Ideological and Iranian academics views on Kurds


Abdullah Rasuly

Indeed, The Kurds dilemma is one of the historical problems in the Middle East which yet have not been resolved and without solving this dilemma the Middle East cannot take its rest and security. This case has been analyzed in different views, which measured in two groups: the first one is the one that Kurds study on his case, while, the second one is the views of others on Kurdish case. In this study, I am going to discuss the Kurdish dilemma through Iranian academic views.


I believe that, being awareness and understand of other nation’s academics views is very importance because their assessments explain the policy of that nation toward you. When any new situations occur everywhere, at the first glance, academics try to analysis it and then it became a subject of politicians and authorities, after that they issue a decision about it.


Regards to Iranian views on Kurds, since the beginning of Kurdish liberation movements have occurred in Iran none of Iranian intellectuals and scholars support the movement. On the other hand, numerous studies have examined in order to omit the Kurds identity over there.


One of the familiar Iranian author (Ahmad Kasrewyee) in his book entitled "Eighteen historical years of Azerbaijan”. He described the Smko Shikak movement as an attempt to involve the region into chaos. Indeed, Kasrewyee in this description had special meanings to the Kurdish case, which means that nothing exists as a name of Kurds and those who are trying to recognize a nation of Kurds is chaos.


Around the same years, another book has been published in Iran entitled "Kurds and ethnic needs” written by Rashid Yasamy who is a Kurds of Kermanshah province. In his book, he tried to improve a notion that Kurds originally are Irani. He demonstrated on some historical and religious evidences merely in order to approve his investigation. Finally he declared that Kurds are Irani.


In both cases, we can understand how they think on Kurds as a nation. Both are trying to describe Kurds as a part of Iran’s land and Iranis as well.

Iranian academic ideologies on Kurd’s rights from the beginning up to date are inflexible and no changes have been marked in their views. In every stage, they try to overlook the Kurdish identity and culture through different ways. Meanwhile, they extremely declined to identify the Kurds rights. There are not philosophers in Iran similar to Ismail Beshkchi (a Kurdish philosopher in Turkey) who is academically defending Kurdish rights and believe that Kurdish deserves to receive its rights.


However, we have to say that most of ideological views that have been created in Iran through different directions are working on the same purpose. Being these diverse directions to one purpose make harder the efforts of academics and ideological stances on their principles.

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