Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Trouble in Iran (news)

On Cnn.com there is a new story about how Iran's President Ahmadinejad is trying to rally the students at the major universities in Tehran and other cities to expel all liberal and non-hardcore professors and teachers because they do not preach or promote Islamic fundamentalism as much as Ahmadinejad feels is appropriate.

There will hopefully be some protest from the students there, as the educators in question will not have any say in the matter or will probably face having a secret police force keeping them from publicly voicing their opposition and disapproval. Maybe some of the students in Tehran's universities will see this as yet another push towards complete fundamentalism and will stand their ground in allowing more than one point of view be present in higher education. But then again, maybe there really are more Islamic extremists than open-minded individuals amongst Iran's youth and this is just the beginning of a larger, more focused campaign that will further put the country at odds with other nations around the world.

Higher education is supposed to nurture and support different ideas. Without liberal professors, or even just professors that do not continually preach radical Islamist agendas, the student population there will be subject to anti-Israel, anti-America, anti-everyone-who-is-not-hard-core-Islam propaganda that stresses violence over understanding and unity.

Good luck Tehran U students. Don't lose this opportunity to fight for your mental freedom.


Blogger toddo said...

Good post--add the tag (News) at the top so you can get credit for it.

9:07 AM  
Blogger kevin said...

that is a good point, students should be taught by teachers who can show both sides of an issue and not just have one set view.

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