Iran's Phantom First Lady Comes Out
22-Jan-2009 (2 comments)

Like all the Islamic Republic's first ladies, the wife of Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has been something of a phantom, with very occasional public appearances and no discernible political role. Yet recently Azam al-Sadat Farahi has bucked that trend.

Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on

The move has surprised many Iranians and it has been widely discussed on Farsi forums and blogs.

One writes: "What do you expect from someone who sleeps next to Ahmadinejad?!"

And another: "They give money for killing Mubarak, then they write a letter." (A group of radical Iranian students has offered a $1.5 million reward for the execution of Mubarak.)



If the Iranian "students" had that kind of money...

by Ostaad on

they'd be eating chollo kabab baa dough-e aab-e ali every day. BTW, you never know what kind of hoori is hidden under that black chador. That beautiful nose sticking out of the chador is just the "tip of the iceberg", if you know what I mean.