Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra’s Abode.
Here he explains his hypotheses concerning the relationship between early Islam and the Parthian House of Karen in Iran. This occurred at a time when the Parthian dynasty had been overthrown by the Sassanids, who instituted a rigid form of Zoroastrian orthodoxy as the state religion. He speculates that the House of Karen hoped that a unified Arab nation might defeat the Sassanids and that they could return to power in Iran.
Many viewers will know that Jason Reza Jorjani has suffered from libel and persecution as a result of his, generally misunderstood, political views. He is a brilliant scholar who has now been unfairly disgraced and is forced to fight a legal battle, while continuing his research and writing, without any regular employment. Therefore we have set up this “Go Fund Me” page in order to assist this worthy individual. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-fund-jason-reza-jorjani039s-next-project and contribute generously.
(Recorded on April 7, 2018)
Published on October 15, 2019