Book Not Published, Yet Banned by IRI

News, Commentaries & Political Discussions on Iran

Moderators: Club Operations, Web Operations, Political Operations

Book Not Published, Yet Banned by IRI

Postby malemi » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:31 pm

Hi, everyone. My name is Massud Alemi (pronounced masōōd aaleh-mi), and I was born and bred in Tehran, Iran, where I went to a Catholic school called Don Bosco.

Image

All the gory details of my sordid life prior to coming to the U.S. can be found in this essay I wrote a few years back

http://www.massudalemi.com/Rootlessness-essay.htm

but the gist of it is that I came to America in 1977 to go to college, very little prepared for what was going to happen within a couple of years. As a result of the mess otherwise known as the Islamic Revolution, my family was scattered all over the globe. With the exception of my father and a brother, we’re all in the States now, have made it our home here. I would argue that I along with my family and the rest of the Iranian-Americans are the first victims of what is now known as Islamic terrorism and fundamentalism.

I worked at different jobs to put myself through school. Aside from paid positions such as a stock-boy, bus-boy, cook, cabdriver, ice-cream scooper, courier, and non-paying gigs such as a political activist and consultant, I was for ten years a graphic artist, working for various print houses around Washington DC. That’s before the computers were so prevalent. When computers (Macintosh) began to invade our workplace, I was the go-to guy for fixing glitches and printing problems. We output (printed) images and text into lithographic films, which were then photo-chemically burned into plates, and those were put on printing presses. There was pressure to get everything right the first time, since the lithographic film and plates weren’t cheap. Anyways, I became interested in computers for the precision they offered, the low margin of error. I excelled in making them talk to each other and that's how I insinuated myself into computer networking.

I'd received my BA a long long time ago in history from George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia. I even went for masters in history, but responsibilities caught up with me and I dropped out. :-?

The networking field, as diverse and colorful as it is, was able to hold my interest for about 10 years, enough time for me to figure out that as an Information Technology specialist I was very much interested in the uses of IT to help underprivileged communities overcome the side-effects of globalization. I developed a curiosity for the new emerging field of ethics in global business, and read up a lot on it and even went back to school and got an MBA in technology management. =D>

I think globalization has created numerous opportunities in every field of human endeavor. The most interesting aspect of it is the diversity of people and geographical entities that are gravitating toward it. I live and breathe it, and I think there is a lot that is going on in the world that we all need to stay alert and learn as much as we can in order to make a positive contribution. Globalization has also presented tough challenges to governments and businesses around the world. People (from both ends of the political spectrum) are beginning to see the impact it is having. Depending on their understanding of the global changes, people are reacting to it, sometimes seeing only the negative effects. I feel that globalization brings with it a wealth of resources that can be employed to lessen the negatives. \:D/

In all these years of working and living in the United States of America, I was fortunate enough to find out what my true passion is. A lot of people go through life not knowing what they are born to accomplish in the narrow space and time they are given on this earth of ours. I consider myself one of the lucky ones. In addition to writing essays and stories, both in English and Persian, I finished my first novel, “Interruptions,” which is coming out in January 2008. Writing is my way to decompress, on my time off from work and family. [-o<

Image

“Interruptions” is about how interruptions in our daily lives define who we are. Rushdie once said something about how every nation has a caricature. The caricature of the French, for example, is their vainglorious notion about their cultural superiority. The caricature of America is the idea of goodness. That no matter what happens God always sides with America. I was always curious to know what caricature would fit the idea of Iran. I searched a lot in books and came up short. Until I decided to examine the idea closer, and write a story complete with real characters that would help me understand who we are and what we are made of. The result of that search became the book that you will hopefully read and enjoy come January 15. I basically maintain that we as a nation, or people, are defined by the interruptions in our lives, in the life of our society, history as well as our individual lives.

No sooner had my publisher signed my book with the Library of Congress and applied for its ISBN number and Copyright, than I started hearing about the so called “reviews” I’ve been getting in the websites connected to the regime. My book, Interruptions, is not due out until mid January, and I am already getting badmouthed from the sites associated with the Islamic republic of Iran. One of them (MehrNews.com) has called my novel “anti-Iranian,” “bleak” and “pessimistic.” Another, (JahanNews.com) says Interruptions “is set to negate the revolutionary values on which the Islamic Revolution is based.” Pretty hefty charges, I say. A third one, which is run by the circle around Tehran's mayor, Ghalibaf, (FardaNews.com), retracted the page that had called my novel “anti Iranian” among other things, after I complained to them a couple times. They sent me a brief email saying in effect, it’s not their fault and that they copied the news item from jahanNews.com, etc… as if it makes a difference to me. The page now reads a bland retraction. No apologies, no explanations. That’s the norm by which the news media in that totalitarian state operate. They trash something they don’t have a clue about, and when you complain, they just act as if nothing happened. :evil: :evil: :evil:

But that's not all; other Iranian sites are continuing to disparage my as-of-yet unpublished book. There is a whole slew of them. I tried to keep track, but there is such a thing called life, and one just has to learn to get on with it. [-( ](*,)


Pre-Order Interruptions
Controversial Novel Banned by IRI
Image
Last edited by malemi on Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:01 am, edited 7 times in total.
User avatar
malemi
Private
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:33 am
Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Postby Ahreeman X » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:41 pm

:Twriter: Massud:

Let me be the first who welcomes you to IPC. I am a man of action; therefore, instead of handing you some cheap words, Persian Bull Shiite ala Carte and Persian Flatteries :violin: , I will welcome you with action :devbrowed: .

I have added a new promotion box for your upcoming book on the IPC Website’s Homepage (Left Column):

Special Feature
Controversial Book
Banned by IRI


Check the homepage. :devgrin:

Also, I have activated your photo links, so they would show. Yes, you can actually post images rather than only linking them.

To learn about how to use BB Codes:
When you are ready to post a message, on your bottom left corner of the posting page, you will see “Options”. Under Options, you will see a link “BB Codes”, click on it and it will instruct you on how to use BB Codes to format your post. It also tells you how to post images rather than links in your post. For instance using [img]and[/img] codes.

FAQ link is on top right of every page.

BB Code Formatting
http://www.iranpoliticsclub.net/club/fa ... ode=bbcode

FAQ
http://iranpoliticsclub.net/club/faq.ph ... de3568689a

I am sure eventually you will get the hang of how to use all the toys and gadgets in this club.
:compcr:

Anyway, as I told you before,

The more Hezbollah :basij: hates you, the more we :imcoman: will support you.

Any person who is willing to pick up a pen or a gun to fight the Islamic Republic of Iran, is my comrade.

Kiss the girls for me :kissey:

More power to you my friend
More power to the resistance :victory:

Amen!
:firedvl:
AX
Watcher in the woods
User avatar
Ahreeman X
General 5 Star
General 5 Star
 
Posts: 1345
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:54 pm
Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Postby IPC » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:50 pm

Welcome to the club :D
Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds (English)
Pendare Nik, Goftare Nik, Kerdare Nik (Modern Persian)
Humata, Hukhta, Hvarshta (Avestan Persian)
User avatar
IPC
General
General
 
Posts: 921
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:24 pm
Location: San Diego, California, USA

Postby Ahreeman X » Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:41 am

:Twriter: Massud:

You are now officially an IPC Author, which this means you are one of Iran’s best authors (we hand pick our authors). Welcome Home :hug: !

The Clash of GroupThinks
http://iranpoliticsclub.net/politics/Gr ... /index.htm

Massud Alemi Index
http://iranpoliticsclub.net/authors/mas ... /index.htm

IPC Authors
http://iranpoliticsclub.net/authors/index.htm

IPC Politics
http://iranpoliticsclub.net/politics/index.htm

Watch out for Susan :tempt: ! In addition that she is a Liberal Democrat, a Radical Anarchist, a Cyber Bandit, Hillary Clinton’s Closet Lesbian Joy Toy, she is also Michael Moore’s illegitimate shemale daughter!

Susan is a pervert :gfight: ; you must watch yourself at all times! :paranoid:

* * *

:tempt: Susan:

Massud Alemi:
My experiences in IT and management have landed me with a gig at the federal government, as a web journalist and writer.


Hmmmmm ….. I wonder what type of journalism and what type of writing?! :-k

Massud Alemi:
This is a great job!


Hmmmm …. I bet it is! :-k

Susan Moore:
U got any KOLOFT-connections inside the company?


How about any Koloft connections in his pants? :D

Susan Moore:
Honestly, U come across as company analyst.


Thanks for the info Susan! :thumbsup:

So you think Massud is CIA? :question:
Don’t you guys check the system to make sure you know each other?
I know, I know, it is designed in a way that not each 2 agents get to know one another!

What is it with all these agents in IPC? :-k

First James (MI6), then Robert (CIA), then Susan (CIA) and now Massud (CIA)?

Is Joseka :jew: Mossad?
http://www.mossad.gov.il/default.aspx

What are all these agents doing in IPC? Is this place now a hang out? I think they all meant to go to 7/11 for slushies, yet they took the wrong turn and ended up in IPC? No?!
:partytime:


Sincerely,
:firedvl:
Ibn al Muljim
Qualifications: Murder of Imam Ali (AS)
Khavarej Organization
Watcher in the woods
User avatar
Ahreeman X
General 5 Star
General 5 Star
 
Posts: 1345
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:54 pm
Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Postby Darvish » Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:26 pm

AhreemanX wrote::Twriter: Massud:

Let me be the first who welcomes you to IPC. I am a man of action;
.................................
Also, I have activated your photo links, so they would show. Yes, you can actually post images rather than only linking them.
...........................
Amen!
:firedvl:
AX


Hey Ahr,

1- I welcomed him first U moron, when U were awall! And I am planning to buy his fantastic book too, as soon as U pay me! It will be cool if U dip in your shallow pockets and buy few handred of his books and send a copy to esteemed IPC members such as me.

2- When do U plan to activate my photo links? I got some pictures of U and your models, I mean mods in the SD-Zoo that I want to post.

malemi wrote:..............
My experiences in IT and management have landed me with a gig at the federal government, as a web journalist and writer. This is a great job since it provides me with normal work hours and time with my family.
...............


____________________________Image
Hey Mal.,

Web Journalist with the Company, ye? Yesterday U told me that U cook/wait tables in Georgetown and do oad jobs to make the ends meet? Hey, I had set my mind on a FREE chelokab-soltani at your restorant, no worries I was planning to tip big, in tomans.

I can appreciate that U do not have the liberty to divulge which branch are U with, but most certainly U can tell us what are U packing as a standard issued, 9mm -38-or 45, Glock or Smith&Wessen, and how many clips do U carry. This will tell us exactly which table do U cook for.

ImageorImageorImageorImage

Just don't tell us tht U pack AK47 or klachnikov, since then Ahr. will pull your "photo Link" privileges and will put your picture in his model section, naked!
User avatar
Darvish
Lance Corporal
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:30 pm
Location: Up yours


Return to Iran Room

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron