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Pakistan Celebrates Iranian Revolution

From Iran’s Press TV:

Pakistan has held an art festival to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in the capital city of Islamabad.

Organized by Iran’s cultural office in Islamabad and Pakistan’s National Council of the Arts (PNCA), the weeklong event includes film screenings and an art exhibition.

Iranian artists demonstrate for visitors how their woodworks, paintings, calligraphies, caricatures, marquetry, glassworks and embroideries are created.

The exhibition also displays traditional outfits, miniature paintings, historical photographs, ceramics, and hand-woven carpets and Kilims, a Press TV correspondent reported.

Photographs depicting the country’s natural, historical and religious sites offer a glimpse into the different tourist attractions of Iran.

PNCA Director-General Naeem Taher said the event is a great step toward developing closer cultural ties between Iran and Pakistan.

“There are a lot of similarities between Iranian and Pakistani cultures and and such events not only bring the two countries closer, but also help promote political, economic and diplomatic relations,” Taher told Press TV.

The festival, which will run until Feb. 3, 2009, is set to screen four Iranian films including Nader Talebzadeh’s Jesus.

For those of you who might not keep up on such things, here is some background on Mr. Talebzadah’s film from an approving Los Angeles Times:

An Iranian’s vision of Jesus’ life stirs debate

The new film, based on the Islamic version of Jesus’ life, depicts him as a prophet rather than the son of God. Its director says he wants to further understanding.

By Jeffrey Fleishman

April 29, 2008

TEHRAN — A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door.

"This is Jesus," said another man.

Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be misunderstood on a matter so sensitive. The Iranian director’s new film is based on the Islamic version of the life of Jesus, depicting the man Christians believe to be the messiah and son of God as a tormented Judean prophet foretelling the coming of Muhammad, the founder of the Muslim faith.

One might imagine such a tale may not screen well in the red states of America. The film, nearly 10 years in the making, draws on the Koran and the putative Gospel of Barnabas, considered by many Western scholars a medieval fable. The premise of "Jesus, the Spirit of God" is that Jesus was compassionate and performed miracles, but was not crucified or resurrected from the dead. The message implies that Christianity, a faith of 2 billion people and the core of much Western philosophy, is based on a falsehood.

"I pray for Christians. They’ve been misled. They will realize one day the true story," said Talebzadeh, whose film has been screened at international film festivals and is being marketed for wider release…

[Talebzadeh] supports President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and believes 9/11 was partly a U.S. government conspiracy. "Someone masterminded something," he said. "And this is the cause for a lot of evil America is doing in this part of the world." …

Obviously, Iran and Pakistan are doing their level best to help heal the rifts between their countries and the US and the West in general.

Just as Mr. Obama foretold.

Meanwhile, the director of “Fitna,” which simply quotes of the Koran, is being tried for hate speech.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, February 1st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Pakistan Celebrates Iranian Revolution”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    Show me the body.

  2. jrmcdonald says:

    Yeah right. Don’t listen to that cure the blind, turn the other cheek guy, listen to our guy with the nine year old wife…

  3. Nimblicity says:

    “A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door.
    “This is Jesus,” said another man.
    Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be misunderstood on a matter so sensitive.”

    I’ve lost my faith, then. If Jesus was there, and just ate an orange while this guy denied his divinity, then clearly Nader is right.

    Guess I’ll go back to trying to earn God’s eternal favor by recycling and stuff.

  4. proreason says:

    “[Talebzadeh] …believes 9/11 was partly a U.S. government conspiracy. “Someone masterminded something”

    Good news!! There are people in other countries even more stupid than The Moron.

  5. beautyofreason says:

    “[Talebzadeh]…believes 9/11 was partly a U.S. government conspiracy”

    What an idiot. Today CNN reported that Mr.Ahmadinejad and the leader of Hamas hugged and thanked each other for the weapons Iran gave Hamas to use against Israel. Mr. A and the “Supreme” leader are open about their financial support of terrorists and their loathing of everything western. Only liberals fail to believe them – except for the obvious lie, that Iran seeks a “peaceful” nuclear program.

    Obama is an idiot to think he can placate the extremists of Iran. I’ll predict in ten years that Carter-style coddling will lead to Iran having a nuclear weapon.

  6. proreason says:

    4 of The Moron’s best friends and roommates at Columbia were Pakistanis.

    But of course we shouldn’t pay any attention to the conventional wisdom that says the undergraduate years are critical in forming one’s world view. In Obamy’s case those years are pretty hazy anyway. He was in a stupor most of the time.

  7. joeblough says:

    Near as I can tell mohammedan culture is cannibalistic.

    Cannibalistic in that it approaches the accomplishments and attainments of surrounding, more productive, cultures, and simply tries to color them as it’s own.

    The core mentality seems to be driven by envy and a lust to possess the unearned, accompanied by a complete disinterest in how things of value are created or what they mean.

    Of course all of this creates a vicious cycle with an unshakable sense of inferiority and resentment — which in turn drives further cultural hijacking or destruction, which feeds deeper feelings of inferiority, etc…

    The hijacking here of Jesus as a sort of proto-mohammedan is typical of the pattern.

    Same principle as the alleged mohammedan “sacred” ground at the wailing wall in Israel.

    Steal it, and if you can’t steal it, destroy it and all evidence of it’s existence.

    The end result is cultural desertification.

  8. sheehanjihad says:

    joeblough’s post should be archived. What a perfect description of Islam! There has been no better depiction of that virulent merciless plague on humanity than the one he has given. Kudos to you JB….I mean it.

    Steal it, and if you can’t steal it, destroy it and all evidence of it’s existence.= Islam

  9. Icarus says:

    Isn’t it wonderful how this antichrist film, fulfills prophecy for the end of days!

    Yes… 2 Billion of us (not counting those passed on over the centuries) have been fooled!
    We’ve been lifted up; while you’ve stayed in the stone ages up until… come to think of it, for the most part… you still are in the stone ages!
    We believe in coming to Faith through reason; with peace, charity and love as our weapons… the complete antithesis of your beliefs. We are told to love our enemy; you are told to convert him by the sword into a second class citizen, or Kill him!

    On and on we could go.

    Yes you truly are a wise bunch. We are such fools!

    Is it any wonder you are who you are?

  10. Reality Bytes says:

    BLASPHEMERS!!! OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!! oh, wait a minute. I’m Lutheran. Never mind. Forgive them for they, uh, well, you know.

  11. TickTock says:

    They must get History Channel on the dish in sunny Islamabad.

    Glad to see they’ve taken Obama’s Pleas to heart and are “un-clenching” the fist a bit.

    Oh, those funny Children of Cain! Next thing they’ll say is that Muhammed didn’t die… he flew away on a magic carpet…

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