Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Yet another interlude
While you’re breathlessly waiting for Theory Tuesday (Wednesday edition) V (part two), this dispatch from the Tehran office of the David Horowitz Freedom and Savings Center:
Iran head wants liberal teachers ousted
By NASSER KARIMI
Associated Press Writer
TEHRAN, Iran (AP)—Iran’s hard-line president urged students Tuesday to push for a purge of liberal and secular university teachers, another sign of his determination to strengthen Islamic fundamentalism in the country. . . .
Speaking to a group of students Tuesday, Ahmadinejad called on them to pressure his administration to keep driving out moderate instructors, a process that began earlier this year.
Dozens of liberal university professors and teachers were sent into retirement this year after Ahmadinejad’s administration, sparking strong protests from students, named the first cleric to head Tehran University.
The country’s oldest institution of higher education remains home to dozens more professors and instructors who outspokenly oppose policies that restrict freedom of expression.
“Today, students should shout at the president and ask why liberal and secular university lecturers are present in the universities,” the official Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying during a meeting with students.
Well, the man certainly doesn’t keep up with WingNut Daily, does he? Here in the U.S. of A., we already know why liberal and secular university lecturers are present in the universities. Because we got tenure and then closed the door behind us! Bwah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah!
Ahmadinejad’s new book, The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Professors in Iran, is now available for a low low price at FrontPage.com, along with his groundbreaking study, Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Right.
Oh, and speaking of books! It occurs to me that I’m not doing enough to promote my new one. So I’ve added another fabulous dust-jacket blurb to my right sidebar. Hope you like it! (9/9: I took it back down. It wasn’t moving books fast enough.)