Ibra Taher was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1989 to two immigrant parents. His father was a computer science student at U of O. His mother was a housewife who was taking care of him and his siblings.
From an early age, Ibra showed exceptional intellectual abilities. His curiosity for knowledge made him passionate about learning and reading; by his 18th birthday, he had more than a thousand books in his own library at home.
Before high school, Ibra moved with his Persian mom to Kuwait where he discovered that they have free education from kindergarten to Ph.D. He went to Kuwait University from which he got his B.A. in Philosophy. Then after, he moved back to his hometown (Eugene) to pursue higher education. As a father, he couldn’t afford to provide for his family and pay for school tuition. He did not stop, he applied for a teaching job in Kuwait, which enabled him to get his Master’s in Philosophy and provide for his family.
In 2016, Ibra moved to Rochester, MN to get specialized medical attention. After a successful long treatment, he moved back to Eugene where he lives now with his wife and two kids.
Taher was interested in areas in Philosophy that are related to the people and society like ethics, critical thinking, and philosophy of social science. That is, these areas in philosophy discuss the structure of our value systems that govern our societies. He realized that politics- which is a social behavior, is broken, corrupted, and the main obstacle that prevents us from having ethical societies where justice, morality, and peace thrive.
In 2018, Taher became a member of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon for his interest in peace activism. He ran in 2020 for the US Senate seat on the party ticket with being co0nominated by the Progressive Party of Oregon. Taher had major disagreements with his party and their refusal to stand up for the people and against COVID repression led him to leave the party after the election to become a member of the Republican Party of Oregon which he sees as a mere vehicle for political activism.
Taher was the first candidate in Oregon to call out the corruption of the medical establishment in the lies of the COVID event. He has been vocal about authoritarianism and the centralization of wealth and power since the beginning of this event. He published his first article regarding COVID on March 26th, 2020, titled “COVID19: A Pretext For Authoritarianism”.
He co-founded a national group ‘Greens and Allies Against COVID Repression’ in July of 2020.