In addition to sharing my comments with you, this blog can be an English practice book. So apologize for possible mistakes in grammar and words. Maryam Sadat Ahmadnezhad

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Education transforms people

In the name of Allah

If you want to bring them with you say something they like! Just that.

There are a lot of wrong and radical path in this world that I want call them tradition. Tradition of Taliban! tradition of ISIS/DAESH! Tradition of racist! Tradition of ….

And I mean by tradition accepting a path without any depth think!

I want to bring a part of Sakena Yacoobi’ lecture on the TED Talk, here. This woman is an Afghan woman doctor who has been a university professor in the United States and has returned to her country for help. When she came back, education was banned for women but she back and educate women.

“S.Y: …And they look at my face, and they said, "You are teaching girls here." I said, "This is a house of somebody. We have some students coming, and they are all learning Koran, Holy Book. And you know, Koran says that if you learn the Holy Book, the woman, they can be a good wife, and they can obey their husband."
Audience: (Laughter)

S.K: And I tell you one thing: that's the way you work with those people, and you know --

Audience: (Laughter)

The topic of her lecture is: “how I stopped the Taliban from shutting down my school.”

So one conclusion is that: if you want to bring someone with you say something he likes!

But something about Koran;

 Koran is a book for being a good husband, good child/offspring, good parent, good citizen, good human, ….

Koran want to learn us to be well scientists, to be a someone who is protecting of nature, animals, everything around!...

Koran help us to have a good family and act good with them….

Koran say us that how we can build our house and build our city. What is the good map for city and the houses of that in every different climate and region!

How to think, how to design, how to be, …
how to be a media, how to make a media, how to have a government, how to be a leader, how to have and write and execute fair law,…

Koran is a book for human but as one of new friend -that recently came to Islam by reading the Koran who lived in USA before-, said 90 percent of Muslims didn’t read the Koran at all! They read something but they don’t think on it and they don’t extract knowledge and life from it. They don’t TADDABOR on it.

Yes, that is right. education transforms people and if we don’t have a real world it means that the most of people didn’t read the Koran, yet.

But when we will read Koran well?

When will the education system be based on the Qur'an?

Soon, EN Sha Allah.

Evil twin of climate change

This text is my comments about a lecture in American about bad twins of climates change, ocean acidification.

The oceans cover two-thirds of our planet.

 They provide half the oxygen we breathe. They moderate our climate.”

That was a new knowledge for me. I didn’t know ocean can provide oxygen. Most people know that water is a combination of 2 atoms, hydrogen and oxygen, and we know we breathe a combination of oxygen and other molecules but I don’t know how the H2O of water converts to oxygen?! do the molecules of water break and turn into oxygen and hydrogen?

 I think something else happen. 

People used to think that the oceans were so vast that

 they wouldn't be affected by human activities.

Yes! I think so! As the speaker says 2/3 of our planet cover by oceans! Ok that’s a lot! Thanks God! And something else which is very important is that the depth of oceans are high and we live in surface of the ground! How many problems can we make?

If I nominate the average height of ocean as “n”. We are less than (1/3) of earth * (1/n).

 We are very small in comparison to it. So as the speaker said, I think that the ocean is so vast and so high that they wouldn’t be affected by human activities.

So, now, I am enthusiastic to hear to the speaker to learn new things.

Well today I'm going to tell you about a serious reality that is changing our oceans called ocean acidification, or the evil twin of climate change. Did you know that the oceans have absorbed 25 percent of all of the carbon dioxide that we have emitted to the atmosphere?... But as we keep pumping more and more and more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere more is dissolving into the oceans. And this is what's changing our ocean chemistry….”

“Now lucky for you, I don't have time to get into the details of the chemistry for today.

No! it is not lucky for me!  In the informal way, in this situation, we Iranian people say: “E!”. because I was expecting something else, I wanted to know how we small area in the world can make change on the extremely big area but the speaker continued her lecture by what kind of spices is being suffered in this process.

But I'll tell you as more carbon dioxide enters the ocean, the seawater pH goes down.

And this basically means that there is an increase in ocean acidity.

And this whole process is called ocean acidification.

 In following she talked about a lot of problem that we make for some kind of marine life.

This rate of acidification is

 10 times faster than any acidification in our oceans for over 55 million years.

 So our marine life have never, ever experienced such a fast rate of change before.

 So we literally could not know how they're going to cope.

In this text, I pass her lecture and her examples without any comments to come to her final conclusion and her suggestions at the end of her lecture:

We need to work together,

slow down global warming

slow down ocean acidification

and help to maintain a healthy ocean

 and a healthy planet

for our generation

 and for generations to come.

I agree with her. But how we can do that? We should know a lot of thing about “How”, ”What”, and ”Why”.

I pray for all the scientist, all the governments, all the people to find the best way to live. The best way that any creature doesn’t face with human mistakes and, more than that, we all of us can help each other to have the best life.


This article is my analysis for the first 3minutes of a lecture about the refugees in this year. This lecture held in America in 2017 in English in a famous program with less than one million virtual audiences until now all around the word by web and about two hundred live audiences.

The global refugee crisis is the name of this lecture. The first part of the lecture is as follows:

“I'm going to speak to you about the global refugee crisis and my aim is to show you that this crisis is manageable, not unsolvable, but also show you that this is as much about us and who we are as it is a trial of the refugees on the front line.”

 At first, what is my idea about this article and What I know about refugee?

As I know as an ordinary Iranian citizen, we don’t have any problems about the coming refugees in our country. I mean that in Iran we have input immigrants from Afghanistan to work. They make money here and send it to their families in Afghanistan and some of them came to Iran with their family. We don’t have any problems with each other. The language of both of us is Persian-Farsi- and our religion is the same. I think that, one part of these worker immigrants who come here without their family didn’t live in a city under the Taliban’s control because they release their family in Afghanistan, so it means that their family are safe there. The other example is the Armenian. they moved to Iran many years ago. We think that we are the same. Iranian think that these Armenian people are from Iran and as I know they think that they are Iranian, too. Overall, usually we don’t have any problems with immigrants and refugees, so it is not a big problem, here.

But what I know about our exit? Usually, people run away from their country to be safe or they leave their country to get a job or get a university education. Thanks god Iran is safe but we have some kinds of brain drain here! Iranian people are heavyweight. Iranian people are intelligent so we can call every and each moving a brain drain! out of joke, generally, Iranian people immigrant for having better life like get a degree of education from European university or get a job.

As I said in two previous paragraphs, global refugee crisis is not our problem but I think that We are the most concerned people about the refugees. For example, we have a big marching all around the country at the last Friday of Ramadan even while we are fast at the hot noon of summer or cold noon at winter for Declaration of defense for the oppressed people who are under the aggressive ruler and we invite other people in other country to stand against, too. Our analysis is that the aggressive rulers are the main cause of any displacement and panic. And our analysis is that notifying people is one of the solutions But, panic and needy people prefer to go Europe and America because these countries are famous for their safty and developement.

Ok, now After combining my knowledge and thoroughly comments about refugees it is time to go back to that lecture.

“I'm going to speak to you about the global refugee crisis and my aim is to show you that this crisis is manageable, not unsolvable”

second I guess that western people are disappointed for solving the refugees crisis because the speaker use negative statements about solving problem and third, the idea of the speaker is managing refugee’s problem and I guess that this lecture don’t have any idea about eradicate the panic and displacement.

“but also show you that this is as much about us and who we are”

I agree with him. Any of the world’s problem is because of us. Each of us. every one of us. No one can be indifferent.

The speaker starts the story of these last 70 years with the displacement story of his Jewish parents and continued with Syrian displacement due to chemicals weapon attack and panic situation in Nigeria or Afghanistan because Nigerian abducted girls by Boko Haram and Taliban barbaric Afghans. And he said:

“These are not people moving to another country to get a better life. They're fleeing for their lives.”

“Last year, every minute, 24 more people were displaced from their homes by conflict, violence and persecution”.

The speaker said:

“It's a real tragedy that the world's most famous refugee can't come to speak to you here today.”

I don’t know if they can come to what they want to say. They shall claim of what? Claim of which? And what shall be their text? how can they defend themselves? I want to say that all the panic refugees aren’t a kind of illiterate and week people. Many of them knowing a lot of things about computer, internet, commuting, languages and else in addition that Muslim refugees have the best book that has descended from heaven. the best book to tips people. So can they use that and make a best text to lecture or not? I want to say that we are all responsible; refugee or giver of refugee.

He said that in 2015 about 3700 refugees who were trying to get to Europe died and one of them was five-years-old Alan-Kurdi, who many of people knew him, however we have 5000 people died in 2016!. So it means that 3700 died people even with 5 years old famous Alan were not enough to make a big revolution against the war and injustice and thoughtlessness and unawareness. “It's too late for them, but it's not too late for millions of others.” The speaker says.

“It's a real tragedy that the world's most famous refugee can't come to speak to you here today. Many of you will know this picture. It shows the lifeless body of five-year-old Alan-Kurdi, a Syrian refugee who died in the Mediterranean in 2015. He died alongside 3,700 others trying to get to Europe. The next year, 2016, 5,000 people died. It's too late for them, but it's not too late for millions of others.”

And what about the future of refugees?

Feredrick, an eighteen years old resident of a refugees camp- wants to know where could he complete his studies?

Haloud, a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon- has no certainty at all about her future, where it is or what it holds?

Until 03:28 (By the 3rd minute and 28th of a second)


siding of what?

Are you fan of ISIS?
I am talking about a lecture that observed in America about 10 minutes in a famous gathering.
The lecturer came on the stage to tell her idea to others. I want to criticize her notion, here.
 "Don’t caught spreading of anyone at the media for  his/her bad action or bad ideas because if you caught them, they go from bad to worse." (indirect quotation)
I want to expand this idea with some examples:
When someone disturb you, release him. 
If someone brain washes you, be indifferent.
If one structure is expanding step by step to spread bad ideas and bad behaviors all over the world, release it.

If a structure consciously brain washes you, then you without knowing that, brain wash others, it's not important.
 If one structure spread all over the world by killing and making people like evil, release it.
If some families collapse and children live in a house with a lot of problem for  their parents wrong believes, be indifferent.
If some families miss their members in war, be indifferent.
release every bad things. be indifferent. Don’t caught anyone. Don’t prevent spreading evil and wrong and ridiculous ideas, because if they are prevented they become worse. 
The lecturer is worried that "censorship would destroy all civil conversation". (indirect quotation)
But I think different. Without fail, I agree with you to not to prevent others But, please do something before that.
First, please learn to analyze. not a usual analyze. but improving one. Analyzing skill help us to hear a lot of new ideas and think about them before allowing it to impress us. 
For analyzing please set some good ideas like the sense of mercy and justice as ground truth. 
Second, please pay attention to the general of others comments or ideas and write your comprehension  as a sentence. then, please compare your sentence with your ground truth.
If you did them you can be a little sure that new ideas couldn't wash your brain.
Third, please teach others to do these 3 steps.
After that, you can come over the scene in front of millions audience and say that please don’t prevent others and don’t censor them.
If you say these kind of thing before these 3 steps, we think that maybe you are one of them! Are'nt you?
no, you aren't. but.