The Iranian Redneck


The Iranian Redneck is the political commentary page of Professor Darren Sherkat, who studies religion and politics. Professor Sherkat had deep Iranian Redneck roots. His father was in the Mossadeq Youth, and was on a scholarship promoted by Mossadeq when the CIA kidnapped overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran and imprisoned and killed Mossadeq. Sherkat’s mother is a good-old Oklahoma fundamentalist redneck! Mom’s family helped found what is now the Assembly of God, the largest white Pentecostal denomination in the US. It doesn’t matter which side of the spectrum you’re talking shit about, I’m calling bullshit.

4 Responses to “The Iranian Redneck”

  1. christopherwalker Says:

    you’re awesome.

  2. Barbara O' Brien Says:

    Dear Iranian Redneck,

    My name is Barbara O’ Brien and my blogging at The Mahablog, Crooks and Liars, AlterNet, and elsewhere on the progressive political and health blogophere has earned me the notoriety of being a panelist at the Yearly Kos Convention and a featured guest blogger at the Take Back America Conference in Washington, DC.

    I’m contacting you because I found your site in a prominent political and health reform blog search and want to tell you about my newest blogging platform —the public concern of health care and its reform. Our shared concerns include health reform, public health, safe workplaces, and asbestos contamination.

    To increase awareness on these important issues, my goal is to get a resource link on your site or even allow me to provide a guest posting. Please contact me back, I hope to hear from you soon. Drop by our site in the meantime—

    Happy Holidays,

    Barbara O’ Brien

  3. Dave Gieber Says:

    Dear Iranian Redneck,
    I realize this is a political blog but didn’t know how to get in tOuch otherwise. Don’t know if you heard but might want to check the Tulsa obits. An old friend has passed.

    David Gieber

  4. david sherkat Says:

    Is that an old picture of dad?
    U know alot more about him than i do

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