19 January 2007

No wonder there's a brain drain

Turns out Iran isn't just cracking down on student protest... they're purging universities of dissident professors...

The new chancellor forcibly retired 45 teachers from Tehran University. He said they were past the retirement age, although they were younger than him.

"It seems this is the start of a project to clean the slate - to get rid of those intellectuals who are secular opponents of the government," says student activist Abdullah Momeni.
I guess Madman Ahmadinejad is just tidying things up for the coming Islamic rapture.

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Anonymous said...

Ah, sounds like the same thing that happened to the author/university professor who wrote "Reading Lolita in Tehran". She now lives in California.

Maybe someone should write a sitcom for CBC.....Little Democratic University in Tehran....or perhaps...I am Woman in Tehran...lots of comedy writing there....on the edge stuff too. I'm not laughing however.

NateDawg said...

Too bad Harper can't get rid of "those intellectuals who are secular opponents of the government" in our own Senate!

Neo Conservative said...

ahmadinejad + nuclear bomb = what's flat, black and glows in the dark?