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Are there "Iranian People" in Iran?

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  • Are there "Iranian People" in Iran?

    Are there "Iranian people" in Iran?

    The answer is no. This article will try to explain that.

    Azeri Turks are recent migrants to Iran since 14 century. In 15 century the Saffavid Azeri Turks adopted the name Iran from Ferdowsi "Shahnameh". In 18 century the Qajar Azeri Turks adopted the name "Iranian" from European books to adopt a new identity under a new name for Azeris.

    Simply adopting a name does not make the name a reality. By "Iranians" Qajar tried to adopt a collective name of all ethnicities in Iran which included Azeri Turks who are mostly hated and rejected ethnic group and attach Azeris into the native population of Iran.

    Consider the following examples: There is Russian People. But there is no "Soviet People". There is German people but there is no "European Union" people. Similarily the Pakistani people refers to Sindis and Punjabis. It does not refer to Pathans/Pashtoons in Pakistan. Turkish people in Turkey does not refer to Kurds in Turkey.

    Azeri Turks occupy the western parts of Iran. Just because Azeris have invented or adopted a name "Iranian" does not create a common cultural, historical and religious bonds with the natives of Iran. Also the only real supporters and believers of Azeri Turk Shiaism is Azeri Turks themselves as the natives have thousands of years of common Zoarastrian religion and traditions. That is why the pre-conditions for the existence of an "Iranian People" does not exist and "Iranian" is just another name for Azeri Turks. "Iranian People" is very similar to Turkish people and is actually a copy of it. "Turkish People" in Turkey does not refer to Kurds in Turkey even Anatolian turks were trying to force it by calling Kurds "Mounatain Turks". Same in Iran: "Iranian people" does not refer to the natives of Iran even if somebody under regime propoganda imagines it does. Growing number of native are abandoning "Iranian" and call themselves for Persians. Yes. The regime is an "Iranian regime" and no Persians want to identify themseves with the Iranians.

    "Iranian" is a name mostly used by Azeris as a majority of natives have abandoned the name "Iranian" and identify themselves with their ethnic affiliations.

    Aryan and Iranian are not the same thing and there is no connection in Ferdowsi Shahnameh about 'Iranian meaning Aryan".

    Consequently there are no "Iranian People" or "Iranian Empire" or "Iranian Cyrus the Great". These all Azeri Turk invetions in order to include themselves in the history of Persia. An "Iranian" is an Azeri Turk and this is the way "Iranians" are understood in the Europe or US. A typical "Iranian" is Azeri Turk President Ahmadinejad.

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    Re: Are there "Iranian People" in Iran?

    couldn't take a hint?
    I was taught how to think.