But Justin Loves Iran! Concordia University prof jailed in Iran’s Evin prison, family says

A Canadian academic visiting Iran has been arrested and is being held in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison, her family says.

Iran accuses Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar, 65, of “co-operating with a foreign state against the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Its not yet clear whether she’s been charged with espionage, sedition, or propaganda against the state.

  • Now PM Trulander gets his own Zehra Kazemi!

    • Poor woman!

      • Indeed but how else can Trudeau show how little he cares about women and how much he supports the ayatollahs?

  • mauser 98

    time for Justine to shine

    • Ha!

    • dance…dancetotheradio
      • mauser 98

        …they wish they were the Stone Roses

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I love the Stone Roses, too.
          Their debut album is one of the best of all time.

          • mauser 98
          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I couldn’t resist but this is their masterpiece off the first album.
            John Squire’s closing guitar bridge is the most inspiring thing I have ever heard.
            It really shows the difference between the British guitar sound and the crap that passes for music on classic rock radio in North America.
            Also, because of his guitar talent and painting many people thought he was the creative force behind the band.
            In fact it was King Monkey, Ian Brown, who had the more successful solo career.


          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Also note that still at the start of the song where Ian Brown is front and center staring straight at the camera and Chris Squire is on the right drilling holes into the back of Brown’s head with his stare.

    • disqusW6sf

      Yuck. Lol.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    The problem with stories like this is they are used to ramp up hate against other countries when Iran does not command its military to point and snatch Westerners another lie. Iran is an independent nation which is normally pointed at, and much of the hate is to try to bring down Iran. Do not forget that after Syria it is more likely than ever that Iran will be invaded by the West in a coalition of nations much like the Coalition of the Willing as was identified and used against Hussein’s Iraq.

    The reason question that should be asked is should nations be allowed to have self-defense if they are attacked. I believe yes. Iran is allowed to have independence and do as they please within their sovereign borders.

    Iran had the Shah installed by the US after a democratically elected government was deposed. So Iran has ever right to despise the US and its allies.

    • Frances

      Your point being?…..assuming there is a point.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        The truth will not be found out by constantly blaming a nation. That is just phony patriotism which causes people to become emotional and I would say irrational. And yes stories like this do lead to vengeance and selective pointing at individual stories without knowing the big picture.

        • Frances

          And how does that relate to their imprisoning this elderly Iranian-Canadian (or Canadian-Iranian) academic. If I read anything into the story, it’s that holders of dual passports need to be rather careful when they return “home” lest some vengeance come upon them. Not demonizing Iran; merely reflecting on the current political system.

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            I just wrote up there that the Iranian people very much support the system of the Ayatollah led system than under the thumb of US and Western domination. Can’t the US understand its history and what it did? That is where I stand on it. The US has to understand that each nation is allowed to do what they want within their borders. This academic is used in this case as a person for furthering militaristic foreign policy. Russia and Iran have already signed protection pacts. What I want is a reasonable foreign policy which actually builds alliances and defeats the US created ISIS.

          • Frances

            Sorry, Billy Bob, you’ve lost me.

          • Minicapt
          • John

            The US has to understand that each nation is allowed to do what they want within their borders.

            Oh I do so agree!

            That’s why I had no problem back in the 80s when the mullahs sent thousands and thousands of Iranian children into minefields to their deaths.

            The Mullahs who did so were extremely humanitarian and careful to respect Islam.

            They hung tiny plastic keys ( made in Korea!) around the necks of seven and eight year old kids, and then told them that after being blown to smithereens by a mine, those keys would open the gates of heaven.

            Contrast that B.B.T. with the inhuman American practice of sending young kids into minefields WITHOUT a plastic key to heaven.

    • Daviddowntown

      I’m waiting for Bibi to bomb your buddies nuke facilities. That,lI provide lots of grist for your delusional mill.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        For nuclear power yes not for nuclear weapons. Most of the stuff brought up about Iran is to sell a future war. Iran is an independent nation. They have every right to distrust the bloodthirsty US. I do not even care much for their leadership. Iran needs overseers to ensure their system does not go in US imperialist hands. That is why I support Iran’s independence.

        • Daviddowntown

          I support iran being flat and black and glowing in the dark.

          • Maggat

            Sand, turned to glass.

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            It will not happen with a Russia/Iran/China pact and that was already finalized in 2015 between Putin and Rouhani. It will not happen with Iran capturing the US drone and many other issues.

            For me the nuclear agreement was just a peace treaty done temporarily to take out Syria. For me, once Syria is out of the picture the next president will have to either finish off Syria and go towards Iran or go full WW3 with Russia and / or China or go Iran and then Russia and China. The point is WW3 is inevitable because of how poorly Europe is and how poor the US dollar is.

            It is all about US dollar control.

            This whole War on Terror is a smokescreen.

          • Minicapt

            Are you sure Trump will pay you for this?


          • Raymond Hietapakka

            Do you REALLY think that Russia and China eat all that muzzle’em bullshit? I bet they will be the ones to eventually crush the death cult.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Most times you are an obtuse fuck face, man.
          Especially now.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Why would anyone in their right mind want to take over a steaming outdoor shitter like Iran? May I point out that those dumb f***s are the ones always bellowing the tiresome Great Satan/Little Satan garbage…

  • Maggat

    Stay at home sweetie. If you play with the bull, you’ll get the horn.

  • Gary

    Here we go again, the female version of daddy Khadr or maher Arar where we will get sued if she makes it back because we didn’t bail out her pathetic jew-hating homophobic butt fast enough.

    Under Justin’s reign she as good as dead because the CBC and STAR don’t give a damn about women or muslims unless they can use it to attack Harper.
    Justin promised the CBC an extra $600,000,000.00 for the budget, do you really think the CBC will make Justin look bad when they could get even more money after the 2019 Election.
    Wynne bought of the OPP and Public Unions , she will stay in power and not do one day in a Courtroom as we saw for McLiar that fled to Boston unti lthe heat was off of the gas plant election fraud.

  • Americadies

    One has to love it when liberal ideas come to fruition. Let the dimbulb rot.

  • John

    What the CBC news item fails to mention is that Hoodfar has written books and articles extremely critical of islam and its treatment of women. She’s basically behind bars because she’s an apostate.

    Her plight revolves around Islam’s punishment for apostasy, and not about ‘human rights’ per se.

    The conversation, then, should be one centered on ISLAM and its harsh punishments for apostasy and not around some western concept of basic rights.