This is a good time to ask apologists for the Islamic regime, who degrades Islam? Who imposes stoning, forced marriage of underage girls and flogging for not wearing the veil? Do such practices represent Iran’s ancient history and culture, its ethnic and religious diversity? Its centuries of sensual and subversive poetry?

Azar Nafisi (1947 – )

Azar Nafisi is an Iranian academic and bestselling writer who has resided in the United States since 1997 when she emigrated from Iran. Her field is English language literature. Nafisi’s 2003 book “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books” has been translated into 32 languages. It was on the New York Times Bestseller list for 117 weeks, and has won numerous literary awards,

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