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Ghazal غزل Omid امید‎
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Austrian Airline plans to launch ‪flights‬ to #‪‎Isfahan‬. If you get a chance and don’t have political ambitions looking for troubles in Iran make sure to visit Isfahan among other cities on ancient Silk Road, part of your life bucket list! Isfahan is the 7th historical city in the world. Some of its buildings dating back to 17th century still are the hob of hustle and bustle of this amazing city or the artist workshop as I call it. It is a world of its own and it is as if has come to life from a movie or some sort of magical ancient book
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We are as old as we believe we are!
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I admire those putting their money where their mouth is. Muslims’ understanding of true Islam seemingly different from mine! My background education in #Islamic studies affords me to make the following statement. Wealth in Islam isn’t ’s necessary a blessing, unless spent with a sense of purpose. It’s a heavy burden which wealthy “Muslims” don’t seem to fathom, it’s their #TEST. Wealth can be the reason for punishment when wasted on self indulgence. As Holy #Koran says: “Everything will be measured even if the deeds or sins are as insignificant of an atom’s particle.
More than one-third of school-aged Syrian children registered with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan – over 80,000 out of 226,000 children – were not in formal education during the last school year.
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Watching #Milwaukee news was shocked by these images. Thought to myself if Martin Luther King was here today, would have said something along these lines: My message is to the undermined impoverished black people wanting their movement #BlackLivesMatters to be heard. Your message is a worthy one don’t turn it into hate and violence.

You may see me as another “White” expressing an opinion, I don’t see myself as white. Didn’t grow up in a culture measuring peoples’ worth based on #skin color. In #Persian #culture, everyone is Persian regardless of color! As a #Muslim, understanding #discrimination far better you can possibly fathom so I speak of experience not giving just another #opinion.
The Milwaukee County sheriff requested the aid of the National Guard after a night of violence and fires following the shooting of an armed man by an officer.
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#IbtihajMuhammad is the first #Muslim #woman who wears #hijab and qualified for the #UnitedStates #TeamUSA
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Yes. that is a great statement. History has shown how sports helped uniting people globally.
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$400 M Unmarked #Cash sent to #Iran as part of #NuclearDeal? Really? Then why #unmarked cash? via @WSJ
The U.S. secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward
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Trump would do nothing to rescue Americans.
Perhaps he'd build another wall to keep Americans in.
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“You real wealth is not your money but your personality and who you are.” There is an English proverb that perhaps explains my poor translation better: With money people can buy stuff, but not #class or #humanity for that matter.
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Who will #cry for this little boy, this good little boy who doesn’t even cry for help?
Who will cry for this little boy, who is all alone, hurt, forgotten by our world.
Who will cry for this little boy, a good little boy he is, hurt but man enough stoping flew of his tears falling down as he knows soon he will be forgotten no matter what.
Who will cry for this little boy, a good little boy from #Aleppo #Syria who sat in ambulance, cleaning blood from his face, quietly thinking. “Who will give me a life other than what I have seen for the past five years of my short life?”
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Millions have been alerted to his suffering and want his family and friends to be helped.
Other very warped people see him as a huge threat set on devouring their freedom.
Obvious which of the two groups threaten western civilisation.
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I wanted to say: I can’t believe the story to be real until I remembered I get stopped at every airport sometimes many times get red tagged, my flights let go without me being on the board, all because my hair color is black, my eyes are brown, my name is Persian but most importantly I write against those who use #Islam to benefit their agenda. I am called a #Muslim #Terrorist and a #radical more times I care to elaborate by those who advised #President #Bush for war, now advising #Trump, so I rest my case as why this woman was arrested for reading a #book !
A Muslim NHS worker was detained at a UK airport and questioned under terror laws after a cabin crew member spotted her reading a Syrian culture book on board her honeymoon flight. Faizah Shaheen, who helps prevent teenage mental health patients from becoming radicalised, was returning from honeymoon in Marmaris, Turkey, when she was stopped by South Yorkshire Police at Doncaster Airport on 25 July.
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This is the Burned Face of #Mohammad, one of the 8 children who survived the fire accident at age 8 in a village near Shiraz. This Oct I will travel to Armenia to bring him to USA for his reconstructive surgery at Shriners hospital. This is his only and final chance to get his face and his left ear reconstructed. I am in need of a family to support him in Houston TX. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you.
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The #Iranian people love #Americans, wanted to end #ANIMOSITY between #USA & #Iran, sending cash doesn’t help them.

I challenge anyone from #USGovernment to show me one such example of love toward American people in any of the Arab countries of Persian Gulf the #USGovernmen   refers to them as friends? Show me love and respect #arab   nations of #Persian Gulf showcase on the streets of their cities without getting paid for their generosity and hospitality in help from US Gov then I rest my case!

Iran is truly the only country in #MiddleEast that US doesn’t have to pay its citizens or its government for people of its nation to love America or Americans.

Alas if US Government could understood that!
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+WENDY PROTHEROE Glad to hear that, I haven’t one that has been grateful or willing to testify against the MEK top echelons. They rather die in that camp than say these people killed the Kurds of Iraq and caused massive death to iranian people because they are brain washed.
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#Islamicscholar, #Author, #501c3 #Executive, and A #Startup #CEO. Looking for #Investors, #mentors, #advisors, #networking OPP to create successful #companies.

Ghazal Omid is an award-winning author, commentator, lecturer, and religious scholar.  Born and raised in Iran of Kurdish-Persian ancestry, Omid is a Canadian citizen and a U.S legal permanent resident. Drawing from her diverse heritage, Omid has dedicated her life to finding common ground between people of all faiths and backgrounds. A leading commentator on cultural and religious affairs, Omid has published an award-winning memoir, Living In Hell, and has provided hundreds of radio interviews and television appearances, including appearances on leading cable news networks such as Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and CSPAN.  In addition, Omid has consulted for members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives on matters pertaining to Iran, human rights, and the peaceful integration of Islam into American society.

Omid is the founder and executive director of Iran & Its, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting intercultural exchange and understanding. Through a variety of arts and education programs, Iran & Its has distinguished itself as a vital bridge between the Muslim and western world. Under Omid’s stewardship, Iran & Its has spearheaded a number of groundbreaking cross-cultural initiatives, such as founding an online Iranian and Persian art museum, establishing a dental exchange program, and sponsoring a performance and concert series featuring some of the Iran’s most compelling artists and musicians. In working closely with a wide range of NGOs, individual philanthropists, international organizations and governments, Iran & Its has been an instrumental force for correcting misrepresentations and misconceptions about the Iranian people while heralding the rich legacy of Persian artistic and democratic achievements.

Omid’s latest project, Mr. Nightingale, is a children’s story that tells the tale of a young girl and her best friend and pet bird, Mr. Nightingale. With its moving prose and delightful illustrations, Mr. Nightingale reinforces a timeless message of compassion and generosity.
A large portion of the proceeds of the book will be used to provide medical treatment for eight Iranian children who were disfigured in a 2006 fire accident. Over the last six years, these children have been unable to afford surgery and medical care to restore their limbs and faces. Through the hard work of Iran & Its and its countless supporters and allies, Mr. Nightingale hopes to finally provide the funding and resources necessary to transport the children to the United States where they will receive the care they need.


  • Georgetown University
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    Psychology, 1992 - 1994
  • Compu college of Canada
    Computer, 1990 - 1991
  • Islamic Azad University
    French Lit, 1989 - 1993
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Shi’a Islam scholar, Author, NGO Executive, Startup CEO
    Mr. Nightingale, 2013 - present
    A beautifully illustrated children book showcasing Iranian culture and its customs focusing on a little girl and its love for its pet bird, she called Mr. Nightingale. This book is translated to Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese Spanish, Russian, Farsi and Hebrew. Each book has a companion coloring book for curious children who love sketch and paint the same illustrations they see and admire in the book.
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Iran, Abadan, 1970-1974 - Iran, Isfahan, 1975- 1983 - Saudi Arabia, 1983 - Iran, Isfahan, 1984- 1986 - Iran, Badar Abbass, 1986 - Iran, Isfahan, 1987-1990 - Iran, Lorestan, 1991-1992 - Iran, Isfahan, 1993-1995 - France, Paris, 1995 - Holland, Amsterdam 1995 - Canada, Vancovuer 1995 -2006 - USA, NH 2000 - USA, NY, 2003 - USA, NY, 2006 - USA, L.A 2006 -
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