Diary Prof. Tariq Ramadan

Prof. Tariq Ramadan

For Hamed
With my thoughts and thanks
God bless you


Diary Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein

Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein

To Hamed,
It was a special pleasure and honor to meet you.
The Iranian people need you!
You represent the important example that it’s possible to be a practicing Muslim
and to be respectful of all kinds of people.
Keep wearing your girlfriend scarf, even on hot summer days at the beach.
Best, Norm Finkelstein
That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of our time – John Stuart Mill


Diary Prof. James Petras

Prof. James Petras

I appreciate your organizing skills and commitment to end US-Israeli threats and aggression in the Middle East
in solidarity
james petras


Diary Dieudonné


Bonjour, a small video clip to introduce or better saying to let you know what I think on Hamed, Hamed Ghashghavi, Hamed :D. Anyhow he has many comic and humorous qualities and adding to that he would like to make others laugh. Don't tell him what I'm telling to you but he is talented, he is talented, he speaks all languages, he arrived to master the accents, the matter of speaking French, Arabic, Persian, English, that is a supplementary asset because now with internet we have a person who can express himself and being heard by many people. No, no, I don't speak to much (about that matter) as I believe that he is becoming my rival! Therefore it's normal that I think to myself and my business but I'm afraid, I'm a little bit afraid of Hamed


Diary Yvonne Ridley

Yvonne Ridley

I know what a nightmare it is trying to organise any event. I never ceased to be amazed by the drive, enthusiasm and energy of Hamed Ghashghavi. While the success of international events are rarely down to the work of one single person it is easy to see how Hamed ’s organisational skills are pivotal to the smooth-running and positive results achieved after months of planning and preparation. Seeing his tireless efforts during the run up to the first ever festival in honour of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) bear fruit would have been regarded by most as a personal triumph, but Hamed is a modest and self-deprecating soul.


Diary Dr. Kevin J. Barrett

Dr. Kevin J. Barrett

Dear mon cher Hamed, Quand I first t’a fait la connaissance you spoke meilleure French qu’English. So I parlé-ed with you en français a lot. But now vous speak très très excellent English, it is vraiment formidable. So there is no more reason to switch into French with you, since you now speak English like a native. I hope one day to return your wonderful hospitality and host you here in the USA insha’allah. That is one of the reasons I’m working to improve the common sense and moral values of American political life…so I can some day host Hamed! If that ever happens, I will know we have won, and I will retire from politics to work on my novel and/or my Qur’an commentary. Your friend, Kevin


Diary Prof. James H. Fetzer

Prof. James H. Fetzer

My dear Hamed,
It was my great pleasure to
participate in the 3rd International
Hollywoodism Conference 2-7 February
2013 in Tehran. I especially enjoyed
meeting you and listening to your voice
singing [beautifully] during our traveling
around the city. You are a wonderful man!
Warmest regards,


Diary Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin

"Dear Hamed, Thank you for being such a wonderful host and for the energy, dedication and passion you exhibit. While most people go through life on a slow track, you race at record speed while remembering to take time to build deep relationships and discuss deep thoughts. You are wise beyond your years and I look forward to seeing where life takes you - and where you take your life. With thanks and admiration "


Diary Ken O'keefe

Ken O'keefe

Dear Hamed,
On this visit we have travelled throughout Iran, on a very hectic schedule indeeded you were responsible for me meeting and fielding questions from student all over this nation. I'm thoroughly enriched and blessed by this experience. You also introduced me to the crew at Soraya TV, great people, great mission. You are a brother to me. I hope you only grow from your hardships, I plan to collaborate with you again in future, inshallah. "My brother, It is truly an honor and a blessing to now you in my beloved family. I hope to see you next year at the latest. TJP, Truth Justice Peace, Natural man, World citizen"


Diary Dr. Rev. Stephen Sizer

Dr. Rev. Stephen Sizer

"Hamed is one amazing guy. He has enormous energy and dedication for the things he believes in. He has passion and drive that inspires others. And he has a smile that disarms those who don’t yet know him. He is thoughtful and sharp in his thinking but gentle and caring too. I am delighted to know him and count him as a friend."


Diary Dr. Gareth Porter

Dr. Gareth Porter

Dear Hamed,
Here's to the hardest working guy of all. We all pay tribute to you for your intensity of effort and your efficiency at all times.
I have no doubt you are headed for great things in the future. I look forward to following your path in the future when I return to Iran - as I surely will.
With all the best wishes and gratitude.


Diary Yisroel Dovid Weiss

Yisroel Dovid Weiss

To my dear friend Hamed Ghashghavi
With the almighty’s gifts granted you, your knowledge of many languages, charm etc. you have combined these with a good and warm heart and you use these blessings to exemplify a beautiful representation of the awesome, stupendous country of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
I cannot thank you enough for all your loyalty and kindness you showed e and my colleagues. May the almighty bless you in all you future
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss


Diary Alison Weir

Alison Weir

Dear Hamed
Thank you for all your energy, excitement, humor, and dedication!
I've enjoyed meeting you and working with you.
I look forward to working with you again to make a world full of peace and justice for everyone.
Warm Regards
Alison Weir
Feb. 26, 2017


Diary J Michael Springmann

J Michael Springmann

Washington, D.C.
December 10, 2018

Dear Hamed,
I still haven't recovered mentally from the wonderful May trip to Iran that you arranged for me. It was a grand adventure, probably the greatest in my life. Thanks to your efforts, all was taken care of, visa, airfare, hotel room, meals. All I had to do was show up and learn about Iran and its people. My only regret was that I wasn't there long enough and didn't see enough. But, then, my week in the country lasted only seven days.
However, you did schedule us as much as humanly possible in that period. Besides the truly magnificent Shrine of the 8th Imam, Reza, you arranged interviews with a wide variety of journalists, even getting me onto Nader Talebzadeh's TV show and a news program. Our trip to Qazvin was stunning, both in terms of history, meetings, and wonderful buildings.
The people you assembled were amazing. I never expected to meet officials from the CIA like Phil Giraldi, Lauren Booth, whose book I bought, Scott Bennett, Giulietto Chiesa (who put me in his movie Zero), Greta Berlin, as well as Hafsa Kara-Mustapha, an amazing journalist and political commentator.
You were warm, friendly, outgoing--and overworked. You had to coordinate arrangements for 50-odd people with different backgrounds and experiences. All that I talked with during and afterwards were quite pleased with their involvement. And I am especially happy that you helped me buy bracelets for friends back here. The women were delighted with such beautiful souvenirs.
I was quite taken with the great food! At the caravanserai in Mashhad and at the hotel complex in Zanjan. I still talk about it. Another event in that area which I fondly remember is looking for the New Moon of