Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Purging Western Influences from Islamic minds

Hat tip to Cox and Forkum for the cartoon. You can read their related commentary and links HERE. A partial excerpt from their quote from the International Herald Tribune: Iran's Ahmadinejad calls for purge of liberal university teachers:

Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged students Tuesday to push for a purge of liberal and secular teachers from universities, in another sign of his determination to stamp a strong Islamic fundamentalist revival on the country. ...

Earlier this year, dozens of liberal university professors and teachers were sent into retirement, and last November, Ahmadinejad's administration for the first time named a cleric to head the country's oldest institution of higher education, Tehran University — drawing strong protests from students.

His administration also has launched crackdowns on independent journalists, web sites and bloggers.

Still, the latest call was another sign that Ahmadinejad is determined to remake Iran — which still has strong moderate factions — reviving the fundamentalist goals pursued in the 1980s under the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, father of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran...

(bold emphasis mine) The elections that brought Ahmadinejad to power were rigged. Many areas reported more votes than there were registered voters. How is it possible that some areas reported more than 800% voter turnout?

Amadinejad is the Mullah's hand puppet, doing their bidding.

The cartoon above reminds me of this photo, of Taliban executions at a stadium in Kabul:

If they can't keep forbidden ideas out of your head, they can always blow your brains out literally. This kind of thinking is spreading throughout the Islamic world like a cancer. We do no one any favors by responding to it with multi-cultural kid-gloves and political correctness.

In the New England town where I grew up, there was a prestigious private college-prep girls school. My mom had a job there.

The student body had girls from all over the world in attendence. Some of the girls were from Iran, including the Shah's daughter. She eventually left for Panama, when her father became ill.

One weekend when I was visiting home from college, I saw a cassette tape with Middle Eastern writing on it (Farsi?). I thought it might contain some sort of exotic foreign music, but when I played it, I was shocked to hear that it was Neal Diamond!

I asked my mom where the tape came from. She had gotten it from work. She explained that the Iranian girls had graduated and gone home. They were not allowed to bring any Western books, music or clothing home with them, and many items like the tape were just thrown into the trash.

Those "girls" are now women, probably married with kids. I often wonder what it was like for them, to have been living in a New England town, with all the rights and privleges that any American girl of High School age would enjoy; to recieve an excellent Western college-prep education; and to then go back to Iran, to live under Sharia law.

Khomeini once said that the thing he feared most from the West was it's universities, and their corrupting influence on Iranian youth. It would seem that Ahmadinejad believes the same.


Fits said...

I believe Ahmadimmerbulb to be in competition with the mullahs for the hearts and minds of the Iranian people. There are many moslems who believe him to be something of a reincarnation of an avatar of Mohammed and this frightens the mullisimo's to no end. Reports of his giving speeches where divine light enveloped him and froze the audience are aplenty, and I truly think that the man is on his own very serious crusade. This makes him as dangerous as dangerous can be, Chas. To such a man engulfing the planet in nuclear war is a trifle. Cleansing the planet of infidels is a thing he would do in a heartbeat were the means at his disposal.

Anonymous said...

Do you think the liberal, leftist, faculties of our own universities will ever understand that if we aren't careful we will eventually have a leader that just might demand the same thing? The left's support of all things anti-American is going to come back and bite them one day.

Chas said...


I don't know if he is in competition with the mullahs; the mullah's run the country, and I doubt that Imadinnerjacket would have gotten where he is if most of the mullahs didn't want that.

The election was a sham. More votes were cast than there were registered voters. It may be true that Amadinejad is competing with some of the mullahs, as all the mullahs may not agree with each other. But his election was not democratically decided by voters; I think he was most likely hand picked by the most powerful mullahs.


The left seems to be completely blind to genuine totalitarians. They too often support anyone who is anti-American.

In Iran the left supported the Ayatollah Khomeini against the Shah. Khomeini promised to share power with them in a secular government, and to give them free oil, free phone service, etc. The left fell for it; once he climbed to power on their backs, he liquidated them.

Khatemi was part of that liquidation process, yet the left in American has learned nothing from that. CAIR is presenting him as some great reformer, and the left is buying it hook line and sinker.

There are none so blind, as those who don't wish to see.