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.