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Ghazal Omid (‫غزل امید‬‎)
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I don't share contacts because I had a very bad experience doing so, but you are welcome to join Iran & Its page on linedIn and talk about Iran. The only rules I have there, there is no religious or political discussion otherwise I ban the person. I want to showcase the beauty of our culture not talking about politics which we hear plenty on every channel. 
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At the hospital yesterday till late last night. I was at the passenger side when a SUV run to my side.  Was taken to hospital with ambulance Before the accident I went to the bank to get a sponsorship letter for the boy I am bringing for surgery to Shriners.  Sometimes one small act of kindness saves our lives.  ER doctor was surprised that I didn't end up with serious injuries.  

You don't have to believe in anything to do good things for others. You just have to know whatever goes around comes around. The good deeds sometimes come back to you when you least expect it! 
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Being born as a #Muslim, doesn't mean anything if you are not really following the true Islam. Praying five times a day doesn't mean anything either if you don't really care for another human being even if that human being is an #atheist. Foundation of all #religions is based humanity which includes being kind hearted toward everything and everyone, taking actions to make their lives easier if not better and in particular being aware of where and when you can serve others. Unlike, the common knowledge #heaven is not made ready, already it's built through our actions one day at the time
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An archive photo from #1970 showcasing teachers reaching out
 to Ashayer to teach their children and youth ... Iran has one of the largest pool of young educated under 21 years old in Middle East.  Some families will sell their entire livelihood to send their children to universities. This isn't something new in our culture.  Emphasis on education dates back to thousands of years in Persian culture where our history and poetry in particular showcases how much value was placed on education nation wide
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This made me laugh,I hope you see the humor not the politics. I don't mean to disrespect my #Jewish friends ...
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This is the image of the car I was its passenger which another #SUV hit the #passenger side ...
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Neck = ok, Back = ok, Rib cage = ok, legs = ok... Time for #discharge from #hospital :)) Thank you for the prayers it's truly a #miracle that I am alive and not #broken.
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Senator #Santorum was just on #CNN talking about issues. One of the issues he mentioned was the fact that 75 percent of Americans don't have a college degree. Do you realize when you put that in compression to Iran is the complete opposite? 75 percents of Iranians have at least one college degree.  I realize Iran's population is much lower than America but so as its #GDP.  Shouldn't the most powerful country on earth have the largest number of #college graduates in the world? 
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f you are a cell phone junky this test is for you. I tried mine and its name is #ZERO. How weird is that? Remember it only works if you use your cell phone to reply to this test for placing your answer. That's possibly another strange thing, it got my attention because it was very unique, I hope you think the same as well.
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If you are on #LinkedIN is it Quality of your network that matters to you or is it the Quantity?  If quality, then how could one be a LION and at the same time thinking it has a quality network? After all isn't true that numbers don't necessary mean anything... ( please elaborate). 
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They call this the #Dancing high-rise in #Tehran.  Iranian architect are incredibly talented.  This isn't shared for you to see real-estate in Iran but to showcase the talented young Iranians. 
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  • 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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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.


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    Representative, 1999 - 2000
  • Zales Corporation
    Sales Rep, 1996 - 1999
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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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