the revolution while we still can or we will lose (power over) the country", is translated to "we must act or we will lose the country". This is important because the Shah claimed to be on the side of the revolutionaries at a certain point and promised to do everything to stop the injustice (that he caused).Many other examples there.
    3. The video has a negative undertone about the Imam (ra).
    4. The video is factually wrong on several points about the Imam (ra) and the revolution.
    5. It even mentions president Ahmadinejad as part of the student group that attacked the embassy but then quite keenly adds that he refused to join the attack on the embassy.
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    Arman got a reaction from -Enlightened in Being sleep deprived is becoming fun   
    (bismillah)
    Even though I study aerospace, this is also part of my studies (Human Factors) to 'prevent' accidents from happening (aircraft crashes, etc).
    Not getting enough sleep is very dangerous. 4-6 hours of sleep is dangerously low. The 'research' posted above seems to be something you'd find in the U.S. to convince people to work more and sleep less. (Of course the brother put it with good intentions) In different periods of your life you need different amount of sleep.
    Babies might only be awake a few hours a day, usually sleeping 17/18 hours per day. The older they become the less they sleep, 15 hours, 12 hours, etc. Those in their growth period need more sleep than adults, because that is the only time they grow. Once you become a fully grown adult (21-23 years old), it has been calibrated that you need about 8 hours and 10 minutes of sleep per night. If you sleep less than that you become more sleep deprived by each night. It is possible to get back some sleep of even 7 nights before.

    The above graph shows the different phases you'll be in during this 8 hours and 10 minutes. If you sleep only 4 hours, ONLY your body will be rested. It is only after this time you will reach the phase where your mind will rest. Simply put, If you sleep only 6 hours, you have went through the 'body recovery phase' and have only gone through half of the 'mind rest phase'. If you do not go through this 8 hours of sleep, you are very prone to making mistakes, mishearing things, misdoing things, mis seeing things, etc. Your mind is basically not functioning the way it should. This builds up with each day that you sleep less until you are unable to function properly. These are only the effects with relation to your functioning, but it also makes you old fast, your life expectancy is going down too, your skin is becoming old faster, etc.
    They've even tested this on people by putting them in a building with no windows and no clocks, etc. The first few nights they slept more (getting back the sleep they lost before) and from that moment only they all slept exactly 8 hours and 10 minutes on average. Their biological clocks also started working with 25 hours instead of 24 hours. Our body is actually adjusting itself to the 24 hours days.
    Anyway in conclusion, you (a fully grown adult) should sleep 8 hours and 10 minutes a day. Not less and not more.
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    Arman reacted to repenter-gone4awhile in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    We should all try to reach that impossible state. If not, then what are we doing here?
    And the fact that so many anti khomeini members here and elsewhere constantly keep saying "khomeini wasnt infallible" (as if we dont know that already)
    gives khomeini credit more than it discredits him. It shows that you have searched very hard to find errors in him but couldn't so you turn to such comments.
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    Arman reacted to Abdul Qaim in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    Actually, some of us are neither pro or anti-Sayed Khumayni. There are people here who regard him as a very learned, pious 'alim, but they may not agree with some of his political ideas. It's not a case of "you're either for us or against us." .
    I suspect one of the reasons why many don't spell out what errors they think he committed is because they don't want to offend his supporters, who tend to be extremely sensitive of any criticism direct at him ...
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    Arman reacted to Aafreen in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    It is in deed fascinating that Ayatollah Montazeri, who spent decades fighting the Shah alongside such stalwarts like Ayatollah Khomeini, was only convicted of naivete and gullibity, and found to be 'political' (what ever the heck that distinction means?) after a misunderstanding on political issues. Stranger still is the fact, that Ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei have been granted an aura of infallibility, despite claims to the contrary. For example, the acceptance of the ceasefire (originally offered in 1983) in 1988 is seen neither is naivete nor lack of political insight. Although I would consider it to be both. A political leader who does not invoke religion as a means to legitimize his government or the state can afford to be guilty of such naivete as has been done with the Shah or Zardari in Pakistan for instance. Politicians make mistakes and ought to be held accountable for them. In the case of a religious leaders, more loyal than the king supporters, of which there are many, will bend over backwards to demonstrate that no mistakes were made. Hence it is alleged that several bouts of summary executions of opponents were legal and that the responsibility for prolonging the Iran-Iraq lies solely with the world despite evidence that the VF and his close aides urge to export the revolution beyond Iranian borders may have influenced the unnecessary death of hundreds of thousands on either side.
    The very fact that proponents of the 'Islamic Republic' point out Montazeri's naivete and gullibility in order to explain away his guilt is a severe blow to their own argument for the Islamic Republic/VF. Montazeri was sidelined from his position as a successor to Khomeini not as the result of a system of checks and balances but due to the personal intervention of Khomeini himself. If we are to assume, that had Khomeini died 3-4 years prior to his eventual death, there's every reason to believe Montazeri would have succeeded him. What kind of Iran would we have today is besides the point. But, if we're to believe the Islamic Republicans, a naive and gullible Montazeri would be the Supreme Leader, the Rahbar.
    The accusations thrown at Montazeri, particularly through the oft-pasted infamous letter to him by Khomeini, require an elaborate response. Until I have a chance to do that, the above should suffice...
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    Arman reacted to shabbir.hassanally in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    In His Name, the Most High
    Salaams
    Masha Allah; an excellent post brother. This is what myself and a number of others have been trying to say for years and years. Alhamdu lillah; you have put it beautifully.
    Br/Sis "Aafreen"; with the utmost of respect; have you not heard the example of Abdullah ibn Abbas, the companion of Imam Hasan(A), who near the end, when the Imam(A) needed obediance from him, betrayed the Imam(A) through having a lack of solidification in his belief? Betrayed the Imam(A) and aligned himself with Muawiyyah. Haven't you heard of Shimr ibn Dhiljawshan? He was a companion of Imam Ali(A) at one point; and then he became that same cursed person who murdered the grandson of the Prophet(S)? Haven't you heard of the many companions of the Aimmah al-Athaar(A) who near the end of their lives betrayed that same person who they had at one point declared their Imam? Subhan Allah the situation of Mr Montazeri is nothing new in Islamic History; however; having said that it doesn't make it any less tragic.
    We must realise that at the end of our lives; if we are not on the allegeience with our Imam(AJ), may our souls be HIs ransom, then our entire lives are worthless; our good deeds are irrelavent, and we will be amongst the losers.
    Look at the most profound example of this; Shaytaan; he spent millenia, countless countless years worshiping and glorifying Allah, yet at one point he succumed to the illnesses of the nafs; and betrayed Allah, disobeyed his commandment, and in a way made himself an equal to Allah by defying (or attempting to defy) him. He was then cursed by Allah, and declared as being amongst those who cover up and betray the truth. Subhan Allah; why don't we think?
    Just because someone is wearing an Amameh, just because someone has much knowledge, that doesn't excempt that person from being accountable and having to stay loyal to the Truth; we have many many examples; and they are well known as I have explained.
    So please; let us realise the situation of Mr Montazeri; it is no different to that of Abdullah ibn Abbas in the time of Imam Hasan(A) and others in fact; others who betrayed the Truth, and confused the Truth with Falsehood; and rejected the advise of Allah to them.
    At this time; our allegience and loyalty should be for the Leader(HA), Imam Khamenei(HA) in the absence of Imam al-Hujjah(AJ), as our respected brother "motee" has so eloquantly explained. If it is not; then we should prepare ourselves for a fate not dissimilar to that awaits Mr Montazeri; and Allah is the best of the Judges.
    As for those who choose to create this schism between "religion" and "politics" - please realise one very important thing; there is no separation; they are intertwined. An ideology that separates "religion" and "politics" is a very confused ideology and is one that is opposed to Allah; our every action, be it social, personal, private or public are governed by the commandments of Allah; it is not that only our praying and fasting is governed by Allah, but that our policies on international relations they refer to thier own confused thoughts? Subhan Allah - have you learned nothing from the Prophet of Allah(S)? Have you learned nothing from Imam Ali(A)? Have you learned nothing from Lady Zahra(A)? We are in Muharram, have you not learned anything form the stand of Aba Abdillah al-Husayn(A) and the stances of Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn Zayn al-Abedeen(A) and Lady Zaynab(A)?
    The spiritual and the temporal are connected; the true believers understand this and follow this line; those who wish to create a dichotomy between what they call "religion" and "politics" are nothing more than either confused people or are working for the enemies of Allah. Islam is a perfect system; to suggest that it is only a "religion" is to insult Islam in the most fundamental fashion, and to understand the basics of Islam; the fundamentals, the Usul ad-Din. If Islam was split away from politics then tell us; why is the concept of Adl (Justice) so central? Justice has a portion that is personal, but it also has a portion that is in the realm of the socio-political, the economic realm, etc.
    So please; don't give these feable and pathetic statements making claims and suggesting (ignorantly) that religion and politics are separate. They are not; they are intertwined and CANNOT be separated.
    May Allah hasten the return of our Master(AJ), and alleviate our suffering.
    With Salaams and Dua's
    Shabbir
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    Arman reacted to Gypsy in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    (salam)
    See, here is the problem I have with this statement. Sometimes people use this banner (Islam and politics cannot be separated) whenever someone wants to garner support to his/her cause. But when an Ayatullah disagrees with them, the Ayatullah is classified as naive and should leave politics altogether. That isn't very fair, is it? :unsure:
    I am urging both sides to sit down and address any grievousness that you may have without resorting to name-calling. Please try to listen to the other side, and highlight your differences, in a very calm manner.
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    Arman reacted to muhammad_follower in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    I am SOOOO disgusted at some people who call themselves Shia and have the audacity to speak in such a manner about Imaam Khomeini(rah).
    There is NO MAN in modern history who has done what he has done for Islam.
    I myself became a shia after learning about this great man.
    And now I see my fellow shia muslims in this state :(
    If Imaam Khomeini(rah) didn't bring all those TYRANTS, and MURDERERS, and TORTURERS to justice, then Ameerul Mu'mineen(as) might as well shouldn't have fought Muawiya
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    Arman reacted to zanyrulez in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    Thats my point. Nobody is saying that Khomeini was infallible but they are behaving like he was.
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    Arman reacted to zanyrulez in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    Those who are actually trying to understand the issues will realize that Khomeini was not infallible and that he made mistakes.
    That they were highly respected scholars who disagreed with him and that these scholars were sidelined and persecuted by his followers.
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    Arman reacted to zanyrulez in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    People will believe what they will. :dry:
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    Arman reacted to skylight1 in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    Thank you for posting the letter - this should help clarify for those interested in seeking a clarification about Montazeri.
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    Arman reacted to shabbir.hassanally in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    In His Name, the Most High
    Salaams
    Mr Montazeri's son-in-law as well as members of his office and his associates were implicated in a plot to assasinate Imam Khumayni(A). They were arrested, they were found to be sympathisers and in some cases members of the terrorist MKO organisation. Mr Montazeri was deemed then, not by Imam Khumayni(A) alone but by many of the senior Ulema to be incompetant, since the plots to murder Imam Khumayni(A) were being orchestrated from his (i.e. Mr Montazeri's) office.
    This is ONE of the plethora of reasons for his being deposed by Imam Khumayni(A) well before he (Imam Khumayni(A)) passed away.
    A letter was written to Mr Montazeri by Imam Khumayni(A) explaining the situation in a very polite, but extremely firm manner:
    Source: http://www.baabeilm.org/khomeini/montezari.pdf
    This letter needs to be read carefully; it explains a lot and indeed it goes on to elaborate on the stance of Mr Montazeri. It shows that he lacked political acumen and understanding, and had a soft ear that could easily - and indeed which was - easily manipulated by the enemies of Allah. I have highlighted some important points in bold. These are key points that need to be understood, and which form the basis for the dismissal of Mr Montazeri. It is also important to note; that while people say that Mr Montazeri was very learned; that has it's place; however it should be noted that having knowledge and being able to understand and comprehend that knowledge applying it to the beneift of the true Islam of Muhammad(S) - that is to say wisdom are two very different things.
    Shaytaan, Umar ibn Sa'd, Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad, etc all had plenty of "knowledge" - yet they failed to comprehend that knowledge, they couldn't leverage and utilize that knowledge and convert it into wisdom; as a result of their failure they are now amongst the most cursed, and will eternally remain so.
    Mr Montazeri should have listened to the advice of Imam Khumayni(A) and kept himself busy with tazkiyyah (self purification/self building) and his studies that he may have been able to convert that vast knowledge of his into even a speck of wisdom; sadly he chose to be further manipulated by the enemies of Allah, and as a result will have to reap that which he has sowed in this world in working against the true Islam of Muhammad(S).
    The words of the Leader of the Muslim Ummah, Imam Khamenei(HA) are sufficient in regard to Mr Montazeri:
    Source: http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=contentShow&id=6238
    Bottom line is that Imam Khumayni(A) had advised Mr Montazeri to not interfere in political matters, and maybe then God will forgive you for your sin, (amongst other things) sadly Mr Montazeri didn't take the advice (in this matter and in many other matters) of our beloved Imam Khumayni(A) and instead chose to persue the children and followers of the enemies of Allah, and to try to cause further fitneh and harm Islam, Islamic Iran and the Righteous Islamic Leadership. Without a doubt; he will have to answer for his crime against Islam and against Imam al-Hujjah(AJ).
    This is the fate of those - even those from amongst the Ulema - who are unable to perform tazkiyyah and destroy their ownselves in the light and beauty that is Allah.
    That is all.
    With Salaams and Dua's
    Shabbir
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    Arman reacted to Abdul Qaim in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    Yeah, apparently killing 11 people was out of bounds, but murdering thousands was just fine :angel: ...
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    Arman reacted to zanyrulez in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    There is no doubt about it that the Late Ayatullah was persecuted by Khomeni for taking a principled stand.
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    Arman reacted to zanyrulez in Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri   
    Here we go...............
    "Once the heir apparent to Khumayni as supreme leader-jurisprudent (faqih) of the republic, Montazeri was forced to resign in 1989 after he criticized his onetime friend following the mass execution of political prisoners and militant dissidents in the summer and autumn of 1988. Thousands of prisoners were executed, though the exact number remains unknown. Montazeri was not the first Iranian religious scholar to be marginalized by Khumayni and his allies."
    http://occident.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-memoriam-irans-principled-grand.html
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    Arman got a reaction from Noah- in Where do you see I.R.Iran thirty years from now ?   
    My view of the arabian peninsula is not negatively shaped because of my love for Iran. I'll get back to this at the end of this post.
    Visiting a country (or living there) gives you an idea of how the current state of the 'street' is... how the people live, etc. I am not talking about any of this, if you read again what I wrote above. Now I am no expert of the Saudi economy, and neither am I the expert of any other country's economy. However, CNN mentions:
    "Last year it's estimated to have exported $165 billion worth of oil, around 90 percent of the Kingdom's total revenue."
    Other sites mention this too. Wikipedia also mentions that 10 percent of the GDP comes from non-oil export.
    Now even the above would not matter, IF they had something other than oil (regardless of wether they make money from it or not) that they are good at. Now with this I don't mean milking camels. I mean to be self-sufficient in important fields that could make you survive as a sovereign country, or to be able to protect your people because of it. Let me tell you that they're militarily 100% dependent on the US. In fact, let me tell you this. Were the US to drop them today, within a week their military would become in-operational for 99%. Their military is practically for a hundred percent maintained by the US. I remember a US military personnel on the internet saying how he was sent there to teach them about maintenance. He said they have no idea what they have to do, even when he explained it to them in detail. He left eventually knowing they're still at the same position when he came.
    Nearly all of it goes to the oil sector to earn more money for their western allies right? Now that brings us back to where I was in my post.
    I strongly reject what you wrote in the first line about Saudi youth. I go even as far as saying that even if the youth had the potential, they could not educate them themselves. The following examples jump in my mind right now:
    * The deal to teach 5000 Saudi students in the Netherlands to become doctors.
    * Iran gets major revenue from people coming from the Arabian peninsula to get treated at Iranian hospitals.
    * No job they take seriously would ever be given to a saudi firm (I know examples from people I know that worked there, one being the one I mention below).
    * Their military is in total shambles, they barely know how to run it (one of the stories i wrote above).
    Another thing comes to mind. I personally know the former pilot of kuwaiti monarch, and he was also offered a similar job in Saudi (he went there a bit and left). He stories he has told me, would really make you embarrassed to have written what you write. All of his stories involve incompetence and backwardness of these people in all levels. He received a huge salary, but he eventually left because he couldn't take it anymore and his wife and children refused to stay after a short vacation (he lives in the netherlands). Eventually he thought by himself, no money in the world is worth this and he left. He now runs an aviation law firm with the money he made.
    In fact, most of the reasons for me thinking the way I do are because of either first hand accounts of people I know or because I have read from people on the internet having lived there (and worked in mainly the aviation industry).
    The sturgeon is almost extinct on this planet, so everyone eating caviar is out of the question. :P
    Any country wanting to call itself a world power or a regional power must be at least self-sufficient in the relevant fields. But more importantly, it must have an independent leadership.
    salam
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    Arman reacted to baradar_jackson in Iran troops 'seize Iraq oil well'   
    I was half-joking
    Anyway... the "supporting terrorists" accusation is the dumbest [Edited Out] I ever heard. And it never ceases to be dumb, no matter who makes the accusation (and against whom they make it). So we support what some would call terrorists in Iraq. And guess what? The US, Israel, Britain, and Saudi Arabia support what we would call terrorists in Iran (PKK, MKO, al-Ahwaz, etc.).
    On a related note: I always laugh when US officials express disgust at Pakistani officials for their past ties with the Taliban (when the Americans themselves propped them up during the 1980s).
    So yeah... that was very weak. You'll have to do better than that.
    And you're welcome for the free electricity.
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    Arman reacted to Dirac Delta function in Iran troops 'seize Iraq oil well'   
    They know nothing of consequence will be done against them. The Iraqi governmet has taken a soft tone with all of our neighbours, they've literally been getting away with murder.
    When you have soldiers of a foreign country raising their flag on your territory that's an act of war. Even if this area is disputed, what they have done is blatant provocation. It's not like these fools don't have enough problems already, they just seem bent on starting a fight with someone.
    6ah hath-hum.
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    Arman reacted to Dirac Delta function in Iran troops 'seize Iraq oil well'   
    Asking for what? All you've done is send 11 guys to an unused piece of land on the border, and you can add supporting terrorists to your list of credentials, but this stuff will only back fire on you as you isolate yourselves and find everyone turning against you - including a large segment of your own population. The problem is you guys are delusional, the realities of what is going on in your country and outside it escape you.
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    Arman reacted to iraqi_shia in How Different Are Lebanon's Martyrs From Our Own?   
    So you have no evidence to back your claims?
    Having an opinion is fine, but dont go around making wild statements as if they are FACTS, when it turns out you have no evidence to back them up, as that is slander.
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    Arman reacted to Noah- in How Different Are Lebanon's Martyrs From Our Own?   
    "But while most Lebanese acknowledge Hezbollah's leading role in fighting Israel, what many Lebanese consistently refer to as the "national resistance" is a broad coalition that includes virtually all of Lebanon's most important political forces, including Amal, the other main Shi'ite movement, the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP), other left groups and liberal democrats - and even the right-wing Free Patriotic Movement of General Michel Aoun."
    "The LCP, a leftist secular party whose membership cuts across the confessional lines, has itself been very close to Hezbollah and fought alongside it in the frontlines in the south. According to Hadadeh, at least 12 LCP members and supporters died in the fighting."
    Asia Times

    btw: I never asked you to take me seriously... for your information, this is a political forum and anyone has the right to express his/her opinions. I always wonder that, why Hizb never issued a single statement to condemn Baath (communist) party's atrocities, Abdullah Saleh (socialist-communist) atrocities? Because, when it comes to Muslim world the party issues 100s of statements in favor Salafi movements in Palestine. Plus, I do not want to focus much on details and evidences and discussion like these to question the legitimacy of a group who did some good works for the country.
    I guess the last time I remember discussing something with you was about Ayatollahs presence in Afghanistan, where you did not even know that Shias were exist in your neighboring country. You could probably know what an 'analysis' mean when you know some stuffs about some things in some times in the future, I mean beyond the Karachi city.
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    Arman reacted to iraqi_shia in How Different Are Lebanon's Martyrs From Our Own?   
    Do you expect to be taken seriously when you make these kind of statements, and then fail to back them up with any evidence?
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    Arman reacted to Noah- in How Different Are Lebanon's Martyrs From Our Own?   
    In certain issues there is no boundary............especially when a group claims to be Islamist and represent Islam. And being allied with communists and some other outlaws has nothing to do with nationalism...Nationalism does not recommend you to get along with criminals and puppets, because criminals and puppets endanger the interests of a nation at first and more than anyone else in a country.
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