Constitutionalist Student on '79 Revolutionaries Infatuation with Arabs


Constitutionalist Student on '79 Revolutionaries Infatuation with Arabs
by Darius Kadivar

Interesting yet debatable arguments by a young constitutionalist Iranian history student Shahram Aryan from Hamburg Germany on ’79 Revolutionaries infatuation with Arab culture.

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Conference Organized by Student Club of the Anjomaneh Farhang va Ejtemayeh Hambastegy Iranian Aleman aka The Social and cultural Association of Iranians in Germany:

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

Part IV :

Part V:

Part V I :

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