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September 26, 2016 / 23 Elul, 5776
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Dr. Mordechai Kedar: Iran’s Culture of Deception Marks its Policies

The Shi'a religious tradition of pretending to be Sunni in order to avoid violent attack, even death, has resulted in a culture of deception which continues today, especially in Iran.
Mahmoud Agmadinejad tells Columbia University students "We don't have homosexuals in Iran," September 24, 2007.

Mahmoud Agmadinejad tells Columbia University students "We don't have homosexuals in Iran," September 24, 2007.
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[Note: This article was originally entitled The Turbin Burns the head of a liar in reference to a saying originating from a Jewish folk tale, “The hat burns on the head of the thief.” The Jewish saying means that a thief is ultimately his own worst accuser.]

Visit Dr. Mordechai Kedar’s blog, Middle East and Terrorism.

Dr. Mordechai Kedar

About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.


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